Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, film director, producer and a trained digital filmmaker. she has written several screenplays such as; The figurine (2009), Anchor baby(2010), Fatal Imagination, Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady, and Wives on Strike.and owner of a House of Tara Franchise.
Omoni Oboli Early Life And Education
Oboli was born 22 April 1978 in Benin City as a second child of her parents, Edo State. She is a descendant of Mosogar in Delta State. She attended the Delta Steel Company Primary School and the Delta Steel Company Technical High School for her secondary education.
After her secondary school in Delta State, Omoni Oboli preceded to the University of Benin were she Studied Foreign Languages (majoring in French), and graduated with honours (2nd Class Upper division).
Also, she attended the New York Film Academy, where she studied a course in digital film-making.
Omoni Oboli Career
Omoni began her movie career with her first movie role in Bitter Encounter (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. She married immediately after school and did not return to the industry until 2006. On return, she continued to do exploits and produced her first movie in 2007.
Omoni Oboli has several screenplays to her credit, including her film Wives On Strike as well as The Rivals, a movie she co-produced with her friend and won the prize for Best International Drama at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. It was the first Nigerian film to be premiered since the festival’s inception in 2003. The movie was given a 3-star rating out of 4 by the festival’s judges.
Omoni Oboli has played lead roles in mainstream films, including: The Figurine (2009), Anchor Baby (2010), Being Mrs Elliot, and Fifty (2015). She is also the first actress from Nollywood to win Best Actress in two international festivals, (that are not organized by Nigerians or Africans), in the same year (2010). This she did at the Harlem International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Movie Awards for her lead role in the movie Anchor Baby.
Omoni Oboli Personal Life
Omoni Oboli is married to Nnamdi Oboli, and they are blessed with three handsome boys.
Awards and Nominations And Endorsement
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.
In 2015, Omoni was awarded the Sun Nollywood “Personality of the Year”,
On the 14th of August 2017, Omoni Oboli took to her instagram page to share a post announcing her new deal as the Brand ambassador of Olawale Ayilara’s LandWey Investment Limited.
Omoni Oboli Philanthropic Gesture
Omoni Oboli set up a charity organization, “The Omoni Oboli Foundation” to use her celebrity status to bring well-needed relief to the plight of the less privileged women and children of Nigerian society. The foundation has been able to embark on several projects which include the following:
- 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.
- Broadening 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.
Omoni Oboli Filmography
- Bitter Encounter – 1996
- Not My Will – 1996
- Destined To Die – 1996
- Another Campus Tale – 1996
- Guilty Pleasures – 2009
- Entanglement – 2009
- The Figurine – 2009
- Bursting Out – 2010
- Anchor Baby – 2010
- Bent Arrows – 2010
- Feathered Dreams – 2012
- Stolen Tomorrow – 2013
- 30 Days in Atlanta – 2014
- Brother’s Keeper – 2014
- Render to Ceaser – 2014
- Being Mrs Elliot – 2014
- As Crazy As It Gets – 2015
- Fifty – 2015
- Lunch Time Heroes – 2015
- The Duplex – 2015
- First Lady – 2015
- Code of Silence – 2015
- Of Bad Faith – 2015
- Wives on Strike – 2016
- Okafor’s Law – 2016
- Wedding Party 2 – 2017
- The Women – 2017
- Wives on Strike: The Revolution – 2017
- My Wife and I – 2017
- Wings of a Dove – 2018
- Moms at War – 2018
- Love is War – 2019
- Sugar Rush – 2019
- Oloture – 2019
Omoni Oboli’s Net Worth
haven’t be among the most influential Nollywood actress and among the highest paid Nollywood actress, in connection with her Endorsement deals Omoni Oboli Net Worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars about N720,000,000 million Naira.