In celebration of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s return to the big screen, the legendary superstar is the cover star of Glam Africa magazine’s latest issue ‘The Career Edition’, for this cover feature, she speaks to the magazine about her three-year hiatus, insight into her time out of the spotlight and why “Alter Ego” – a hard-hitting film already praised by critics – is so important for women and society as a whole. As a human rights activist in her spare time, Omotola plays an attorney seeking justice for young girls and women.
Here are five key things we learn about the movie in her interview with Glam Africa:
– Alter Ego explores PTSD and mental health issues
– Omotola turned down a number of scripts during her time out of the spotlight, but felt the “Alter Ego” script was “a Godsend”
– Omotola worked closely with Direct Moses Inwang to make sure everything was perfect
– Omotola was heavily involved in the script process
– Shooting the film took over 12 months
Omotola also revealed “When I got the script, I wasn’t actually ready to go back to the big screen, but I liked the script and story. A lot of people don’t talk about PTSD and mental illness in Nigeria, and I like to bring attention to such issues … I wanted something meaningful, the kind of project that I would be proud of having helped create.”
According to Glam Africa’s Editor, Fadekemi Sulaiman “We are proud to be celebrating the legendary and inspiring Omotola. This brilliant new film that will no doubt further solidify her as true Nollywood and African royalty”.
Read the full interview in the latest issue available now for digital or hard copy purchase at glamafrica.com/magazine to all readers worldwide OR from Tuesday, 1 August 2017 at newsstands across UK, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa (including Shoprite, W H Smith, Checkers, Spar and more).
Check out the Alter Ego trailer below.
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