Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR was born on 7 February, 1978. She is a native of Ondo State but born in Lagos. She comes from a Family of 5 and is the Only Girl.
Omotola's original ambition was to work in business management, while awaiting her results from university, she began modelling to earn a living. Omotola attended Chrisland School, Opebi (1981–1987), Oxford Children School (1987), Santos Layout, and Command Secondary Schoo,l Kaduna (1988–1993). She had a brief stint at Obafemi Awolowo University and completed her studies at Yaba College of Technology (1996–2004), where she studied Estate Management.
Today Omotola is a popular Nigerian Actress, Singer, Philanthropist and former Model. Ever Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995; she has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies.
She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.
Omotola is one of the pioneers of the Video Film Era of Nigerian Cinema, becoming one of the most watched actresses in Africa. In the year 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.
In the year (2013), Omotola made a brief appearance in VH1's scripted series, Hit the Floor. On 2 November 2013, she spoke at the 2013 edition of the WISE- Summit, held in Doha, Qatar.
In the year 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was honoured with a doctorate degree at the age of 41 from the first private university in Nigeria, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state.