Africa’s frontline actress and Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde has been honoured in London by the organisers of BEFFTA Award donning her with a special honorary ‘Beffta Film Icon’.
The multiple award-winning actress recently was the cynosure of all eyes, being celebrated as she showed up at the premiere of her long-awaited film ‘Amina’ which was held at London West End only last week.. She wowed the crowed with her usual smiles appearing in a new trimmed figure-hugging, well crafted long gown.
One of her fans who claimed she was setting her eyes on Omotola for the first time said: “I expected a more older Omotola but I am amazed with what I saw of her; pretty, untainted and uniquely composed”
Saturday night is another night of graceful honour as Omotola is being honoured by BEFFTA in London for her contribution to the film industry in Africa, Europe and the World over.
BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Awards are Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating achievements of black and ethnic personalities in showbiz globally.
BEFFTA founder, Pauline Long, praised Omotola’s great talent and commended her for being a mentor to the young ones aspiring to get into the film industry.
The actress who has appeared in over 300 hundred movies since starting her career at the tender age of 17 is popularly known for playing lead roles in films that smash the box office. Her recent films include Last Fight To Abuja, Amina, Ties That Bind and Ije.
Hailed as cinema box office queen, Omotola played lead role in the movie Ije, Africa’s biggest and highest earning movie in the cinemas to date.
Omotola continues to appear on the screens globally with her latest movies- Up Creek Without a Paddle, and Blood on the Lagoon– in post production.
Omotola is a World Food Programme ambassador and Amnesty international activist.