Nollywood actress, TV personality and philantrophist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde turns another year older today. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, she is today considered as one of Nigeria’s top celebrities.
Over the years, Omotola has been a pioneer in the Nollywood film industry, successfully becoming the most watched actress in Africa. In 2013, she was honoured in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Kate Middleton.
Alongside her acting and TV career and her homanitarian, the mother of four is also a style icon gracing red carpets from London to Lagos in dazzling looks. As we celebrate with Omosexy, we check out the Nollywood diva’s top red carpet choices of the past few years.
The Future Awards December 2014
Omotola ended the year in style at The Future Awards in December 2014 with this black floor length gown. With hair sleeked back and only her wedding band for accessory, the star looked simple yet sophisticated.
Nigerian Women of Vision October 2014
The mother of four joined 14 other women during the unveiling of 15 Nigerian Women Of Vision programme put together by Tiffany and Diamond Woman. And of course she did it wearing a custom Tiffany Amber dress.
Iconic Invanity boutique launch June 2014
Omotola dazzled the red carpet at the June 2014 launch of the Iconic Invanity boutique in this vibrant purple Iconic Invanity gown.
Time 100 Gala April 2014
In April 2014, Omotola attended the Time Gala at Jazz, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY in red dress with a white-and-black detailing and dramatic sleeves, by Iconic Invanity. She accessorized with drop earrings, and black bracelets. She completed the look with barely there makeup except for smokey eyes and a simple but sophisticated pony tail.
Invest Africa February 2104
We are not used to see the diva in African print often so it was a pleasant surprise to see her rock this beautiful print dress by Alter Ego.
Time 100 Gala December 2013
Omotola opted for Iconic Invanity yet again at Time 100 Gala in 2013, with a sleek black gown and side-swept do.
Birmingham International Film Festival M Visa Awards november 2013
At the 7th Birmingham International Film Festival M Visa Awards on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at the ICC Conference Centre where she was presented with the Ebony Vanguard Award, Omosex stole the show with a custom ROOOI dress.
The Future Awards Nominees reception July 2013
Omotola decided to keep her look simple at an exclusive reception for nominees of the 2013 Future Awards with a vibrant ankara top paired with a black pencil skirt and red peep toe heels.
AMVCA May 2013
Omotola’s first dress for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice in May 2013 was this dazzling black and gold Ejiro Amos Tafiri number. The actress kept accessories to a minimum and paired her dress with black peep toe heels.
AMCVA May 2013
Omotola wore one of her top designers Iconic Invanity as her second dress and aced the red carpet at AMVCA 2013.