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Watch the Clip of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s Hollywood Debut on VH1’s “Hit The Floor”

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“Hit The Floor” is a VH1 drama series that’s gaining a lot of buzz in the USA as the summer approaches. Being part of the cast for the fifth episode of its first season, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde makes her Hollywood debut as she plays herself, Akon‘s date, to a classy auction.

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57 Comments

  1. XOXO

    June 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    That’s all? what a joke…..lol

  2. Lami

    June 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Short but Lovely..Well done Omotola
    Visit iamfar.com!!!

  3. loveth .O

    June 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

    kk

  4. folake

    June 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

    no really is that all? please tell me there is more …….sigh

  5. Blackpearl

    June 26, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Her part barely lasted a sec, really!!! all the hype was just for a sec???

  6. lilz

    June 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

    cool

  7. GIG

    June 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

    i said the same thing…all the hype for just that? that’s all? did she even say anything? I hope we see more in future episodes and not just a waka pass

  8. damsel

    June 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Brief but nice.

  9. jerry

    June 26, 2013 at 10:19 am

    nice dress

  10. Chyke

    June 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Make dis women go rest na. A second for all the hype? BN sabi hype people sha..

  11. Lana

    June 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

    All the noise and hype was for “thank u girl” ??
    There had better be more later.

  12. babba

    June 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This called blink and you miss it. Plus she was looking huge. OmoT I am sorry, you are way too big a star for this. Way too big. No hating, no beefing, but thoroughly disappointed. Like majorly. This is the kind of stuff that happens to us when a book like Half of a yellow sun was casted by foreigners. One of our golden opportunities lost like that. So tey na waka pass role a huge star like OmoT will get. Yes everyone starts from somewhere but for OmoT, agree with me or not, this is a downgrade. Major derepping. All that kissing ass and hobnobbing she went for months in the US for, na the result be this. O pari. Someone who made Times 100 is on a waka pass role, for Hit The Floor of all TV’s shows. Not something major like let’s say a TV show Shonda Rhymes produces or something. If this was some newbie in nollywood I would be screaming from the rooftops but OmoT no no no. Be a queen in your own land, no need to go lick the feet of people and be a housegirl in their domain. A huge star like OmoT, offered a waka pass role. This is a huge slap on the face for the Nigerian Film industry, and she was even publicising it. Kai

    • Blackpearl

      June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

      my Gawwwd u really have a busy mouth!!! lmfao #dead…u speak the truth hun!

    • Naveah

      June 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Kpam Kpammer Kpamest! In fact, I owe you a pot of goat meat pepper soup and a bottle of Star for this comment!

    • maria

      June 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      thank you my sister that was the same thing i said it was a blink i literately watched the show twice in order to find her i was expecting at least a scene not a bleep she looks really big not well put together and to be sincere Akon overshadowed her with his personality she is a Nigeria sweetheart an idol in our own country and she came here to beg for a blink with a waka pass role it will take her 20 years that is if she ever make a real debut here in the USA i could do tell my Friends here to support her cos it a disgrace a big star in my country was a waka pass in America TV show if it was waka pass in 007 or mission impossible i will still give her hand she needs to go home and brush up her English lose so weight get rid of that ugly hair that makes her head twice as big, reduce the make up and let her real beauty show if not she will be blessed to get another waka pass scene mtcheeeeeeeeee i feel like crying for her

    • nene

      June 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      you have spoken my mind. her gra gra is just making her look desperate. i really wish she would relax and look for acting or directing opportunities in Nigeria or Ghana. she’s a big star, and this is just bleh.

    • babe

      June 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      its called a CAMEO bushmo {google it}

    • zsa zsa

      June 26, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      But wait o…what if this was the debut of a reoccurring role for omoT? let us wait and see now abi. But sha na wa o, all of what….5 seconds?

    • hrh

      July 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      i totally agree with you it was a disappointment in that it was such a small role, she should sack her manager and get a better agent to represent her. Proud of her attempts but feel she was short changed..

  13. Deebabe

    June 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Truthfully, I think it was more embarrassing than anything else. A whole Omosexy doing waka pass for Holywood. Hahahaha! Sorry, but it is funny

  14. skelly

    June 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Any Big role starts with a waka pass…theres hope

  15. Mrs

    June 26, 2013 at 11:44 am

    @ skelly you must be joking, dat role was meant for an extra or not even an up coming artist, tlkless of a established artists like Omo T. this is d definition of a joke, wen i saw the episode last night, i was so ashamed after hyping dis to all my foreign friends, i cooked and invited pple round… i was so proud of my country until i saw dis rubbish. hisssssssss
    let me just stop here cos am so angry, if OmoT was in my face right now i wont jst slap her bu giver her and her management a good beating

    • Blackpearl

      June 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

      wooow,u did all that for her…chai!!! i can only imagin the embarrasment…sorry o…lol

    • babba

      June 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Thank you. Did Jennifer Lawrence who just won Best Actress Oscar who no be OmoT’s mate in anything or Jennifer Hudson who was also a newbie. It is the way you carry yourself, and what you are willing to accept. No be issue of pride or anything but self respect for yourself and what you have achieved on your own steam in your country for almost 2 decades

    • Blackpearl

      June 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      OmoT MUST read this….uv raised all the relevant points!!

    • AW

      June 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      My first thought was her management/PR, they should have sold it to the public as “Omotola makes a cameo appearance”. When you say cameo, na waka pass with grade and could be as little or as much as you want the person to appear. After all she was addressed by her name, so that qualifies as cameo appearance.
      For those trying to console themselves that her part was edited, I got the impression she was meant to be Akon’s escort, wetin she for talk pass the one wey she talk?

  16. toluwa

    June 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    There is a big possibilty that they cut out some parts. She might have said a word or two and after editing, it was thought unecessary. Not quite what i was expecting but no need to beat her down. It def meant a lot to her. Looking good as usual OmoT, a little bloated, but good.

    • Blackpearl

      June 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      OmoT MUST read this….uv raised all the relevant points!!

    • Blackpearl

      June 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      sowi, replied onda wrong comment…

    • hrh

      July 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Its not a good thing to be on the editing bin hun dont evengothere

  17. adegbenro gbenga

    June 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Mama you are to much

  18. Africhic

    June 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Nooooooo

    That was not all, I bet there’s more.

  19. Teris

    June 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    i think it’s pathetic, aaand it’s still kinda cool.
    for one, as short as the clip was, she was still over-acting as if to say she dey one naija function where boot-lickers full ground. sad. and yes, she looked huge.. the camera puts 10lbs on u straightways. she for wear bubu. truly, not hatin’ here but this is just not the sturves fer hypes.

    this na d kind gist wey BellaNaija suppose source from “i-hear-say..c’est-true?” and after a serious search, play some crappy u-tube vid we can all chitter over.

    that said, it’s still kinda cool in an Akon-cameo, who’s-the-chic-on-his-arm-oh-some-bigdeal-likethat-from-someplace-in-Africa-cameo.

  20. PYT

    June 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    MAN IM THINKIN SHE HAD A LINE OR TWO.. ALL SHE SHOWED US WAS A KODAK KOOL- AID SMILE.. NOBODY WANNA SEE WHAT WE SEE EVERYDAY…NEXT!

  21. Rex

    June 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Omotola as I always say. Talkers talk. Movers move! Let them talk you keep moving! The people that know what this means know what it means! You are blessed. It was a wow moment that NO ONE…I REPEAT NO ONE HAS ACHIEVED YET. Bless you Queen.

  22. ILoveGenevieve

    June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    That’s what Kim K vibes makes people do. Serves her right.

  23. joy

    June 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    i stil cant beleive this. after all the noise by her on twitter and facebook. na waoo. people d use mouth blow their own trumpet

    omotura don try. am still laughing till now.

  24. princess

    June 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    anything abt omotola to me is as if she begged or paid for it. i feel she can do anything for fame. am sure she beged even this waka pass role just to make noise abt it. she doesn’t look hollywood like at all. make she take enough doss of chill pill and hit he gym and stop calling herself sexy cuz anything fat aint sexy

  25. deborah

    June 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    luv u omotola nothin is ever little for a start i luv u

  26. deborah

    June 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    move on ,go on i’ll
    always pray for u

  27. Mimi

    June 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I think perhaps they edited her part, and she had more time since she took the time to promote her appearance on the show. However, though just a few seconds on screen, it apparently meant a lot for her, so we should celebrate with her. Kudos to her for realizing a desire, I wished I could realize just an inkling of my heart desires. Omotola, you inspire this one person big time with your so called little time on screen.

  28. Akpeno

    June 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Na wah not even a word! I kuku sidon in front of TV dey wait make I run my mouth the. Next day for work…. Alas! A fraction of a second… Flash! And she was gone! Dem nobtry abeg! My guess is they seriously edited her part… Anyway na small small… Here’s to bigger and better hollywood roles!

    • stacie

      June 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      she said “thank you girl”.

    • Akpeno

      June 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      She did? I nor hear

  29. Iyke

    June 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    All the hype just for few seconds appearance with Hollywood Z list actors/actresses?

  30. uh-huh

    June 27, 2013 at 12:38 am

    that crazy chick Kyle girl tho…… called her “OMATELLO” lol

  31. milly

    June 27, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Princess you are sure right! Omo T Hollywood does not like fat people, so if you can take slim pill, then good.

    • Teris

      June 27, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      actually, if to say she wear “big girl” clothing, like a flowing bubu-ish gown, e for no bad. it’s that crazy thinking naija chics get where they delude themselves with the idea if you can afford it then you can surely squeeze yourself into it, sore-eyes bedammed.

  32. NNENNE

    June 27, 2013 at 1:21 am

    A little goes a long way. It is called,”putting your feet on the door”.
    Congratulations Omotola.

  33. milly

    June 27, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I meant the slim pill!

  34. wiklo

    June 27, 2013 at 4:41 am

    she at least said a line (a big deal in Hollywood if you must know) unlike those other AMERICAN actors/actresses in that scene just standing about/raising hands or how is she different for the much defended/touted Dbanj that was flapping about for 5 secs in the Kanye West “Mercy” video….I’d only be disappointed if she did it for free….

  35. Naveah

    June 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    In response to Babe – I have seen people win an Emmy for a cameo but this my dear was not a cameo. First of all, she is not an American star so this was not a cameo which is basically a person of note granting an appearance on a show through a specifically written character meant for them. This was a Featured Extra role. I died of laughter when she kept looking over her shoulder to extend her camera time while grinning so hard I thought her jaw would break.

    Let’s be real folks, this is BENEATH Omotola. People say this is a foot in the door, YES IF you are a no name person trying to get your SAG-Aftra card! BUT not if you are a recognized, respected star in your own country, have been named Time Magazines’ 100 Most Influential, done campaign’s for the UN etc. Please stop making excuses and trying to make it all look good.

    You know what annoys me the most? The fact that she hyped it like she was a guest star on the show. She could have talked about it but talked about it in the sense of “hey guys, I got a bit part on this show, it was fun and it was great to see how American TV works” but NO she went on about it like she had a scene or three with Denzel Washington. She needs to ease up with the gra-gra I-Must-Do-Or-Die. We all know you can hustle, girl but hype the hustle when the hustle is going to take you to another stratosphere. I know bring this up is going to make people think I am a Genevieve fanatic, I am like both ladies, don’t favor one over the other but when Genevieve got a part in Half of a Yellow Sun opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, she shot her role and that was the end of it. No big announcements, no big deal made about it. It was the same thing with her role in Doctor Bello with Isaiah Washington who has the same star meter as Kimberly Elise in my personal opinion, she did her part and moved on to other things. And dare I say the same thing about Jim Iyke who just finished shooting And Then There Was You with Garcelle Beauvais and Brian White. We saw pictures finito.

    I say all this to say, this was NOT A GOOD LOOK for Omotola. She could have bid her time, massaged the situation a little more and aimed for a role in a story that is centered around an African/Nigerian character. I hope more comes out of it for her, everyone deserves to have their dreams come through for them and why not?

    • ILoveGenevieve

      June 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Kim K vibes aka attention seeking at any cost makes people do crazy things …you don’t just understand that her Naveah. I regretfully do. Genevieve is pure class in acting and everything. Rita too. Those are my ladies anytime. No Kim K vibes going on with them.

  36. Naveah

    June 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    *bringing*

  37. Nollywood REinvented

    June 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Mehn the camera does add pounds… maybe I should watch this show

  38. bimbo

    June 28, 2013 at 2:15 am

    people will always say what ever pls omot good job

  39. me ho

    July 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    all you jungle bush babies should be congratulating her. She is the US doing her thing. Where u at? in hot ass africa doing nothing. Losers..smh

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