One of the globally-accepted characteristics of African mothers is their fondness for sending their kids on the most pointless errands.
And legendary actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde fits the mold.
In a recent interview, Omotola’s 16-year old son, Michael, reveals his mother is fond of sending him around.
He’s quoted as saying: “My mother is a workaholic. She always has something important to do. But she likes relaxing on the couch. She visits the spas too. She also relaxes by dancing. She always forced me to dance with her. Dancing with her is not an optional thing (laughs).
“I think she enjoys relaxing by sending me around. She enjoys sending me around a lot. My mother could be on a couch with her phone just by her side. Yet, she would call me from a distance to give her the phone (laughs).”
Michael, who plans to be a movie director someday, praised his mum for how she raised him and his siblings to be humble.
He added: “To be quite honest, most of the time, I feel like every other child. My mother is a disciplinarian. She raised her children in a way that gave no room for one to be proud. I am not the child that will enter a place and say, “Hey, my mother is the popular actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.”
“I don’t brag about my background. In fact, when I entered secondary school, I did not want anyone to know who my mother is. But they eventually found out.”