By Benjamin Njoku
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State may not have had any face-to-face encounter with Nollywood actress , Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, before now. But when he eventually did last Saturday night, it was with great passion that he confirmed why the actress is called “Omosexy” by her fans.
Omotola, who was one of the MBGN 2013 judges, was recognised by the Silverbird Group during the grand finale of the event which held in Yenagoa.
Interestingly, the honour fell on the soft-spoken governor to present the award to the screen diva. However, when Omotola mounted the stage to recieve the award, Governor Dickson could not help but admire the actress. Lost in the euphoria of her good looks and curves,Dickson muttered loudly,”Having seen you closely, I can see why they call you Omo Sexy.”
He thereafter held the actress, not minding the presence of his wife, who was seated at the front row in the Banquet Hall of the Government House,venue of the glamorous event.
Beaming with smiles, Omotola thanked the governor and Silverbird Group for the award and later announced the presence of her hubby, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, who accompanied her to the event and was seated somehwere in the crowd.
The actress, alongside Captain Bunmi Williams, Head, Uyo International Airport, Akwa Ibom State; Mohammed Jammal, a recording artiste; Jason Newsome, Hollywood celebrity producer/artiste; Ebizi Brown, Director General, Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency; John Opara, General Manager, Lufthansa, Abuja; Ini Okorie, a businessman and Thandeka Sibisi, Executive Director, Two Glowing Sunset SA were judges for the MBGN 2013 event.
They were responsible for the emergence of18-year old Anna Ebiere Banner who was crowned the new MBGN.
Banner,representingBayelsa State,defeated 31 other beauties to clinch the coveted crown. The new queen went home with a N1million cash prize,an investment package worth N500,000 from a finance company,a brand new car, Cartier luxury wristwatch from Polo Limited and most importantly, she will be representing Nigeria at the forthcoming Miss World Beauty pagean,holding in Indonesia on the 28th of September.
As an indigene of Bayelsa, she was appointed the Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism to Governor Dickson, and will also serve as the state’s ambassador.