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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde meets Oprah Winfrey, Estelle, Boris Kodjoe & More at the 2016 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe



Don’t you just love how our African stars are slowly but surely breaking into the International scene?

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is no stranger to rolling with Hollywood stars and last night at the 2016 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards she was spotted with several stars including Oprah Winfrey!

The 36-year-old Nigerian actress also met with Boris Kodjoe, Estelle, Thandie Newton, Garceille Beauvais, Nicole Ari Parker and more.

See photos below.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Recording artist Estelle and actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde attend the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 25: Recording artist Estelle and actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde attend the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 25: Actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

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Photo Credit: Getty Images/Rich Polk | Earl Gibson III | Instagram – @realomosexy

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  1. Rosebud

    February 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Omosexy! You are the most hardworking, all rounded and beautiful African woman Ever! Keep keeping on and I see you conquering the world very very soon.

    • Stern

      February 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Who paid u to say dat?? Just asking cuz it seems forced!!!

    • Ojo boy

      February 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Did they even pay you to come hate? Just asking cos you seem cheap!!! Won’t pay you a dime for this poor job at dropping hate comments on my competition! #justsaying

  2. keke driver

    February 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

    How long have you been carrying this hair? …..#JustSaying

    • Beeeee

      February 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

      It makes her look older than she is

    • iyke

      February 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      lol. gbam. she likes it

    • prince

      February 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      She is an ambassador and what is expected of her is to help them market their product and wearing that hair does no harm.
      Meanwhile, isn’t she looking fabulous. you would have just say that and save yourself some wahala

    • Adah

      February 26, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Ask Anna Wintour

  3. Okada man

    February 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Omosexy must like this wig kwa! Its unlike her not to have changed it in a while. hehehehe. Sexy mama, love you jooor! Hope they got to know you are from Naija sha, and we don’t live on trees like they think, we got beautiful people like you! Oooooshey!

  4. Beeeee

    February 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I love Omotola but this hair has to go mehn, she’s looking years older than the people she’s posing with. Nicole Ari Parker is almost 10 years older than her, yet look at that picture.

    • prince

      February 26, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Let her do her job as an ambassador. She just has to help them market or they’ll just give her millions just like that. Even father Christmas, you’ll pay to see him to collect gift

  5. Tuu

    February 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

    No doubt! Omotola is definitely a queen! She doesn’t look star-strucked or like she’s in awe to be there. It’s the other way round. They look privileged to be around her.

    • Anoni Moss

      February 26, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Star struckED??? Lol

  6. O~Intuition!

    February 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Made in Nigeria… Repping in The USA…. #IJoyWithOmotola

  7. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    February 26, 2016 at 10:32 am

    The dress would have been more lovely without the ankara at the bottom. The ankara should have been used as the belt instead


      February 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

      I most definitely agree. She just have just repped a top-notch designer ankara gown. I ‘ve her in ankara before and she looked great.

    • Cynical

      February 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      I am not a fashionista by any means but that dress was just……… And that Ankara at the bottom just made it worse. Omotola that knows how to slay well,what happened na!????

    • Bey

      February 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      I actually like d Ankara. it gives d dress an edge atleast. The style of d dress also suites her body type. She looks beautiful in my own opinion. She’s no Genevieve when it cums to style and quality of her wardrobe. But she turns out well most times.

    • Oma

      February 26, 2016 at 11:14 am

      I hate that ‘shine shine’ in the middle of the dress, makes it look cheap.

    • jummai

      February 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

      i dont agree with you.

    • prince

      February 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      That Ankara reps where she’s coming from. She’s just A Real Queen not fake idiots like you. we’ve been talking about buy Nigeria and grow our economy you’re still there condemning someone using Ankara. Evil people

    • Beeeee

      February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Prince, since she’s repping hair and repping where she comes from, you must be the one repping her. Why are you calling the girl an idiot for her opinion. You must be Omotola’s Ambassador, how much is she paying you that you will not allow others have their opinion. Since you are the real one and everyone else is fake, please admit that the ankara positioning cheapened the dress. So critiquing the dress makes her an evil person…lmao…

  8. Chu

    February 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I see my darling Boris, muah.

    • gilie

      February 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

      @chu, oh and hope you see his wife too? make the muah a double! Abi you don forget say na him wife be dat beside omosexy? lol

    • Cynical

      February 26, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Ehn Chu,which darling??? Abeg o,leave MY darling Boris for me o. We go fight o.Ah ah……lol.

  9. Sade

    February 26, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Lmao @stern. E reach to ask my dear. Most of the comments under posts about this woman’s are made by her pr team hence the fake excitement. It’s so obvious to tell. One can only hope that they are paid well for their efforts.

  10. Peaches and love

    February 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I know they would be wondering who this stunning lady is. She looks like an A-list holywood star. Her agent definitely needs to step up her game.

  11. Squad

    February 26, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    While Most of the hate comments must be from a very bitter colleague too. You want us to accept hate comments are from random pple but comments celebrating her are from her PR? Do u think everyone thinks like u pple. How can u be hating from ur laptop? What rosebud said isnt a lie and u knw it. Isnt she hardworking? She has grown ups already is the reason why u Still see her working and everywhere. She settled early.

    • george from cameroon

      February 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      NIgerians will kill me with laugh , hard working by attending conference or whatever , she is idle instead and needs to do something fast about it. And for the records this lady u guys are calling dis and dat will not pull any crowd here, ask if u think im lying.

    • Bey

      February 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      And how many Cameroonian actresses are known outside Cameroon?
      It seems ppl have forgotten this woman has been acting for 20yrs and probably been over 200 movies. If she decides to hang her boots and be ‘attending conferences’ as you say, its her biz she’s paid her dues.
      She can even retire and be a philanthropist and raise her 4kids, she’s earned it.

    • Squad

      February 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      You are from cameroon? Nuf said. Cameroon will be the last place any actress will want to be known. I mean we hardly recignize that country on the map. #justsayin

    • Squad

      February 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      @bey leave them. The hate wont allow them see the truth and say it. Someone worked hard and stayd relevant fr 20years…shes nt hardworking. She is a pampers, scanfrost, ghandor anbassador yet she is idle…idle but getting paid. This woman will not act forever and because of that she shld sit at home and retire herself when body never retire her. This is what happens when u dnt build ur brand and branch into other aspect and make money. Someone that hasnt acted for years and is an ambassador. Is it nt attending events like this that makes her news and relevant thereby snatching deals? Ok will she act forever? Arent new stars going to emerge. Even if she herself doesnt want to stop ll get to that time her name wnt come up for acting roles again not cause of anything but because new stars are born everyday however she will always remain a legend in nollywood but na legend we go chop? They call many of them icons, legends but they re broke. The fact that she didnt star in any movie 2015 and yet we still hear the name omotola …what does that tells u? That even if this woman retires she will still be relevant making money from appearances and stuffs like this. This Woman is securing her future and even that of her kids from something shes been in for 20years, i see nothing wrong in that. This is the mistake many of her peers make and dey end up being irrelevant and broke! This is just like working in a bank for years..gathering all the connections u can gather nt even bank from anywhere incase anything happens atleast u can use connections or watevr uve gained from ur work place to build urself back.

    • Iris

      February 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      That’s okay. She pulls crowds in other countries. She will be alright if Cameroon doesn’t want her. Also, Angelina Jolie doesn’t act as much anymore. She’s a UN ambassador and she’s on the political scene. I use her as an example because Omotola is invested in women’s rights. She isn’t idle.

    • Ene

      February 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      LOl…Who asked you o?

  12. nene

    February 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    she looks cute, even though the hair style is not her best look

  13. truth be told

    February 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    sorrry omotola and pr , I DONT ADMIRE ANY WOMAN WHO BLEACHES, SIGNS OF NARCISSISM. Another sign is dat this woman CRAVES for attention and i mean it, call me hater but its the truth

    • Barrister

      February 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Truth be told AKA George from Cameroon,Gambia. Kenya etc. Please,leave Omosexy alone! Thank God you’ve changed your Avatar. I remember Ms Titilicious called you out some months back. Why don’t you wait till your boss is in the news before spewing….LOL!!

  14. Keke

    February 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Love this woman. She is an inspiration. One day when I grow up I want to be like her ?

  15. prince

    February 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I can’t stop celebrating you Queen Omotola, I pity those hating, I hope you know what hate does to your health.
    Queen Omotola exudes confidence and excellence. she looks fabulous. Keep slaying joooorrrrr. you were born to reign

  16. Busarni

    February 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Omotola sha; your breast sha; your hair sha; your dress sha; you are still our star sha; and if any otimkpu writes rubbish under me sha; America will know sha…

  17. boldtalk

    February 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Omotola it haff do!rest now..what are u always trying to prove.

  18. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    February 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Mrs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde; congratulations. That’s what’s up. LOL. I’m serious. You are an inspiration to whoever that is interested in your work ethic. You look amazing. I remember the grammys you did attend. You still look amazing. But you still act though?

    Mrs Uche Pedro; how are ya? You are doing great. Bella Naija is proof of evidence.

    I’d like to be like the both of you when I grow up. 🙂

  19. keeks

    February 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    she definitely does look luvly. but this hair ages her seriously, added with the weight loss. id peg her by these pictures to be 42, 43… hmmmm sometimes, when some peeps loose some weight they usually carry well, it ages them a bit, or brings out their real age look.

  20. me

    February 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Americans are happy to snap pictures with Omotola, she is going places and meeting with top dignitaries and you Nigerians are on Bellanaija spewing vulgarity and subtle jealously in the name of being candid. Instead of you to pray that God would in his mercies shine light on all your hard work.

  21. Ada

    February 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Uhmmmm BellaNaija ooo, I believe she just celebrated her 38th birthday ooo. She’s not hiding it or giving false age. Pls get facts straight.

  22. Spunky

    February 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    The hair makes her look terribly old, her gown is too blue…she’s idle and her career is on the decline…she this,she that. Person go please una eh?

  23. Ann

    March 1, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Wetin demand like make dem talk anytime anyday I love you like kilode

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