When at her album launch award-winning actress cum musician, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde promised that twenty percent of proceeds from the sales of her album would go to charity, many thought it was another empty promise from a celebrity to get media attention. But with recent development, one can only say that the Feel Alright exponent meant every word she said as, recently, the star actress and mother of four stormed the Heart of Gold Hospices and SOS children village in Isolo, Lagos to further propagate her Give and Let Give gospel.
The two-day charity visit tour took off with a four-hour visit to the Heart Of Gold Hospices by the actress and members of OYEP (Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme); guided by Mrs. Adedoyin the founder of the orphanage, the star actress whose musical strength has been getting wide accolades in recent times went round the orphanage and showed her sympathy to the children while revealing that she canâ€™t imagine the wickedness that exists in the mind of the parents of some of the children. The most sympathetic part of her visit was her meeting a baby who suffered from a formation malfunction; at this point, the Gba crooner couldnâ€™t hide her emotional side as she was almost moved to tears at the little boyâ€™s plight, she thereafter moved to other rooms where she motivated and played with the kids before giving out gifts that include toiletries, clothes and products from Chivita.
The next day, the port of call was the SOS children village, Isolo where Omotola and her crew met with the social official in-charge. Thesocial official in charge then showed the crew round the village: to the children’s hostels, classroom, the children were so elated to see the role model pay them a visit as the mother of four advised the children to be focus and be good children. Omotola and her crew then donated, cloths, shoes, food stuff, biscuit, and products from Chivita to SOS village.
Explaining the rationale behind her visit to the orphanage, Omotola disclosed that it is pertinent to give back to the society, â€œAll religions encourage this, it is a sure way to make other people happy
and the sad thing is that these children did not put themselves in that condition they met themselves in that condition because of some peopleâ€™s mistakes, said Omotola. It will be good to note that all through Omotolaâ€™s career that has spanned over 15 years, the actress has in one way or the other being a â€˜philanthropist-celebrityâ€™ just last year, she became the first African to step into the shoes of Nicholas Cage and Bono when she was engaged by the biggest non-governmental organization (NGO), Amnesty International in war-torn Sierra Leone to raise awareness for the menace of high maternal mortality rate.