Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, popularly known as ‘Omosexy’ has been invited to join the record-breaking 928 members admitted this year in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, otherwise called the Oscars.
The Oscars is the world’s foremost movie related organisation, comprising over eight thousand accomplished men and women working in cinema.
The Academy invites notable industry professionals ranging from Actors to Writers, and two categories, Members-at-Large and Associates to accommodate individuals who have no defined branches in motion picture.
Academy membership is limited to film artists working in the production of theatrically-released motion pictures.
Omotola’s invitation to the Oscars derives from being globally applauded for the 2010 romantic drama ‘A Private Storm’ and the 2012 thriller ‘Last Flight to Abuja’.
‘A Private Storm’, co-directed by Lancelot Imasuen and Ikechukwu Onyeka, received three nominations at the 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards including awards for Best Makeup, Best Supporting Actor and Best Nigerian Film.
The Africa Movie Academy Awards award for ‘Best film by an African based abroad was won by ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, written by Tunde Babalola; directed and produced by Obi Emelonye.
The Nollywood diva has starred in over 300 movies since her Nollywood debut in 1995, winning several awards on the back of millions of copies of movies sold in which she starred.
She was honored in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Kate Middleton in 2013,.
Omotola made her US television debut in VHI’s scripted series, `Hit the floor’ in early 2013 and in 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian Entertainment Industry.
Omosexy has also been actively involved in several humanitarian initiatives outside her main preoccupation, for which she has also been widely acknowledged.