“I would have been a prostitute” – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Star Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has shared some personal information about her life, including how she almost became a prostitute.
In a recent interview, Omotola talked about her early years with Chude Jidenwo.
The mother of four described how, when she was 12 years old, her father died. She added that it was a devastating event that left her indifferent because she never grieved his passing.
The actress continued by saying that due to the difficulties she encountered as a young girl, she was on the verge of turning to prostitution in order to survive.
In her words;
I think everything have been today, positively or negatively was because of the death of my father, it affected me so much, because I did not mourn my dad.
I understand that I was his only child for a long time and my dad and I were very close, he was the manager of Lagos country club at the time, many influential people come there and because of that, I started rolling with people of influence from a little age.
When I was 13, they came to pick me up from school, I knew something was wrong and prayed that hope nothing has happened to my dad.
When I got home, I realized my dad was dead, so going through that mental process, I didn’t know how to react and I didn’t know how I was feeling, I was just silent but now that I’m older, I think I really understand everything. So I just became emotionless and it has affected me till today.
There is nothing anyone says to me that can move me, I am so confident in who I am and I don’t fear anyone. I don’t fear for my life, probably I would have become a prostitute today, I was very desperate to do anything and said I would rather sell my body than for anybody to tear my younger brother apart.