Veteran Nollywood actress and TV reality star — Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde who only a few days ago was honoured with the MFR honour, has congratulated the country on her 54th Independence anniversary earlier today.
She wrote on her Instagram page: Happy #54th #Independence #Nigeria. Many of you by now must have heard about my National award. Member of the order of the Federal Republic ( MFR). Many read my ” mixed reaction” and “consulting with elders” remarks. So I listened to the voices of wisdom. I went, got awarded and decorated and am Truly Appreciative.’
True to her revolutionary nature, she continued: ‘Appreciative of a country who still produces opportunities for her children, despite the many abuses and mismanagement by her children. Appreciative of a strong country that never fails to smile even sometimes annoyingly “suffering and smiling” irrespective of her situation.
Appreciative of a country that is proud to call me it’s own , groom me and present me to the world, trained and ready to fight. Appreciative of a country that’s still Holding on waiting so desperately for us her children to Come back home, wake up, love her, nurture her, honor her ……. Enjoy her. Nigeria my country , my mama thank you for the recognition , I love you and look forward to seeing you happy and dancing again in your colorful robes amongst the best mothers of the world. To the first Daughter of Mama Africa. #HappyBirthdayNigeria and Thank You. One of your hildren, Omotola’.
Ekeinde, alongside with Joke Silva, Ken Nnebue and 100 others were honoured with National honours on Monday, September 29, 2014 in Abuja.