The United Nations has honoured Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nollywood’s award-winning actress as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent.
Jalade-Ekeinde made this known through her Instagram page.
She wrote:”Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100.”
Earlier this year, she was was named alongside Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu among the “top 50 women doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage” by the Variety Magazine Awards, Naija News recalls.
Jalade-Ekeinde who is a former model, made her acting début in 1995
She is reputed to have appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of video copies and has been remarkable humanitarian efforts.
In 2013, she was honoured in Times magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.
In 2014, she was honoured with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.