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Genevieve Nnaji vs Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: Who owned 2013?

tumblr_misqyhmrvT1rtcxgxo1_1280We love to pit them against each other. We love to imagine catfights and rivalry brewing between them. And even when they tell us that they are good friends, we dismiss their claims and go ahead with our fantasies. After all, we know better. Well, the year 2013 is fast drawing to an end, and we have decided to take a look at which of these two Nollywood screen goddesses ruled the year.

Their Movie Career
While Genevieve Nnaji took her career to the next level in the much anticipated movie, Half of a Yellow Sun, featuring international stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, and returned to the local screen with Weekend Getaway, Omotola made her US TV debut starring in an American TV drama series shot in LA called Bounce and also pioneered the era of the Nigerian reality TV with her reality show, Omotola: The Real Me.

International Recognition
In August, Elle Magazine named Genevieve as one to watch in their feature titled International Superstars: The Next Big Crossover Acts. She was described as one of the most powerful actresses working in Africa.
On the other hand, Omotola was described by Stella magazine as The Biggest Film Star You’ve Never Heard Of In Africa, and was honoured in Time’s 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Their Charity
Genevieve has always been described as a secret philanthropist but this year, harsh realities coupled with a new found love for instagram brought her campaigns to the open. On instagram, she had shared the photos of children and wrote about her plans to find a better home for the motherless children. She wrote: “Soon I will need your help to relocate them to a better home. Can I count on you?”
She also ran five miles for a breast cancer awareness charity project.
Omotola has also been big with giving back to the society. On Twitter this year, she had been more vocal about injustice and corruption especially with the #ChildNotBride campaign. She also partook of the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women, one of America’s largest fundraising events. Money raised was used for cancer research, treatment, counseling and outreach programs.

Their Fashion and style
The star icons were also leading this year for their style and love for high end brands. They have always been fashion icons but this year it was tough spotting a fashion faux pas as they both impressed critics with their daily choice is clothing from day trips out to red carpet functions.
Genevieve got fashionistas gushing each time she launched an accessory from a 4 million Rolex watch to Hermès Birkin and Prada bags worth thousands in dollars.
For Omotola, glam was always her go-to inspiration whenever she stepped out. From Iconic Invanity, Kinabuti to Rooi Couture and Ejiro Amos Tafiri.

So back to you guys, #TeamGenevieve and #TeamOmotola, let us know who our leading lady is . . . at least for now.

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  1. chukarudy

     /  December 8, 2013

    #Team Genevieve as always….

  2. obinna lawrence

     /  December 8, 2013

    Going with gene… She can do no wrong in my eye.. She’s just like angeline jolie to me.. Talk about major crush

  3. iphie

     /  December 8, 2013

    Luv me sm Genny!!#Team Genny#

  4. *looking around for someone…anyone, in #TeamOmotola* Anyone?

    • Yemie

       /  December 8, 2013

      I do admire Omotola and I believe she’s actually living the dream and is the envy of all other actresses. She’s got four grown kids, a hubby who thinks the world of her and the cherry atop of the cake, a budding and progressive career. So yeah, at this point am on Omotola’s team.

    • Yemie

       /  December 8, 2013

      Oh yeah, and did I mention that she’s quite a looker, stunning after four kids? And that booty! hmmn, even Olisa Adibua couldn’t stop himself from commenting bout it at the last AMVCA. Lol!

  5. Rare G

     /  December 8, 2013

    In terms of international recognition, I think Omotola takes that particularly because of her reality TV show & Time’s listing but in terms of financial worth still, I believe Genevieve still rules in that category having acquired choice properties in high brow areas of Lagos silently at the middle of the year. They remain the best though.

  6. obinna lawrence

     /  December 8, 2013

    Did I forget to mention ageless

  7. ijay

     /  December 8, 2013

    #team omotola# anytime! anyday!!……achieving all this with 4 young kids and a man over her head aint easy.


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