It’s Wednesday and our woman crush for today goes to our beautiful screendiva Omoni Oboli. She is not just an actress but also a scriptwriter, a film director, a producer and a trained digital filmmaker.
Keep reading if you want to know more about the actress.
- Omoni was born in Benin City, Edo State. She is a descendant of Mosogar in Delta State.
- She studied foreign languages, majoring in French at the University of Benin and graduated with honours (2nd class upper division).
- She studies at the New York Film Academy and has written several screenplay such as the Figurine, Anchor baby, Fatal imagination, being Mrs. Elliott, The First lady and wives on strike.
- As regards her acting career, Omoni began with her first movie role in Bitter Encounter which was released in 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 a decade later.
- 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.
- In 2011, she was nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role award 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”.
- In 2015, Omoni was awarded the Sun Nollywood “Personality of the Year”, She has directed several movies such as Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady, Wives on Strike, and Okafor’s Law.
- 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.
At 41, this screendiva still looks ageless. See her pictures below.