Scarlet Gomez

Scarlet Gomez – Biography, Early Life and Career

Highlights:

  • Born in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, on May 12, 1995
  • An alumnus of the University of Lagos
  • Winner of the 2012 Miss United Nations Tourism Pageant
  • Founder of the Fashion House ‘Scarlet by Gomez’

Who Is Scarlet Gomez?

Gbemisola Scarlet Shotade-Gomez, popularly known as Scarlet Gomez, is a beauty queen, model and Nollywood actress.

She has participated in several pageantries, fashion shows, and movie projects. She also had a brief stint in the music industry, inspired by her father, who is a music producer and a sound engineer.

After she released her first music album in 2016, nothing was heard of her music career again as she decided to focus on her acting.

Scarlet is the main character in the ongoing Showmax Original Nigerian Series ‘Wura’. Her role as Wura earned her a nomination at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in the category of Best Actress In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series.

She also runs her own fashion house ‘Scarlet by Gomez’ and she’s estimated to be worth $500,000.

Scarlet Gomez Nollywood actress

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Scarlet Gomez was born in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, on May 12, 1995. Her father, Adetokunbo Shotade was a music producer and a sound engineer.

She attended Princeton School and Ogunlade College, respectively. Afterward, she enrolled at the University of Lagos for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Scarlet Gomez has been married since April 15, 2017, to Temi Gomez.

Career

Scarlet began her career as a beauty Queen and a model, having participated in many pageantries, including Miss Nigeria, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and Miss Global Nigeria, where she came second position.

She also contested and won the 2012 Miss United Nations Tourism pageant in Kingston, Jamaica.

In 2013, she went into the music industry as a music video model. She has appeared in music videos of songs like ‘Love Song’ by Timi Dakolo, ‘Eziokwu’ by Lynxxx, ‘Bartender’ by Naeto C and ‘Run My Race’ by Burna Boy.

Scarlet Gomez Nollywood star

That same year, she released her first single produced by DJ Klem, titled ‘Catch Me’. Three years after, She released her music album under Knighthouse Entertainment titled ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in 2016.

Scarlet made her debut in the movie industry in the Africa Magic Original Film ‘Scarlet’ in 2014. The following year, she played the character of ‘Abiodun’ in ‘Hex.’

After the release of her music album in 2016, she was employed by Africa Magic to join the cast of the drama TV series ‘My Flatemates’ which was aired in 2017.

The following year, she played the role of ‘Bisola’ in the 2018 Nollywood action film ‘Knockout Blessing.’

Since then she has featured in Several movies like Something Strange, Deep Cover, Season of The Vow, Blinded, Gidi’s Wake, Symphony, Happy Ending, A Dead Man’s Souvenir, etc.

Apart from acting, Scarlet is still very popular in the fashion world. She models for several fashion magazines, adverts, and prints.

She recently launched her own fashion brand called ‘Scarlet by Gomez.’

Nominations and Awards

  • Won the 2012 Miss United Nations Tourism pageant in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nominated as Best Actress In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series for her role in Wura at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
  • Nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 2023 Scream All Youth Awards Ceremony

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