Omotola shares inspirational story on Glo-sponsored African Voices

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde will this weekend tell her inspirational story on African Voices Changemakers broadcast by CNN International.

A statement by sponsors of the show Globacom said the 43-year-old will be joined by two other Nigerians who are also making a difference in their fields of endeavour.

They are Laolu Senbanjo, a New York-based artist, and Meji Alabi, a British-Nigerian music video director.

Omotola, who is renowned for her acting skills, is also a singer and philanthropist.

She was in 2013 named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton. 

A year later, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for her contributions to the Nigerian film industry.

Senbanjo, 38, is a former women and children’s rights attorney who dedicated his time to the campaign for the education of the girl-child in the northern part of Nigeria as well as the inclusion of women in mainstream national life.

Also known as Laolu NYC, he currently resides in the US where he has made a mark as a visual artist, musician and songwriter.

Senbanjo caught global attention for designing global music icon, Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade.

Alabi is known for his music videos and works  with Beyoncé, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy among others.

He is a winner of the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Music Video of the Year (Director) 2019 and nominee of  The Headies Award for Best Music Video 2019 and City People Music Award for Music Video Director of the Year 2018.