Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has advised her colleagues in the entertainment world not to rely solely on talent but to seek for more education.
Ekehinde said at this year’s Nigerian Entertainment Conference, held at the Grand Ballroom of Eko Hotels and Suites, said that Nollywood stars should not to be satisfied with the level of exposure they currently have.
“Education is not compulsory but will take you farther. Your talent is not enough,” she emphasized.
Ekeinde who kicked off the Social Responsibility Session with her speech ‘Why We Should Care’ also made a call to Nigerian entertainers to take up the roles of leaders in the society because, according to her, entertainers are the real leaders.
“Entertainers are the true leaders. We have been the sleeping giant for too long. Let’s wake up and leads. Let’s use our influence right.”
She warned people who have accused her of politicking with ‘people in high places’ not to mention her name in such discussions.
“Somebody on a blog a few days ago wrote and said Nollywood personalities are friends with politicians and spending the money together. I, Omotola, have never campaigned or partied with any Government, so don’t mention my name among those who do that. I have suffered enough for refusing to party with them and take Ghana Must go backs, so don’t let me suffer more.”
She added: “if as an entertainer you want to be friends with politicians, do so without aligning your brand with whatever the politicians stand for.”