Sunday, 4 March 2012

Omotola : I wouldn't Have Gotten Married

In a rare interview, the actress talked about why she married captain Matthew Ekeinde, life after loosing her dad and insights on her personality. interesting

Not many people know that sexy actress,Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her husband,Captain Matthew have been happily married for the past 15years.

She got married to her pilot husband Captain Matthew Ekeinde on 23rd of March 1996 at the Ikeja Registry and later did her White wedding on board a Dash 7 Aircraft flying Lagos to Benin,on the 21st of April 2001.

She is blessed with 4 adorable kids.Princess,M.J,Meriaih and Michael Ekeinde.

In this mindblowing interview,the talented thespian opens up like never before.

Before my father died,we had a good standard of living.

Immediately my father died,the first thing that came to everybody’s mind is,oh,their standard of living is going to drop.They are going to become very poor.She would probably become a prostitute.So my mum was on edge and under a lot of pressure.



She was very uptight,always walking on pins and needles.I am the only girl,first daughter.So,at a point I was really confused as to how my life was going to go,because there were times when we didn’t have anything to eat.That is the truth.We are 3-myself and my 2 younger brothers,I went through a lot within the time I lost my father and found my feet.

Once,my mother and I went to beg for money in the house of of one prominent Nigerian.

We were so totally hopeless that day.I have never told anybody this before.We cried all day because my younger brothers school fees was due and we didn’t have money to pay.

There was this man on my street,who is very rich.He is into Oil,Crude Oil.We walked to his house because we didn’t know what else to do.We sat down at his gate from morning till night,when he came my mother and I sat on the pavement on the floor,by the gutter waiting for him to pull by.

I remember that when he got to the gate,he wound down and he recognized my mum from their days at Landlords meeting.He said Madam whats your problem.She told him everything.He said oh I really feel for you.Maybe we will talk later I am just coming from work and he drove in.

He said I am really tired.The truth is that we never got anything from him.

A lot of people often ask me that question and its becoming ridiculous,because people think I got married out of frustration or because I was one of those who were repressed.I was a rebel.My mother actually predicted that I will never get married that was how bad it was.



I wasn’t the kind of person you could talk to.I was a very heady person.I had very strong opinions.

My mother used to say you can’t live with a man,no man can marry you.Its not that I don’t respect people.But I just know what I know and you can’t change my mind.

I tell people this and I say it very very clearly.I don’t mince words when I say it.If I wasn’t married to my husband I will never have been married.

If I had missed him,I would have remained single because I can’t find anybody else who understands me the way Matthew does.I really can’t.

Even my own brothers don’t understand me.(Laughs).

I am not an easy person to live with.Even I know.

My husband knows this.And he jokes with me that I have different spirits.So sometimes when he talks to me he would joke,who am I talking to,which of the Omotola’s am I talking to ? It’s because I have different people in me.So when you are dealing with me,you have to be very careful because you don’t know who you are going to be talking to because I am a thinker,I am a very deep thinker.

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