It’s April 22nd today and yes we celebrate one of Nigeria’s outstanding talents as she adds another year, actress, scriptwriter, film director, producer and digital filmmaker Omoni Oboli!
The Benin born star who studied Foreign Languages – majoring in French at the University of Benin, graduating with honours got her first movie role in 1996 in the film Bitter Encounter. She has since established herself amongst the country’s leading ladies.
Hungry for even more knowledge in her chose field, she studied at the New York Film Academy.
Omoni Oboli has written several screenplays, including The Figurine (2009), Anchor Baby (2010), Fatal Imagination, Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady and Wives on Strike (2016). In 2018 she starred and directed the comedy film, Moms at War.
She has directed several movies such as Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady, Wives on Strike, and Okafor’s Law.
In 2010, she won the award for Best Actress Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, and the award for Best Actress at the Harlem International Film Festival. Omoni was nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role award at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In 2014, she won Big Screen Actress of the Year award, at the 2014 ELOY Awards, for her movie Being Mrs Elliott.
?? Cheers to more wins ?❤️