Nollywood diva Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was featured in Episode 18 of ‘The Truth’, with Olisa Adibua, where she gave some serious scoop into her life.
The 37-year-old ace Nollywood actress talks about how far Nollywood has come as an industry, her Family & Marriage, favourite kisser in a movie and how much her daughter was paid for Knor advert.
About facing temptations: “You mean like ‘This dude is not bad?’, yes I have. I am human. But you have to think of the odds…you’re like ‘What do you stand to lose?’ I think of the things I really would lose and I just feel it’s not worth it.”
She continues: “For me I will say, first and foremost I think my faith has been very good and has been very helpful in my relationship because my husband and I have the same belief system. So we understand that we’re human. I know he can’t tell me he hasn’t seen girls that he likes. I’m not the most beautiful – even if I’m the most beautiful person in the world – you will still see one or two persons in life that would just tickle your fancy. It’s human, it’s a human thing.” When asked how she made her marriage work while in the movie industry.
Why she isn’t getting enough international movie roles: “I have gotten a few calls and it’s been a very difficult decision to make in my career. I keep hearing this all the time and it’s almost like the elephant in the room. So twice I’ve had the opportunity to relocate and I’ll say the reason why I haven’t relocated is because it would break my family. My husband doesn’t want to relocate; he doesn’t want to live abroad.
He doesn’t like to live abroad. It will be very difficult for him to get a good job abroad because there are so many good pilots in America. So it would mean me moving and him staying here and that was a very big reason.”
About her endorsements: “I got a lot of endorsements last year. Like Knorr. My daughter actually made 2.4 million on that endorsement.”