English: Omotola Jalade at a photo shoot with her son (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Finally, I get a chance to watch "Omotola the Real Me." I had
longed for this chance for weeks now. I read the reviews from a few blogs sef. After watching todays episode ( It may even be a repeat, LOL!), I beg to differ from some of us who wrote that she is not real or that she is acting and not being herself.
I didn't get to watch from the beginning because I had no idea it was showing this night. After shutting down and trying to get ready for bed, somehow, I just felt like scrolling through the channels, and, when I got to Africa Magic Entertainment, behold my long sought after reality show is on screen. I wiped my sleepy eyes and enjoyed it thoroughly. Because of how much fun I derived watching Omotola Jalade and her family, I decided to share with my readers before going to bed.
From where I met them, she is getting ready for Christmas celebrations with her family. The house is full of activities and it was all fun, just like Christmas in any other house hold. They want to kill a goat for the celebrations and he husband goes shopping for one. Although, I have said here that Omotola is real, I think that Captain Ekeinde is more real. He is the realest person I watched on that show today.
He parks his car and alights with a hat that reminds me of Kenneth Okonkwo the Nollywood actor, then he grabs his mobile phone and begins to blow Igbo language like no man's business. I had always thought that Captain Ekeinde is a Yoruba man, but, after listening to him speak Igbo language the way he just did, I am now confused. I need to Google him right now and find out.
After speaking good Igbo, he buys the goat or ram or what ever animal they are going to use for Christmas, the butcher gets down to work and demands for ten thousand naira as his fee. Here, the Pilot blew correct pidgin English by asking the butcher "abi you put juju for mouth?" It made me laugh out loud. He is so real. I'd love if he appears on every episode. It would be fun watching him just be the typical Nigerian man.
Back to Omotola, at home, she is a real Naija wife and Mother to her children. With the way she went about the Christmas celebrations and all. She provides alcohol for the butchers to roast the animal and made sure she supervised the cooking of her Christmas dinner. Although the chefs do the cooking, she never leaves the kitchen.
Omotola starts to panic when at 5pm dinner was not ready. She had invited and informed people that dinner would be served at five and by 6pm, 6:30 pm cooking is still going on, and behold the Screen Goddess takes charge, she is seen molding, rolling and smoothening the fufu, and even helping to set the table for dinner.
Finally, at 7pm, everyone is seated and, even though she fears that someone could remind her of not keeping to time, no one remembers, and they all enjoy themselves.
After dinner, she hears noises from upstairs and rushes there to see what is happening. I bet you Omotola joined in the dance and she did very well. While the girls dance to the Music video and try to mimic the steps, Omotola beats them to it hands down. Her moves, her flexibility, her effortless hip sways and all. I just enjoyed watching her dig it.
While dancing, she realises that the girls are having a party while her dress is not appropriate for one, then, she dashes downstairs, changes, joins in the dance and still did way better.
Now I can go to bed. I have shared what I just saw on "Omotola The Real Me"