May 10, 2016 – Omoni Oboli Becomes First Nollywood Movie Producer To Make N60 Million In Nigerian Box Office
Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli’s ‘Wives on Strike’ has already grossed N60million surpassing ‘The Barber’s Shop’, ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ in Nigerian Box Office.
The movie premiered on April 8 and in just three days, it was said to have made a whopping N15million, N51m in one week and in 17 days, has made N60 Million Naira, surpassing “The Barber’s Shop,” “Jungle Book” and “The Huntsman:
Winter’s War” in Nigerian box office. Speaking on the box office record, Film- One COO, Moses Babatope said, “Wives on Strike had surprised everyone. We expected a decent run at the cinemas but no one expected this record breaking standard the movie is setting at the box-office. The records of the movie have truly amazed everyone.
And to say it is beating ‘The Huntsman’ despite being in cinema for three week is so amazing. Omoni is truly Nollywood personality of the year and definitely writing her name in gold.” Speaking on the great success of the film,Oboli said, “I am full of gratitude. People have shown me so much love.
The record is humbling. I am grateful.” Wives on Strike features Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, Kenneth Okonkwo among others.
The movie is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father.
The women, who hilariously interpret their roles, set a series of events in motion to give the movie many moments of laughter without missing a beat on the reason for everyone to know why they are on strike.
Oboli made her directorial debut with the romantic comedy, ‘Being Mrs. Elliott.’ Her second movie “The First Lady,” had also opened as the highest grossing opening weekend Nigerian film in cinemas.