Omoni Oboli is a Nollywood actress, script writer, producer, director and Film maker with several intriguing screenplays to her credit. She is currently one of the sought after and famous female actress in the Nollywood industry.
Early Life and Personality
Omoni Oboli was born on April 22,1978 in Benin city, Edo state though she hails from Mosogar, Delta state.
She had her secondary education at Delta Steel Company Technical High School(DHS THS) between 1984 and 1994 and went on to study at the University of Benin where she holds a bachelor degree in Foreign Languages majorly in French language and graduated with a second class upper division.
Omoni Oboli’s husband
Omoni Oboli got married to her beau, Nnamdi Oboli in 2000 . They tied knot after she finished her University education and are blessed with 3 adorable kids – Tobe, Gozi and Chichi. They have been married for over 18 years and she has been one of the few celebrities whose marriage has stood test of time.
Omoni Oboli Net-worth
Omoni Oboli is currently one of the richest and influential female in the Nollywood industry with an estimated net-worth of $400,000.
Omoni Oboli started her movie career with her first movie role in Bitter Encounter (1996) where she played a secretary. Her next movie was ‘Shame’. She later went on to played lead female role in three major role: Destined to Die, Another Campus tale and Not my will. After enjoying brief interesting career, she left movie industry to complete her University education in 1996. She married after her University education and did not return after a decade.
After she returned to the movie industry, she is fast risen to top by playing a lot of roles as both lead role and supporting role in major movies. She has co-produced a movie titled ‘The Rival” with her friend. The movie won an award at the International Drama New York film festival. It was the first Nigerian Movie to be premiered since the festival inception in 2003. The movie which was judged by Festive judges was rated 3 star out of the 4 judges.
Omoni Oboli was one of the famous and well grounded female actress in the Nollywood industry who has featured in many blockbusters movies such as Figurine(2009), Fifty(2015), Anchor Baby and Being Mrs Elliot (2010) as lead roles and has also directed a lot of movies which includes Okafor’s law among others.
She was the first Nigeria actress to win best international act in two different festivals that are not organized by Nigerians or Africans in the same year 2010 which includes best actress for lead roles in the Anchor baby movie at the Harlem international film festival and Los Angeles movie awards.
Omoni Oboli Charity Organisation
The talented actress was also interested in helping the poor and less privileged in the society. She established a charity organization named ‘The Omoni Oboli Foundation” which they embark on some projects which includes:
- Feeding the Children in Lagos
- Feeding and giving over 200 Children in Delta steel complex, Aladja and a fun day
- Taking the less privilege to school to broaden their mindset and many more
She has also been vocal about the issue of domestic violence and advised victims to speak up.
Awards and Nominations
She has bagged and received numerous awards both African and international which includes:
- In 2010, the best actress in two different international awards at Harlem International film awards and Los Angeles movie awards.
- In 2014, she won the Big Screen actress of the year at the Eloy Awards 2014 for her movie in Being Mrs Eliot.
- In 2015, she was awarded as Sun personality of the Year.
In November 2015, Omoni bagged an endorsement deal with Nunu milk as a brand ambassador .
In March 2016, She was announced as brand ambassador for Arik air.
You can reach Omoni Oboli on social media platform through the following links:
Instagram Handle : @Omoni Oboli
Twitter Handle : @Omoni Oboli
Omoni Oboli has featured and direct several movies which includes:
- The Duplex (2015)
- Lunch Time Heroes (2015)
- Render to Ceasar (2014)
- Wives on Strike: The Revolution (2017)
- Feathered Dreams
- As Crazy As It Gets
- Bursting Out
- The First Lady
- Guilty Pleasures
- The Women
- Stolen Tomorrow
- Moms at War
- Okafor’s Law