Omotola Makes TV Debut In the US Today

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Nigeria’s screen goddess, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s appearance on the world’s movie circuit takes shape as she makes her debut in a television drama series, Hit The Floor, in the United States today.

She will be starring alongside Hollywood A-list actor, Kimberly Elise and hip-hop superstar Akon.

Written and produced by James LaRosa, Hit The Floor is an American drama television series which follows Ahsha, a girl who joins the NBA cheerleading team the Los Angeles Devil Girls, unaware of the treacherous and tempting world that follows.

Omotola: with TV cast
Omotola: with TV cast

The story is built around the Los Angeles Devil Girls, a preeminent dance team in professional basketbal.The show will be on VH1, Monday night by 9pm.

Omotola, who was in April named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine made this known via her facebook page and twitter handle.

“Okay! Finally its on Monday,9pm! #HitTheFloor ! My U.S Tv Debut! God is good y’all,” she said, posting a stunning photograph she took with Elise on facebook.

No sooner had the multi- talented and multiple award winner broke the news than her colleagues, friends and fans across the world expressed their admiiration, support and joy.

@Tonya_King, who wrote the script for the drama series, tweeted from Los Angeles. United States: “SO thrilled/lucky 2 have THE Omotola in my episode!”

@SarahEFahey, also part of the movie’s production team. tweeted: “Can’t wait for the rest of you to see @Realomosexy in next weeks episode of @HitTheFloor.”

@Noah Tsika, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, tweeted from New York: “Don’t miss the great Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (@Realomosexy) on @HitTheFloor, Monday, 9pm. The series is lucky to have her. #NollywoodIcon.”

When the news of the actress’ US TV debut broke last February, it was reported that the TV series would be known as Bounce.

“Bounce has all the elements we know VH1 viewers love; a world very much on the pop culture radar, an incredible cast and compelling, addictive storytelling. These are all set against a glamorous backdrop where amazing dance numbers organically break out as part of the story. We wanted to create a scripted series at VH1 in which music is a strong narrative force, and we have found that with Bounce,” said Jeff Olde, VH1′s Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the time.

With this TV appearance, Omotola, who made her movie debut in 1996 with the box office hit, Mortal Inheritance, has nothing more to prove concerning her fast rising international status as an actress and musician.

Aside starriing in over 300 Nollywood movies, Omotola made her breakthrough on the international scene by starring on the award winning films, Ije and Ties That Bind.


  1. Oluchi

    Keep it up,love u,evry body lovx omotola,shx gud

  2. dame

    if u are not happy about one success, u dont have the right to talk about her like that + she rocks, am loving the fact that she was on the show, seeing my people on US tv is a great joy for me, i now live in US but i still represent Nigeria anytime. paul go suck your momma pussy, na who born u self. f*****k u

  3. tallest Nigerian

    Whats wrong with some people? Why leave an insane person to walk and live freely among us. Paul or Saul or whatever your name is, nobody wants to come to benin o. Atleast not those who are ready to live long.

  4. J.T.I.

    @Paul, do you have a father? Ask you mother to tell you the man that impregnated her. It was not the man you call your father. You no bi Edo sef, you na bastard!

  5. Sync

    First of all, let me congratulate our very own THE OMOTOLA Jalade-Ekeinde. Keep rising!

    To some dead brain haters. Go identify your purpose instead of being envious of other people’s achievement.

    He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

  6. Omo be wise

    I am sure your place belongs in hell. You are an envious failure.I am sure that your wife is on the streets begging for money and you are lusting after her breast otherwise how could you say she is having a dead breast. You are a dead man. Period

  7. paul

    if she like let her continue showing her dead breasts to the whole world in the name of acting who cares.

    She can’t go to her husband compound in Benin because we have a culture there that forbid all married women from sleeping around with men the day she go there and eat the day she will end up in hell fire where her mates reside.

    1. riche

      paul or saul, u will die in poverty as long as u are envious of somebody’s success, am sure u are one those guys that sends thier wives to italy for prostitution. pple like u will die of heart break. EWU.

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