- Nollywood’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde recently opened up about the impact of losing her father as a young girl
- The actress shared details of the fateful day in a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo
- According to Omotola, her father’s death felt like something died inside her and it continues to affect her till date
Popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, recently travelled down memory lane in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, of YNaija.
The movie star while fielding a question about her late dad’s death said everything she has become both in the negative and positive light all stemmed from that experience.
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The actress said it was her first experience of rolling with influential people and it eventually became an experience that didn’t mean so much to her.
Unfortunately, Omotola said she was whisked away to boarding school in Kano state at the of 9.
“I remember when he was leaving, we were both crying. And as a child it kind of affected me because I thought he had other kids and I was no longer important to him,” Omotola recounted.
Sharing further, the movie star noted that at the age of 12 she started fantasizing about the idea of spending more time with her dad just like they used to do in the past.
The actress disclosed that on a fateful day, officials from school came to inform her that she had to return home. A young Omotola said no one told her what happened but she knew it had something to do with death.
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"I knew somebody had died, everybody in my school was tiptoeing. I think they told them but didn’t tell me. I knew something was wrong, the only thing I kept saying was I hope it’s not my dad."
In what she described as being ‘callous’, the actress said at the time she would have been fine if any other person died but her dad.
Omotola recounted getting home to meet a crowd in front of her house and how she eventually saw her wailing mother before realising that her dad was the one who died.
According to her, the experience has affected her up to adulthood. Omotola said she became really numb and emotionless and it is the reason why there’s nothing people can say that will affect her.
"It was like something died in me," the movie star said.
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Some days ago, Legit.ng reported that the actress and her husband, Captain Ekeinde, celebrated 25 years of being married to each other.
The actress dedicated a special post on her Instagram page and also shared a beautiful photo. Fans and colleagues in the industry flooded her comment section with congratulatory messages and prayers for her family.