Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has expressed delight at the 2019 Oscars nomination saying most of the movies she nominated made the list of nominees. The actress, on her Instagram page, told her followers and fans how she voted as a member of The Academy in generating the Oscars nominee list. The Oscars nominees list was announced on Tuesday.
However, the star expressed sadness that no African movie made it to the nominees’ list. “Wasn’t So Excited No African Movie made it! Someday soon we will Be doing this for Africans!” she wrote.
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The Nominations are Out! So glad Most of the Movies I nominated made it. Next , Voting to determine the Winners!… Wasn’t So Exited No African Movie made it ! Someday soon we will Be doing this for Africans! Till then… which were your best movies of 2018? Full list on www.Oscar.Org #wearetheacademy #oscarsnominations
Omotola was announced a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018 alongside filmmaker and the brain behind ‘Battleground’, and ‘Tinsel’, Femi Odugbemi.
Omotola Jalade Ekehinde recently revealed the reason behind her non-appearance in many blockbusters in recent times. According to her, the reason for her absence from the movie scene is the inability of directors to pay her.
She disclosed this at the weekend during a question and answer session with fans on her Instagram page. She wrote in response to a question by one of her admirers: “Most can’t afford me, some can’t afford what it takes to have me on set. It is a new terrain, all will balance out soon.”
The ‘Blood Sister’ role interpreter further disclosed why she included ‘Omosexy’ to her name and how she dealt with people’s perception on the name. “My husband added ‘Omosexy’ to my name. I didn’t mind what people would perceive of me because of the name. People will always fall in line with what you present ultimately,” she noted.
Married to Captain Matthew Ekehinde for over two decades, Omotola briefly returned to the big screens in the 2017 with a blockbuster, ‘Alter Ego’.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was recently honoured by the United Nations as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent. The award-winning actress announced the good news via her Instagram page on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
“Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100,” she wrote. Congratulations to Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for flying high the name of our country.