BN Exclusive: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde on BBC – “I’m Looking Forward to Hollywood”! Movie Superstar on Nollywood, Family & what Steven Spielberg told Her

It’s Omosexy.

The Nollywood movie star recently had an interviewed BBC journalist Matthew Bannister on BBC Outlook.

Here is what was written on BBC’s website;

“Omosexy”: The Queen of Nollywood
Omotola Ekeinde (known to her fans as “omo-sexy”) is one of the biggest stars of the Nigerian film industry also known as “Nollywood”. This year she was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

She has appeared in more than 300 movies and has her own reality TV show. Having been a UN World Food Programme ambassador, she now runs her own foundation aiming to give a voice to young Africans.

To listen to the interview, click here

The BellaNaija team has listened to the 12 minutes plus interview and transcribed it here exclusively for you.

Read the full interview;
Matthew Bannister: I’ve got to ask you this; how did you get this nickname Omosexy. Whose idea was that?
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: My husband’s (Laughs). That’s what he calls me. That’s my pet name.

MB: And didn’t he give you a car with the registration number?
OJE: Yes he did (Laughs). That’s so true.

MB: And you don’t mind it?
OJE: No I don’t. Initially I did. I thought it was bit cocky you know but then everybody caught up on it, and everybody actually prefers to call me Omosexy than Omotola, which is my real name. So I said okay, I’ll take it.

MB: Tell me how did you get started in movies. How did you make your first break?
OJE: I actually started out as a model, after school waiting for my exams, the result. And a friend of mine was going for an audition and she said you could accompany me.

And I did. I wasn’t there to audition, she was. And she didn’t get the part, so she came out and said it’s free, you could go try and so I did. I tried and I got the part.

MB: But she was a bit fed up, wasn’t she?
OJE: No she wasn’t happy. She wasn’t very happy with me.

MB: What was your first ever movie role. Do you remember?
OJE: I do. I didn’t do it eventually because my mum didn’t let me do it. She was a bit superstitious. She thought it was going to catch up with me and I would eventually become a witch or something, because the role was if I remember very correctly, I was supposed to be a mermaid, you know sucking blood, almost like a vampire.

MB: Like a horror film?
OJE: Yeah.

MB: And your mum didn’t like the idea at all?
OJE: Yeah.

MB: So what was the first part you actually played?
OJE: Eventually, a princess (laughs). Because I was fifteen (15) you see so I had to do something age appropriate I guess.

MB: What did your parents think about you going into acting?
OJE: My dad was late. I lost my dad when I was twelve (12) years old. He died in an accident. So it was just my mum. She was a widow. And in Africa, being a widow, there’s so much spotlight on you, from the family. So much pressure.

She wasn’t happy. Back in the day, the Nollywood industry wasn’t very developed. Most people thought anybody in the entertainment industry, especially women, were prostitutes or layabouts. So she wasn’t very happy. She thought it was going to reflect badly on the family.

So she beat me a couple of times, she spanked me around… but I was very convinced it was something I wanted to do.

MB: You were determined?
OJE: I was very determined.

MB: So what was life like in the film business, because they work incredibly hard, don’t they in Nollywood?
OJE: They actually do. It’s an African thing, I also think. Usually we work very hard. When you are coming from a place where you feel like you always have to earn everything, you have to pay for everything – Cash.

You just work, you just keep working and then in Africa, especially in Nigeria, NO is not an answer, NO is not an option, you keep going, you know.

It’s raining but you are working, We are working overnight. We are working late hours because we needed to get it done. And we didn’t have the budget to close up and come back tomorrow. Sometimes you are in location, in somebody’s house and they need to get into their house, you have to finish. You know, yeah so we worked really late and really hard.

MB: And you’re turning out an enormous number of films in a very short space time, aren’t you. How many films a year are you making now?
OJE: Right now, there’s the new Nollywood. The old Nollywood is the Nollywood where you have straight to video movies, straight to DVD.

The new Nollywood is catching up with Hollywood. That’s why you have movies with bigger budgets and all that stuff going to cinemas. Now you have movies that come and shoot for like 2, 3 months, there about and it takes even a while for the movies to come out.

You know it is big budget and they have all the time. Otherwise when you still go back to the old Nollywood, the straight to videos, sometimes it’s just one week, because then you see you have to make your money. It is low budget, so yes sometimes it is one week. Shoot, come out.

MB: Are you embarrassed about any of the movies you’ve made in the past. Some that you wish oh…I shouldn’t have done that?
OJE: Yeah, there are a few. There are few that I go “oh…what was I thinking?”. No, but I am very proud of where I am coming from. You know ‘cos that’s part of the story. We started from nothing, we started from the days of camcorders.

You know what I mean. The same thing you use for your birthday, gigs and all of that stuff. We started from nothing. The government in my country did not support us, so we started from just passion, sheer passion.

Most of us were not trained but we knew what it should be. And we were pushing. We pushed so hard and now it’s the third (3rd) largest movie industry in the world. Nollywood, you see, so we’ve come a long way.

Capt. Matthew Ekeinde & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Capt. Matthew Ekeinde & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

MB: Now, you got married when you were just eighteen (18) to an airline pilot. Who you met, I think a couple of years earlier when you were 16
OJE: I met him when I was 16.

MB: Were your family happy about you getting married at 18?
OJE: No they weren’t.

MB: What did they say?
OJE: Er…they actually blamed it on entertainment. Yeah, they said if you hadn’t gotten into entertainment, you wouldn’t have the idea that it was even okay in the first place. But I’ve always known what I wanted. I was pretty much like a very focused kid, I knew what I wanted, when I met him I knew he was what I wanted.

Funny enough I never thought I was ever going to get married, I was never one of those females who thought I will ever…, because I am too strong a woman you see and my mom always said for an African woman, you will never get a man, you will never get an African man, maybe you will get a Caucasian or somebody, but then you won’t get an African man because you are not very humble, that’s what she thought.

She said you know you are very headstrong. But then I met a man who understood me. He was an airline pilot, he was well-traveled, he was very exposed, he understood me, he got me. So I just knew.

MB: So did they try to put obstacles in his way and what did he say when they tried to stop him marrying you?
OJE: He said he was going to do it anyway (Both laugh)

MB: So, he’s quite determined too?
OJE: He is very determined.

MB: And didn’t you get married on board a plane?
OJE: Yes I did

MB: Tell me about that, what was the idea behind that? He wasn’t flying it at the time, was he?
OJE: No he wasn’t flying (They both laugh). But he did. He actually flew for like 10 minutes.

MB: It was a big airline, wasn’t it?
OJE: Yeah, it was a big airline

MB: And you had lots of guests?
OJE: Yes. It was a Dash 7, I think a Dash 7. He went to his company, he was working with at that time. And told them about the idea.

And they said nobody has ever done that, I don’t even think you will get clearance for that. But just like myself, my husband is determined, he’s that, he never takes no for answer. And so he went to the aviation minster, he sent in the letters and everything, and it took a while.

And everybody thought he was crazy, but they said okay we just want to give you a chance but we think you won’t do it. But we will just give you an opportunity to pursue it and we surprised everyone, we did, we got everybody on board.

There was insurance for everybody and we flew.

MB: Who performed the ceremony, what happened?
OJE: They actually had a priest on board. You know they said we should fly, they will coordinate from the tarmac

MB: He was going to try to do the service from the tarmac (Laughs)?
OJE: Yeah. They said just go we will bless you guys, but he (her husband) said no, you are coming on board

MB: It must have really been memorable
OJE: Yes, it was.

MB: And Obviously now you are a very famous person, do you have difficulty kinda living a normal life? Do you have difficulty walking down the streets in Nigeria?
OJE: I actually do, I do. It’s not easy to be famous and walk on the streets, especially when you want to do things. I am a mother, so naturally I have to do things for my kids , it’s pretty hard but then…

MB: What sort of things happen to you, do fans come up to you when you go shopping or when you go to a restaurant?
OJE: Yes they do. They don’t want to harm you. I mean, most African fans are very friendly. They are very passionate about Nollywood , very very passionate, so most times, they want to, they mob you, they want to take pictures, they want to take autographs. Sometimes you just want to get on with work, so you might come off as rude when you don’t want to stop.

But in the long run, it’s advisable to avoid such situations really.

MB: And do you get mobbed here in the UK as well?
OJE: I do.

MB: Didn’t you get mobbed in the supermarkets
OJE: Yes in Tesco somewhere. And I had a closing down somewhere, it was really…

MB:  They had to get rid of the crowd because too many people gathered
OJE: Yeah

Omotola at the Premiere of "Omotola:The Real Me" in Lagos

Omotola at the Premiere of “Omotola:The Real Me” in Lagos

MB: And this is stoked up by your reality TV show. What form does that take, what do you do on the reality TV show?
OJE: Just my everyday life. Just work and family.

MB: So the cameras follow you everywhere?
OJE: Everywhere.

MB: Do you find that a bit intrusive?
OJE: Very, very intrusive. Very hard to control. And there are times when you really want to cheat. ‘Cos I am a very glamorous person and there are times when they catch you, and you are not looking glamorous at all. But you already signed a contract that they are going to see everything.It’s very hard.

MB: You must feel quite stressful having your whole life under the spotlight like that, does it?
OJE: I enjoy it though.

MB: Do you?
OJE: I love it. I don’t feel stressed at all.

MB: You were voted one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. How did it feel to get that?
OJE: Great, great. I do a lot of humanitarian work.I felt that was an endorsement, I felt it was some sort of nod, you know to say we know what you do, we know your life is very glamorous, we know you are an artiste but I was under the icon category, not under the artiste category and that was more gratification for me

MB: Is this not the recognition of the foundation you set-up, You should tell us about that because you set up a foundation to help young people, haven’t you in Africa?
OJE: Yes, it is called the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme and because a lot of African youths are disillusioned. Especially the Nigerian youths. We are very hard working people. Nigerians are like the black Jews. We go every where and take over everything.

We are very hard working people. And we are very loving people. Nigerians are actually voted the most happiest people in the world. That’s how good we are, But then we have a few people, because maybe they are not happy with the government or they are not happy with the situations they are, they use their genius for a bad things or whatever and we’ve gotten a lot of bad press from that.

And so a lot of young people who are not exposed will hear.

We are very hard working people, honest people. These sort of people have tarnished our image. and we don’t get the opportunity to do anything because everybody judges us before we start or before we get started, so that’s what my foundation is all about, we are bringing out the young people who genuinely want to work, who are genuinely honest, who want to explore and do things.

We have a lot of geniuses in Africa, especially in Nigeria. In everything in the UK for example, you’ll find a Nigerian doing something. That’s the truth. That’s the truth. And why are we not being celebrated for that?

Nollywood started barely 20 years ago, and today we are the third largest industry in the world.

MB: And I saw a photograph on your Twitter site, of you sitting between Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis
OJE: Yeah (Laughs)

MB: Are you thinking of moving to Hollyood by any chance?
OJE: Oh my God, I am looking forward to that. I have done a movie there, it’s not a full Hollywood movie, it is called Ije, We shot it in L.A. with Hollywood stars, not Brad Pitt or anybody, you know I am still looking forward to that. But I have acted in a movie with Kimberly Elise.

MB: And what did Steven Speilberg say to you, did he say come and join my latest movie?
OJE: He said you know, I’ll be in touch (Both Laugh). So I am still waiting

MB: Must have been a good meeting him?
OJE: Yes it was. We were quite friendly and he is a nice gentleman. I also met Daniel Day Lewis.  He is British isn’t he?

MB: Yes, he is absolutely. Omotola it’s been a real joy to have you come on the programme
OJE: Thank you so much.

65 Comments on BN Exclusive: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde on BBC – “I’m Looking Forward to Hollywood”! Movie Superstar on Nollywood, Family & what Steven Spielberg told Her
  • http://africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/ September 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Nice one!

    africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Idak September 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    so na to dey transcribe interview be the new levels?
    just give us the link or the video and we will watch it if we want.
    Why all these enforced publicity?

    • Kachi September 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Lol… Idak

    • slice September 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      lol may be you’re the reason they didn’t transcribe the Anne Idibia interview and i’m sure not in the mood to listen to it. see what you caused :). BN pls dey transcribe dey go. Reading is faster than watching/listening jare.

  • Sunshyne September 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Omotola is every where!!! And for the record the chik can lie for Africa and the world at large.

    • Melikey September 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Where is the ‘like’ button when you need it?

  • me September 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    hian?? she did a movie with Kimberly Elise??? hmmm… there’s a difference btwn movie and tv series o.. and playing a character vs cameo role o!!!.. Just saying..
    Also – this interview (both host and guest) is one kind.. the host sounded like he didn’t know how to ask certain questions.. and i especially got fed up of Omotola’s “you know” “i mean” ‘you see”… smhhh…

    • omotfan September 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Why comment on anything about her if you are tired?this is
      just the beginning, you haven’t see anything yet? Yes she did a
      movie with Kimberly Elise in ties that bind ,which is now available
      on iroko tv! its not her fault bella naija is obsessed with her .
      She was invited to BBC to do an interview,haters will always
      complain because they can’t stand her .

    • lola September 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      she actually did it is called ties that bind , john dumelo
      and ama k were in the movie aswell

    • nollywoodlove September 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      i don’t know if they mixed up the names cause it says Ije
      here but she did do Ties that Bind with K. elise.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EODtBLqzCas
      http://www.lalaini.blogspot.com

    • Mademoiselle September 13, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Actually, yes, she did. I can’t remember the title of the
      movie, but it’s a ghanaian movie. It was a really good movie. I
      watched it on irokotv some weeks ago, so maybe you could check
      there?

    • is that so? September 13, 2013 at 1:16 am

      lol..she actually did a movie. it is called ‘ties that
      bind’.

    • joke September 13, 2013 at 3:18 am

      was Ties that Bind not with Kimberly Elise? it is because of Ties that Bind Omtola got this international fame.

  • uju September 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Madam, no spoil the show o because u don dey too talk now. Them go soon see u finish o. Candid advise sha

  • That African CHic September 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    What kind or interviewer is this “Didnt your husband buy you a car” Didint you get mobbed at Tesco” Was he just confirming gist from her or what
    On another note its like I have read all the information in this interview a thousand and one times

    • jcsgrl September 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Abi o! I was wondering whish kain interviewer be dis? Omosexy needs to get better at answering interview questions like Obama got a tad better at avoiding uumm when speaking. But I love me some Omosexy and I never get tired of seeing her or hearing about her. Haters, scroll along

  • Angry immigrant September 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    She got mobbed at a tesco??????
    Buhahahahahaha

    Which branch of tesco was that? Peckham or woolich or Thamesmead or Plumstead?

    And she had a closing down too???? Buhahahahahahaha. This woman’s packaging is something else. Her PR team is on overdrive. She’s always in the news. Stop shoving her in our faces. We are tired. She should divert her energy into auditing for roles in Yankee or she should enrol in one of the top Yankee acting schools.

    Maybe, just maybe she might get the big break into Hollywood that she desperately craves for.

    Our Omotola is the new one direction band. Buhahahaha.

    • Melikey September 13, 2013 at 1:28 am

      LMBAO. That cracked me up! She sabi lie my dear.. no be
      today.

    • lauder September 13, 2013 at 1:30 am

      Calm your nerves, you taken your pills today? She wouldn’t
      say what’s not true. You are just a miserable person.

    • lauder September 13, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Calm your nerves, you taken your pills today? She wouldn’t
      say what’s not true. You are just a miserable person. . Omotola is
      the most award winning Nigeria Actress. How many of those
      hollywood’s Actress can act? only few are really that good. Hater
      what is your talent?

      • Idak September 13, 2013 at 8:57 am

        you old are you? This HATER tag is so childish and a sign of puberty.Besides it has been over used. Try something new.
        Being nauseated by the Omotola overload is not a reason to call a person miserable. Just state your view (in this case obvious admiration for the woman) and let others state theirs.
        You sound like the one in real need of those pills you are recommending.

      • Angry immigrant September 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        Idak, God bless you for that befitting response to Lauder.

    • Nollywood Lover September 13, 2013 at 2:14 am

      My dear Angry Immigrant you just voiced my thoughts. GBAM!
      We are tired ah ah Omotola this, Omotola that. E don do

      • wakapass September 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

        What is tiring you there? The fact that some is trying to make something of her life? I am sure the title of this article made it clear it’s about Omotola… why did you click on it? why spend your energy to comment? … O ma ga oh

    • slice September 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      it happens. like with Mama G

    • jcsgrl September 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Angry immigrant,who has recognized you at Tesco or even Ogbomoso market? Whether the store was closed or not or whether it was Tesco in the hoods, point is people (more than one individual) saw her at a store in a foreign country and swarmed her. Go try am naa and see if anybody will spit on your behalf. Even if you stand naked. Mcheew…ppl like you always want to belittle people’s story. Go and do your own so we can celebrate you and swarm you for road. Rubbish!!! No make me talk other things wey dey my head o!

  • Suzzy September 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Love her makeup and hair in the first picture. Das
    all!!!

  • sundayotuns September 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    omo t should sit in one place.why all this stereotyping
    na?

  • kokoqueen September 13, 2013 at 12:19 am

    same old story *yawn* but i do respect the woman in
    her…..she is a very strong African woman………

  • Na wha September 13, 2013 at 12:23 am

    From strength to strength, omotola carry go!!! It’s funny
    how people come here and chat shit, lool. Yeah go on, ur spiteful
    opinion totally makes a difference in HER life!!! hiss!!!

  • lauder September 13, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I don’t think there’s any female celebrity in Nigeria that
    the press feeds on her news like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. It’s not
    her fault that good things keep coming her way .Omotola is
    representing and doing her thing, haters go and hug a transformer.
    You were not force to read anything about her,i smell hate and
    envy.

    • Let it flow… September 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Thank you Lauder! I couldn’t have put it better. These are the same people who are praying to God everyday for God to lift them up from their miseries and poverty level. Yet, they find it soooo difficult to be happy for the people who are already making it and who continues to make it. I will rather have these kind of news about my fellow Nigerians than reading about how we have defrauded here and there. They saw the headline, if they know they are tired of her news, why click on the link. Not only that they took time out to read the whole article. Yeah the interviewer may have asked her the same questions you already know the answers to (courtsey of you stalking the woman on the internet), but you are not the only listener. There are still quite a lot of people who have never heard of her. Narrow Minded Idiots. This is a way of introducing Omotola to BBC Outlook listeners; which I am sure you have never even heard of. The only news you know is Bella Naija. Nigerians should learn to celebrate their own! Haba! Let us celebrate those who are doing well. Well Done Omotola. They ain’t see nothing yet. Keep doing what you do and keep doing it diligently.

      • Idak September 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        This amount of bile is very dangerous to your health. Trust me,this topic is not as serious as you seem to be taking it.

  • Pb fabulous September 13, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Na wa oh, why is she always on our face. I like her bt dis
    is getting out of hand oh

  • itsjustme September 13, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Omotola you are breaking boundaries! Paaving the way for other famished Nollywood actors! must add, you must have good agents too….background work shud never go unrecognised. well done to Omotola and team! :)

  • Amor September 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I really love Omotola. She is so beautiful and classy and a great actress overall. Everyone in Tanzania knows and loves her.
    You are also welcome to visit me at:
    tzandusfashion.blogspot.com
    dailylifeandliving.blogspot.com

  • Winifred September 13, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Nigerians will never be proud of their own smh. This is her time Biko nu, if your tired of reading ,then don’t! We all know show biz is fickle so let her milk it nowwwwww. You will never find Ghanians talking about their people like this never! Nigerians why are we like this? I don’t watch home videos but with all the sad stuff happening in Naija am happy things are happening for another sister

  • John oni September 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    i don’t know if they mixed up the
    names cause it says Ije
    here but she did do Ties that Bind
    with K. elise.

  • Aku September 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Is it just me or does the interviewer appear just a little bit patronising?? And Bella, please correct the spelling of Spielberg: the “i” comes before the “e”.

  • Stephanie September 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    cool interview.quite long tho
    blogsvila.blogspot.com

  • me September 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

    And didn’t he give you a car with the registration number?
    didn’t you get mobbed in the supermarkets
    And didn’t you get married on board a plane?
    o lawd..who the F was this interviewer??????

  • Just saying… September 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love the fact that she’s just praising nigerians ‘Nigerians are hard-working people, we are honest people, nigerians are this , nigerians are that’

  • lisa September 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    omotola is breaking what boundaries exactly?i’m tired of seeing interviews….where is the actual work?please!!!!!!!

  • baba Shes September 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Nigerians always celebrate your own. if you don’t celebrate someone, nobody will celebrate you. Whether you like it or not Omotola is an ICON.

  • nene September 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    omotla can boast! “my mum said i would marry a Caucasian”. yeah, right. i’m sure her husband and kids have to puut up with a lot. she seems very difficult and like she knows it all, which we all know she doesn’t.

    • slice September 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      that’s not a boastful thing. it’s something parents say to girl kids that are supposedly too strong willed. They say “only a white man will be able to tolerate you. an African man wants a submissive woman.” Whether that stereotype is true or not, they are not saying it to praise you. they want you to “calm your pepper”

    • Mz Socially Awkward… September 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Only somebody who considers Caucasians as being superior to Negroids will consider that statement as being boastful, so what I’m getting from your comment is:-
      “My mum says I’ll marry a black man” = the value of a Volkswagen beetle & nothing worth your notice
      “My mum says I’ll marry a white man” = the value of a brand new pimped out Range, enough to invoke your attention and envy.

      Black people and our issues.

    • Inosendanyman September 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      you are so dull…..cant you just read simple english and understand? marrying a caucasian is not about whether they are superioir or not…..they allow women more self expression which African men don’t…so if they feel an African girl is too strong willed then they say its only an oyibo man that will tolerate you……we hear that often so ur talk about boasting doesn’t even make sense….

      • nene September 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

        u r dull too. all i know is that omotola can boast. as you can see an exclamation mark before i commented about the caucasian. so my second comment is not related to the first, unless you guys want me to put it in bullet points for you. mschew

  • Misseeninaction September 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I don’t know what’s more sad; this sham of an interview; or the die hard supporters club! People; no matter who they are; SHOULD be able to accept criticisms; Omotolas responses in this interview left me feeling like she was high; switching from you, to we, to they: I got bored. And to her fans its not that Nigerians don’t know how to appreciate our own, lets a Gambian insult Omotola n you’ll get proof; but just cus youre being called a celebrity, icon etc doesn’t mean you’ve arrived, that the race has stopped; in fact it only means you are in the spotlight to better yourself!

    • Idak September 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      I know which is sadder. The die hard supporters by a mile.
      The moment you attempt to criticize or even complain that the publicity overload is hurting, they immediately interpret that your criticism is the reason why God is not answering your prayers (as if they have a list of unanswered prayer points in your life and as if God gave them heads up on your matter).It is so pathetic and slightly funny.

    • wakapass September 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      What is tiring you there? The fact that some is trying to make something of her life? I am sure the title of this article made it clear it’s about Omotola… why did you click on it? why spend your energy to comment? … O ma ga o

  • JEWELZ September 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    This woman is too much and she really loves attention! Well, i’m not shocked to hear that she might have begged for this interview! She needs to calm her ass down abi! We all know how much she soo wants to get into the hollywood scene but madam be patient and let things come your way! It actually cracked me up reading that she got mobbed at Tesco LMFAO!!

  • Ani September 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Some people are just haters. Na wa. Its really bad. I’m proud of you Omotola.

  • The Real Madam the Madam September 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    You all can be mad at her overexposure, but you still clicked link to read abi? I’m no OmoT stan but I aint even mad at what she’s doing. She has the packaging and the right PR team. Shey that’s how Beyonce did it too. Over-exposure helps these people o jare.

  • Mz Socially Awkward… September 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    To the BN team:- I have a hankering to know a little more about Ramsey Nouah. Will you ever consider doing a Saturday Interview with him?

    • jcsgrl September 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Ramsey Nouah eh? Nne don’t bother. I remember a few years back when the nigga was in US and was boasting to some friends about his female conquests. so one of his friends wanted me to set him up and embarrass him. As in act interested and all that and see how far he will go with me. My dear I agreed out of curiosity and sheer fun bcos I shaa had crush on the man. We got talking on the phone…I brought in my sexiest and flirtiest voice and dude was going for it, then he invited me to hotel room. Na so panic set in! I snapped back to my senses and didn’t show up. But the tin dude was yarning on phone ehn. Chai! I say mehn his wife dey try. My friend was not happy with me shaa for ruining it. He kept calling my phone until he left the city and after that every love for the man just disappear. Soo divert the hankering to another dude unless ofcourse you still can’t enough…he he he he

      • Mz Socially Awkward… September 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        Really??? That’s quite scandalous and he sounds like a proper louse. I’m still interested in finding out where he started and how he came to be in the industry, though …

    • The Real Madam the Madam September 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      He’s married o. What are you hankering about there?

      • Mz Socially Awkward… September 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        And if he’s married, we the viewing audience shouldn’t ask to find out a little more about him as one of the actors gracing our screen? He for siddon with im wife for house come no be actor, na, if he’s married abi I dey find im BB pin??

  • Angry immigrant September 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Roflmaoooooooooooooo.

    Still can’t get past her statement that she was mobbed at tesco. Hahahahahahahahaha.

    Where did the ‘closing down’ occur? Primark????? Buhahahahahahahaha.

  • Naveah September 13, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Chei LMBBAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo CHEI OMOTOLAAAAAAAA!!!! I really do pray she makes it to this Hollywood because it is only when you have left your own grass to step on the other side where you think it is greener that you will know that both need mowing. There are many many great, JOBLESS African American actors in Hollywood, the few that are working are complaining about the lack of roles and representation on shows or film. Omotola is a considered a star in Africa not just Nigeria, she could be making a name in South African projects which tend to be much better than Nigerian films but she seems bent on going to be part of the already saturated Hollywood. Okay, no wahala. She had better get an accent coach because she is NOT working anywhere in Hollywood with that accent even if the role where for a Nigerian, they don’t want heavy accents.

    I can understand that she may think that she has outgrown some of the stories offered in Nollywood, I have seen a movie she wrote and produced, Memories of Me or something like that and it was NOT good at all but whose first endeavor ever is but what she can do is working with young hungry writers and put all that money she is paying people to make her more than she is into creating a create vehicle that she can use in international film festivals to gain real, viable attention that will lead to work in this Hollywood she wan enter by force. The way she is going about it is forceful and smacks of desperation but hey, if she makes it, To God Be The Glory. LOL

  • Angry immigrant September 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    @naveah

    Very well said.

  • Oluwatosin September 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    OMotola! God bless u real good, luv u plenty!!!

  • Ayo September 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Omosexy!U’re a big inspiration to millions of people!please stay strong becos the higher u go d higher d nos of pple dat luvs u nd hates u as well but am sure by now u ve a thick skin, God bless u dear!!!

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