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“I’m a work in progress…” – Nollywood Diva Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde covers the April 2011 issue of Genevieve Magazine

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In the April 2011 issue of Genevieve Magazine, “Nolly Diva” Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde speaks on all the different hot topics including her career, her family life and lots more.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been entertaining countless lives and courting our hearts on screen since the 90’s. With over 250 movies under her toga and still counting, the screen siren isn’t done yet. When this interview was first conducted, she’d just co-starred with Genevieve Nnaji in the show-topping ‘Holly-Nolly’ movie collabo, Ije, which had just hit the cinemas then; unfortunately the interview was shelved…Now, months later, ‘Omo-T is about to bake a bigger pie; and at the time of this update interview, she was on set in Ghana where she is casting alongside Hollywood’s Kimberly Elise. So, from the thrills and hitches of Motherhood to her views and experiences on an enduring celebrity marriage, to her experience at the Grammys, her movies and her music, ‘Omo-T’ bares it all.

This is definitely an issue worth buying!

81 Comments

  1. StephanieIj

    April 12, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Who is that in the red dress? -___-

    • Ib

      April 12, 2011 at 4:26 am

      Exactly!!…that was the first question that popped into my head

    • NIRA

      April 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

      lwkmd!!! Good questiion, cos I can’t believe that’s Omotola.

    • Miss-cRaZy

      April 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      HAHAHAHA!!!! smart – question…..was wondering myself.

    • Miss Face

      April 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Its Bianca!

  2. Lady Jaye

    April 12, 2011 at 1:39 am

    The cover picture is STUNNING. not sure about the other one though. Great dress, great body, I don’t know what they did to her face….

    • yehni

      April 12, 2011 at 2:26 am

      I totally agree with you

  3. @NOLLYWOODSCENE

    April 12, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Nice!

  4. D.O.T.M.H.

    April 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Love her!!

  5. Cynthia

    April 12, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Abeg this woman is Trying way too hard this 2011 – abeg chill. Whats all this force force gra gra. Take it easy joh. NIce photoshop

    • sweetie

      April 12, 2011 at 4:32 am

      which gra gra dis she do???? that genevieve magazine decided to feature her , she is doing gra gra?? dis she put a gun to the publishers head ehn ? hia, na wa o! God save us all

    • uju

      April 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      theres no gra gra here …[email protected] , calm down n dnt hate .
      she looks good n blest…lol

    • Ehinome...

      January 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Whats gra gra?What do u gain from bringing others down or makng unpleasant compliments?if u have nothing nice to say then please dont say anything!!

  6. Abiola

    April 12, 2011 at 2:06 am

    YESSSSSSS! This is what we’ve been talking about since all these days! This is how to look sexy and still be classy. thumbs up!

  7. Iya2

    April 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

    so why didnt you wear that dress in Hollywood lol

    • Chic

      April 15, 2011 at 2:16 am

      Good question!! but let’s be glad at least that she’s started un-doing the grammy mess, like almost immediately. Great shape now, looks classy and divalicious

  8. Ruth

    April 12, 2011 at 2:29 am

    HOT MAMA!!!

  9. Jess

    April 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Not a fan but I think she’s a pretty lady. Oh and the airbrushing in the second picture is not at all extra. Not at all.

  10. El Bee

    April 12, 2011 at 2:35 am

    GORGEOUS woman!!

  11. Hauwa

    April 12, 2011 at 2:40 am

    thumbs up

  12. Abby

    April 12, 2011 at 3:00 am

    The pictures look fake, so unreal. Omotola as a person is beautiful and talented but this face on the cover looks like one that has undergone plastic surgery. And as for Genevieve magazine, they need to stop reusing same faces from nollywood over and over again. What is there to know about Omotola that is new?

  13. diva

    April 12, 2011 at 3:20 am

    she looks great, i just wish she wore something like that red dress to the grammy though.

  14. diva

    April 12, 2011 at 3:26 am

    too much photoshop too, i dnt think she needed it

    • Sisi_Yemmie

      April 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

      i agree…..looks too edited!

  15. Wishes

    April 12, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Wow!! i m loving the dress. Would love to know who designed it, any clues???

    • Oju

      May 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      The Dress is by Badgley Mischa and you can find it at Duchess on Ajose Adeogun Street, in VI. x

    • B. A-D

      February 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

      let them hold on to it abeg. so 8 seasons ago

  16. Sparkles

    April 12, 2011 at 5:55 am

    im the 15th! i hope. i made top 20!!! Looks stunning i must say.

  17. aosgrl

    April 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

    “…Work in Progress” …that you are sweety, that you are!

  18. Miss J

    April 12, 2011 at 7:06 am

    The cover picture looks really nice though I quite agree that there has been to much photoshoping done on the second picture.Phototshop if a great thing, but to much of a good thing can be bad!
    http://thecolourcouture.wordpress.com/

  19. lachizzy

    April 12, 2011 at 7:25 am

    cool pics.i love her makeup

  20. Nana Nasiru

    April 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Omotola you are beautiful and I really like you but this make up and photo editing only ruined your wonderful looks the cover picture ain’t too bad, but the 2nd…..nahh

  21. Bukky

    April 12, 2011 at 8:16 am

    all this airbrushing and photoshop sa

  22. dewowo

    April 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Grammy or Hollywood or even photostore(shop), didn’t u get dat? she said she is “work in p-r-o-g-r-e-s-s”. beta days r ahead of u Omo T!

  23. ijeoma

    April 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

    aww, how did i miss being the first to post on this topic? Love , love this shoot! Yes! the Omosexy we have always known is back!!! yeepy! This woman is gorgeous…i agree with those who said the Photoshop is a bit much and unnecessary…however, she always shines. Shooting with Kimberly elise? from diary of a mad black woman?What? omotola is unstoppable!!!

  24. DAISY

    April 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    the red dres pic . . . they sure did a photoshop tummy tuck. lol

  25. mii

    April 12, 2011 at 8:48 am

    ooooh naw… omotola is hot o, why she come drop level for LA red carpet na? 🙁

  26. Tiki

    April 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Omo_baby, so u could looke like this and then wore ur Grandma’s top to the Grammy’s? love both pics, don’t think photoshop was too much on the second pic…just maybe around her jaw, but i think the definition at her cheeks et al was as a result of properly applied make-up, good lighting and an on-point photographer. Well done!

  27. Sisi_Yemmie

    April 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

    YES, I agree….she looks way pretty than this. too much editing has been done here. Omotola should have worn this to the awards instead of that…..anyhoo Ill get my copy of Genevieve then, what happened to TRUE LOVE magazine? its called FLAIR now isn’t it?

  28. jays

    April 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

    if omotola’s tummy can be this flat..then anything is possible!! this is the way they decieve people that try to hurt themselves by getting a perfect shape. this is all too computerized. u for like to leave some reality in the photos small so we know that is the real omtola abeg

  29. Tyna

    April 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

    u luk gud even witout any surgery………..kip d gud wrk

  30. akudo

    April 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

    omotola is sexy anyday, but i personally think d fotoshooppin is too much! love her 2 bits though

  31. Aibee

    April 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The first picture is nice. what’s with the Kim Kardashian smirk in the 2nd picture? Nice dress but too much airbrushing abeg. Omotola is reaaaly a work in progress. She still has a looooooooooong way to go.

  32. chinazo

    April 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    you look beautiful in your outfit.

  33. kemmy luv

    April 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    nice interview and photo shoot. you are definitely a work in progress. you are a blessing to this country. i know for a fact that you can represent nigeria alongside your contemporaries like charlies steron of south africa and ashwai rai of india. pls keep it up.

  34. dare

    April 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Nice one omosexy. you are the best.

  35. princess

    April 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    This woman’s gorgeous, the skin’s glowing. you are a shinning lady. keep it up the best.

  36. Fifi

    April 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    @ Sis_Yemmie yep! its called FLAIR now.but think they not making anymore issues at least none since the last issue with Oluchi….

  37. q

    April 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    FILE!!!!She’s Hottt!

  38. Miss-cRaZy

    April 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    ^^…Some peeps dont need any form of photoshop….#justsaying…..nevertheless, I like Omotola for who she is.

  39. adetola

    April 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    wonder why she dresses all so wrong when you need her to be rightly dressed, she had better hire this image stylist!

  40. Violet

    April 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I didn’t recognize her on time with d second picture. Too much make up and all….she’s a pretty woman,but she needs to take it easy on her appearance,its like she’s trying too hard…all in all,she’s ok!

  41. YeahIsaidit

    April 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    am just curious in her photoshoot with her supposed kids – who is was the little girl because i just saw a photo with her and all her four kids (includeding a her oldest who is a spiting image her) and none of the fur kids looked like the ones she took the nice photoshoot with last year.Yall know the photoshoot am taking about. It had like a 4 yrold girl and a 10 year old boy and Omotola looked very good in that photoshoot unlike this one which is 100% photoshop which she did not NEED it.

  42. asanwam

    April 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Omotala is absolutely STUNNING even after 4kids, wow wow wow *so jealous lol*

  43. THE AMAKA

    April 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    the second picture just gives a bad look! its TOOOO much airbrushing/photoshop.
    the first picture is nice though, but they should do away with the second one, or not retouch it so much.

  44. Jade82

    April 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    These pictures are nice…but its PURELY PHOTOSHOPED….
    it’s impossible to lose the pounds but from her pictures at the Grammy and ATL promoting her business….there is no DAMN way the body is her’s…..
    OMO sexy ur cool oh, but if u dey do all this magic also do it on the red carpet!

  45. henry egabor

    April 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    cool thou…but much fotoshopping on d red dress foto…you shud know betta by now pm

  46. Babydee

    April 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Love you any day babes! You are doing a whole lot more than most of your critics can do in their life time! And thank you for saying “you are a work in progress”. God will bless the works of your hands.
    For those criticizing the pictures, i hope you know she didn’t take the pictures of her own self and the Magazine has final say on what pictures go to print so please direct your comments to the photographer and whomever directed the shoot and not the subject of the shoot.

  47. nicky

    April 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I agree there’s too much photoshop on the second pic, but damn Omotola is a stunning sexy woman anyday, forget the Grammy hitch people and get over It(why is everyone so traumatised)…most fashionistas in this world do have their error moments too. That said I’m still beating my chest that no other actress’es photoshoot till date beats that OMOTOLA’s 2009 leopard little dress photoshoot….all my white friends say only two words when they see the spread HAWT & SEXY!!!

    • THE AMAKA

      April 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      who cares what your WHITE friends think? because they’re white, there is supposed to be some sort of difference? or because they’re white it makes their OPINION better than others? i hate when people throw “white friends, white colleagues” stuff around.
      SMH.

    • Chic

      April 15, 2011 at 2:22 am

      @ The Amaka: Tell them!!! inferiority complex individuals….as if the white friends will complement her’s with special reference to her being black? *msheww* alot of people are not just proud of themselves

    • OnPoint!

      June 3, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Gbam! Ammak nne leave am, na slave mentality! i’m british by birth but i’m naija and black for life! lets stop giving dese Oyibos too much slack dan dey deserve…mscheeeewww! lmBao!!

  48. anitttta

    April 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Omo sexy!!!! pretty lady but the cheeks on the second picture does not look like your own at all…..
    Wish she wore the red one to the grammy event too!

  49. iphie

    April 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    disagree no longer lookin lik d cute Omo sexy we knew

  50. Uju O

    April 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Airbrush and photoshop me no like lol! But still I love you, O. Ummm, can someone please tell me how I can get Genevieve magazine on the Internet, like buy online? Thanks in advance.

  51. NNENNE

    April 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Among other things I love the fact that U are hardworking. A lot of women would have been detered by raising a family, etc. But U have been able to balance it all, especially in an Afican eniviroment.Kudos. Great pictures too.

  52. NNENNE

    April 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    ooops… I meant African.

  53. Marshal

    April 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    We’ve been working on this progress for a while now Omotola. Seriously…any day now.

  54. anonymous

    April 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    anytime isee omotola and dese nollywood actresses dt have kids and still maintain a gud stature i admire dem cs i know aw difficult it is for me to remain a size 12 despite being unmarried.kudos omo t

  55. hotchik mama

    April 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Seriously some Omotala fans don’t tel her d truth. Dress ur age babes. Nice. Too much extra…u r pretty,don’t force it biko o

  56. EKENE

    April 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Whether She is doing Gra gra or not, the main thing is that she is working towards progressing herself and her career, and thats what sucess is all about. I admire this woman sprirt. Married, and in one of the toughest career, she still stand above board

  57. say it as it is

    April 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I don’t care about nollywood movies but i’ve noticed that whenever Omotola/Genevive are featured here, their respective fans look for reasons to criticize the actress they don’t like.A lot of you complaining about the picture would be singing a different tune if it was Genevive.
    Na wa.

  58. ijeoma

    April 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    …you know, even when the genevieve picture is obviously bla! However we know the most gorgeous, hype or not!

  59. Domina

    April 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    these photographers and graphic artists should take it easy with this photoshopping bizness abeg. its getting too much…

  60. Fairy Godsister

    April 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    #DearOmotola, you look fabulous without photoshop, or any other form of editing to your pictures. Have your publicist look them (any official pictures taken) over before they appear in the media. And big ups with being cast alongside Elise!!!! You go girl!
    http://www.fairygodsister.wordpress.com

  61. kay

    May 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Dont know much, buh i know u have a goo heart, thumbs up

  62. OnPoint!

    June 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

    wats all dese noise about photoshop or no photoshop? haba! wen u guys pick up a copy of elle/grazia/tatler/ok! mags do u complain wen folks like Angelina or beyonce r on d cover of d mags all photoshopped?? do u recongnise dem? yes? den shikena! dats all u need, dont forget d mag and in dis case genevieve has to sell der mags, if dey feature a star with zits and all worth not on d cover would u like it? its a glossy magazine so dey need to do dis! heck some of us have taken on to photoshopping our fotos b4 allowing it to be seen on FB so pleeeze give me a break! enuf already about dis photoshop thing its doing my head in!
    Now having said dat (phew…cooling off…) i must agree dat she shld have worn dis sort of outfit to d award dan dat ghastly dress she wore. i love her acting thou… big up girl!

  63. Omalichanwa

    June 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Undoing the grammy mess? Dat can neva get undone. Dat was a lifetime booboo!!! Its been etched into history, cant get erased..eva! Nice pics tho. If she can look dis good den she must hv been ill during d grammy time. And yer……….who’s dat in d red dress??! loollllll…….

  64. smartbee

    July 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    whats with the mouth brush? ehn? give it up for this lady…shes a mother of many and still representing no matter what. She is an epitome of whatever she hopes to represent, she said it “a work in progress” aint we all?

  65. QUEEN OKONKWO

    November 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I LOVE TO BECOME AN ACTRESS NOW AND SOMEDAY, WAITING FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO SEE ME THROUGH BY GOD’S HELPING HAND

  66. Happi

    June 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Omotola’s tummy is flat cos she has a lipo and tummy tuck . Had it late march in America

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