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#YetIWon: Actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde shares how she overcame challenges
By Patricia Uyeh,
Joining ex-beauty queen, Omowunmi Akinnifesi on the #YetIWon challenge is Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who shared her own stories of challenges and how she got over them.
On Instagram, the actress wrote:
“My Dad died! Everything went downhill. It looked like even schooling had come to an end. All hope seemed to have come to an end! I was able to stand against all odds beside my widowed Mum. I wanted to be successful so bad, I was sensitive to all opportunities. I escorted a friend to an acting audition, she didn’t get in, I did. I found my future… It was tough …#YetIwon
“Fast forward to the Ban on Top actors. Everyone was banned for one year. I was banned for 2 ! I had always wanted to do music…my first Love but there was no time. Now I had time, against all odds, I did and released my first album “GBA” Had a hit single “Naija Lowa” Was invited for the Grammy! My song “Barren Land From my second Album “Me myself and eyes ” was adapted by Amnesty International and I was signed to Bungalo Universal! I earn royalties in $$$ … Despite the ups and downs ….. yet won
“No matter what life throws at you, you Can pull through. You must refuse self-pity or be a victim. Make your pain your motivation.
You can win and keep winning… From Ikoyi to IyanaIpaja, now to the World. #YetIwon
“I challenge World Class Manager/Publicist@k3pr and the Indomitable @moabudu to tell their #YetIWon story to encourage young girls out there. Well done on this @omowunmiak .”Photo credit: Instagram@omosexy