Nollywood screen goddess, reality TV star and mother — Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been listed among Yahoo’s ‘Highest-Grossing Movie Stars.
She’s listed among Hollywood actors like, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel.
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We’ll wager not only have you not heard of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – or ‘Omosexy’ as her fans call her – but we reckon you probably haven’t even heard of the industry she spearheads: Nollywood.
Yes, that’s Nigeria’s version Hollywood, in which Omosexy dominates – she has over 300 film credits to her name (although most go straight to video). In her homeland she’s like a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, with her own reality TV series following her and her family.
Though it’s nigh on impossible to determine what her box-office total is, given that the Nigerian film industry is mostly one that distributes through market stalls and street corners, it is estimated to be worth upwards of £320 million a year – and Omosexy is a Nollywood cornerstone.
Omotola happens to be the only Nigerian, and African, on the list as well as being one of the two women on the list