Gbemisola Scarlet Gomez Shotade who’s popularly known as Scarlet Gomez is an amazing and naturally beautiful actress, singer, ex-beauty Queen, model, video vixen, and filmmaker.
She’s well known for her role as “Wura” in Showmax Original Telenovela “Wura” and also for a hit YouTube movie titled “In Your Heart” alongside Deza The Great.
She termed herself an “Ethereal being” meaning an extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world. She’s also a lover of God.
Scarlet drew inspiration from her late father, Adetokunbo Shotade aka Toks who was a renowned sound engineer and music producer. She started working with him at age 7 and fell in love with the entertainment industry.
She kick-started her career as a model and competed in several beauty pageants including the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria pageant(MBGN).
In December 2012, she won Miss United Nations Tourism in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2013, she made cameo appearances in several music videos of notable musicians like Naeto C, Timi Dakolo, Lynx, and Burna Boy. After a successful modeling career, she ventured into acting.
According to an interview with “The Guardian” in September 2022, she said she never had the intention of acting and that she just stumbled on it because she needed money but later fell in love with the career.
Gbemisola made her acting debut in 2014 in African Magic’s Original film Scarlet. She’s known for her role as “Fadekemi” in the African Magic TV series My Flatmates and for her breakthrough role in the African Magic Original film Armour.
However, her role in Showmax’s Original Telenovela, “Wura” which premiered on Showmax TV, in January 2023, kept her in the spotlight. She played a villain character in ‘Wura” and Netizens couldn’t help but admire her acting prowess.
Fans can’t get enough of her for her villain role in “Wura” as they continue to praise her for her top-notch performances. Gomez has also released a couple of songs. In 2014, she dropped her first studio album, Scarlet Letter.
During an interview in September 2022, she was asked why she wasn’t active in acting and she said she doesn’t act in every movie she comes across. She affirmed that she only acts in movies that resonate with her experience, and lessons and movies with good storylines.
Scarlet Gomez is a fantastic actress, an epitome of beauty with brain, and an embodiment of talents. She loves to take up challenging roles. According to her, Hollywood is the goal and she does her work diligently minds her business, and doesn’t pay attention to what naysayers would say.
Acting comes naturally for the beautiful actress as she once noted that the Nigerian environment naturally influenced her positively to hone her acting skills.
Scarlet Gomez has been recognized for her notable achievements in the film industry. On July 11, 2023, she was listed on Ranks Africa’s 100 Most Impactful People. On May 14, 2023, she graced Guardian Life magazine alongside top stars like Chidi Mokeme, Omowumi Dada, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tobi Bakre, Ini-dima Okojie, and Toni Tones. Gbemisola was also nominated for “Best Actress” for her role in “Wura” but lost to Osas Ighodaro.
On December 17, 2023, she was honored with “Actor Of The Year” Award at Lagos Stand Out Honours 2023 alongside stars like Ninalowo Bolanle, Damilola Oni, Itele Icon and many others. The indicator for the Award was Cultural Impact, Audience Reception, and Career Development where she scored an overall 94%.
Just like every other person in the world, Scarlet has had her share of pain and sorrow but keeps rising above the waters as she waxes stronger. She lost her father, Tokunbo Shotade in 2001, lost her elder brother Gbenga Shotade in 2018, and lost her child, Eli Gomez in 2019.
She’s happily married to an ever-supportive husband, Temi Gomez, a music producer and talent manager.
Over the years, she has carved a niche for herself and is a force in the Nollywood industry. She’s a very bankable actress and has made tremendous success in Nollywood.
Apart from TV series, she also dominated the popular digital streaming platform, YouTube. She’s credited for her role in “In Your Heart” alongside star actor Deza The Great where she played a romantic role.
The character interpretation was astonishing as the couple roles played by both stars looked real while showcasing strong emotions that captivated their fans.
The Ruth Kadiri movie which was released in September 2023 reached 1.7 million views with beautiful reviews from global fans.
Other latest movies she has starred in on YouTube are Love Triangle, Flowers For My Baby, My Cup Of Tea, Checkers, A Perfect Girlfriend, and Lost Love.
The delectable actress is dedicated to projecting Nigerian diverse cultures to the world through her acting skills and placing herself on the global map. She opined that we haven’t done enough of portraying our stories well for the world to see.
She also said the Nigerian film industry should stop focusing on foreign stories as they can’t do it better than the foreigners.
She added that the Nollywood industry will get the recognition and popularity it deserves if it focuses its attention on producing quality content that portrays Nigerian culture.
Gbemisola Scarlet Gomez was born to the family of Mr and Mrs Shotade on May 12, 1992, in Lagos. Her late father, Adetokunbo Shotade aka Toks was a renowned sound engineer and music producer.
Mr Toks died on May 1, 2001, and her elder brother, Gbenga Shotade died on August 31, 2018.
She’s blessed with a lovely mother who’s still alive, strong, hale, and hearty, and also blessed with her number one fan(Temi Gomez, her husband).
Scarlet attended Princeton School and later proceeded to Ogunlade College for her Secondary School. She also attended the University of Lagos where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
She got inspired by her father, a notable music producer and sound engineer, and started working with him at age 7. Scarlet was able to release her first studio album, Scarlet Letter in 2014. She has modeled for several brands, appeared in several music videos as a video vixen, and starred in several blockbuster movies. Indeed, Scarlet Gomez is a star and a phenomenal actress.
As of May 12, 2023, she was 31.
Is Scarlet Gomez Married(Husband)
Scarlet got married to Temitope Gomez, a talent manager, on April 15, 2017, and welcomed their first child, Eli Gomez on June 16, 2019, but later died on June 19, 2019.
She revealed during an interview in 2022 that she’s lucky to have her husband and that he’s not a selfish person. She said her husband is her number 1 fan and he doesn’t care if she kisses in movies as long as it will get her to where she wants to get to.
Scarlet loves her husband so much. On June 18, 2023, she revealed that she loves him with everything she has and everything she can be.
Is Scarlet Gomez a Nigerian?
Yes, she’s a Nigerian from Lagos.
Scarlet with Toluwani George on set of Showmax Original Telenovela, Wura
Does Scarlet Have A Child?
She once had a child but lost him on June 19, 2019.
The delectable actress lost her elder brother, Gbenga Shotade in 2018.
Scarlet’s mother, Mrs Shotade is alive, strong, and healthy but her father, Toks Shotade is late.
She’s worth $50,000 and lives with her husband in a beautiful apartment in Lagos. Also, Scarlet rides nice cars. She’s one of those actresses who doesn’t show off her assets online.
Scarlet doesn’t share her contact with the public but you can catch up on her daily lifestyle via her official Instagram page @thescarletgomez