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“My story, my script, my film was written a 100% by me” – Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law Movie Premiere cancelled due to a Court Injunction over Copyright Infringement Allegations

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After months of hard work and preparation, Nollywood actress, director and producer, Omoni Oboli‘s Film “Okafor’s Law” could not be screened at the premiere which held at the IMAX Cinema in Lekki, Lagos today.

The actress was served a court injunction at 5PM today, just an hour before the premiere, because of a lawsuit filed by a third party over allegations that she infringed on a writers intellectual property.

Omoni was clearly heartbroken as she broke the unfortunate news to the audience.

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25 Comments

  1. Unknown

    March 25, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Clap for yourself, Bella. When the allegations surfaced last year, did you publish it? You’re suddenly out to say after years of hard work.

    She arrogantly refused to address the issue since 2016, but, she was addressing trivial matters such as a review of “Wives on Strike” on YNaija.

    All these could have been avoided, so, let’s chill on the clearly broken part.

  2. Ladi

    March 25, 2017 at 12:41 am

    That’s pure wickedness. At least the court or the third party would have given her the notice before now. Not when the audience are seated just an hour to the premier of the film.

    • Unknown

      March 25, 2017 at 12:49 am

      She has been aware since last year. The third party just wanted to be petty since Omoni was petty and arrogant enough not to respond to those accusations since last year.

  3. Me

    March 25, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Excellent! I am happy to see this. You all keep stealing people’s intellectual work. Best time and date to get served. If anything, you will lose some sleep tonight. And to all you big shot producers who keep stealing from the upcoming, we are all coming with lawyers this time. I will never celebrate a corrupt human. Omoni it’s either you cut him a deal or you throw your investment away… . UBA and filmhouse investment I mean

    • nene

      March 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

      gbam

    • nene

      March 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

      gbam. and they keep fighting against piracy.

    • Gloria

      March 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Next time she would take these matters seriously

  4. Honestina

    March 25, 2017 at 1:20 am

    If she’s been in the known like the other comments say, then she really got served.
    There’s this story of a lady who was owed a huge amount of money and the debtor kept eludig her. One Sunday she went to church and as a tradition of the church visitors were called to introduce themselves and let know why they visited.
    As u may guess she mentioned her name and called out the debtor’s name as well as his deeds. Immediately she was ushered into a chamber and the debtor summoned. By the close of the service, she was given the money.
    When people try to cheat u, embarrasse them the most embarrassing way

    • Mr.A

      March 25, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Oh my, chei! That person don’t play yo!

  5. Honestina

    March 25, 2017 at 1:22 am

    …..went to the debtor’s church…….

  6. Mimi

    March 25, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Wats with the pity party Omoni? So u will be on ur own & a jobless person that feels like wasting money on lawyers will just pick u out of the bunch to sue becos u r hot like dat abi? Whatever Madam!! There is no smoke without fire. You ignored this and the person bit u right in the ass. Gather ur Lawyers & sort this out like an educated person instead of acting a fool.

  7. Kay

    March 25, 2017 at 2:12 am

    i never liked her ever since she put Jonathan’s reelection on her head like a gala hawker. Nobody hates you that much, sort out your issues and put your house in order, You had litigation unresolved but you proceeded to launch a premiere, what happened to tidying up the court case first?

    • Abi KD

      March 25, 2017 at 3:11 am

      Mistress things.

    • Blessed Child

      March 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Your case is a clear case of bad belle. If you had opportunity of Johnathan calling you won’t you go? Who knows you but Omoni has made a name for herself. Try and make yours so that you will not need to hate anybody. Thank you.

  8. dhoney

    March 25, 2017 at 2:42 am

    …na small small all of una wey follow chop our commonwealth through govt God go deal with una..!

  9. Omoh

    March 25, 2017 at 3:09 am

    @Honestina, the lady who went to church is gangsta mehn!!! Laughed really hard.

  10. ao

    March 25, 2017 at 3:57 am

    An injunction is not conclusive proof that someone stole another’s work. The party that secured the injunction still has to prove their case in court. So, all of you shouting that Omoni stole someone’s work need to calm yourselves because the matter has not been adjudicated in a court of law.

  11. Black

    March 25, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I’m sure there’ll be very detailed paper trails and email conversations, so this case will be very easy to prove. Apparently the guy wasn’t even asking for that much money from Omoni, so I don’t know why she ignored him all this while. I guess she was desperate to be acknowledged as the writer of this seemingly great script!

  12. Ej

    March 25, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Pls who is the third party am curious

  13. Anonymous

    March 25, 2017 at 8:34 am

    There is something called Prima facie evidence. Evidence on face value. If you read the orders made, Anton piller was made for the seizure of anything okafor’s law in her possession and for this to be granted there must evidence on face value that proves that omoni has a case to answer. Let her pay her lawyers to defend her. U can’t be shouting piracy is bad when you have skeleton in your cupboard.
    She was accused since last year, she no talk. The guy should have served her at Toronto sef, he just pitied nollywood.
    Let her defend herself and don’t let’s do pity party or be sentimental about it.

  14. diaspora chronicles

    March 25, 2017 at 8:43 am

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jude_Idada

    On Jude page this film is one of his credits.could be they both worked together?

  15. diaspora chronicles

    March 25, 2017 at 8:47 am

    *Jude’s*

    • Tola tani

      March 25, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Jude is the one that threatened to sue her last year. Although I cant confirm but it seems jude is the one sueing her now. A lot of blogs ignored him when he was telling his story last year. Now everyone is carrying the story. Omoni should have dealt with this thing. Alot of producers disrespect upcoming creatives; This will scared them from misbehaving.

  16. nene

    March 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I don’t believe Omoni Oboli completely. The guy who claimed copyright brought facts, she needs to bring hers, and she should’ve settled with him instead of ignoring him. She probably thought he won’t do anything.

  17. Idomagirl

    March 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    This is not the first time she’s been accused of stealing someone’s work.
    I’m not saying she stole from Jude but it’s high time we start taking intellectual property rights seriously in Nigeria, people have gotten away with nonsense like this too long.

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