“If they put me in anything that doesn’t make me hot and sexy, they are in trouble”- Omotola
by Rachel Ogbu
The mother of four and wife of the pilot, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, actress, model, musician, fashion icon and NGO executive revealed her first ever pay check was N15,000 and it came from a modeling job for a malt drink in 1994.
With that came more modelling jobs then she started acting. Her first movie was Venom of Justice. “I thought I was going to be nervous but I was calm; though I was a little bit anxious. I acted like I had been doing it for some time,” she said.
Of course acting was good to her, she remembers the most expensive thing she bought at the time was a Rolex wristwatch worth about N100, 000. “I bought it when I turned 19. I bought it like I was buying a land and, funny as it is, I have lost it.”
Above all, though the years, Omosexy explains she takes her looks very important.
She said the first thing that comes to her mind when dressing is the word; “sexy” which is her image. “… everybody working with me, as stylist knows that. If they put me in anything that doesn’t make me hot and sexy, they are in trouble. I must be attractive, especially to my husband. I wear what I feel comfortable in and my hubby likes the way I dress. He’s the important one; if he doesn’t have a problem with my dressing then I am okay.”
Check out excerpts of The Guardian interview:
Your first choice fashion piece
I love blazers like I love my husband. No matter what you wear, with a hot blazer, nice high-heel shoe and good sunglasses you will make a statement and look edgy.
And your accessory
First choice scent
I have always used Flower by Kenzo, but I also love Burberry.
Which is your first love food?
I’m a fan of seafood; I love anything seafood. I love fried rice with nicely prepared prawns or shrimps and a good wine to push it down.
Your first crush on a guy and a kiss
His name was Peter, but I can’t remember his other name. We were both in primary school at the time. My first kiss was a stolen one; the guy just did it and ran away. And if you want to know his name that means you have to wait till cocks start growing teeth.
Your first embarrassment and how did you handle it?
Nothing embarrasses me because I see everything as a challenge. I was once bounced at Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), though I was relatively new in the movie industry then. I told my friend then that I was going to win the award the coming year and it happened, because I worked hard towards it.
First thing you fancy in people
I don’t make up my mind immediately about people when I see or come in contact with them. I think that is one thing that has helped me generally. In life, people react to things in different ways. When I make friends with people I try to know them more to identify the kind of person they are.
Your first car
A fourth grade Tokunbo BMW. You know that kind of car that takes about 30 minutes to start. I knew the car and the car knew me.