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OMONI OBOLI: Breaking Barriers

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Omoni Oboli Sophie, the second of two girls was born in Benin-City, Nigeria on the 22nd of April 1978. She had her primary education at the Delta Steel Company Primary School 3, Ovwian-Aladja and her secondary school education at Delta Steel Company Technical High School.

Omoli is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter, producer, director and a trained digital film maker from the New York Film Academy. A writer with a number of screen plays to her credit, she won the award for the Best Actress Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Movie Awards and the award for the Best Actress at the Harlem International Movie Festival in 2010.

She recently hit the screen with the movie, My Wife and I, featuring Ramsey Noah. She also has to her credits, Being Mrs Elliot, Fatal Imagination, Wives on Strike and The First Lady and Okafor’s Law.

Upon the release of Okafor’s Law at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, it was accused of intellectual property theft by Jude Idada, a writer, who claimed to be the owner of the film’s story; he also claimed to have written part of the script; all without appropriate credit or remuneration.

On 24 March 2017, during the premiere of the film, a court injunction was delivered, which prevented the film from being screened at the event, and also from any future screenings. However, the injunction was lifted in court on 30 March 2017, due to the lack of enough evidence to justify a suspension of the film’s release. The film was allowed to open in theaters on 31 March, as originally scheduled, pending the conclusion of the court proceedings.

She’s married to Nnamdi Oboli and blessed with three sons.

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