Biography of Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, movie producer, director, entrepreneur and a trained digital filmmaker at the New York Film Academy. She rose to prominence with the premiere of her movie, Being Mrs Elliot at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Early life and background of Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli was born on 22nd April, 1978 in Benin City, Edo state. She hails from Mosogar, a small village in Delta State, Nigeria. Omoni Oboli had her primary and secondary education in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria before proceeding to study Foreign Languages at the University of Benin, and graduating with a Second Class Upper division She also studied digital film-making at the New York Film Academy.

Her Acting Career

From her early years, Omoni Oboli had always wanted to be an actress so she gave acting a chance after graduation from secondary school. In her secondary school days, Omoni was head of the literary and debating society, as well as the drama club. She wrote, acted in, directed and produced her school plays.

In 1996, She made her acting debut in Bitter Encounter, where she played the role of a secretary. Since then, she has featured as the lead female character in a couple of movies – Not My Will, Destined To Die and Another Campus Tale. She took a brief hiatus from acting to complete her university education. Upon graduation, she got married, and took a break from the industry until 2006.

The talented actress has some screenplays to her credit including her film Wives On Strike as well as The Rivals, a movie she co-produced with her friend. The movie clinched the award prize for Best International Drama at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. The festival’s judges rated the movie a 3-star out of 4.

Omoni Oboli definitely knows her onion aa she released her debut movie as a director in 2014. She has starred as the lead actress in mainstream films, including: The Figurine (2009), Anchor Baby (2010), Being Mrs Elliot, and Fifty (2015). The beautiful mother of three is the first actress from Nollywood to win Best Actress in two international festivals for her lead role in the movie Anchor Baby.
Aside from being an actress, Omoni Oboli is also an author. She wrote the book, The Stars Are Ageless.

Legal Issue

Omoni Oboli starred in the movie Okafor’s Law, which premiered on 24 March 2017. However, the movie could not be screened at the premiere due to an injunction by the court. Oboli was accused of copyright infringement by Jude Idada, who claimed to have written part of the script for Okafor’s Law. The movie was released on 31 March 2017.

Endorsement deals

Omoni is a brand Ambassador of Olawale Ayilara’s LandWey Investment Limited. She’s also the brand ambassador for Nunu milk, Royal Caribbean Nigeria and Pedini Nigeria. Omoni owns ageless by Omoni 3D mink lashes.

Omoni Oboli’s Charity

The scriptwriter established the Omoni Oboli foundation in April 2012. The organization aims at bringing well-needed relief to the plight of the less privileged women and children of Nigerian society.
The foundation has successfully executed a number of projects including the feeding of street children in Lagos, feeding and giving over two hundred poor and disadvantaged children at Delta Steel Complex, Aladja, a fun day with practical gifts. The non-governmental organization broadened the mindset of the less privileged children by taking the children of Ecole Divine Nursery Primary and Secondary School to a milk factory to see how it is made and packaged.

On the actress 40th birthday, Omoni Oboli established a feeding initiative called – Sister Lizzy’s Kitchen, through the Omoni Oboli Foundation. Sister Lizzy’s kitchen (named after her late mother) was established to feed 500 children every week.

Omoni Oboli’s Relationship and Family Life

Omoni Oboli is married to her longtime boyfriend, Nnamdi Oboli  and they have three handsome boys together.

Awards and nominations

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 Oboli was nominated for Actor of the year at the Future Africa Awards 2010.
She clinched the award for Best Actress Narrative Feature at the 2010 Los Angeles Movie Awards.

In 2011, Omoni Oboli was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 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.

She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards (BON).

Omoni was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee at the Face 2 Face Africa Awards in 2014.

In 2015, Omoni was awarded the Sun Nollywood “Personality of the Year.

She was nominated for Best Actress (Nigeria) at the Ghana Naija Awards in 2018.

Omoni Oboli’s Net Worth

According to online sources, the renowned Nollywood actress is ranked as one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.

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