Omotola Jalade Ekeinde recently  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, January 22, 2018, by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. However, the star expressed sadness that no African movie made it to the nominees’ list. In her post, she said “Wasn’t So Excited No African Movie made it! Someday soon we will Be doing this for Africans!” she wrote.

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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.

In 2013, Omotola was recognised as Time 100 most influential people having appeared in over 300 movies. From her fame breaking movie, ‘Mortal Inheritance’ in 1996 to the 2010 super production, Ijé, Omotola is one of Nollywood’s most celebrated actresses.

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Omotola won the award for Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She was introduced to acting by accompanying a friend to an audition. Her first acting role was in the 1995 movie Venom of Justice, directed by Reginald Ebere. Reginald has been cited as launching Omotola’s career. She was given the lead role in the movie, which set the stage for a flourishing career in the Nollywood film industry.

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