Delectable Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, who was one of the panelists at the Innovation Warehouse, a mentorship programme for aspiring filmmakers and actors during the just concluded Africa
International Film Festival in Lagos
revealed why she has a successful
marriage even with her blooming career.
“It’s better to be an enemy to a colleague than to your family,” she said.
Speaking further, she stated that for a
marriage to work in the entertainment
industry, partners must be of the same faith.
“They must believe in you. If you’re a Christian and you marry someone who is not born again, then you are on your own. Your partner needs to be stronger than you. They are the ones
getting the aftermath of your own action.
Choose a partner who understands
entertainment. Don’t choose your fan.
Personally, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Pick someone who sees your heart, your soul, someone who sees the real you and not afraid to tell you about your flaws.
Discipline is key. Everyone wants freedom but too much freedom is bad. Be disciplined. Learnto say No! We are like nurses and doctors in the industry because we can be called upon at
She also advised against giving in to advances to get movie roles.
“Sometimes you will get a role for giving yourself out but you won’t be able to retain it. If you become famous, it will later hunt you. But don’t run away from your sexuality, don’t shy away from who you are. Enjoy who you are, come on there but
come out with substance. ”