Actress and business mogul, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has taken out time to talk about the limitless possibilities of the girl child as shared her childhood experience in the entertainment industry to mark ‘Girl Child Day.’
Taking to her Inatagram page few minutes ago, the mother of four urge the society not to “Underestimate the possibilities of a girl child.”
“On today’s girl child day I’ll do an unusual post true to me.
As a child, I lost my father age 12. Sponsored by a great community of Ondo men, the #Ekimogun club, so I could continue my education.
At age 15, started struggling to help my widowed mother. I started working in the Entertainment Industry. While going to school, and working, faced many challenges as a female child… talks of being loose, perhaps being a prostitute, lack of freedom to mingle like male counterparts, rumours and fear of slander, sexual harassments… but one of my early dreams was to be great at whatever I chose and be side by side the best in the World.
I’m not totally there yet, … but.. That 12-year-old Iyanaipaja little girl did take care of her widowed mum till she died, took care of her younger brothers… they are in marriage stages now, taking care of herself and her own family, taking care of a few people she is privileged to be able to.
She has worked, spoken on, been awarded on World stages, and has been compared to the people she admired when growing up, from other parts of the World… She’s still a work in progress but…
Don’t you dare Underestimate the possibilities of a girl child.”