Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: “Shame on You Corrupt Leaders” | Nollywood Star tweets about Corruption, Health Care & More

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is saying it like she means it.

On Thursday 13th June 2013, the Nollywood sensation took to social networking site Twitter to speak on the lamentable state of the country, caused by many Nigerian leaders who fail to deliver their constitutional responsibilities.

The 35 year old human rights activist who was recently honoured as an icon by Time Magazine tweeted “Hmm…I keep asking. What is the value of a Nigerian life. What is the primary job of a government.”

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She then followed up with a series of tweets on maternal mortality, health care and most importantly corruption.

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“Shame on humans who pledge to serve fellow humans, get in to power and ignore their duties, intimidate the citizens, becoming headboys of local schools”.

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“Are Nigerians entitled to health care benefits? What’s the way forward from maternal mortality for a start?’.

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“I will do something, perhaps with OYEP (Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme), you can too sign petitions…, we trend with anything, we can with petitions”.Omotola Jalade Ekeinde 05

“And finally shame on you who sees this message and your conscience hunts but are afraid to retweet because your voice has been bought”

What’s your view on Omotola’s tweets? Let us know

59 Comments on Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: “Shame on You Corrupt Leaders” | Nollywood Star tweets about Corruption, Health Care & More
  • Jiddah June 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

    In very unrelated news, your husband was towing a plane across the road of lagos……hehehe

    I agree with you though. Shame on them and shame on us all for putting up and shutting up till things became this bad……I’m out!

    • OK June 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Lol @towing plane…shay? SHAME on her too for only being a Twitter “activist””… It’s takes much more than posting a few dribbles on the internet…no be mouth..

    • OK June 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Haven said that, yes, shame on all of us for allowing a country as blessed as ours go down the drain and for allowing nitwits rule us for so long…

  • Angry grandpa June 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    And you wonder why I like this woman so much, omosexy, am with you, just RT your messages. Xoxo

  • chuka June 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Are you just waking up, Omotola? Shame on u! Shame on u! With all the money Nigerians have made you get what has been your social responsibility, what have you and your colleagues given back in appreciation, Mrs Shame on you?

    • Angry grandpa June 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

      It seems you’re the one who’s been sleeping!!! This women has been an advocate for social injustice for as long as I can recall!!! What are you talking about?shame on you for been so brazenly ignorant. Do your research before coming here to talk rubbish.

      • Just saying… June 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

        Exactly…abeg, do ur homework b4 u open ya mouth

  • Partyrider June 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Why did she cc time and CNN though?

    • IloveGenevieve June 15, 2013 at 1:34 am

      And Time too? That’s what I’m talking about. Attention seeking at any cost be it activism. Kim K vibes.

      • Hanni June 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

        Your name betrays you. She and her supporters are more than you unfortunately for you. She is not just about dresses, she has content plus yes the Kim k vibes. She got it all. *tongue out*

  • Amaka June 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

    At least some people have realized the power they have to influence our country positively! Shame on us indeed!

  • hmm June 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    thats good of her…think she is amongst the few celebrities that has not be linked to a politician…keep doing the little you can Omotola

  • Tessy June 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Hmm… something smells fishy.

    • Ib June 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      LOL…abi o… but so long as it would help Nigeria@Amnesty….i wont complain.

  • linda June 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    nice one omotola. same on us all. you;ve been an advocate of social justice for a long time. thank you waking us up from our deep slumber.

  • nich June 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    after returning from yankee….the reality would always surface………….

    • slice June 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      you are so right. Yankee can make you sad for Nigeria.The things they take for granted. The way women announce their pregnancies so easily in the 4th month because they know there’s very little likelihood of losing the baby during delivery.
      But we can’t because stats have shown us anything can happen. The way they have equipment for everything under heaven. The way they do a test for every single symptom and no just say it’s probably malaria. The relatively clean bathrooms in most public spaces. O it’s not perfect but it sure reminds you of how imperfect our own system is.

  • new bride June 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Please tell your Nollywood colleagues who are on PDP and GEJ’s payroll. Shame on all of them!!!

  • Toolz ni June 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    @nich…u can say that again.It’s good she’s talking. I think the GFR and all the likes of titles bestowed on other actors have prevented from talking

  • mee June 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    #yinmu

  • Tesonma June 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    GOOD GIRL SHE IS COURTING INTERNATIONAL APPROVAL RATHER THAN LOCAL ACCEPTANCE. ALL HER OTHER COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN SHUT WITH THE SILLY AWARD THAT They attach to their names. Way to go Omosexy.

  • deportee June 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    omotola nice

  • Rsp June 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Mr chuka, No shame on you, shame on you for for your ignorance. INFACT I carry my own shame of only talking about this and complaining add to your own for talking but totally ignorantly. Your own worse pass my own Abeg.
    Who dosent know Omotola is an Activist? Was she not the one who led the Enough is Enough campaign that shook Nigeria some years ago? I think with the Ynaija guys? Have you ever seen Omotola campaigning for politicians? Common stop it. Are you a learner?
    This actress has been the only one me I have noticed that speaks against injustice amongst her colleagues. Isn’t she the one fighting shell over the Niger Delta crisis as well, at least I listened to the coverage on Aljazera.

  • wuggy June 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Just wondering…..did she mean ‘haunts’ instead of ‘hunts’?

    • steve June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Well spotted, could be a typo. Not many of us even realised it.

    • Bisqo June 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      yes she did, but idea is need and in the grand scheme of things, by calling her out on that, what do you stand to gain? ITK…

  • Kiky June 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Way to go girl, the international recognition is paying off.

    geneafrique.com

  • kenedy June 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    way to go omotola. it’s high time we all speak up about the way things are going in this country Nigeria. i believe with people like you, a powerful celebrity speaking up, our youths most especially will learn to demand for accountability from our elected officials. thank you omosexy.

  • Mma June 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Well said.

    africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ade June 14, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Bella Naija where is my comment now? Why ask us to comment and you don’t post it?

  • kpa June 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    with u all ur money what have u given back to the society?…..u are a leader in ur own corner…..shame on u too……..im out jorr

  • Africanbeauty June 14, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Way to go Omotola. I hate the silence and blindness many naijas choose to live in. It’s not about ur huge colorful mansion and luxury cars that shows that u are doing well. Nigerians are suffering, it’s unfair bcos no access to basic necessities. And, nobody wants to stand for truth and reality. They all want to be in a state of denial and do stupid patriotism. Time to condemn these leaders actions and expose them for their dirty works. It’s a shame that a country like Nigeria with natural resource sand so called degree holders refuse to develop and provide basic needs like quality healthcare, good education and job opportunities.

  • Bukki June 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Omosexy! Beauty with brains . My queen. Love you so much. As usual words of wisdom from only your type. We love you omotola.

  • Toni June 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Omot d fierce woman

  • Marty June 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I think shame is d new word now

  • marvel June 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Tanx, OmoT. I was angrily talking about the loss of an acquaintance just today as UCH claimed the machine they needed was out and it had to be sent to Lagos. It wasn’t a God issue as the chap was in a coma for “13 days” so God did his part. The hospital management were incompetent as are a number of other Nigerian professionals whether in Govt positions or private companies. We all need to sit up. When I whinge about stuff and usually get my way at the end with dagger looks from others, I can’t help but wonder where most Nigerians get the sheep mentality. You ask them to wait and they don’t ask why. They just keep on waiting.

  • Gloria June 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Oh beautiful omotola .thank you. I respect this lady. God knows I respect this lady. Omotola you are different. Even though you are more beautiful than Alot that parade themselves ,you make sure you have more depth to yourself than just your beauty. My family adores you.

  • Just saying… June 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    The rate at which babies died at childbirth in d last 5 months is alarming…
    Even mothers too…
    And d annoying thing is that, pple conclude ‘a gba fun Olorun’
    smh…
    Omotola l feel u o..

  • olu June 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    shame on NPF!

  • Hanni June 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks omotola for being a voice in this generation. I see you have sparked Alot of interest and talks among the youths. This is good . Please don’t mind the ones who do not appreciate your gesture. We that love you I think are more. Greetings your lovely husband and family.
    Even the leaders know your worth. I know cos I’m one

  • Sarah Adebayo June 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Omo too much! shut your mouth! ok? whvt have you done with all da monie you got from filming and us wacthing you? so please omotoomuch! just be quiet

  • Nawa OOO June 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    when all of you are commenting on the Government kids wedding bella naija posts i dont see u shouting oo! all of them are greedy and corrupt! they use our money to do weddings, buy houses, cars, private jets etc. what these dumb ppl in power dont realize is that they can still chop money and do things for nigerians. it takes a little to revive that country but are AFRICAN MEN ready to do it? NO, THAT IS WHY THESE AFRICAN MEN SOLD SLAVES TO WHITES FOR MIRROR AND OGOGORO! MCHEW THEY JUST CANT USE THEIR BRAINS

  • omoibo June 15, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I have come to the conclusion that Nigerian leaders lack conscience and are a morally bankrupt bunch so now you see why they don’t care plus the masses of the Nigerian population have settled/ accepted mediocrity as the order of the day unfortunately :-(

  • Princess Dee June 15, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Well done Omot.All we are saying is that Nig govt shld provide basic amenities…..there should be good roads,good health facilities,power supply,etc.The suffering is too much!Its unfair on the masses.If u re not wealthy in nig, u can’t be comfortable. Our
    leaders must stop accumulating money meant to develop our country for themselves.This high level corruption must stop!!!!!

  • NNENNE June 15, 2013 at 3:48 am

    @ Marty…shame indeed is the new word. Shame on all of us for keeping quiet this long..except Fela and a few others.. Shame on us for choosing bad leaders, for keeping mute when bad leaders choose themselves, for asking and giving bribes, for not doing the jobs we are hired to do conscientiously,going to work late, leaving early,romancing instead of working, selling handout to students and threatening to fail them if they don’t buy them,when we are on the university payroll. Shane on us when patients have to bribe us before they are seen in city hospitals, for diverting hospital equipment and drugs to our own use.Shame on us when we are busy collecting bribe on the streets instead of securing our cities and towns and maintaining law and order. Shame on us for not paying our taxes as we earned.Shame on us for seeing things at all levels and saying nothing.Shame, shame, shame…Lord help me ! I could go on and on and on.

  • damepenelope June 15, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Way to go girl! …but I still think you take some lessons in English language…start with Brighter Grammar 1.You are too big to make spelling and syntax errors…or better still get your publicist to tweet for you.

  • L.A Chick June 15, 2013 at 6:03 am

    We gotta stand up for our rights. Thanks Omo for reminding each and every one of us and having the courage to call the responsibility of our corrupted politicians.

  • Spacey June 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Hmmmmm…. Do I smell a political ambition?…. After all, Oma has proven to be versatile! Or maybe it is just my nose *sniffs* *sniffs*….. Ehmmm, When do the next elections come up again? #okbye!

  • Spacey June 15, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Omo T* :) bye again!

  • pretty June 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

    blah blah blah. u dont have to be in the gov’t to help ur citizens. what have u done since u started acting 15years ago. am sure u will do the same if u were there. ur just been jealous and creedy cuz that talk is biased.
    DO UR OWN FIRST. NOTICE ME

  • lakelizzy June 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Shame shame shame on all of you who live in this country and are not not confronting your government. Shame on all you celebs and rich people in this country. Shame on all nigerians because I have never experienced this much selfishness in my own life. Everyone is after his own riches. CHAME ON ALL OF YOU

  • KikiN June 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    And I suppose shame on you too Omotola cos in your words, all you’re doing is talking without action

  • KikiN June 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Like everyone else

  • Fravian June 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    *yawning*………wu are d ‘US’?
    Įf u knw dem, gΘ ahead confront dem.
    give dem ur opinion on Ð way 4ward
    N lets stop hiding behind Ð word
    ‘Us, dem, we, dey’ who are dey.
    ……..Aℓℓ we nid in dis country ΐƨ Ð spirit called ‘BLUNT’

  • Teddy Bear June 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Less talk, more action! That goes for all of us.

  • peye June 17, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Shame on us because we as a people are getting what we deserve. Our kinds of leaders reflect the kinds of people we are. We are our problem. everyone wants something for themselves and nothing for others. we like to show off wealth and show we’re superior when small money touches our hands, we love to shun queues at any small opportunity, call our uncle, daddy, mommy, sister everybody in a bid not to go through due process, call people fools if they attempt to do something patriotic, make choices for positions in our offices by family and ethnic sentiments, travel abroad and learn the fashion but refuse to carry the attitude home. shame on us for refusing to make the small change we can in our little sphere of influence, shame on us because we will rather read fake news on some IQ reducing blogs and articles that can build mental capacity are generally ignored. that is why we can’t fight corruption, we’re all part of the system. we won’t want our children to go through due process. the list goes o and shame on us when we run outside the country and just talk about how nasty d country is. If u cant do nothing to solve the problem shut. people worked to build the countries u’re running to with a lot of sweat, blood, tears and prayer. A people get the kinds of leaders they deserve.

  • Durrrrrrr June 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Peye no add vex dey …..shame on us all…lol

  • Funmi June 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    All these comment about Omotola just waking up is irrelevant…we need to take this serious and fight for a way out to better Nigeria to make the country a place to live and enjoy and not looking for alternative place to live…..Now that UK is asking for .7Million to come to the country I think its high time we look into the government…..Its time to see to who is ruling us and how they get there….Its to get involved and not just make noise that nobody will hear………Its time to come together as 1 Nation to vote the right people because since UK introduce this trust me other EU country will follow………Let us exploit what we’ve got…….We are so blessed

    God bless Nigeria and Nigerian

  • Joe August 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Why don’t we just look 4 a way 2 pull dis devilish politicians together and blow dem out as did ghanians. D question is who will take d lead.

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