Omotola, in an interview react to different question, bellow was her reaction all the questions.
Coming into Reality show?
“I am scared about the reality show but it is a risk I have to take, life is all about risks, thanks God am doing great” she says.
Your career as an actress?
“I did not always aspire to be an actress, I started out as a model. It was tough then, modelling like every other part of entertainment was not developed and one had to wait forever to get a job. Plus, there were too many girls who wanted the same job. It was just a hobby for me.
“I thought if I wanted to do something for a career, it would be music because I sang in the choir and one could see the direction music was heading at the time. But I went into acting when I accompanied my friend who was a model to the casting of a movie. She did not get the part but she told me to try, I did and I got my very first movie role.”
She says, “I was troublesome! Nothing too crazy though because my mum was extremely strict and I could not go all out to make trouble. But I would be the one to pinch or probably tear somebody’s dress somewhere. Then I had this sweet face so when they catch me I would deny, look very innocent and everybody would be petting me instead of punishing me.”
The saddest day in your life?
The saddest day of my life came when I lost MY father at a tender age.
She recalls, “It was the worst moment of my life till date. Even though I have lost my mum and my mum’s death too was very painful but I think, my dad’s death was more painful because I was very close to him. For a very long time I did not get along with my mum because of her disciplinary nature but I was very close to my dad because I was the only girl and the only child for a very long time. My dad was the manager of Lagos Country Club and I used to go to school at Chrisland Nursery School, Opebi. Then we moved from Ikoyi to Iyana-Ipaja and since my house was far from the school, I would naturally go to Lagos Country Club to stay with my dad after school. When he died, it was like life left me, my younger brothers are quite younger than me so when my dad left me I did not have anybody. I was alone emotionally; I closed up. I did not mourn and I did not grieve. I was in shock for a very long time, I did not know what to do or where to go but when I saw the trauma my mum was going through, I just figured out I had to be the man.
“My mum was a petty trader then, she had a store where she sold drinks and pepper soup, but after my dad died, she started doing other things and I had to step up and help because she was going through a lot. ”
What can you say about your husband?
“My story hasn’t been a sad one all through. When i meet my husband, Matthew Ekeinde, who was 26 then, is one of my happy memories.
“I was 16 and really big for my age, I actually looked 20, I have always been very mature anyway, maybe because of the death of my father, I had to grow up quickly. So when he met me he actually thought I was older and when he got to know I was 16 he said ‘ah ha, what would I do with 16?’ So we became just friends but when I turned 18, he said ‘oh you are an adult now, will you marry me?’ I was like oh, hell no!
“He was a pilot then; he had been flying since the age of 17. It was not what attracted me to him. Actually that was a turn off for me. Before I met him, I wanted to be a pilot too at some point. Besides, I knew the lifestyle some of them lived; pilots had a reputation for having wives in each of the cities their planes landed! I told him I was not ready to be a caricature, I asked him- am I going to be your Lagos wife now?
“But I got to know him and his soul; everybody fell in love with him, because that is one way to gauge a guy, from what everybody says about him. Everybody, including my mum loved him.”
“We have been together for 15 years and at a time when most celebrity marriages are crashing. I thank God that am still in happy home now.”
“We both have our foundation and that foundation is Christ. I am not too sexy to admit that. I will always be sexy. If it was just love it would have crashed a long time ago, there are times when you would not be in love. The fear of God as a higher power keeps everyone in check.
“When we fight, we don’t go for counseling because we don’t like discussing ourselves with other people. And we do fight, oh yes. Our fights are not even funny. I am a very vicious person, when I fight, I fight. But he is mature and he hardly gets angry, when he is angry, my madness has to give way. I don’t get angry when he is angry because it is not going to be pretty.”
“They are all very independent minded. In my family we are all very strong minded people, we don’t treat them like they are kids, we talk to them like adults. The boys naturally want to be pilots. My second daughter is actually a fashionista. My first daughter is into church and prayers; she wants to be a journalist actually.”
You still has the same youthful appearance like when you are still 18yrs, what is your secret?
“I don’t stress myself. I don’t wear makeup when I am not working. Nothing stresses me! I don’t get embarrassed, I have no shame. If I fall down here I will get up and tell everybody, ‘I don fall o! How we go come do am now?” She jokes.
What’s your favourite meal?
“I just found out that fried plantain is not good. I skip meals, not because I am dieting but because I work all the time. Naturally, when you are doing this sort of job, you start to become very conscious. When they yab you and say ‘see your turkey hand,’ It will start to get to you. Then you will be forced to do some research to find out what your problems are and if you find out that dodo is part of your problems, you start working on it.”