In celebration of Omotola’s return to the big screen, the legendary superstar is the cover star of our latest magazine issue ‘The Career Edition”, in this edition she speaks to us exclusively about her three-year hiatus, insight into her time out of the spotlight and why “Alter Ego” – a hard-hitting film already praised by critics – is so important for women and society as a whole. As a human rights activist in her spare time, Omotola plays an attorney seeking justice for young girls and women.
Here are five key things we learn about the movie in this interview:
1) Alter Ego explores PTSD and mental health issues
2) Omotola turned down a number of scripts during her time out of the spotlight, but felt the “Alter Ego” script was “a Godsend”
3) Omotola worked closely with Direct Moses Inwang to make sure everything was perfect
4) Omotola was heavily involved in the script process
5) Shooting the film took over 12 months
Omotola also revealed to us in this interview, saying “When I got the script, I wasn’t actually ready to go back to the big screen, but I liked the script and story. A lot of people don’t talk about PTSD and mental illness in Nigeria, and I like to bring attention to such issues…. I wanted something meaningful, the kind of project that I would be proud of having helped create.”
According to Glam Africa’s Editor, Fadekemi Sulaiman “We are proud to be celebrating the legendary and inspiring Omotola. This brilliant new film will no doubt further solidify her as true Nollywood and African royalty”.
You can read the full interview in our ‘Career Issue’ available now for digital or hard copy purchase at glamafrica.com/magazine to all readers worldwide OR from Tuesday, 1 August 2017 at newsstands across UK, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa (including Shoprite, W H Smith, Checkers, Shell, Spar and more).
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