Omotola Jalade Honored as one of the Most Influential people from Africa by the United Nations
The Popular Nollywood actress and filmmaker Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has been Honored by the United Nations. She is unveiled as one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent. Omotola Jalade was honored in New York City, following the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly.
The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) award distinguishes excellence in people of African descent. The popular actress and filmmaker made the announcement about her victory on her social media. She said: “Honored to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100“.
The award distinguishes excellent in the people of African Descent from over 50 countries worldwide in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015 – 2024.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde isn’t the only Nigerian celebrity on the list. Other celebrities include Davido, D’banj, Dakore Egbuson, Yemi Alade, Stella Damasus and Falz. The award ceremony which took place between 23rd of September to 3rd of October 2018 in New York was held following the opening of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.