TIME lists Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde as one of the 100 most influential people in the world

TIME magazine recently released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons. Nollywood actress – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (a.k.a. Omosexy) made the list. The list features many other big names such as Barrack Obama, Jay Z, Michael Kors, Joe Biden, Frank Ocean, Jennifer Lawrence and many others. Check out the full list below

TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World


  • Jay Z
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Elon Musk
  • Oh-Hyun Kwon
  • Scooter Braun
  • Kevin Systrom
  • Michael Kors
  • Palaniappan Chidambaram
  • Ren Zhengfei
  • Gina Rinehart
  • Ted Sarandos
  • Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten
  • Igor Sechin
  • Tadashi Yanai
  • Sam Yagan
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Lebron James
  • David Einhorn
  • Magnus Carlsen
  • Sheryl Sandberg


  • Rand Paul
  • Noynoy Aquino
  • Barack Obama
  • Chris Christie
  • Hassan Sheik Mohamud
  • John Brennan
  • Park Geun-hye
  • Yair Lapid
  • Wayne LaPierre
  • Kamala Harris
  • Fethullah Gulen
  • Xi Jinping
  • Wilfredo De Jesús
  • Tom Coburn
  • Kim Jong Un
  • Abdullah Ocalan
  • Enrique Peña Nieto
  • Elena Kagan
  • Joe Biden
  • Susana Martinez
  • Mario Draghi
  • Joyce Banda
  • Pope Francis


  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Jonathan Ive
  • Alex Atala
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Miguel
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Jenna Lyons
  • Bryan Cranston
  • George Saunders
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Wang Shu
  • Hilary Mantel
  • Frank Ocean
  • Jimmy Fallon


  • Aamir Khan
  • Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
  • Marissa Mayer
  • Hannah Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah Persaud
  • Bassem Youssef
  • Joaquim Barbosa
  • Vrinda Grover
  • Perry Chen
  • Roya Mahboob
  • David Coleman
  • Travis Tygart
  • Eric Greitens
  • Andrew Sheng
  • Don Yeomans
  • Jared Cohen
  • Moncef Marzouki
  • Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi
  • Kimberly Blackwell
  • Kai-Fu Lee
  • Mary Nichols
  • Peter Theisinger and Richard Cook


  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Lena Dunham
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Peng Liyuan
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
  • Lindsey Vonn
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Gabrielle Giffords
  • Beyoncé
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Kate Middleton
  • Michelle Obama
  • Li Na

Read Omotola’s profile below, as published on TIME Magazine’s website.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Actress, singer, philanthropist, 34
The world’s most productive English-language film industry is not Hollywood but Nollywood. The teeming Nigerian cinema grinds out some 2,500 movies a year, mostly direct-to-DVD quickies mixing melodrama, music and an evangelical Christian spin. (Think Bollywood via Tyler Perry.) Employing a million Nigerians, Nollywood enthralls millions more who come for the thrills, the uplift and the artful agitations of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde — the Queen of Nollywood.
Called OmoSexy by her fans, she has made 300 or so features, from the 1996 Mortal Inheritance to the 2010 superproduction Ijé, shot partly on location in Los Angeles. Married to an airline pilot she wed on a flight from Lagos to Benin, Jalade-Ekeinde brings a juggler’s grace to her roles as actress, singer, reality-show star, mother of four and philanthropist (the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme).
Success hasn’t spoiled Africa’s most renowned leading lady. Rather than going Hollywood, Omotola wants to stay Nollywood.

Congrats Omosexy!!!




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