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Omoni Oboli thrills over Okafor’s Law’s Toronto’s recognition

 

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Award winning Nollywood actress and producer Omoni Oboli was very emotional as she took out time to specially thank the cast and crew of her yet-to-be-released movie Okafor’s Law.

The movie which has just been nominated at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is enjoying positive ratings all over.

Omoni is no doubt the woman-of-the-moment owing to the fact that she is the only female actress in Nigeria to have had three blockbuster movies to her credit; Being Mrs Elliot, The First Lady and Wives on Strike.

The New York Film Academy-trained digital filmmaker has been a very consistent face in the industry, little wonder why her previous movie, Wives on Strike, raked in over N71 million at the cinema becoming the third highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time.

Speaking on the recent nomination for the Toronto International Film Festival, the graduate of Foreign Languages from the University of Benin said: “It can only be God! I want to thank God for this window of opportunity. It shows hard work really pays and there is no alternative to hard work other than more work. When I got back into the industry in 2009, I am happy people welcomed me with open hands.”

She went on to thank the cast and crew of Okafor’s Law: “I will also like to say a huge thank you to the cast and crew of Okafor’s Law, words fail me in this moment. I appreciate you all for making time out of your busy schedule to be on the set of this movie. If I have another chance to do this again, I will certainly do it again with this cast. God bless you all!

The movie, Okafor’s Law, stars Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ufuoma McDermott, Tina Mba, Halima Abubakar, Yvonne Jegede, Ken Erics, Mary Lazarus, Yinka Edward, Pat Nebo, Gabriel Afolayan, Betty Irabor, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Uche Nnaji, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Omoni Oboli herself among a host of others.

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