Nigerian actress and singer, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has tasked her fans not to be carried away by what she described as the lies they see on social media.
The movie star disclosed this in a message she wrote on her Twitter page on Wednesday
She wrote: “In this age and time of intense pressure especially from social media. Find the time to Log off. Have REAL life connections.
“Don’t feel pressured by the many lies you see, your worries are easier than that of many you may admire. Hang in there and Be patient with yourself.”
Omotola Jalade, 7 February 1978 is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, Omotola has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has dubbed her as the real Africa Magic. 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.
Beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. 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 on 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.