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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Opens about Her Success Story, Fears & being Scandal Free

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is currently soaking up the sun on vacation with her family in South Africa, but just before they jetted off in style, she had an interview with The Sun.

In the quick chat, Omosexy talks about her success, fears, achievements and loads more.


On how to be a successful woman: “It actually starts with character, personality and beliefs. Everything wrong today actually started from the content of a character. Are you immoral or are you straight forward enough to actually say something and carry through with it. Is the content of your character strong enough? I believe that for you to be great in anything, you have to be someone anyone can trust.you believe in. It stems from your moral.”

On what success means to her: “I think success is when God is happy with you. When the closest people around you are happy with you and when your soul is at peace with you.”

On her greatest achievements: “I have so many great achieve­ments and I am very grate­ful to God. I can talk about great achieve­ments today because God has empowered me to build my character. At no point did I see all these coming. I never said, ‘let me start being a good girl so that in the future, they will call me to speak, not only on Nollywood but also in mentorship capacity outside Nollywood’. I never said ‘okay, let me be a good girl so that Time magazine will make me a Time 100 woman’; I never thought about all these things. But by God`s grace, I am here today. He taught me to follow a particular life pattern when I was young. And I am grateful that pattern has brought me this far. My greatest achievement is that I got to know God on time; it was a great privilege.”

On her fears & what makes her cry: “Don’t believe me when I cry because I might actually be trying to get something out of you (Laughter). My hus­band says he doesn’t know when to take me serious, whether it’s when I am cry­ing or sober. But I am naturally a very emotional person, quite frankly. I hate injustice; I can’t stand it. When I see somebody who is helpless, I feel like that person’s humanity has been taken away from him and that makes me cry.”

On her story: “At a stage, people looked down on me. They tried to deny me my credit and make me feel insecure. But you know you deserve what you get as long as you have worked hard enough. So, no matter what you are going through, you’re not the only person facing tragedy in life; it happens to everyone.”

On her daughters following in her footsteps: “Why not, if they want to? I actually encourage them to be whatever they desire to be in life as long as it is not something wrong and negative. Currently, none of them is interested in acting, but if they do, I will support and equip them with whatever tools they need to excel. Unfortunately, none has for now.”

On being scandal free: “People will always speculate about you and it could be very disheartening, especially when you have chosen to live right. I don’t want to sound like some holier-than-though whatever, but I work very hard to keep my brand away from scan­dals. I have fought. I have had to and I will not accept for you to humiliate me before everybody’. Often they try to be mischievous but I stick to my guns (they) stand and say, ‘hey! This is what I stand for times they have also turned around to say sorry. For heaven’s sake, I am responsible for the actions and decisions that I take.­”

24 Comments

  1. Devils advocate

    August 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Love you omosexy

  2. @edDREAMZ

    August 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    I love this lady…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  3. Lanre

    August 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Humility and success go hand in hand so Omosexy, kindly note

    • ceece

      August 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      and your point is???? cos quite frankly all i saw from her was humility. attributing everything to God and hardwork. so whoever you are….kindly note too

  4. Rick

    August 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Yawn

  5. Kili

    August 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    ONE SMART WOMAN.

  6. chicadimples

    August 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Wise woman!

  7. Who said there’s no scandal? Biko her husband bleaches 🙂

    • lavender

      August 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      lolssssssss. God help u

  8. nene

    August 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    “It actually starts with character”.hmmn omotola that’s not your forte. anyway, next week omoni oboli will give the same interview with the same answers.

  9. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    August 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    NICE!

  10. berry

    August 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    wanna be like her when i grow up

  11. Meena

    August 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    yawn

  12. Iyke

    August 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    On another news, there is this ALS Bucket challenge going on on social media. I know it’s a good cause…But trust my naija – America wanabes to jump into the bandwagon without even knowing what the challenge is all about.
    I beg you, Don’t even think about it …..I don’t want to see any naija version on this channel…Una too dey copy copy.

    • Anon

      August 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      There are some very good ones – Jimmy Fallon, JT, Zuckerberg, Darren Fletcher and Bill Gates. It is all for a good cause.

    • e-bukun

      August 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Not necessarily. It’s a good cause if it highlights the issue and doesn’t detract from it, when it becomes a spectacle, then it’s just another fad.
      time.com/3107510/ice-bucket-challenge-als-we-need-to-do-better/

    • Leah

      August 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Every one of those “spectacle” is money donated to the cause, so I don’t get your point.

    • e-bukun

      August 18, 2014 at 4:15 am

      er read the article first. Everyone who does the challenge doesn’t get to donate, except you want people to donate. You only have to donate if you cop out of doing the challenge….And now it just seems like a “fun” thing to do.

  13. Leah

    August 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Btw, I love me some Omotola.

  14. Ejay

    August 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Soak up in what sun,it’s winter in SA AT THIS TIME OF D YR

  15. Ishola oluwafemi

    August 18, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Will love to have her kind as a future partner,so much determination and discipline.

  16. sum1special

    August 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Nice interview.

  17. yinusa rofiat

    January 10, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    luv u omotola jolade.indeed u are a role model to the youth.keep it up.

  18. GAI DAVID

    March 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    thank you omotola for the reputation u have kept.its the most important in real life and with that am sure u will always be on top of the lists.my prayers for ya.i respect you

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