When I meet her for the interview in a photographic studio in south-east London she is still recovering from getting mobbed by her Afro-Caribbean fan base in a nearby Tesco.
“They practically had to shut down the store when people recognised me,” she says.
The source who claimed Omotola Jalade is secretly battling early menopausal signs like hot flashes and so on, also says Omotola never stopped the habit of beating her husband mercilessly in case of argument.
Captain Matthew Ekeinde, an easygoing man who married the actress at a tender age, is a gentle man by nature.“During the course of their marriage, Captain Ekeinde never beat the actress simply because he adores her” said the source.
In 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.
Omotola, who is of Ondo descent, was born in Lagos State.
Yet Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was attending that dinner because, like him, she had been honoured in Time’s 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies.
Beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts.
Omotola is one of the pioneers of the video film era of Nigerian cinema, becoming the most watched actress in Africa.
Recently, precisely on August 17, 2016, actress, Omotola Ekeinde’s first son, Captain E, marked his 18th birthday.
The likes of Dangote, Mike Ezuruonye, Denrele, Sound Sultan, Patoranking, Swanky Jerry, Rukky Sanda and others honoured the big party for the young man.