Sunday, July 1, 2018
Queen of Nollywood, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Keeps Shining Brighter and Brighter
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's star keeps shining brighter and brighter since @time called her the Queen of #Nollywood when she became the first Nigerian actress to make the TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and other iconic celebrities in the world in 2013.
Then recently she has become the first Nollywood star to be invited to join the Voting Members of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes."
~ Psalm 118:23.
A total of four Nigerians were invited, including the accomplished Nigerian filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi and two others who were born in Nigeria, but are now British; the well endowed actress, Wunmi Mosaku who won the 2017 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria Taylor in the TV film "Damilola, Our Loved Boy" (2016) and the most outstanding female director of Nigerian birth, Ngozi Onwurah, whose debut feature, "Welcome II the Terrordome" (1995), made her the first black British woman director to have a feature film theatrically released in UK cinemas and is the most notable international Nigerian filmmaker who has received more nominations and won more awards at major international film festivals where Nollywood directors have not made the official selections.
Will Omotola become the first Nollywood star to make the nominations for the #Oscars?
See more about Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in the first and second editions of the influential NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.