Probably one of the most recognized faces in Nollywood, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde launched her second album “Me, myself and eyes” at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, on Friday the 24th of September.
The event was very well attended and featured big names in naija entertainment including but not limited to Stella Damascus, Tuface Idibia, Omawumi, Munachii Abii, Dayo Ephraim, Efemena Tommy, Vixen, Vivian Ejike, Chidi Mokeme, Ali Baba, Freeze, Zizi Cardow, Matse, Linda Ikeji, & Senator Florence Ita Giwa.
Observations at Omotola’s album launch
Observation No.1…or you could call it my opinion…Omotola can sing. Don’t bite my head off…it’s what I think. She sang live and I was amazed at how powerful her voice was. I had to ask around to be sure she was really singing live. It was totally different from listening to her on radio and TV. She hit some high notes. But best of all was how much fun she had on that stage…she really loves singing so I guess she’s here to stay. And like I always tell people, you have only one life to live, so do everything you want to do and don’t care who disapproves or how stupid you look doing it.
Second observation: Usually when someone who belongs to an industry is doing something very important, (at least to them) colleagues from that industry turn up to support one of their own. There were lots of people at Omotola’s album launch but I only saw a handful of people from Nollywood. Chidi Mokeme, Stella Damasus, Zik Zulu Okafor…and…can’t recall seing anyone else. I expected to see the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Stephanie Okereke, Ini Edo and the rest, but Stella Damasus was the only actress at the launch.