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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde receives Award of Excellence from the Organization of African Female Entrepreneurs



_excellenceUN Goodwill Ambassador and Nollywood Actress, Omotola Jalade -Ekeinde was presented with an Award of Excellence by the Organization of African Female Entrepreneurs (O.A.F.E) for her exceptional achievements in Entertainment and, her commitment to the less privileged. The event was held on Sunday July 12th 2009, in Washington D.C

In her welcome address, Patron of the Organization, Dr.Stella Agogbuo identified Omotola Jalade – Ekeinde as an epitome of emulation for young African women in the Diaspora and in Africa. Dr.Agogbuo noted that Omotola’s works portray a good example of an African Female Entrepreneur.

The wife of the Liberian Ambassador, Her Excellency, Dr.Dawn Cooper Barnes commended the founder of the Organization, Ms. Joy Onyeukwu on her brilliant initiative. Dr Barnes promised her support to the Organization, stating that she was particularly interested in projects that encouraged upcoming African females.

A gracious “Thank you note” was rendered by Ms. Onyeukwu emphasized how inspiring Omotola had been to the youth, women, children and to the less privileged all around the world and Africa in particular. Hence, the Award of Excellence was rightly due, and Omotola was cheered to keep the candle burning. For its part, the Organization of African Female Entrepreneurs (O.A.F.E) gave a firm assurance to promote her upcoming projects. Omotola Jalade – Ekeinde received the Award with humility and promised to keep making positive efforts to better the lives of the less privileged.

Dignitaries at the Awards ceremony included, Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E Nathaniel Milton Barnes, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and staff of The World Bank. Representatives from the Nollywood Film industry in attendance were, Mr.Kenneth Onuoma, (CEO) African Movie Warehouse and, Mr. John Ikem Uche, (President) Guild of African Movie Producers in the United States. Other special guests in attendance included, Reverend Dr. Mrs. A Elomobor (Deputy Overseer) The New Generation Gospel Ministry International, Dr.Ackorlie Nyatepecoo and Mr .Reginald Word.

Following the event, courtesy calls arranged by the Organization were paid on the Liberian Ambassador to the United States, H.E Nathaniel Milton Barnes and Sierra Leonean Ambassador, H.E Bockarie Kortu Stevens. Ambassador Barnes applauded Mrs.Ekeinde for her work and mentioned that Africa needs role models who have a heart to struggle and push Africa’s ideas and troubles in a more enlightened manner. He further stated that he was impressed with her for being in the forefront during this time of her career and encouraged her to keep up the good work. His Excellency also praised Ms. Onyeukwu for the birth of the Organization and affirmed his support and that of his wife.

The delegation was also greeted with at the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington, DC. In the meeting, Omotola pressed that she would love to see the Sierra Leonean Movie industry blossom, stating that it was would be a good asset to the country’s economy and urged the Government of Sierra Leone to lend its support in building the industry. She disclosed that at its inception, Nollywood didn’t have the support of the Nigerian Government but now, the Government has realized the positive impact the film industry has made in the country and has become supportive.





    July 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

    thats great that omotola has won an award for her outstanding achievments.
    is it me or am i starting to see omo’s age more. it seems like just this year she is starting to age.
    but she still looks fierce after 4 kids.
    does anyone know how old she really is?

  2. UMOH AMOS (from Nigeria)

    July 29, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Omotola rocks…..

  3. El

    July 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Omotola looks so hawt in tht skirt and top ensemble…am loving the look…and for all the good work she doing…it’s nice she got a thumbs’s great to be apprecited every now and then

  4. beautiful iris

    July 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Well done OmoT..

  5. Oluwaseun

    July 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

    she claimed in a recent interview to be 31 years old

  6. judy

    July 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    @ oluwaseun
    y did u write she claimed she is 31. that beyatch is fierce and looks even younger than 31.

  7. Omowa

    July 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    She’s a hottie with 4kids.Well done Omotola

  8. Kpakpando

    July 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I like Omotola as an actress, she’s one of the few actresses that has actually improved (nose scrunching and all) but acting does not equal entrepreneurship in my book.
    Meanwhile, is that Joy? She is looking better and better, as if she’s aging backwards.

  9. Bola

    July 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Impressive, this makes up for her shoddy acting and singing of late. pardon my saying so…im not hating…just saying what y’all got on ur minds

  10. Oluwaseun

    July 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    @judy, im only saying what she said in an interview.

  11. adaeze

    July 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    d woman is 31…when she did her first movie , whe was 18 or 19…
    does everyone have to be a grandmama?

  12. Chika Moses

    July 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    OoooWeee! That blouse/skirt look in the second picture is working for her! Go girl!

  13. AMAKA

    July 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    OMG!!! see what my simple question about how old she is turned into. you people on bella naija are something else.
    i just asked how old she is and now people are coming in and trying to get aggressive.
    she is 31!!! okay leave it at that, why the need for debate.
    and adaeze girl i understand you perefectly well. you arent hating you are just stating the obvious. if it were me now or anyone else on here they would start shouting “hater!” because thats what a lot of people do on here if they feel what you said was shady or different from their opinion.
    but anyway thanks for the reply, much love!

  14. AMAKA

    July 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    i meant to say bola i understand you! lol

  15. Nice Anon

    July 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Joy has lost a lot of weight ooh. Good for her!

  16. Bola

    July 30, 2009 at 5:26 am

    lol, amaka. i cant imagine the e-trauma you’ve been going thru lately with pips ‘hatin’ on you.
    Stay strong, its a free world!

  17. AMAKA

    July 30, 2009 at 6:24 am

    yes my sister!
    i feel you!
    hahahaha 🙂

  18. Informed

    July 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    It’s not a claim….she is indeed 31. Naija babes and hateration ah!

  19. Toyin

    July 31, 2009 at 6:52 am

    A well deserved recognition. Congrats to her! She looks gorgeous in those pics.

  20. KK

    August 1, 2009 at 3:52 am

    deserved for doing what exactly?

  21. Playeropulence

    August 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Leave it!!!…….Omotola after 4 kids?…… do you manage to look this great?
    Start spilling right away……
    I think its time you start an exercise video or some “How to look fab after 4 kids entreprenuerial stuff”.

  22. medodo

    August 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    4 kids 4 kids fine i can understand but pl should not forget tha t at d same time she’s just 31 year old NOT 61 she is stil very young

  23. Bibi

    August 3, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    MY point exactly! I DON’T get it…

  24. dunni

    August 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Go Omo T, Omo T, anyday anytime ure my best n u will forever be my best, my role model n my mentor. God will continue to help u, keep u n family together, protect u n family, in all u do

  25. RIAM

    January 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    who says u are not complete,Dear to say u are beatiful is an under statment OMO u are 222222222222 much and i pray u should b dis much spiritually,GOD bless u and ur entire family

  26. harry Uche

    September 29, 2011 at 7:53 am

    please email me.

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