Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nigerian actress, has bagged a honorary doctorate degree from the Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Edo state.

The award-winning Nollywood actress took to her social media to announce her new feat.

“Dr Mrs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde,MFR, Honorary Doctor of Arts (D.Arts) .Thank you Igbinedion University Okada. To God Be all the Glory,” she wrote on Instagram. 

She was honoured with the Doctorate of Art for her contribution to “human development and progress at national and international levels.”

From a relatively low background, the actress has had a blissful career, which has earned her several local and international recognition.

While sharing her story to fame in the wake of #YetIWon challenge, which gained momentum in 2018, the singer had stated that her desire to succeed against all odds made her conscious of available opportunities.

“My dad died. Everything went downhill. It looked like even schooling had come to an end. All Hope seemed to have come to an end,” she said.

“I was able to stand against all odds beside my widowed mum. I wanted to be successful so bad, I was sensitive to all opportunities. I escorted a friend to an acting audition, she didn’t get in, I did. I found my future… It was tough …#YetIwon

“Fast forward to the ban on top actors. Everyone was banned for one year. I was banned for 2. I had always wanted to do music… my first love but there was no time. Now I had time, Against all odds I did and released my first Album “GBA” had a hit single “Naija Lowa”, was invited for the Grammy.

“My song “Barren Land from my second album “Me myself and eyes ” was adopted by Amnesty International and I was signed to Bungalo Universal. I earn royalties in $$$ … Despite the ups and downs ….. #YetIwon.”



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