omoni-oboli-cnp3A very charismatic, natural leader from her youthful years, Omoni at various times during her secondary school (i.e high school) days from 1989-1994, held various positions of class and responsibility including the positions of Head Girl, President Literary Debating Society, Editor, Press and President, French Club all in her secondary school. Omoni studied Foreign Languages (majoringin French) at the University of Benin, Nigeria between 1995 and1999. Omoni has always loved acting, With natural talents so visible to those.Around her, Omoni actually started her acting career as a child at the age of 3. Her first role was that of a church goer in the Biblical story of the beggar at the Beautiful gate. Her first line was, ‘the Bible says that, he who does not work should not eat’. She also acted in both English and French plays during her Secondary school days.

She first got into Nollywood in the mid-90s when a couple of her friends came into Lagos where they met Keppy Ekpenyong and Uche Macaulay. Omoni began her formal movie career with her first movie role in ‘Bitter Encounter’, 1996, where she played a secretary. Her next was ‘Shame’ where she played Liz Benson’s house help. She then went on to do three other movies as the lead female character, ‘Not My Will’, ‘Destined To Die’ and ‘Another Campus Tale’.After enjoying a brief but interesting and fulfilling career in 1996, Omoni left the movie industry to complete her university education. She got married right after school to her beau, Nnamdi Oboli. She then relocated with her family to the UK and has been back in the industry for close to three years.Since her return to the industry, Omoni has fast risen to the top playing a number of lead roles in major movies. She also brings – dignity, poise, class, smooth delivery, and extreme professionalism to the varied roles she’s played.     Watch Omoni Oboli Photo Gallery

She is seen in the industry as a breath of fresh air and is fast becoming known as nollywood sweetheart. She is a gifted writer, with several intriguing screenplays to her credit including the movie Fatal Imagination. When she is not acting or producing, Omoni loves creating stories. In June 2007, the Rivals, a movie she co-produced with her friend, Blessing Effiom, won the coveted 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 3star rating out of 4 at the festival’s judges. Following up on the Rivals, Omoni has shot into prominence as the class act of nollywood because of her professional demeanour and strong work ethics.

She is currently being featured as lead character in 5 different groundbreaking major movies coming out in the summer of 2009 produced and directed by some of the biggest names in nollywood. These international blockbusters include “THE FIGURINE” produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan “ENTANGLEMENT” produced by industry heavyweights; Emem Isong and Reemy Jes and directed by Lancelot Imasuen BEHIND A SMILE” directed by Frank Rajah and produced by O.J productions and also the much awaited JUNGLE RIDE produced by Lilian Amah and Ajua Dickson and directed by Kingsley . Passionate about the need to pursue excellence in all spheres of her life, Omoni is consistently raising the bar and breaking barriers in Nollywood with diverse roles showing great versatility in the various characters she portrays. When Omoni is not working, she loves baking and cooking for her husband and three boisterous boys.

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