“This is the Best Award I have received on a Global Level” – Nollywood Star Omotola accepts 2012 BEFFTA Film Icon Award

Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been presented with the 2012 BEFFTA Film Icon award. Omotola who missed the official awards event due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict, expressed her gratitude to BEFFTA, her fans and her family; “This is the best award I have received on a global level, it is such an honour and I’m truly humbled that 16 years of my work in the film industry has been rewarded in a special way internationally. There are so many people to thank for bringing me to this level, special thanks goes to my husband for always being there, everyone that I have worked with but most importantly my fans. I love my fans so much, they are very supportive“.

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long commended Omotola for her  contribution to the film industry and for her non-profit work. The award was presented to Omotola by PR Executive Theodora Ibekwe at London’s leading film studios East End Studios. Omotola has become the first movie star to be awarded with the special BEFFTA honorary award in the film category, other high profile personalities who have received BEFFTA special awards this year include Sir Trevor McDonald OBE recipient of BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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60 Comments on “This is the Best Award I have received on a Global Level” – Nollywood Star Omotola accepts 2012 BEFFTA Film Icon Award
  • Graceful November 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Omotola should wear more of dresses like this….it really fits her figure and looks decent. makes one appreciate her shape.

  • versence November 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Best outfit eveeerrrr! Nice one Omo T!!

  • sandra November 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    omotola is pretty sha

  • dolly P November 13, 2012 at 11:20 am


  • faith November 13, 2012 at 11:31 am


    • temisy November 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

      U fine well well, with ur iron goggle wey superglue ur eye for over 2yrs now.

      • Oyinlola November 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

        Ouch! Why evilss 🙁

      • Kitty November 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        Ur comment sent me into fits of laughter! U r wicked!

    • Meme November 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Oh dear…this is such a myopic comment. Pray tell. Only pretty faces are allowed on the internet lately? Perhaps, this explains why you have been kind enough to wear a ‘face’ shield. in this picture!

    • anthony November 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      see pot wey dey call kettle black, unserious element, not even human.

  • X factor November 13, 2012 at 11:32 am


  • Brixtonbabe November 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Omotola is the epitome of sexy, glamourous, down to earth all rolled into one i really admire her congratulations Omosexy!

  • Missasokoro November 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    She looks every bit like the super Hollywood/ nollywood goddess that she truly is, congrats omo sexy.

  • ima November 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Love the looks.

  • 42n’z November 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Omo T u look gorgoz,i luv ur hair & ur dress.Congratulatñz on ur award.Can i b ur fwend?

  • Joanna November 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Wow! She sure looks great! Did a great job of concealing the unsightly midriff bulge! Well put together look from crown to sole!

  • Theodora November 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This lady is a show stopper, mennnnnnnn you look so amazingggggg, congrats

  • Hi November 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Fierce looking hairstyle. Having longevity in the Nollywood movie industry

  • partyrider November 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    she looks gorgeous..congrats on the win.

  • Bukki November 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Lord have mercy!!! How does a woman cover every inch of her body and still look incredibly sexy??? Omotola wow. You look fierce ,like an international star that you are and flawless. We love you and congrats.

  • Gloria November 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    @faith… that was not nice to say, the lady interviewing is very wowo? really???? and it’s funny to you? Go get a life

  • abiola November 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I am outta word to describe my role model, lemme just hushhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • grapes November 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Omotola, i love

  • dami November 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Now this is what i call the true definition of beauty, most definitely the way to go omosexy, you thoroughly deserve it all cos you have carved a niche for yourself in the industry. Congrats!

  • blessing November 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm


  • linda November 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    My ‘o’ my, i am saying it authoritatively that omotola’s beauty is far above the rest joooooooooooor, na their oga, make dem gree. she’s way too sexyyyyyyyyyy

  • adedeji November 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    No no no, somebody tell me am not seeing well, no wonder omosexy is coined from the word sexy, it’s pretty much obvious that this woman is damn too sexy and as per the award, that is a nice one, a bold statement of what she started almost 2 decades ago.

  • annu gold November 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Kudos to omotola for the award, i am glad for her and her achievement so far, all i can say is more awards on the way in Jesus name cos i know she will never relent to given us her best.

  • simisola November 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Yeepee, congrats to my darling role model for always putting smiles on my face and for the award.

  • anthony November 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you for saying thank you to we your ardent fans, we will continue to love and support you cos you bring nothing but smiles to our faces

  • mm November 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    omoT is a beautiful woman and i have same shape as hers and i resemble her small facially….people think im from south africa

    • Bleed blue November 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Ok congratulations on all these achievements. Your lookalike award is currently being manufactured

      • mm November 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

        yay! i look forward to receive it! Gracias tu ale 😉

  • tope November 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    this woman no go kill me oooooooooooooo, chaiiiiiiiiiiiiii, i so much love everything about her, she is one actress i have so much respect for because of her marital status, even with this killing stature of hers, she still stay committed to her marriage, a lesson to others.

  • Joan November 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Choi. All covered up and still appealing. She can do absolutely no wrong in my eyes!!!!!! Love her to bits!!!

  • princess November 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Nice one omosexy, good look, great award.

  • temisan November 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations my own best actress that has ever come outta naija……

  • Chattyzee November 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    BN comments are the best! They always make my day … ROFLMAO….


    • dontmention November 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Its me n u chattyzee…..my lungs r hurting so bad right now Bc of de too much parting…hahahaha

  • Annie November 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    GO OMOTOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Annie November 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Omotola darl BLUE IS UR COLOUR,it suits ur carame;l skin mehn. Also i luv ur style it’s more of old hollywood glam yes we’d love to see more of dat luv u muah!!

  • Agbaya November 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Uve got to love and respect this woman…I admire her charisma n intelligence.
    Ride on Omosexy n Congratulations on award.its great to see ur being recognised on a global level

  • bt November 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    pls dis isnt bellanaija u can lyk to remove ur shades tnx

  • ola November 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    congrats to her..she real role model to other out their…


  • asgrl November 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    it would help if we actually knew what BEFFTA mean’t. Yes Google is my friend.

    • Bukki November 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Lol, thank God you answered yourself.

    • david November 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

      BEFFTA means Black Entertainment Film, Fashion and Arts.

  • Amber November 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Ouch@ temisy…that was painful…I felt it myself…lol

  • Lyn November 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Omotola dear, i hope u realize that its a BEFFTA not BAFTA awards, cos ur awfully exicted. BEFFTA is not a serious award in London so stop tripping.

    • temisan November 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Oh my goodness, what in the world are u talking about? what award have u won fro yourself and yet you are trying to bring someone down,, u should be ashamed for such statement.

  • Wendy November 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm


  • LollyDee November 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    This is the best I have seen of Omotola…. She looks absolutely gorgeous! Good job!

  • Baba Olowo November 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    OMO ni yen…………..No More; No Less

  • Temy November 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    aWWW BLESS! Look at Omotola Jalade Ekeinde…my favorite actress in nollywood, SUPA DUPA GORGEOUS! Congratulations, you definitely deserve it *hugs&kisses*

    Lmaoo @ bleed blue’s comment, couldn’t have said it berra! hehe

  • al November 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    STATUESQUE! is the word that aptly describes this beautiful woman.

  • Temy November 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    @ lyn or watever you call yourself, please take a walk!

  • Jen… November 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Omotola, I love your hair, makeup and dress. Everything is on point. Loving your style now, keep it up. Keep your team, it’s a winning team.

  • Lulu November 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    One word…STUNNING!!!

  • horlamhy November 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Congrats omo sexy

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