Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, a Nigerian actress, says she is undergoing treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.


The 42-year-old broke the news in a statement via her Instagram page on Saturday.

She also announced the release of ‘Get Busy’, a video wherein she called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos to take actions that will stop the tragic incidents happening in the state.

“I know most of you have been wondering where I’ve been. Well, I contracted COVID-19. I have been ill, in Isolation and Now getting better. More on these details of this soon,” the actress wrote.


“I have been reading on the devastating news of how our youths are needlessly dying, getting crushed by trailers/containers! This is disheartening and has made my heart really troubled!

“This can happen to anyone and enforcements can’t be taken lightly on this Gov @jidesanwoolu! Pls, do something! I am releasing this video that was shot some time ago Now as I feel the need to.”

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Hello All, I know Mist if you Have been Wondering where I’ve been. Well, i Contracted Covid. I have been ill , in Isolation and Now getting better. More on this details of this soon. However, I have been Reading on the devastating News of How our Youths are Needlessly Dieing getting crushed by Trailers/containers ! This is disheartening and has made my heart really troubled ! This can happen to ANYONE and Enforcements can’t be taken lightly on this Gov @jidesanwoolu !!! Pls do something!!!!! I am Rekeasing this video that was shot some time ago Now as I feel the need to. Thanks @iamharrysong and @clarenceshotit . Thanks for your Love and Orayets as I recover fully, Nigeria Needs to #Get Busy ! ( Full video on my Youtube page )

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In May, she had explained how she abandoned a thriving career in music to focus more on Nollywood.

“The only thing I look back and I feel I shouldn’t have done or should have done more is my music career,” she had said,

“Sometimes I feel a little bit upset myself that I allowed my music career to die down to the point where it did.

“Because, you know, you are coming from a place in the film career where I was on top of my game. I came out with my music and I got a lot of criticism at first.


“To some extent, I allowed it to get into my head even though it did not rock my call. I kind of allowed myself to just let it go and face other things.

“I can’t understand why I allowed it to go. You know time just passes. When you’re supposed to do something you don’t do it. When you are supposed to make a decision and you don’t take it.”

Watch the colorful video below:


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