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Media Personality: Omoni Oboli And The Media

Omoni Oboli 43, a scriptwriter; film director, actress, and producer who studied at the New York Film Academy, to her credit are several screenplays, she had also starred and directed several movies. Oboli who was born in Benin City, Edo State is a descendant of Mosogar, in Delta State, she had her primary; secondary, and tertiary education in her city of birth, Benin City. Immediately after she tied the nuptial knot with Nnamdi Oboli she was blessed with triplets, three boys in the year 2000. The triplet mother began her movie career with her debut movie role in ‘Bitter Encounter’ in 1996, where she played a secretary.

Her next was ‘Shame.’ She then went on to play the lead female character in three major movies; ‘Not My Will,’ ‘Destined To Die,’ and ‘Another Campus Tale.’ After enjoying a brief career in 1996, Omoni left the movie industry to complete her university education. After her marriage, she did not return to the industry until a decade later. An act she said almost made her quit the movie industry. The screen diva got back to the screen in 2009 then she realised the industry has no space for her anymore.

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Then she decided to start the production of her movies, she is a recipient of 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, to mention a few. Omoni Oboli has a charity organization registered as The Omoni Oboli Foundation, thespian uses her status to attract well-needed relief to the plight of the less privileged women and children of Nigerian society.

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The foundation has been able to embark on several projects. In August 2014, former president, Goodluck Jonathan received Oboli, during a private screening of her movie, titled: “Being Mrs Elliot,” at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. In 2020 the news of one of her triplets who was alleged in a rape case trended on social media, this made the Nigerian actress thundered through her Instagram handle; “Hunt Down” Whoever Falsely Accuse Her Sons Of Rape, in January 2021, she lost her mother-in-law.

 The popular actress came under social media criticism after she produced her 9th film as a producer and eighth as a director, titled ‘Love is War’ a highly padded movie embellished with the likes of Jide Kosoko, Akin Lewis, Bimbo Manuel, Toke Makinwa, Shaffy Bello, Femi Branch, Uzo Osimkpa, Yemi Blaq, Damilare Kuku, William Benson and a couple of notable actors and actresses.

The attack was based on her passionate kiss of Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) while reeling out actions on the set of ‘Love is War.’ The Instagram user identified as Jules Nkam said; “There are some traditions that guide married women in Nigeria; hence Oboli shouldn’t have taken up such a role, kissing RMD in that manner in the name of the film. What a shame.” Oboli went all out to correct the notion on her social media handles: “These are the issues…how do we educate her now? Oh sorry, it was a question! What a shame? I’m playing a prostitute in my next BANGER! I guess that will make me a prostitute in real life! Oh well… looking forward! Las las everybody will be alright! DOMITILLA is coming!!! You really haven’t seen anything like it! Y’all know I don’t play”. She explained.