I would have been a prostitute – Actress Omotola


Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, said, she pondered on going into prostitution at early age and would have stuck to the oldest profession till date.

The mother-of-four made this emotional revelation in a no-holds-barred interview she granted Chude Jidenwo.

In it, the 45-year-old recounted what followed in her life upon the demise of her father with whom she said, there was strong bond between them.

The thespian implied the lot to survive alongside her younger brother fell on her tender laps at aged 13, and at that point because she didn’t want them to live apart due to financial reasons, she considered taking into prostitution, and would have been into it till today.

Her actual words: “I think everything have been today, positively or negatively was because of the death of my father, it affected me so much, because I did not mourn my dad.

“I understand that I was his only child for a long time and my dad and I were very close, he was the manager of Lagos country club at the time, many influential people come there and because of that, I started rolling with people of influence from a little age.

“When I was 13, they came to pick me up from school, I knew something was wrong and prayed that hope nothing has happened to my dad.

“When I got home, I realized my dad was dead, so going through that mental process, I didn’t know how to react and I didn’t know how I was feeling, I was just silent but now that I’m older, I think I really understand everything. So I just became emotionless and it has affected me till today.

“There is nothing anyone says to me that can move me, I am so confident in who I am and I don’t fear anyone. I don’t fear for my life, probably I would have become a prostitute today, I was very desperate to do anything and said I would rather sell my body than for anybody to take my younger brother apart.”

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