Nollywood actress and filmmaker Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has been unveiled as one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent.
The actress was honoured in New York City, following the opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly.
The list recognizes the positive contributions made by people of African descent, worldwide, across 4 categories. The categories that were considered for the award are Politics and Governance, Business and Entrepreneurship, Media and Culture, Humanitarian and Religious.
The list considered and identifies 200 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) from over 50 countries worldwide in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent under 40-years, with 100 inside Africa, 100 outside Africa in the Diaspora.
Omotola Jalade who has appeared in over 300 films, with several high-profile awards, made the announcement on her social media saying, “Honoured to be one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by @mipad100“.