Personality of the month: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola Ekeinde, fondly called ‘Omosexy’ is a Nollywood star, singer, former model and social crusader.

She became a United Nations World Food Ambassador in (2005), going to missions in Sierra-Leone and Liberia.

She also supports organisations such as Charles Odii’s SME100 Africa to empower youth and young women in the society. She has been active in the Walk the World project and participated in the Walk the World campaign in Liberia with President Ellen Sie Leaf-Johnson.

Omotola, is known as a fierce human rights campaigner and her philanthropy efforts are centred on her NGO project, called the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP). The undertaking brought hundreds of youths together for the Empowerment Walk and Convention.

She lent her voice in (2010) to the Rewrite the Future Campaign of Save-the-Children UK.

She became an Amnesty International campaigner in (2011) and has participated in campaigns in Sierra- Leone (Maternal Mortality) and her recent campaign of The Niger Delta in Nigeria, where she shot a video asking Shell and the government to own up, clean up, pay up and take responsibility of the Oil spills in the Niger- Delta.

Omotola has also been in active advocacy in the fight against the spread of the dreadful Coronavirus in the society. When she contracted the contagion, she ensured she continuously enlightened the public on measures to escape the pandemic, and also reduced fears in the public that early detection and necessary treatment can get rid of the infection by opening up when she infected her two children with the virus. She has recovered alongside her two children and all are now hale and hearty.

Omotola received a national honour of Member of the Order of Federal Republic (MFR) in 2011 and also bagged an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Igbinedion University, Okada in 2019.

Married to Captain Matthew Ekeinde, the blissful union is blessed with four grown-up children.

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