Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Omotola Emerges Box Office Actress of the Year

Against all odds, a young boy, from the devastatingly poor fishing slums of Lagos is determined to pursue the dreams of his brother who is murdered. ... ( Resource: Blood in the Lagoon -Trailer

The Year 2012 will be one in which actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and film maker, Obi Emelonye won't forget in a hurry. The duo made the headlines in spectacular way judging by the quality of jobs they both accomplished during this year.

The movie, 'Last Flight to Abuja' produced and directed by award winning Obi Emelonye, first grabbed the headlines when it reportedly sold more than N8 million in its first week at the cinema.

Omotola's popularity in the box-office was put to test when the movie opened at the cinema.

The movie, starring the likes of Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Jim Iyke, Jide Kosoko and others, is still showing at the cinema and it has already grossed not less than N24 million, to break the record of ebing the highest box office earner this year.

For Omosexy, this year has been one of her busiest moments in the industry. She has not only starred in umpteenth big-budget movies, she has equally taken her talent beyond the shores of this country. At the last count, she starred in Ties That Bind alongside Hollywood's Kimberley Elise, Kofi Adjorlolo, Ama K, Khareemar Aguiar among others.

She was also in Tarila Thompson's "Up Creek ", Teco Benson's "Blood on the Lagoon" which is currently in post production and "Amina", starring alongside British actor Wil Johnson and Vincent Regan.

As icing on the cake, the actress was recently honored as the first ever African BEFFTA Film Icon for her contribution to the film industry in Africa, Europe and globally. BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) award is Europe's biggest award ceremony celebrating achievements of black and ethnic personalities in showbiz globally.

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