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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Celebrates 25 Years In Entertainment Industry

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A Nigerian screen diva, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has taken to her social media handle to celebrate her 25th year in the entertainment industry.

The talented veteran actress, who said she was excited and grateful, took to her Instagram page @realomosexy to share captivating photos to celebrate her anniversary.

“What!!! Stop press

Lol… It just Occurred to me that this year is My 25th Year in Entertainment!!! 25th Anniversary… 2020!!! #Timeflies#Godisgood#Grateful,” she wrote.

”The laugh you have ……When you know the Things Coming are Way bigger than the things past than the things past !!

25yearsStrong. What would you love to see me still do ? say #Next25?

#Godisdoingit” she added.

The mother of four, who is also a singer, said she ventured into entertainment in 1995 and she appreciates God for the impact she has made in the industry.

Omotola, who is a philanthropist, and a former model, is also one of the icons in the Nigerian Nollywood industry.

She has not only contributed immensely to the Nigerian entertainment industry, she is also known for her humanitarian efforts.

The renowned actress made debut as an actress in 1995 with the movie Venom of Justice and later Mortal Inheritance.

Omotola has acted in several hit movies including, Blood Sister, Games Women Play, My Story.

She had her first cinema movie role in a 2010 film, Ije, which she co-starred with Genevieve Nnaji.

The movie star is considered Africa’s biggest box office actress. Wikipedia, the online dictionary says “the leading actress has appeared in 300 movies, selling millions of video copies”.

Omotola was the youngest person to win the THEMA (The Movie Awards) Best Actress in 1997.

In 2005, she won the Best Supporting Actress during the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

She has the reputation of being the first Nigerian celebrity to be featured on Times Magazine, alongside Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton and other global leaders.

In early 2013, she took her career to another level by debuting in a U.S. television series; VH1’s scripted series, Hit the Floor.

In 2014, the Nigerian government conferred her with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR ) for her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry.

Omotola in 2018, was honoured as one of the top 100 influential people in Africa for the year by MIPAD in New York City, following the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly.

She is married to Capt. Matthew Ekeinde.

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Davido Set To Sign Cynthia Morgan To His Record Label

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Nigerian singer, David Adeleke aka Davido has expressed his interest in signing Cynthia Morgan, after she voiced out the setbacks she has been facing in her music career.

Cynthia Morgan, once the queen of Nigeria reggae dancehall has been missing from the music scene for a number of years now.

In a recent Instagram live interview with Upfront With Sandra, the “German Juice” singer opened up about her challenges and illness.

Cynthia Morgan who now goes by the stage name Madrina, revealed that she relocated to Benin to recuperate and save costs. She also fell into depression after she found her resources drained.

Morgan revealed that she fell out with her former label head Jude Okoye, brother to renowned defunct group PSquare.

She alleged that Okoye has taken over her Instagram and VEVO accounts and has also stopped her from using the stage name Cynthia Morgan.

Reacting to her ordeal, Davido has expressed his interest in signing her to his record label.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote;

“Cynthia Morgan call me”.

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Cynthia Morgan Opens Up, Reveals How She Lost Everything To Music Executive Jude Okoye [VIDEO]

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Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan has spoken up about her travail after an issue she had with the CEO of her former record label ‘Northside Records’, Jude Okoye.

In an Instalive chat with former Miss Globe Nigeria, Cassandra, the dancehall star recalled losing her stage name “Cynthia Morgan”, her VEVO account, royalties, Instagram account and other things due to the contract she signed and the record label issue she had with the music executive.

According to the singer, she had dirts on Jude Okoye and would have won if she pushed further, but she decided at that time that it wasn’t necessary.

She however became depressed thereafter and had to relocate to Benin to save cost for treatment of an illness that almost took her life.

On why she didn’t open up at that time, Cynthia Morgan who now goes with the name “Madrina” said wasn’t ready to talk as she believed it was a phase of life she would surmount. She also admitted that some of colleagues in the music industry reached out to her, but she didn’t say anything because it was all centered on work which she wasn’t ready to get back to then.

The singer who disclosed that she doesn’t want to sign under a label anymore, said she is now open to partnership and hoping to stage a comeback.

 

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A GoFundMe account has been launched by her fans who expressed sympathy over “all she went through” with the hashtag #BringBackCynthinaMorgan.

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Nollywood Actress, Emilia Dike, Slumps And Dies In Enugu

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Nollywood actress, Emilia Dike, is dead. She reportedly died on Wednesday in Enugu after slumping.

Mr Okechukwu Oku, a movie Director, who expressed sadness over the bad news, took to his Instagram page on Thursday @okechukwuoku to announce the death of the actress.

“Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo.

“Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today.

“A woman with a heart of gold, Aah noooo. Will miss you Mrs Dike.

“Nollywood has lost a gem in you. This is messed up,” he wrote.

Some Nollywood stars like Uche Ogbodo, Anita Joseph, Belinda Effah, Ken Erics and others have expressed shock at the news of her passing.

Emilia Dike featured in Nollywood movies such as “Ignorant couples”, “Dust of yesterday”, “Kings Guard”, “Where Money Never Sleep 1 and 2”, and many more.

(NAN)

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