Motara: The Biography of a Famous Social Influencer

This article will discuss everything to know about Motara.


  • Born on October 27, 1995
  • Alumnus of Ibadan Polytechnic, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Co-founder of Fly Fitness Factory.

Who Is Motara?

Motara, whose full name is Omotara Akanni, is a content creator, social media influencer, actress, and socialist. She also co-founded Fly Fitness Factory.

Omotara became a controversial and most-talked-about influencer in November 2020. This happened because of the video she posted of her mocking a beggar. Omotara is about to get married as she got engaged to her lover, Alabi, on October 4th, 2022.


Personal Life (Early/recent)

Omotara Akanni was born on October 5, 1995. She was born and bred in a small village in Ibadan, Oyo State. She did her primary and secondary education in Ibadan as well.

She attended Ibadan Polytechnic, where she studied microbiology. The influencer completed her NYSC in 2019, and she achieved this with the support of her mom alone.

Motara said her dad left her mom and her brother when she was six. Her mom cared for her till she finished her tertiary education with her hawking business.

Omotara is currently unmarried and without children. However, she’s engaged to Alabi, a social influencer as well. 


Motara used her freedom at school to help her mother relieve her burden. She did this by getting involved in several social activities. This is how her career as a social influencer started.

She gained people’s respect because she didn’t let her background stop her from aiming for the top. People saw that she possesses the personality of someone capable of impacting the younger generation positively.

Omotara Akanni

Motara soon gained several followers on Twitter and Instagram. It propelled her to get several ambassador deals with several top organizations. This includes  CountryHill Affordable Luxury Homes, a real estate investment company.

Aside from being a famous ambassador, Omotara is the co-founder of Fly Fitness Factory. A fitness and gym factory, located at Ariwola House, Sango-Eleyele, Ibadan The social influencer is a content creator as well.

Controversies on Social Media

Omotara Akanni set herself up, unknowingly, to become a controversial influencer following a video she posted on her WhatsApp status in November 2020. The video displayed her mocking a child beggar. 

Soon, the video started trending on Twitter. Upon realizing her mistakes, she tenders a national apology. However, this didn’t stop her from receiving several backlash and losing several endorsement deals.

At that time, Omotara worked as PR with a non-governmental organization, the Brother’s Keepers. The organization criticized her and later relieved her of her job with them.


Aside from tendering a national apology, Omotara told the BBC in her interview that she keeps returning to the same spot where she met the girl, but didn’t find her.

The socialist has risen from that ugly controversy since then. She has collaborated with top-notch brands such as Pepsi and Fearless Drink Company.

Above all, Omotara is a strong advocate for female gender rights. She uses her platform to campaign against domestic violence and rape. Finally, she’s an inspiration to young girls who aspire to become social media influencers.

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