Nollywood veteran Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has been honored in New York City,as the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent.
This was announced during the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly.
The actress made the announcement on her social media handle. saying “Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100“.
In 2013, Omotola was honoured in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.
As Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), the award distinguishes excellence in people of African descent from over 50 countries worldwide in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015 – 2024.
The actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has revered the Screen Nation “Best Actress” as the “African Magic”. She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page.She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook