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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde joins international A-List Actors Keira Knightley, Jeremy Irons, Patrick Stewart & Patricia Clarkson for Amnesty International’s “Art for Amnesty” Global Project

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We are so glad to see Nigerian star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde leveraging her celebrity status for a very positive, universally relevant cause. In 2012, Omotola will be involved in the Amnesty for Art project. Art for Amnesty is a global project working with art organisations and artists who believe in human rights. By adding their voices to our campaigns, artists help us reach out to their audiences. Using their exceptional skills and talents, they spread the human rights message across countries and continents and inspire people to act.

Arts and artists have a unique power to bring people together and inspire positive action. Amnesty recognizes that power and uses it to call for change” – Annie Lennox

About Art for Amnesty
During Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary campaign year, Art for Amnesty will be working with high profile artists and art organisations with wide appeal. We engage with the artistic community in many different ways, including through:

• music, gigs and tours
• visual arts
• festivals
• film and theatre
• merchandise


Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a leading Nigerian ‘Nollywood’ actress and singer, with a huge fan base across Africa and the Caribbean. Omotola launched Amnesty International’s maternal mortality campaign in Sierra Leone and supports our campaign for freedom of expression.


Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson is an American actress who has won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in the TV series Six Feet Under. She has also starred in films including The Green Mile, Shutter Island and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Patricia supports our campaign to clean up the Niger Delta.


Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is a British actress who has appeared in several Hollywood films and has been nominated for Golden Globe, Academy and BAFTA awards. Keira supports our campaign to end the death penalty.


Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons is a British actor who has starred in films including The Man in the Iron Mask, Die Hard 3, The Lion King and The Merchant of Venice. Jeremy supports our campaign to end the death penalty.


Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart is a film, TV and stage actor, widely known for his roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men film series. Patrick actively supported Amnesty International’s campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and also supports our campaign to defend rights for women and girls in Nicaragua.

To find out more at [email protected]
Facebook at www.facebook.com/artforamnesty
Twitter at www.twitter.com/art4amnesty

Photographer: Thomas Birkett

69 Comments

  1. @_Iyore

    January 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Great cause!

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  2. marvel

    January 3, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I concur!

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  3. rawu

    January 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Omotola is obviously a Real star! my God …always doing the intellectual and Respectable things! I am mighty impressed by this. This is the beginning of major things for this lady! The people that matter are watching…..welldone.

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    • samuel matthew

      May 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      am so moch hpy dat nigeria is geting to the gr8 stage dat have bin waiting 4 like some1 who gave me hope and make me belive dat we are gud, omotola jolade u real tru actress of my world so p,leas kip it on am in love with ur actoins kip it up hippppp.

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  4. Fact noni

    January 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

    nice 1 noni

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  5. jae

    January 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

    This is what Nigerian artistes should be doing not posing naked for some magazines and living fake lives. Nice one Omotola.

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  6. lizzie

    January 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

    OmoT for sure.. You go girl. From a loyal National… *wink*

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  7. Ess Kay

    January 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

    nice one…i’m highly impressed

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  8. john

    January 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

    abegi, over sabi. who send her message, she is always trying to portray herself like she is in line with hollywood actors and nobody sabi am. abeg make she go siddon somewhere,if she really wants to do something she should go and carry placard and join fuel subsidy protesters.

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    • mimi

      January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Oh pls shut the f’ up.Is genny,ini edo protesting dat u are asking her to protest.All d way frm ghana she was even twitting abt the fuel subsidy so shut up if u dnt have anytin to hate on.

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    • naveah

      January 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      You reek of jealousy and let me tell you if you didn’t know that it is a very bad habit, you should try and drop it for the new year. SO WHAT if she tries to portray herself like she’s in line with Hollywood actors, so what? When did it become a bad thing to strive for high goals? Don’t be mad because they didn’t call you, boo. Don’t hate, appreciate when better ting wey dey happen for anoda persin make God too bless you!!! This idea is something you are coming up with to have something to beef about with this lady because Omotola has NEVER push herself as better than Nollywood which minted her as a star. So if opportunities to work and to do something philanthropic come up in an arena outside of Africa, she shouldn’t take it so she wouldn’t appear to be trying to be in league with Hollywood stars? See how you showed your ignorance? Amnesty is an INTERNATIONALLY recognized body that uses internationally recognized figures in all areas to call attention to issues, it isn’t about being Hollywood! It is about having a name and a voice that speaks volumes.

      IF YOU DON’T have goals for your life, that’s fine for you but don’t be a Goliath in someone else’s path to better things. See has a Nigerian woman is asked to represent a great cause and instead of congratulating her, you can only spew out the yellow bile in your guts and then you wonder why you are stagnant in your life? Take a good look in the mirror, better yet take a good look into your spirit and soul because if you are like this with someone you don’t even know personally, I wonder how you feel about those you know who have surpassed your particular station in life! I am truly afraid for those people.

      IF YOU WERE PROTESTING THE FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL YOURSELF WOULD YOU HAVE TIME TO BE ON BELLANAIJA JUDGING SOMEONE ELSE’S ACTION? FIGHT YOUR OWN BATTLES AND LET HER FIGHT HER OWN BECAUSE THIS WORLD HAS MANY MANY ISSUES AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A NEW ONE SO WE SHOULD DROP THE OLD ONES TO PICK UP THE NEWER ONES? One of them has a sign that reads “Clean Up The Niger Delta” isn’t that a Nigerian issue still? A South African woman was just MURDERED in China for trafficking drugs, go and tell her family that Amnesty International shouldn’t use celebrity clout to call attention to the barbaric nature of China’s way of meting out justice! Go and tell a woman in India whose in-laws have forced her to have an abortion because she’s carrying a girl that Amnesty Int’l should not have an internationally recognized icon like Patrick Steward speak about it.

      My friend, na you be over sabi and I’d like to ask who send you yourself message for Omotola? While staying on the theme of sending messages, here is one for you that is loud and clear: EDUCATE AND BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN LIFE SO THAT YOU CAN GROW! STOP BEING A STICK IN THE MUD, STOP BEING A NAY SAYER, STOP BEING JUDGMENTAL AND IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY TO AND ABOUT OTHERS PROGRESS, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SEALED!

      Happy New Year, John.

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    • partyrider

      January 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      i was referring to john

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    • partyrider

      January 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      why so angry?

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    • naveah

      January 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Who said I was angry? So if I am dismantling a person’s theory and it is a lengthy disposition, I am angry? LMAO @ Naija people o. If a person speaks directly and without holding their mouth, they are angry and confrontational…so I should have spoken from both sides of my mouth like our lying politicians would that make me less angry? Or maybe I should have used proverbs? Abeg, partyrider go on and find a party to occupy you and leave me alone, abeg.

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    • naveah

      January 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Okay, sorry for the misunderstanding. Have a good rest of your week.

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    • jennietobbie

      January 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      I see you…occupying on BN. Excuse me….

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    • naveah

      January 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      I wasn’t standing in your way, so I don’t see why you are asking me to excuse you. I can chose to occupy anywhere, the bible says that where ever I set my foot as a child of God is mine and dare I say that it extend to the information super highway too LOL. Jennietobbie, Happy New Year and my dear, you don’t have to comment on every post, it’s okay to bypass those that are beyond you.

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  9. notatall

    January 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Pix i and 3 would have been better in the streets not bathroom na. good cause sha!

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  10. Darey

    January 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Nice one Omotola. You the best.

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  11. busayo

    January 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats Omotola. you a trail blazer and an achiever.

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  12. ify

    January 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Omotola you always makes us proud. God bless you.

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  13. dayoh

    January 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Keep it up Omosexy. This is a major achievement. Welldone

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  14. ify

    January 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Congrats Omosexy. you a trail blazer and an achiever.

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  15. bibi

    January 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Omotola is outstanding.This woman is highly respectable and does charity alot while sum artistes resolve into living fake lives,dis woman kips it real.

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  16. BukiOni

    January 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Thumbs up to OmoT and all those involved in this great project.

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  17. nana

    January 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    @JOHN why the beef now… at least is for a good cause.

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  18. cathy

    January 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    omosexy way to go babe. i concur

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  19. bola

    January 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    John, we dont need people like you in Nigeria. U trivialize major issue like this? In case you dont know, Omotola has been part of protests since forever. Pls try and say nothing if you know nothing. bad belle

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  20. Jade

    January 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    @ John, plz whats all this now, what dictates the avenue one choose to direct change. Abeg oh, nah one of us no be di one to do what needs to be, let she go carry herself now, she be doing well now. Chei!!!!

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  21. AURA

    January 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  22. PAPA AJASCO

    January 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    LOOOOOOOOL!!! sowi bella naija!!! i cant stop lol sha. People that matter dont shout oh!!!! good things just happens to them all to the glory of God. see almighty HOLLYWOOD looking for omotola!!! God does have a sense of humour.

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  23. PAPA AJASCO

    January 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    “john” is no doubt a bitter nollywood actress. FACT! get a life. omosexy,s achievement shows that the people and true hollywood material that really matter dont shout, they dont need to run up and down the place taking pics wit hollywood celebrity. hollywood comes to them. Omotola, ure blessed. nuff love.

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  24. jennietobbie

    January 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Powerful woman. Inspired 🙂

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  25. yommie

    January 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    OMO SEXY U MAKE US PROUD JOOR!

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  26. mimilavander

    January 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    At john wot good did av u ever done!gues u re a militant abi,
    Stay thr n be abusing dose GOD has blessed dat ll nt take u anywhr.
    Omo T am proud of u

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  27. bambam

    January 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    a greta cause….but beautiful people carrying placards protesting against UGLINESS never changed the status quo of a ‘pig-sty’…….we need action heroes…Captain American kinda sturvs …ACTION PEOPLE!!!! BN show my input o!

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  28. chiberry

    January 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    i’m happy a beautiful nigerian was chosen…..

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  29. LMAO

    January 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Omotola in 2012 Real opportunities not organized PR to party with Z list American celebs

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  30. adnyl oconnor-dauda(chicago)

    January 4, 2012 at 2:00 am

    wonderful truly inspiring

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  31. okpoko Lawson

    January 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    oh that’s great 21 gun salute to omo sexy and all those involved in this great work

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  32. Rogers

    January 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Exactly “John” must be a nollywood actress – I think I know who though? Lol….Omotola’s record at giving back and as an activist is intact now?This Babe was the only A list actress that risked her life at the enough is enough protest at Abuja now with Audu makori and co!The only actress who blatantly refused to support Jonathan and sing the illfated hym and corner a few millions which people like Genevieve,olu Jacobs and co did now? Pleaseeee I’m a politician but I respect this lady!She is not just beauty but brains.Outsatndingly so.

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  33. Musa Rashidat Modupe

    January 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Omotola u a wonderful

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  34. Ifeanyi

    January 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    OMOTOLA YOU ARE JUST THE BEST ACTRESS IN AFRICA.THANK YOU FOR MAKING NIGERIA PROUD, NOT JUST NIGERIA BUT AFRICA.

  35. Stela

    January 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    You are truly talented.you are just the best actress Nigeria has ever produced.God bless you

  36. Stela

    January 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    WHICH ACTRESS CAN BE COMPARE TO OMOSEXYOOOOOOO! YOU ARE JUST THE BEST.AM SO SO PROUD OF YOU.

  37. shola

    January 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    OMOTOLA YOU ARE TRULY A MOVIE HERO.GOD BLESS YOU FOR MAKING US PROUD.

  38. Gloria

    January 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    OMOTOLA THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME PROUD THAT YOU ARE FROM NIGERIA AND MAKING ME TOO PROUD OF BEING A NIGERIAN TOO.GOD BLESS YOU.

  39. Martina

    January 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Omotola…you have come a very long way i lu your work and efforts, godc willing we go meet one day and work together. I’m so pround of you to stand up for wat u believe in and i support a strong sister any day. pls get bk to me using my hotmail add..All my best regards. M

  40. christopher chukwu

    January 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    OMOTOLA ur good.. More grease 2 ur elbow

  41. shauler

    January 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Nice one Omo t*thumbs up…great cause

  42. Baby Dee

    January 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Good Job cuz. Always proud of you @ OmoT

  43. naa

    January 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    keira looks white

  44. marcmadidish

    January 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Omotola you are my favourite actress in Nigerian movies. God remember you like Esther, promote you like Joseph and fight for you like Israelites in Jesus name Amen. Am Mark from the Democratic Republic of Congo

  45. Funto

    January 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I loooove me sone naveah! Yessssssssss! A woman who is educated, got facts,puts it out right and loves OmoT ! What more….you’ve got that Omotola type of spirit! It reeks of Confidence! I love it! Thanks you couldn’t have said it better!
    Omotola keep it up, we loooooooove you! And we got you! Your dependable fan! Lol

  46. gunsandbutts

    January 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

    ha!!! naveah has got to be the woman afta my heart oh. THANK YOU LOADS for putting bitter nollywood actress /omotola competition in her place. @roger my dearm yes oh, we know who john is.lol, at least i do anyway.

  47. gunsandbutts

    January 5, 2012 at 1:39 am

    @bella naija, omotola picture with the placard shd be placed firmly and squarly in ur home page, afterall this is meant to be inspiring and shd be placed where mere mortals like us can si it and be reminded/think of ways we can help the less fortunate in the society.
    biko pls take off that pic of the lady in polka dot skirt(which btw is SO 14th century) and replace it with omotola. tanks in advance.

  48. gunsandbutts

    January 5, 2012 at 1:41 am

    a womans place shd not just be in the kitchen, absolutely luving the message.

  49. Phyllis

    January 5, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Congratulations Omotola, I am happy for you. Happy New year better things in 2012. I salute you my dear

  50. Peter

    January 5, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Congratulation omotola am happy 4 u although am nt nigerian bt am an african 2,may da almighty god guiding u through evrythng

  51. Nelly Njambi

    January 5, 2012 at 6:11 am

    All Afican people’s eyes are on u Omotola and were are proudly of u for all ur shows frm all African parties Eastern,Western,Northern,Central,Southern u are our hopeful princess

  52. Alex Polo

    January 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I really appreciate you all for take out time to stand for this. Freedom must be given to the oppressed.

  53. Innocent N. Emezi

    January 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – actress of my heart

  54. Adoumbeye Aimee

    January 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Omosexy u are my best actress then i love u from my heart.may God bless u and make u a fist position. love u bye

  55. ASHADE OLUYEMI

    January 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Keep up the good work Omotola!May God continually bless and guide your path..God bless our beloved country NIGERIA……

  56. Akintola kemi

    January 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Omosexy i appreciate u

  57. sunny

    January 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    keep it up, for the brighter groov 2come one love!

  58. Omo lefi

    January 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

    OmoT.Cogrants.I did not see chance to join u on facebuk.

  59. Betty

    January 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!!

  60. Rapheal emmanuel

    May 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Am happy to be with you people, At all time.

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