By Osagie Alonge
On June 24, 2013, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde made her US TV debut when she starred in the VH1 American drama television series ‘Hit the Floor‘.
Starring in the fifth episode (titled ‘Keep away‘) of the first season, the Nigerian star actress made a five-second appearance mid-way in the drama series when she waltzed past pop star Akon who also made a star guest appearance. Omotola acted as Akon‘s date for the event they attended in the show. Akon had however had an earlier appearance where he gave out his diamond earpiece to charity while flirting with one of the series’ regulars – Kyle (played by Katherine Bailess).
In her five-second appearance, Omotola was complimented for ‘looking beautiful’ by Kyle while walking down with Akon. And that’s just about it!
Omotola’s name was not credited in the cast roll at the beginning of the episode like Akon was but received a ‘Special Thanks‘ credit while the teaser of the sixth episode played at the end of the current episode.
We were hoping for more with all the hype the actress received before the episode aired. Guess it starts with a trickle, then the flood comes…
‘My Debut on #Hitthefloor @VH1 was yesterday 24/06/13. Thanks to you all, who stayed glued,watched and have written to me. Thanks for being a Part of my journey! Many thanks to the African press too. Together we all Rise. #Thebeginning… Love, Omosexy‘, Omotola wrote on her Instagram page on June 25.