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"I Almost Gave up on Acting but Look at Me Now"- Omoni Oboli
« on: August 26, 2016, 01:03:18 AM »
"I Almost Gave up on Acting but Look at Me Now"- Omoni Oboli

For Award-winning Nollywood Actress, Director and Producer, life hasn’t  been a bed of roses as she almost packed her bags when she returned to  Nollywood years ago.   The actress who decided to take a break from acting in 1996 to complete  her studies and to give birth to three boys returned to Nollywood in 2009  only to see there was practically no place for her in the industry.


The delectable actress had to show doggedness and resilience in a bid to  show the industry that quitting is not on the menu for her ‘’ I did  Figurine and Anchor Baby shortly after I came back, the two movies made  weighty impacts in the then returning cinema culture’’ Omoni recounts.   

Despite the fact that she was making a re-entry into the industry, she  turned down scripts that didn’t align with her ideals
‘’I decided to take  the more difficult but surer route to where I wanted, which is the route  of ‘only good quality jobs’. I decided with my husband and team then that  if the movie production did not spark my interest in terms of a good  storyline and high production value, I won’t do it. It cost me a lot as I  wasn’t doing as  many jobs as many of my colleagues then. Often, even when the money  offered was very attractive, I turned down roles because the movie  production was not what I wanted’’. 
The A-list actress whose last three movies Being Mrs Elliot, The First  Lady and Wives on Strike have made box office hits with the last one  becoming the third highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time at the  cinema now has a new work on the horizon titled Okafor’s Law.

Okafor’s Law though yet-to-be-released recently got nominated at the  Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the top 5 film  festivals in the world.   

Speaking on the nomination, the amiable actress said
‘’ The selection of  Okafor’s Law, which is my most ambitious movie ever as an actress,  producer and director, at TIFF makes me emotional and nostalgic. I  remember the many nights and days of sacrifices, going the extra mile and  not getting enough credit. The TIFF selection is a form of validation for  my work and I am grateful to God’’.
She went on to thank the cast and crew of Okafor’s Law and with an  emotion-laden show of gratitude, she said
'’I say a huge thank you to the  entire cast and crew of Okafor’s Law. Words fail me in this moment, but I  deeply appreciate all of them for giving me their best so  that this movie turned out the way it is. If I have another chance to do  this again, I will certainly do it again with this cast and crew’’.




















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