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Omotola makes TIME magazine’s 100 World icons list  print

Published on April 18, 2013 by   ·   7 Comments

NEHRU ODEH

Nollywood Screen goddess Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, 34, has notched another feat on the international stage, making the 2013 Time 100 world’s Icon List, as one of the most influential people in the world.

On the same honors list with her are Beyonce, Kate Middleton, Michele Obama, Justin Timberlake, the Chinese tennis star, Li Na.

Previous honorees were President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. And in this year’s edition, President Obama was recognised as one of the world’s most influential leaders, while Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z was recognised as a titan.

In a press statement released by the magazine, Omotola was described as Africa’s leading lady of showbiz.

After nearly two decades of consistent on-screen success, the African Jewel’s accomplishments have been recognized as a pioneering force of the Nollywood film industry.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.TIME photo

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.TIME photo

Omotola has received dozens of accolades, however, being noted on the TIME 100 not only catapults her superstardom but also reinforces the African film industry as a global powerhouse. Omotola’s influence has transcended the African continent thanks to her stellar award-winning performances, respected humanitarian efforts, and being coined “The African Magic” by international media outlets alike,” the statement reads.

Michael Djaba of I Factory Live & leading African entertainment provider OH BOX remarks: “Omotola epitomizes the 21st century African woman and after producing her successful reality show, Omotola: The Real Me, it’s with great joy we congratulate her being recognized as one of the most influential people in the world. She has so much more to come.”

Since the news broke, the curvy actress’ twitter handle and facebook page have been buzzing with congratulatory messages from across the world.

Chukie Edozien ‏@Chukie_lynxxx tweeted: “Big shouts to @Realomosexy for making the Times100 MostInfluential People InTheWorld Icon List Thats a Big Deal! Africa Rising.”

In celebration of the honor, Omotola has been invited to New York City for the TIME 100 Gala on April 23, and will be interacting with other honorees such as Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and Steven Spielberg.

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7 Comments for “Omotola makes TIME magazine’s 100 World icons list”

  1. Congratulations Omotola for making Nigeria proud. Wishing you more success in your career.

  2. yakubu emmanuel

    yes sister omotola i have seeen the glory of God in your life as you celebret your birthday may almighty God in his infinity mercy add you more years to do want He want you to do in his kingdom

  3. Time magazine, Kudos! Please remember that if Obama’s wife can qualify, next year our own Mrs Jonathan must have a shot too.

    • tayo

      Mrs Jonathan can never be so recognized because she represents everything negative about African woman. She is greedy. She wants to corner all the position and riches of the state to herself. While she is the first lady of Nigeria, she still schemed herself as ta permanent secretary in Bayelsa State un-meritoriously and has never been in the office of permanent Secretary since her appointment. Second she has a money laundering case against her with EFCC; third she is struggling to corner several Abuja lands and has been using state resources unfairly all in the name of first lady. And above all, the woman lacks compassion for the million of poor in our country and lacks intellectual gift to even make meaningful presentation in the acceptance of the award if TIME ever ”honours” her.

    • Agbonlaho

      Your crazz don begin again!, did you read your story to yourself before posting?, please read it again very slowly.

  4. tayo

    Mrs Jonathan can never be so recognized because she represents everything negative about African woman. She is greedy. She wants to corner all the position and riches of the state to herself. While she is the first lady of Nigeria, she still schemed herself as ta permanent secretary in Bayelsa State un-meritoriously and has never been in the office of permanent Secretary since her appointment. Second she has a money laundering case against her with EFCC; third she is struggling to corner several Abuja lands and has been using state resources unfairly all in the name of first lady. And above all, the woman lacks compassion for the million of poor in our country and lacks intellectual gift to even make meaningful presentation in the acceptance of the award if TIME ever ”honours” her.

    • ALADEMOMI

      @tayo, this not the best way to contribute. even if all you said are facts, better presentation will make more sense than direct attack

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