Parents always wish for the best for their children and when one makes what you think as a wrong decision, what do you do, well read on to find out how Omotola Jalade-Ekinde’s mom had to deal with her choosing acting as a career.
The actress who has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years revealed how she was severely beaten by her mother on many occasions at the beginning of her career.
She went on to explain that the reason behind her mom beating her almost every day was because being called an actress when she started in 1995 was not as prestigious as now.
Omo Sexy went on to compare the industry during the 90s and how it has changed she said: “It’s quite complicated. I guess then we were all working for the love of it.
“Money was not the motivation because there was not much prestige to it. You couldn’t just go out and say you were an actress. I can’t remember how many times my mother gave me the beating of my life for saying I was an actress.
“It was like a holiday job or a hobby. You couldn’t just tell any of your family members it was what you were doing. To do it then you really had to be in love with it.
“For those of us who wanted to do it at the time, who really wanted something out of it, to make a career out of it, we really enjoyed what we were doing. We started with the home video and when the business people and traders started investing, it became better.
“At that point, it was much of what you put is what you get. Now, the difference is, because of social media you don’t have to work as hard anymore.
“In those days, before the public knows you, you would have been very popular in the industry, among your colleagues and people in the industry. They would have been talking about you, that, there’s this new kid that’s doing well. Directors would have been talking about you.
“Now, nobody may know you and you have become popular on social media. There are so many people now that you just hear about and you are like who’s this person and you hear she’s an actress. What did the person do? Maybe just one movie. They are actually more popular on social media than they are in the industry.”