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“The Queen of Nollywood”! Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde covers UK’s The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine



Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde - August 2013 - bellaNaija

And the queen of Nollywood is…

… well we are going to let you decide on that one.

But Stella Magazine is calling Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde the queen of Nollywood. The movie superstar covers the new issue of the publication which is a free insert in UK’s The Sunday Telegraph.

Although she isn’t facing us on the cover, Omosexy smoulders in an off the shoulder black blouse, smokey eyes and wavy locks.

Still relatively new in the UK, the magazine introduces her as “The biggest film star you’ve never heard of”.

What’s your take on the cover and title? Let us know!


  1. Godsluv22

    August 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm


    • Luver

      August 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Well let her get all d publicity she can get now that King Genny is away from the spotlight cos by the time she returns to the scene, omo will be back in the background.

    • Zeltern Fiornkan

      August 28, 2013 at 7:41 am

      You are typing under the influence O!
      King Genny ko!

  2. Ngobeke

    August 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Omotola is talented, blessed and her PR machine deserves an award….

  3. .

    August 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm


  4. omotfan

    August 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Finally, @Realomosexy on @StellaMagazine .

  5. Lami

    August 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Lol all this efforts into PR and not the actual work…what is Stella magazine.who reads that please

    • dlapikin

      August 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      I agree with you. Instead of putting out work she is turning into a socialite. Very soon some people will forget she was an actress first.

    • olo

      August 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Its a free insert not even a real magazine sef. Leave naija to blow everything out of proportion. Mediocrity is our standard na so i’m not surprised.

    • Seun B.

      August 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      As free as it is, why is No other Nigerian ever featured on the Cover. Hian!. Its not celebrating mediocrity, it is celebrating a Nigerian Super Star with every little step she takes into World-wide domination. Compared to where she’s coming from (Home videos, Encomium etc,) to international recognition, this is definitely a step forward. Eat your heart out hatersssss! *Buhahahahahahahahaha*

    • Bukky

      August 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Lol at your blatant jealous and childish statement. When you say here? Do you mean Nigeria? Because everyone knows who and what the TELEGRAPH is in the UK. #puff

    • Just saying...

      August 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Some pple can be so -ve

    • I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying I love you

      August 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      And you are?… *insert blank stare*

      Knocking someone’s hustle like this just keeps you stagnant. She’s living her dream, you’re saying no one reads the mag. Hiding there as plain old Lami. What has Lami achieved in life? How has Lami made an impact? Is Lami fulfilling her purpose in life? What does Lami do?

  6. Sephora

    August 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I agree !!!

  7. olo

    August 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    ..And she’s def NOT the queen of nollywood.

  8. ILoveGenevieve

    August 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    So hilarious.

    • omotfan

      August 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      lol elle .com

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Lol. But who makes times or multiplies 100 most INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD list then does a covershot for whatever mag in UK? Lady with Kim K vibes.

  9. Lateh L

    August 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    queen of which nollywood … please abeg, she try but she no bad pass

  10. fantasy

    August 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Is dis suppose to be the Elle mag retaliation? Abi Please what do we call dis now! Stella ko Damasus ni! Who reads dis in naija! *smh*.please u dnt hav to be featured evrywhr if not d law of diminishin returns wld jst start affecting u.

    • Bukky

      August 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      See how intelligent you are? So she did this interview after and quickly published it herself abi? Common lets breathe before we tap whatever na? This her interview was done a long time ago cause I saw a tweet from her publicist then wishing her a good shoot. It’s the UK telegraph I’m sure they know nothing about your scandal. Relax.

    • Let it flow...

      August 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Dear Bukky, why are you answering these ignoramuses? I see you have left 3 comments or so on the article. Leave them. It’s the ignorant people like them who keeps Omo’s flag flying. Either she is queen or not, her bank account keeps getting bigger and fatter while theirs is in perpetual overdrawn status. They have no idea what Telegraph is and because its a free insert, they believe it’s not worth reading. Fools. I spend my saturdays reading all the free inserts (which by the way is in ALL NEWSPAPER HERE IN UK) in my husband’s weekend newspapers. Just because she is no longer churning out films which are usually made in 2-3 days doesn’t not mean she is not working on quality feature films which could take weeks/months to make and release. Moreover she is a brand, filming is not the only thing she should be known for. She will explore all options and take advantage of her celebrity status. She has a good publicist/manager who is very clued on. Kudos to him/her or both of them.

    • Loves SETI

      August 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Your moronic views knows no bounds….. So you think this is one of those nollywood movies where they do part1,2,3,4,5 and 6, edit and launch in the same day abi!???? Please be quiet already. check out that link of Stella magazine via the Telegraph, see that type of features they do before coming here to make noise, hiss!

    • Loves SETI

      August 27, 2013 at 8:44 pm


    • Laide

      August 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Now praying God fills your heart with love ..and ur head with wisdom…oya bella naija readers e gbaduraaaaa!!!!

  11. Bukky

    August 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Beautiful cover. Omotola Welldone. Leave clowns to their job. Remain focused and keep doing you. You are mega blessed.

  12. Spotter

    August 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Nice one Omotola! no one reads stella magazine, it’s a free insert. #okbye

  13. Dave

    August 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Wait. HOL up. All you these local peeps in Naija need to take Valium . So are you saying all the glossy pull outs in Thisday,guardian,vanguard etc are actually sold separately from the newspaper? Shut the front door! Y’all need to hate with some common sense!

    • olo

      August 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      See who’s talking about taking valium. Ur about to suffer a stroke over a little newspaper insert about someone who doesnt know you. This endeavour is not a big deal n they reckon its not. so save urself the frustartion. its not that serious.

  14. kokoqueen

    August 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Omotala…..truth is that she cant even compete with Mercy Johnson….Queen kor….Queen Nii…..I love that tonto knows she is just dre….thats d plain truth….Naija can celebrate mediocrity…SMH

    • omotfan

      August 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      mercy who lol?

  15. Ima

    August 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    good for you. Congrats OmoT

  16. Baba T aka T Baba

    August 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I have always been a fan of hers, a fellow Oxford Schools Alum (Santos Layout).

    Kudos to her PR team. She probably just got hundreds or thousands of Brits to google her that did not know her yesterday. Publicity is Publicity. It increases her market value. O_O

  17. lala

    August 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Take it from someone who knows- most people here saying no one reads stella- those are the ones who dont know and are not interested in reading the Telegraph. Yes its free , but its prestigious, such is stylist magazine (which is freely given away at the entrance to most London underground stations- but get your name in there and you are MADE- AT LEAST MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FREELY READING WILL HEAR ABOUT YOU. So while you all sit behind your keyboards being spiteful. Lets raise a glass to this woman who is a talent and who has done well for herself. Its not BEANS to be on the cover of a magazine – free or not.

    • Loves SETI

      August 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      I seriously couldn’t add more to your very intelligent comment, may God bless you ,bless omotola and of course me. 🙂 queen of nollywood? YES SHE IS. ratchets need to bow down already!!!

    • YS

      August 28, 2013 at 12:49 am

      I endorse this message. After all, Thisday Style is a free insert too, read by milions of people and all the people (not even celebs) that show up in it labelled “And friend” rather than their names get upset. No?

    • Let it flow...

      August 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Lala! Please let me come and give you a hug. I take it you live in UK. Me loveeee Stylist Magazine. Free but true to your word get your business in there and you are immediately SOLD OUT on that particular item/service being featured! Gbam!

    • I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying I love you

      August 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      I owe you a drink!

  18. lala

    August 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    In addition.It takes months for articles to be published. So this could have been done months ago- The press in the UK are notorious for working way ahead in advance. Stella magazine work to long lead times. umphhh!!

  19. kokoqueen

    August 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    omotfan….Mercy Johnson…the only actress better than Mercy Johnson is Genevieve and i think its disrespectful to compare Omotola with Genevieve, Nse or Mercy Johnson…we should be comparing her with Tonto dike, Chika Ike, Oge Okoye and Annie Macaulay….Forget longevity and PR stunts….Omotola is just there (in tonto’s voice)

    • omotfan

      August 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      loser bye

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Lol ….that’s harsh. However, I think you have a point. I include Rita Dominic in the disrespectful to be compared with list.

    • nene

      August 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      i’m sorry to disappoint you but you can’t compare omotola’s acting range with genevieve’s one-face acting. genevieve got lucky in nollywood, yes she worked hard, but she knows she’s an average actor at best. omotola is a fake person so she can fake her way through acting, but genevieve is honest, and it shows in her acting, as she tends to hold back her emotions and abilities, she’s reserved. genevieve has worked hard because many people looked down on her at the beginning, but she is still an average actor, and she needs to learn to “release”.dasall!

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Yeah right, Angelina Jolie got lucky in Hollywood too. You have an opinion worth a penny.

  20. Mounah

    August 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Lol, you people should please leave Omotola & Genevive alone. I’m extremely proud they’re both putting Nollywood out there eon the map & displaying their talents for the world to see. I’ve been watching Nollywood films since childhood, & I love them both. I just hate when people begin to start unnecessary competition b/w the two. They both deserve whatever publicity they go after & eventually receive. No one saw Julia Roberts competing with Angelina Jolie. They’re both two different individuals & let’s just leave it at that.

    • Ridico

      August 28, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Thank you for this comment. I’ve always seen Omotola as the
      Angelina Jolie of Africa and very versatile and dangerously deep!
      Genevieve can take Julia Roberts …lol… Pretty girl,unassuming
      yet scandalous,secretive . Different in every way . Though I love
      me the Angelina/omotola combo more….hahahaha

  21. Pat

    August 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Shikena. Publicity na publicity!

  22. Bamzi

    August 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Wait o, so she makes times 100 but she’s the biggest star you’ve Never heard of? Ha! How did she get on Times then? Something is fishy here, cos it’s not adding up.

  23. priscilla

    August 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t care if anyone reads it or not leave omotola!!!!!! she’s hot and she knows its besides why does she have to make a movie every minute? Angelina jolies last movies was 3 yrs ago whatever worth doing is worth doing well I detest riff raffs that jump on every movie even when d script is rubbish# omosexy makes sense any day!# keep shut if u don’t hv a positive word!

  24. Loves SETI

    August 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm


  25. kokoqueen

    August 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    [email protected]….The bigger Loser is your Mirror Mirror OmoT…Truth is bitter my dear Omotfan…if you cant swallow it with water…you can try using Fanta or Mirinda….Omotola keeps competing with herself…Low self esteem…Only she will bleach to be accepted…and pay through her Nose to be recognized….nau by Force….Enough of these Mediocrity….Choi

    • omotfan

      August 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      lol …this genny fan want to kill her self…. if you got a problem..”go and hug a transformer’

    • Moot fan 2

      August 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      For me and my household OmoT is the best actress in Nollywood.

    • Escada

      August 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Kokoqueen, better don’t commit suicide on top this matter oo! LOL…Na wa!

  26. temtem

    August 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    SMH @ all the dumb a** comments above!

  27. myg

    August 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    People shd leave omotola alone, she is just too talented , dis interview was done 3months ago, so haters kip off, of course she is d queen of nollywood, cause she has every qualities of a queen, nigerians u r always feeling bad when u heard the success of odas, dats why it can not develop more dan dis, be hapi 4 odas, so dat odas wil also hapi 4 u, chikena

  28. Sunshyne

    August 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Omotola should stop the silent competition with Genny! They are no rivals. Genny is too busy to notice her overemphasised self. #TeamGenny!

    • Tb

      August 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      You’re saying nonsense madam. The silent competition is happening only in your head and you need to get that head checked.

  29. Sandra

    August 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    My exact thought. He definitely knows what riles BN readers up and the laws of demand. Just put a picture of Omotola or Genevieve and almost everyone goes berserk. While some of you are trying to kill yourself over this; Genevieve and Omotola are sitting at their respective homes and having a good laugh.

    *Sipping bitter leaf paraga and strolling along.

  30. Hope

    August 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Kudos to her PR team, or maybe this Omotola fan here dosent care.. I love OmoT and all but this reeks of cheap publicity to me.. Maybe its just me..

    And to the people insulting, well i really do not blame you because she (OmoT) is the one putting herself out there but i can CONFIDENTLY say that OmoT at her very best in my opinion blows every other actress out of the water! I said “at her best” because cos she has had a few meh performance over the course of her carrier but when she is on shes amazing! She just needs to slow it down a bit hype wise, or maybe tell her PR to slow it down..either way..My two cents! 😛

    • Luver

      August 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Good thing you said in ur opinion. We’ll leave it at that.

    • Hope

      August 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Yeah, my opinion! And i can actually debate it..I didnt just say that cos im a fan

    • Russian

      August 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      I totally agree with this comment! Omotola blows all those other small fry actors in Naija out of the water! Omotola is international quality. I’ve always said it. I hope she gets a good international movies soon. I believe in her and I know many who do!

  31. kokoqueen

    August 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Ey Sister Hope….your name suits you…It seems you like giving hope to the hopeless and as for Omotfan….all i can say is…Get a Life….

    • Loves SETI

      August 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Get a life??? What’s wrong with hope been an omot fan???? The fact that you don’t like the woman doesn’t mean others shouldn’t oh.

    • Hope

      August 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      I think she was referring to a poster named “Omotfan”…Tbh, Omotola’s personality blows hot and cold for me and i think she even acknowledges it.. When i saw this article about her being “Queen of Nollywood” (Not that it is neccessarily false) and “Biggest star you have never heard of” i felt slightly embarrased for her… but then after my post here i immediately came across an article via on Omotola and she came across really well.. The article was just posted today

      for anybody interested..its quite a long

  32. somborri

    August 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    over-exposure. She should take a chill pill already jeeez. She’s here there and everywhere. Tres irritating

  33. Loves SETI

    August 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Lool, wait oh, am actually confused, over exposure kei!???smh at these comments, someone making effort to further her career and life and y’all say she needs to calm down??? Lool. Gosh! I can’t shout……

  34. Loves SETI

    August 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm



    August 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    This is MAJOR! Love the look too, very powerful

  36. fynboie

    August 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Som1z razeness is increasing by the day…….

  37. jujubees

    August 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Omotola for the love of God you are so damn overrated, Please give me one oscar worthy performance she has done in all her movies, Just one. She is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overrated. My goodness. She is putting a lot of money in PR companies to push her,but in the end those in the west will notice she is just average, Queen of Nollywood indeed. You can tell the person who published this has not even watched ANY of her movies. Good Actress yes, she is, but Best in NOLLYWOOD, chile puhleese, thats is absolutely rubbish, even Mercy Johnson is 10 times better than her. Shoot, even Rita Dominic is million times better than her.

    if you are going to disagree i said mention one or two oscar worthy performance she has done in the past. All her movies i have watched is just Okay, Not fantastically phenomenal.

    • Hope

      August 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Ije, Mortal Inheritance, The prostitute, Blindfold, Working for love.. just to name a few.. maybe not “oscar worthy” preformance, although who knows what that is these days, but she was fantastic in them films … Mercy Johnson and Rita Dominic (as much as i love Rita) are not better actresses never mind “miles better”

    • Loni

      August 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      She’s very average with a good pr team. End of.

    • David

      August 28, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Daybreak, no rival, kosorogun, I belong, blood sisters, games women play, Naomi , last flight to abuja, ties that bind… They might be Nollywood movies but some are Oscar worthy performances! YES!

    • Loni

      August 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm


  38. jujubees

    August 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Nobody is jealous of Omotola. Fact is FAct, lets not beat around the bush. Stop praising mediocrity. Kiloday. Shoooo . She is a beautiful woman (OUTSIDE ONLY as far as i know, INSIDE abeg i dont know, cos i never met her), if that is any consolation to her mumu fans. She is a veteran and has paved the way for many, she has beautiful figure for mom of 4, but so does Omoni Omoli mother of 3 (this is where the overate comes in), BUT TO SAY SHE IS QUEEEN ON NOLLYWOOD Based on her resume of work and performance in past 10 yrs, is an insult to Genevieve, An Insult to Mercy (most versatile i know) and an insult to Rita Dominic (i wont mention Ini cos she is younger and started at a later stage). ARe her praises based on her beautiful cocacola shape or based on her talent as an actress, Mercy has an even better shape, yet you hear ppl praise her talent more, but omotola whenever you hear the praises u ask why they will tell you she has beautiful figure, now how stupid is that, u are a fan of her figure (that should be an insult to omotola herself). 🙂

    • Hope

      August 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      You make some valid points.. I agree that Omotola is a bit overrated at the moment (and i say that as a proud fan who aint afraid to criticize her when i feel she crossed the line) . Honestly, i cringed a little when i saw “Queen of Nollywood” not because it is false, but because it is totally subjective so to confidently say that on a magazine can be a bit “off putting” for non fans..(although i also feel you need not just have one queen, you can have more than

      However, i do not think its an “insult” to other actresses as you claim even though you might not agree with the title..For me, Ive been watching Mercy Johnson for a while now and the only movie i can remember her for is maybe “Dumebi dirty girl”. I couldnt even name a Rita Dominic movie off top my head until i watched “All my life” the other day.. Everybody remembers “Mortal Inheritance” “The Prostitute” “Ije” “I Belong”… Genevieve too has some memorable movies.. “Sharon Stone” hello?? for me, one of the reasons to someone is a great actress is if i have something to remember them for.. And you think Genny dosent have a good PR team too? Forbes, Opara mention, didnt just put her there…Shes got a solid team behind her too

    • Mounah

      August 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

      I have to admit that you’re one fan with a head on her shoulder. Most of Omotola fans hate it when people try to say the truth. As for me, not no one fan but GOD, I love them all. However, Omotola can be so so sometimes, “too much of everything is nonsense” as an old adage goes. For me, if she really wants to make it in Hollywood, she doesn’t need all these unnecessary publicity (apart from Time mag.), because the shakers & movers of Hollywood look at quality. There are many actresses in Hollywood, but when you here people mention Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie & Meryl Streep they come with quality. People hardly see or hear about Meryl Streep & she is the BEST actress so far in all of Hollywood, yet you don’t hear her calling herself “queen” nor do you even see your family. Even Julia Roberts, people hardly see her family, & whenever she does a movie, it’s once a while & is an absolute quality. For me, Omotola isn’t the queen & neither is Genevieve. What will Joke SIlver, Liz Benson, & Patience say. I know they’re older but they have greater performances & oscar worthy movies than Omotola could ever dream of. When Joke Silver & Liz Benson were younger no one heard of competition, I don’t understand why it is with Omotola & Genevieve. It’s quite embarrassing.

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 28, 2013 at 1:48 am

      You can’t list names of movies Genevieve, Rita and Mercy gave account of their talent in? If yes, I think than anything else, it’s rather shameful (no pun intended). I mean, who chooses their best without watching the rest? Fans of the Lady with Kim K vibes? Likely. Adding to your list of Omotola’s (to prove I watch the rest despite having my favourites); “When Love Dies”, “Masterstroke”, “Final War” and “Ties that Bind”.

      Genevieve gave good account of her talent in “Ijele”, “Blood Sisters”, “For Better For Worse”, “Super Love”, “Rising Sun”, “Wind of Glory”, “Ije” and “Tango with Me” to name a few.
      Rita Dominic in “All My Life”, “Distance Between”, “Ultimate Crisis”, “White Waters”, “Be Not Afraid” and “The Meeting” to name a few.

      And Mercy Johnson in “The Maid”, “Live To Remember”, “Distance Between” “Guilty Pleasures” and “Dumebi The Dirty Girl” to name a few.

    • Wale

      August 28, 2013 at 12:13 am

      May the person with the best PR team win. Gba be!!!

    • Loves SETI

      August 28, 2013 at 1:04 am

      Lool, calm down, I think you should direct your annoyance at the telegraph,they called her that!!she didn’t write it herself! Lol.

    • Rest

      August 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

      If you do your research well, then you’ll know calling all
      those names next to an omotola truth be told is an insult to an
      Omotola! Omotola started acting and has remained relevant with
      probably the best body if work till date since 1995! Which of those
      names up there started then? Which of them can you call a movie of
      that omotola hasn’t done at least 2 or 3 similar roles of and
      better? I remember the ” games women play ” then with omotola,
      genny and stella Damascus. Who was the only actress who won an
      award for her role in the movie? Omotola. She is glamorous YES but
      she always backs it up with work! That’s a rounded talent!

  39. jujubees

    August 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    MErcy Johnson, Rita Dominic and Genevieve please invest insome PR because clearly lately real talent dont count, so far as you got a great PR Machine behind you, your brand will be pushed, i mean look at someone like Yvonne Nelson, zero talent, but her PR and branding team is so on point this 2013. Its all about PR, Branding and Marketing, clearly Omotola has proved it here this year.

  40. Crysz

    August 27, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Hw bout if we r jst hapy 4 omotola n ha machine or wateva n jst wori abt our ownselves….nawaoooooooooooo..

  41. Marvel

    August 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    As usual, this becomes an opportunity to knock the woman’s efforts. No one is asking that people sing praises but why knock her effort. Genevieve shouldn’t get mentioned. It has SFA to do with her. If the Telegraph think she is the best, that’s it then…
    If all the so called PRs fetch her a well paid supporting role which exposes her to a bigger audience, good for her. You people pray for success so why spend such negative energy knocking someone who is about to get hers answered.

  42. annie_danielz

    August 28, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Queen Of nollywood ke?Abeg shift joor make KEKENAPEP pass!

  43. B.I.T.C.H. babe in total control of herself

    August 28, 2013 at 1:08 am

    My question is, What is Omotola selling? Why has she constantly been parading and talking about past glory n horrible singing. Does she have a movie out or another hurricane of strings, frog tones n pangolo music along with over weight body in musical videos? I know a celeb constantly parades when they have work out and need people to know about. Kini omonla n taa? Egbami Queen of nollywood ke? I laugh in ijebu. I was pissed at resent recognition as influential like really? They wanted some african or nigerian to fix in n omotola’s pr where right there to sweep it up. Rubbish! Woman go and rough it out with a good script and let that do the talk or else carry your over weight bone and jump some ropes.

  44. tunde

    August 28, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Omotola’s diction makes me cringe everytime back in the day if you look at her old movies she didnt even use to open her mouth much when she speaks just murmurig stuff, but after the teeth was fixed she gained more confidence, but that diction is still a strugle. She is doing good with her PR team, but she is an average actress i must admit. Good for you Omotola, for investing so much on PR – you doing the most.

    • David

      August 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Yet her diction got her a mention on CNN as the 5th sexiest
      accent . Who cares what you love or hate? Who are you?anonymous
      like me. Hahahaha… Hater ! She did her teeth. You must have been
      her dentist. Omotola keep going. You have always proved your worth
      and your work is there for all clear headed people to see. Leave
      the crickets to keep making noise while you and all that love good
      things keep winning.

  45. cychou

    August 28, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Wow… too much negativity on this post over a newspaper article about a nigerian like all of us… wow….

  46. joke

    August 28, 2013 at 6:22 am

    omotola can lie pass. chai. in her interview on the Juice, she was asked if she took spielbergs number she said no. in another write up interview, she said she did. Omotola. desperado.

  47. Badass

    August 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I can see that there’s Alot of jealousy on this post its
    sickening. I know most of these have been written by perhaps one
    jealous soul. All of a sudden some low life is comparing Omotola’s
    acting skills with a mercy overacting johnson, Genevieve stiff no
    expression Nnaji , and even rita sweet but coming up rita domnic.
    Wow! All just to try and knock the woman’s hustle . Very laughable.
    Where were these jokers when Omotola won the biggest awards in 1996
    ” Best actress in an English speaking role” and “best actress
    overall” thema awards? Age 18? – still the youngest ever to have
    won such awards? … They were either not yet acting, or playing
    waka pass ( Genevieve played extra( waka pass) in most wanted in
    1998. This woman has done bitchy roles well , comedy ( I belong
    etc), emotional roles ( my story, the prostitue, the one with
    Ramsey Noah can’t remember the title etc) probably the most
    decorated actress with over 40! Awards locally and Internationally!
    Been working in lead roles since 1995 and still doing leading roles
    today I.e lastflight to Abuja, ties that bind etc , most of her
    movies raking millions in cinemas. With movies still in post
    production like Amina where she played lead with British actors Wil
    johnson and the actor from Camelot and 300! I can see why jealousy
    for her is insane. People love this chick, she is the first and
    probably only African celeb with over 1m likes on Facebook! If TIME
    MAGAZINE knows she’s the queen of Nollywood and THE TELEGRAPH calls
    her the Queen of Nollywood… Then go figure. These are respectable
    platforms who do their work! All Nigerian movie actors have PR. Pr
    can never get respectable platforms to say things about you they
    haven’t researched. Omotola is not mates with all those Actors you
    all scream their names. Internationally, they only know omotola.
    Deal with it!

    • B.I.T.C.H. babe in total control of herself

      August 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Omotola how are you? I know you read bellanaija for comments hide under a handle and comment. My advice woman, stop coping kim kardashian, except its porn you want to promote or shove down our throat like the failed music and rubbish reality show. Please and abeg, go find emem isong beg am for role so we can give you all the sugar in mouth comments you want. fYI… Genevieve beats you hands down as an actress stiff or not her constant improvement speaks while what you have is people thinking you are a pretty face and see your body. Im not saying you are not ok, even rita shocked me with the movie THE MEETING or whats it called. Stop shoving ur face in our view or you will also go down the kim hate line from fans.

    • Russian

      August 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Your name says all about you. You need to stfu though. Omotola is enjoying her vac with her family. B.i.t.c.h you need to get a life! * pun intended*

  48. princess

    August 28, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Queen of Nollywood? Not even close to Genevieve…..and she
    looks so old in that cover, they couldnt do bette

  49. princess

    August 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Omotola ,go and rest with all your publicity stunts. Haba
    youve been at it for a year.Your PR people are trying, pushing you
    down our throats so so hard. Stella? In all my years in England Ive
    never heard of stella what magazine. Let us decide who the queen
    is, you are in our face. YOU ARE FINE,,YOUR BUTT IS BIG, THEY SAY
    please leave us be with your publicity ? you have tried the reality
    TV it flopped,what next ? Please let us rest mbok biko e joor
    abeg!!! No be only stella na stella damasus ,rubbish,kip trying
    hard omot,make u no go look for motherly role for nollywood movies
    to act dey pursue foriegn magazin dey go bcos u hear say dem
    feature genny for elle,

    • I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying I love you

      August 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Lo sun

  50. Kem

    August 28, 2013 at 9:35 am

    BN, Omotola, Genevieve and all of them actors making their
    money off your ratchy comments!!!! For me, i just read, laugh at
    your comments, entertain myself and

  51. Gori

    August 28, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Omotola is a Damn good actress and she has her act
    together. The UK telegraph is big exposure for her. I really don’t
    think omotola cares about the politics going on in Naija. She has a
    sure fan base there and is obviously forging on. This lady is
    smart. She targets the right mediums. She and her team are on
    point. Most importantly, God is Definately with her.

  52. Vee

    August 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Omotola’s PR team are a smart bunch of people, getting her
    on the front cover of a free mag which no one really reads. Even if
    no one opens it, we still get to see her on the front cover lol!
    We’ll just have to wait and see if THIS IS THE KIND of publicity
    that pays……..

  53. Aderonke

    August 28, 2013 at 9:44 am

    lmao. ….I don’t need to pay comedian- I go die and other
    comedians to have a good laugh when work wan kill me . All I do is
    log on to Bella Niaja, read all the comments and I just cant help
    but keep laughing! Ese [email protected] comments looool. However, OmoT is a
    good actress no doubt but “Queen of Nollywood”? Omotola haba even
    if the Mag choose that caption you should have declined bcos I am
    sure they can’t publish it without you reading through 1st. When
    you are a Queen what will you be in 10years time?

  54. tm

    August 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I used to like OmoT but now I’m indifferent to her and no, I’m not a fan of Genevieve.
    Y’all, can you please quit with the comparison? if you guys (OmoT’s voltrons & Genny’s voltrons) wanna be sincere, you would agree that there are some roles OmoT would play so well and Genny wouldn’t be able to play that well and vice-versa.
    And really, I’m tired of seeing Omot everywhere! Really! She should chill! Gosh! You wanna talk about Oscar-worthy actresses, you talk about Liz Benson, Joke Silva etc. I agree, OmoT is a good actress but is she the queen of Nollywood? yes, well as long as I am Oprah Winfrey.
    Let us rest mbok!

  55. DREAL

    August 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Why am I not surprised at the comments? People killing themselves over 2 gels who are sweating to make it. Na wah. Wonderment!

  56. Hope

    August 28, 2013 at 10:30 am


    Read my post well cos you have obviously rushed through it..I stated clearly that OmoT and Genny have done some classic nollywood movies.. You listed some some Mercy’s movies but will i remember them in 10 years? Apart from Dumebi which i stated in my post.. Read my post well please before criticizing!

  57. Hope

    August 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

    This blog just sums up my feeling!!

  58. Kathryn Cage

    August 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Anyone who does not believe Omotola is the queen of nollywood is being ignorant. She is without questions. She started young, married young does her thing well, is a good wife and mother and has NO scandal! Emphasis on ‘No’. Not all these other married young actresses with questionable character that abound or those rumoured to have married another’s husband. Genevieve is a very good actress and I love her to bits but Omotola has an edge over her I must say.

  59. lee

    August 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

    ok… errrmmmm…. just wondering if Bella-Nigerians can swallow bad belle for once? like seriously, does just saying “congratulations lady” kill on this platform? Its an achievement, howeva she got it doesnt mata or who shudda gotten it doesnt matta, wat mattaz is, more pipo just learnt more abt her and she z happier… and u knw wat, a step ahead in her career weda y’all like it or not…y’all take a chill pill and move that one step forward in ur own sphere…I am not a fan of anybody (not sure wen last i watched a movie made in nollywood kpa kpa) but then mk we sha dey happy for our fellow nigerians na, shuuuuooooo….

  60. lee

    August 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Now on to the matta … Omotola Jalade Ekeinde… Congratulations…

  61. Na wha

    August 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Too much hate sha,,, make una dey here they yarn rubbish, omotola continues to forge ahead and excel. whether we like it or not, she’s on Stella and you’re not. Whether Stella is free or not, it’s still a prestigious magazine associated with the Telegraph, no be beans. I believe all this hate comment under different names is coming frm the same bad belly, selfish source /omotola’s insecure rival.. Go figure…

  62. xty

    August 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Lol @ the teeth stuff!

  63. Olivia Twisted

    August 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    BOW DOWN BELLANIGERIANS infact Nigerians. OMOT IS TAKING NO PRISONERS, IF Genny wants the crown she needs to WERK FOR IT and buying a chanel bag and forming classy wont cover it, any daddy’s girl can afford that. Start working at your craft instead of touring china and buy bag. I think OMOTOLA has gone in to the extent where we can tell the other girls in nollywood to bow the hell down. Mama keep making me proud. Also if you want to be personally branded and strategic pr omo get at her PR Peeps. I want an internship with you people

    • Russian

      August 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Hahahaha! This is the Gospel. I Efing looooove Omotola fans! This is the shit! Better people just woke up ! Now let the matter proceed. Omotola your Throne is sealed. Bow down bi”chez”… Hahahaha… Omosexy to badt.

  64. Sammy

    August 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Can someone tell me what these fools (kokoqueen, ilovegenny, Sunshyne, jujubees, B.I.T.C.H. babe in total control of herself, joke, princess) stand to gain by condemning their fellow Nigerian who has been working so hard to create a positive name for the entertainment industry and Nigeria as a whole.
    I pity you all, i am very sure you have never stepped your crazy dirty selves out of the country before because if you guys have traveled far and wide then you would know what the whole world thinks of your country. They call Nigerians bad names, we are rated as one of the worst countries in the world, they attached no good to us and yet you are sitting idle condemning and criticizing your fellow Nigerian who works day and night to make us proud to the world.
    If you want to compare Omotola with any of the Nigerian actress, well Genny fine because she is making us proud too but not and definitely not the likes of Mercy and co. Mercy might be a good actress but she’s not up to standard.
    Appreciate what you have and stop condemning Omotola, i’m sure you guys would wake up praying to God for breakthrough, do you think your prayers would be answer if you keep condemning someone whom God has pave way for?
    You are there saying trash about Omotola instead of you working hard to achieve your own greatness and pray to God to lift up so that the world will know you for greatness… shitheaded people.

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Nigga, your capacity of self and mental balance has gone downhill. You need an upgrade ….like your lady with Kim K vibes.

    • Hope

      August 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Just curious, what is your own definition of upgrading? Since “lady with Kim K vibe” isnt upgrading?

    • Russian

      August 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      I get una time today. From your comments you are thesame person as the b.i.t.c.h and the Ilovegenevieve and most likely kook queen. Genevieve rest your tired hands. Fear God!

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 29, 2013 at 1:14 am

      @Hope if I have to explain that to you, then you need an upgrade as well. I’d assume you don’t.

      @Russian Mental upgrade calling? I guess so.

  65. Wale

    August 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    LMFAO @ all the comments especially the hate ones. didn’t even know pple still watch nollywood movies sef. abeg whatever floats anyone’s boat biko. BN thanks for always giving me a good laugh whenever work wanna scatter my brain here (via BN comments)

  66. lee

    August 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    *returns and sips her 7up while falling off chair laffing, afta a hard day at work*… didnt know i cud multitask dis much… keep the comments rolling mbok…

  67. whocares

    August 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    my goodness. shame on some of you. to denigrate someone’s effort because the magazine is one of the free one’s in a well respected newspaper? I have no problem with people expressing themselves, and even “hating”, what i have a problem with is pettiness, and that is the behaviour some of you are exhibiting. let us analyse this shall we, the telegraph is nothing like the sun newspaper, it is actually more expensive, better written, and one of the good newspapers, therefore the people who will buy it, and see her will be lets say the more socially discerning people who care about what they feed their eyes and brain.. so to my way of thinking what she and her p.r has done is to promote her to other members of the society who will appreciate her more. now whether you know about this newspaper, or dont read it, that is not the point, or it may be the point because clearly you are not the clientèle the piece is aimed at then. if they decide to call her the queen of nollywood, why should she reject it? its not like she waltzed into the interview and decided to bestow that name on herself, and if she has, then id say she is entitled to. her works speak for themselves!

    • I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying I love you

      August 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      God bless you

  68. Sammy

    August 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t fucking care whom you bitches are (kokoqueen, ilovegenny, Sunshyne, jujubees, B.I.T.C.H. babe in total control of herself, joke, princess). Even Regina Askia our one time Queen respect Omotola because she is making Nigerians proud home and abroad so why would you guys want to take rat poison because of her achievement.
    My advice for you guys is to get busy and stop criticizing the Queen of Nollywood.

    • ILoveGenevieve

      August 29, 2013 at 1:15 am

      You are yelling puppy.

    • I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying I love you

      August 29, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you Sammy

  69. AW

    August 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    We sabi drink alabokun for another man headache for naija!

  70. Sammy n omosexy's fan

    August 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Sammmyy…i love yuuu…pls get em bitches 4 me!!…pure bad belle…if its easy to act, go n act evn a waka pass role…

  71. nene

    August 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Omotola is a better actress than Genevieve. Genevieve got lucky and til date her acting is getting worse, so all the hate comments are just unecessary. what was Genevieve’s last good movie, and how many times have we see her in a different role? when Genevieve’s PR got her on Oprah, nobody insulted her even when she hadn’t been in any good movie, and now y’all hating on Omotola who is a better actress and even more beautiful. Omotola is the queen, regardless of her bad attitude/behaviour.

  72. sunday innocent

    September 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Queen ko queen nii wen genevive nnaji is till there dem dey give wich omotola some one dat is trying to be like genevive nnaji dat can not even reach she will old there….see d way uk magazine fall her hand for d oda magazine try mercy johnson rita domiic nd chika ini edo nd there original first lady genevive nnaji

  73. Max

    September 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Genevieve is the Queen of Nollywood, she has advertised for lux, appeared on Oprah Winfrey Show, on CNN’s iConnect, mentioned on Forbes top 50 celebrities alongside Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to mention a few, she has been nominated for Golden Globe awards and if you say shes not a good actress then why was she considered to act in James Bond? Omotola is just running a secret competition with Genny… Long Live Queen Genevieve

  74. smith olawale

    November 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    omotola credit surpass all. Long live to Queen OMOTOLA.

  75. wiklo

    November 23, 2013 at 6:11 am

    James Bond ko James Ibori ni, mscheew..

  76. sommy

    December 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

    So much venom, so much hatred, fighting for people that have lil patience for ur arguments. So much spite, exactly why the country is divided. Drinking panadol for another person’s headache. The two ladies in question are highly talented and they daily work on improving and aiming higher. I advice y’all do same rather than argue n quarrel over trivial issues. smh.

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