By Iyabo Aina
The multiple award-winning actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was recently recognized with a special honorary award by Beffta film Icon not only for her contribution to film industry in Africa and Europe, but for her global contribution. Beffta (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating achievements of black and ethnic personalities in showbiz globally.
According to the founder of the organization, Pauline praised Omotola for her great talent and commended her for being a mentor to the young ones aspiring to get into the film industry.
Apart from being one of the most successful Nollywood actress, she has appeared in over 300 hundred movies since she started her career as an actress at tender age. And she is popularly known for playing lead roles with films that smash the box office.
The multi award actress, Omotola, is one of Africa’s movie mega stars that is known globally. She has starred in many blockbusting films. She is ambassadors to Amnesty International and World Food Programme. Her Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme(OYEP) foundation has also helped widows in Nigeria for a better living.