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“I almost gave up on acting but look at me now”- Omoni Oboli on Returning to the Movie Industry after the Birth of her 3 Sons



BN Pick Your Fave - Omoni Oboli - BN StyleNollywood actress, director, and producer Omoni Oboli is having quite an amazing year. This year the mother of three has released three movies that have been box office hits – “Wives on Strike”, “The First Lady” and now “Okafor’s Law” which is set to premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Things were however not always so rosy.

She recently revealed that she had to take a couple of years off acting to raise her three sons and when she came back the competition was tougher than ever.

She says:

“I did Figurine and Anchor Baby shortly after I came back, the two movies made weighty impacts in the then returning cinema culture. 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”.

We’re happy to see she didn’t give up on her dreams!


  1. marlvina

    August 26, 2016 at 1:56 am

    This is what you call #goals…happy for her. Congrats!

  2. laila

    August 26, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I smiled while reading. Well done Omoli

  3. cherry

    August 26, 2016 at 5:58 am

    One of the worst actress in nollywood

    • Puzzles

      August 26, 2016 at 7:57 am

      I don’t agree with you o. Stop hating

    • keke driver

      August 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

      lmaooooooooooo @cherry

  4. Karashika

    August 26, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Talented and gorgeous lady. Shine on

  5. you can have it all

    August 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

    emmmm….to all the “Nigerian men are scared of successful women people” ….well there goes another evidence to contradict you! as a matter of fact, most of the successful women I know in this country, are married to Nigerian Men.
    Who says you cant have it all, successful career + successful marriage + cute kids + every other thing you want?
    Dear Omoni Oboli I am proud of you, in fact I am arrogant of you. I was shocked to know your movie “wives on strike” is the third highest grossing movie in the history of Nigerian cinema….beating the likes of kunle afolanya’s “October 1st”…there are no excuses indeed for failing.
    hehehehe….over to those who like to use Nigerian men as excuses for their failures.
    as for those of you who like to accuse successful women /people of being promiscuous… I have nothing to say to you…its a free world…feel free to use ur freedom to hate!

  6. Prince

    August 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Did i hear some say talented. She no sabi act abeg.

  7. King

    August 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

    She’s hard working but a terrible actress. No range at all..

  8. word

    August 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    To be honest I think she should stick to directing and producing. Acting? Not believable

  9. TessySays

    August 26, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall

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