Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde will play Lady Maimuna Atafo, a fictional character in the remake.
The Veteran actress will star alongside Osas Ighodaro, Stan Nze, Efa Iwara in the upcoming remake.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been unveiled as the latest cast of ‘Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story’, Play Network studios’ remake of Amaka Igwe’s 1994 crime thriller.
The information was made known via the play network studios Instagram page.
The Nollywood star actress will play the role of Lady Maimuna Atafo, a fictional character in the upcoming remake directed by Ramsey Nouah.
Speaking on her character and the movie, Ekeinde shared: “It feels great being a part of this remake…There’s a lot of youth and drama, culture. I like that there is a human story to it. People will be able to relate to it because they can find themselves in the story plus it’s a classic and you can’t go wrong with a classic”.
The anticipated remake written by ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ writer, Nicole Asinugo will also star newly unveiled cast, Ayo Makun alongside Osas Ighodaro, Bucci Franklin, Efa Iwara, Stan Nze, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Elma Mbadiwe and Odera Adimorah.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR born Omotola Jalade, 7 February 1978) is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has dubbed the Screen Nation “Best Actress” as the “African Magic”.
She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.
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 one of the most watched actresses in Africa. In the year 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.
In the year 2013, Omotola made a brief appearance on VH1’s scripted series, Hit the Floor. On 2 November 2013, she spoke at the 2013 edition of the WISE- Summit, held in Doha, Qatar. In the year 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.
Omotola got her first big role in the critically acclaimed film Mortal Inheritance (1995). In the movie, she played a sickle-cell patient who fought for her life despite the odds of survival. Omotola’s character overcame the disease and she had a baby. The film is regarded as one of the Nigeria’s best movies ever made. Since then, she has starred in several blockbuster movies, including Games Women Play, Blood Sisters, All My Life, Last Wedding, My Story, The Woman in Me and a host of others.
After a career defining role in Mortal Inheritance, Omotola’s portrayal won her “Best Actress in an English Speaking Movie” and “Best Actress Overall” at the (1997) Movie Awards. She was the youngest Actress in Nigeria at that time to achieve this feat.
In ( 2012), CNN Travel noted Omotola’s famous tongue (accent) on their list of the world’s twelve (12) sexiest accents. The Nigerian accent ranked 5th on the list. The following year, Omotola was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine for their annual TIME 100 list. She appeared in the icons category. In (2015),she was listed among the highest-grossing movie stars one has ever heard of; the listing included: Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel, Mickie McGowan, Michael Papajohn, Martin Klebba, Clint Howard and Chris Ellis.
We look forward to seeing the star on screen yet again.
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