Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been honoured by the United Nations as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent.
The AMVCA award-winning actress announced the good news via her Instagram page on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
"Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100," she wrote. Congratulations to Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for flying high the name of our country.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde isn't the only Nigerian celebrity on the list as we have the likes of Davido, D'banj, DakoreEgbuson, Yemi Alade, Stella Damasus and Falz. The award ceremony which took place between September 23-October 3, 2018 in New York was held following the opening of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.
This is not the first time Omotola will be getting a global recognition in 2018. Recall that earlier in the year, she was among the recipients of the Variety Magazine Awards.
Federal government hails Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Chimamanda Adichie over awards
Back in March 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria congratulated Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, for winning the Variety Magazine awards. According to the magazine, these women are among the top 50 women doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage. In a statement released on Sunday, March 11, 2018, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed described the women as iconic women in the creative industry.
“Of more importance is the fact that these women’s achievements have transcended gender, nationality or race, placing them on the profound class of global, timeless achievers,” he said.
He further stated that the great honours bestowed on the women would further focus world attention on the nation’s burgeoning creative industry, thus placing it on the right pedestal to take the world by storm.