Monday, January 12, 2015
Yahoo Names Omotola Jalade Ekeinde As Actress The World Has Never Heard Of
Yahoo has made a list of 10 highest grossing movie stars they say the world has never heard off, and Omotola Ekeinde was listed among the 10 stars. Yahoo described them as actors who have achieved great success in their chosen fields but have received no recognition for their work. Below is how they described our very own Omotola.
We’ll wager not only have you not heard of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – or ‘Omosexy’ as her fans call her – but we reckon you probably haven’t even heard of the industry she spearheads: Nollywood.
Yes, that’s Nigeria’s version Hollywood, in which Omosexy dominates – she has over 300 film credits to her name (although most go straight to video). In her homeland she’s like a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, with her own reality TV series following her and her family.
Though it’s nigh on impossible to determine what her box-office total is, given that the Nigerian film industry is mostly one that distributes through market stalls and street corners, it is estimated to be worth upwards of £320 million a year – and Omosexy is a Nollywood cornerstone.
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