Omotola Jalade: I would have been a se.x worker today’, if not for..
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, a veteran Nollywood actress, has revealed some intimate details about her upbringing, including how she almost became a se.x worker.
In a recent interview with Chude Jidenwo, Omotola Jalade recalled her childhood experiences.
She described how her father died when she was 12 years old, describing it as a tragic event that left her emotionless because she never grieved his death.
Because of the difficulties she faced at a young age, the actress said she was on the verge of turning to prostitution to survive.
“I think everything has been today, positively or negatively, because of my father’s death, it affected me so much, because I did not mourn my father,” she said.
“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 they came to pick me up from school when I was 13, I knew something was wrong and prayed that nothing bad had happened to my father.
Omotola Jalade continues
“When I got home, I realised 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 stayed with me to this day.
“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; I would have probably become a se.x worker today because I was desperate to do anything and said I’d rather sell my body than have anyone take my younger brother apart.”