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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: 10 things to know about the Queen of Nollywood

Updated 1332 GMT (2132 HKT) July 2, 2018
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Actress, singer and activist, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is a leading Nollywood actress with some 300 films under her belt. Courtesy Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde
The glamorous celebrity uses her stardom to speak out about social issues affecting various African countries. In 2013, she was named as one of the top 100 influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Jalade-Ekeinde with director Stephen Spielberg (left) and actor Daniel Day-Lewis at the Time 100 gala event on April 23, 2013. Courtesy Redhot Concepts
Known as "Omosexy" by her fans, Jalade-Ekeinde is a beloved icon of Nigerian showbiz -- her Facebook page has surpassed 1 million likes. Courtesy Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde
Jalade-Ekeinde also has a successful singing career, motivated by her work as an activist. Courtesy Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde
She also has her own reality TV show, named "Omotola: The Real Me." Larry Busacca/Getty Images