The founder of the awards praised Omotola for her talent.
The multiple award-winning actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has been recognized with a special honorary award, BEFFTA FILM ICON, for her contribution to the film industry in Africa, Europe and globally.
BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) award is Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating achievements of black and ethnic personalities in showbiz globally.
BEFFTA founder, Pauline Long, praised Omotola’s great talent and commended her for being a mentor to the young ones aspiring to get into the film industry.
The actress who has appeared in over 300 hundred movies since starting her career at the tender age of 17 is popularly known for playing lead roles with films that smash the box office. Her recent films include Last Fight To Abuja, Amina, Ties That Bind and Ije.
Hailed as cinema box office queen, Omotola played lead role in the movie Ije, Africa’s biggest and highest earning movie in the cinemas to date. Omotola continues to appear on the screens globally with her latest movies- Up Creek Without a Paddle, and Blood on the Lagoon- in post production.
Omotola is a World Food Programme ambassador and Amnesty international activist.