People used to look down on me: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde says it wasn’t always Eldorado (READ)

by Azubuike Azikiwe

Its hard to find anyone who’d look down on her at this stage of her career!

Apparently, it wasn’t always ‘accolades and adulation’, for Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, one of Nigeria’s most influential actors. There were those times when she didn’t get her due respect.

In an interview with ‘The Sun’, the actress and mother of 4 speaks on some of the encumbrances she had to surmount on her climb to the apex of Nollywood.

“Fame has denied me a lot. I can’t stop on the way and buy anything I want. I’m like, ‘hey, give it to me’ and they will rush over, give it to me and I will zoom off. Every celebrity has this challenge. It depends on who you are and how you want to handle it. I would like to go to the market and buy whatever I want but I can’t. And I can’t go around with bodyguards.”

“At a stage, people looked down on me. They tried to deny me my credit and make me feel insecure. But you know you deserve what you get as long as you have worked hard enough. So, no matter what you are going through, you’re not the only person facing tragedy in life; it happens to everyone.”

The iconic and talented actress also said she hates watching her own flicks, owing to the fact that she is extremely critical of her acting.

She said, “I hardly watch my own movies. I really can’t; it will kill me. I can’t watch my movies with people, especially my husband because I get on his nerves all the time. We’d be watching this movie and before you know it, I’d be chattering and he would be like ‘hey, can you just shut up and let us watch the movie!’ You know, I would keep saying to myself, ‘oh my God! I would have turned that way; I shouldn’t have said it that way. Oh my God why should I keep repeating that? Why should I keep blinking my eyes?”

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