Matthew Ekeinde is a Nigerian-born Pilot captain and a businessman who is the husband of popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Ekeinde Jalade.
Capt. Matthew Ekeinde was born in Sabongida Ora in Edo State, Nigeria on March 23, 1968, but he spent most of his time in the East because of his father’s job who was a divisional police officer.
Matthew Ekeindedreamed of becoming a pilot at the age of 5 when his father who was on duty at the Ikeja Airport took him to work and into an old fighter airplane. when he sat in the cockpit of the old fighter plane, Capt. Matthew Ekeinde’s imagination took over. He made up his mind then and there to become a pilot.
He had his basic school education in Lagos. From there he moved to Owerri where he attended Emmanuel College.
After completing secondary school at Emmanuel College, and graduating at the age of sixteen, he went to Aviation and got his aviator license. According to Matthew, his love to fly a plane was nurture by a trip he took to the airport with his father.
Matthew began flying in England after he acquired an aviator license but moved to Nigeria in 1991 and his skills and ability enabled him to quickly rise through the ranks to be a captain.
Captain Ekeinde is not only a pilot he is also a businessman. He recently established The Aquatic Jungle Entertainment, which is a tourist and entertainment center in Badagry.
Capt. Matthew Ekeinde and his wife, Omotola have four (4) children, their names are; Princess Ekeinde, Captain E, Meraiah Ekeinde, Micheal Ekeinde.