When you talk about style royalty in Nigeria, Nollywood actress, singer and philanthropist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s name has to be on the list, at least, she certainly is on ours at SPICE – and especially since we’re celebrating ‘Mothers in Fashion’ this month.
Popularly known as OmoSexy, mother of four Omotola made her debut in 2005 and has since appeared in an astounding 300 films, received numerous high-profile awards, launched a music career and has the support of an enviable fan base, making her the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. And, in 2013, Omotola was honoured in Time Magazine‘s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, alongside Beyonce, Jay Z and Anna Wintour.
Today, the the beautiful mama is recognised as a pioneer in the Nollywood film industry, after successfully becoming the most-watched actress in Africa – and beyond her show business accomplishments, Omotola is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts.
Her fashion followers will know though, that Ms Jalade-Ekeinde has seen both the best and the worst red carpet moments in Nollywood, which we’re about to explore, below…
Omotola’s got the body of a goddess and she knows it. But it isn’t just her body that caught the world’s attention – her face lights up a room and her smile is just as bright. Hence, when she first arrived on the scene, fans named her ‘OmoSexy’ – a nickname that has gone a long way with her.
When it comes to her personal style, Omotola stays true to her body, wearing body-fitted pieces that enhance her curves and maintain her name – OmoSexy. A muse to Nigerian brand, Iconic Invanity, this is a mother and woman out to prove she loves fashion.
And while there’s more shots to show you, for now, let’s agree that when it comes to African style royalty, Ms Jalade-Ekeinde is the real deal – and one of the yummiest mummies around. The star has had fashion hits and misses, but after nearly 20 years in the industry, stylish mother Omotola is remembered for being one of the best to ever put on a dress.