Omotola Jalade recently had an interview with BBC Yoruba where she revealed interesting and inspiring things about herself. One thing that was new to people who commented was how she spoke Yoruba fluently and this is because she is more popular for English movies.
Omotola Jalade said that one thing people may not know about her is that she isn’t an outgoing person, she said she only goes out when she has a job, otherwise, she enjoys staying in her office.
She was asked how she started acting and she said it all started when her father died. She wanted to help her mum who was a widow, she only had a SSCE certificate, while searching for a job, she was told about an audition and that is where it all started.
She trademarked her name ‘Omotola’ because many people have taken advantage of her name and used it for fraudulent activities and that is why she had to trademark it even if it didn’t come cheaply.
Omotola married early and she was asked if she could allow her child marry at the age of 18 and she said it depends on how mentally and financially buoyant her child is. She said she was already working at the age of 15 and at the age of 18, she was already a millionaire. She was already making her own money, she was taking care of her siblings and was mature enough for marriage.
She advised women not to marry when they are not financially stable because it is like slavery. If her child has all these attributes, they would proceed to meeting the partner and if they like him/her, the child can go ahead in marrying.
The reason she doesn’t appear in as many movies as before is because she decided to build a proper business for herself and it is hard combining business with movie making. She hasn’t stopped acting though, she just doesn’t act in as many movies. Asides that, she said she is not getting any younger.