Omotola Trademarks Her Name

Tweeps Are Not So Excited About It

By  | Feb 17, 2021, 05:22 PM  | Drama

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Veteran actress Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde announced on her Twitter and Instagram page that she had trademarked her name- Omotola.

This comes few weeks after BB Naija former housemate Erica’s fans trademarked her nickname ‘Star Girl’.

The conversation around Omotola trademarking the name has been a mix of excitement and dissatisfaction because Tweeps think that the name is a traditional one and should not be assigned to only one person.

Here are some of the reactions:

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala didn't trademark her name. Mitchelle Obama didn't trademark her name! Priorities'.

'What is boss about this nonsense? Trademarking a general Yoruba name is almost the most selfish act in history. You people should keep praising nonsense'

'So after been missing in action for years, this is the best you can come up with? Wtf is Omotola that you are trademarking? I want to believe you've been doing some projects we didn't hear about sha'.

'Laye kojo... Trademark nibo. Yoruba general name'

'It's wonderful to see what female children are achieving these days. Shame on the old who looked down on female children.
Congratulations to your brand'.

Omotola is an actress, singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She was named as Time100 Most Influential in the world in 2013 alongside former American First Lady Michelle Obama, award-winning singer Beyonce, and Prince William Of England's wife, Kate Middleton. Omotola has evolved from being a face on TV to a powerhouse in the industry.

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She is the convener of TEFFEST: The Entertainment Fair and Festival- An Annual Festival/Fair aimed at Promoting the possibilities in the Business of  Entertainment through Training and Trade.
In 2014 she was honoured as a Member of the Order of The Federal Republic, MFR, for her contributions to the entertainment industry and in 2015, she celebrated her 20th anniversary in the entertainment industry. She was invited to be an Academy Voting member for the Oscars.

An interesting fact about the actress is that she got married to her pilot husband on a flight from Lagos to Benin.
Her son Captain E took in her footsteps to pursue a career in music and is recognized as one of the youngest music producers in Nigeria.

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In 2020, she built an all-inclusive studio in Lekki, Lagos to cater to entertainment production needs.
Oba Victor Kiladejo, the Royal king of Ondo Kingdom conferred Omotola with a chieftaincy title in her hometown of Ondo State. In 2013. In a 2015 list of the highest growing stars anyone has ever heard of, Omotola appeared, alongside India’s Shah Rukh Khan, Bob Bergen, Mickie McGowan and others as compiled by search engine site yahoo.

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She came into the entertainment scene in 1995 with a lead role in the movie Venom of Justice, directed by Reginald Ebere. Her breakout movie was the 1996 production mortal inheritance in which she played the character of a sickle cell patient who battled for her life and came out triumphant. Some of the movies she has since featured in include Blockbuster movie Last Flight to Abuja, with Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Jim Iyke, Anthony Monjaro, Uru Eke; directed by Obi Emelonye, Ije: The Journey with Genevieve Nnaji, directed by Chineze Anyaene, Alter Ego with Wale Ojo and Kunle Remi, Blood Sisters, Games Women Play, Royal Family.

She has featured in over 300 movies in and out of Nigeria.

Image credit: Instagram 

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