Having established herself as one of the very few female-producers to have a blockbuster movie with ‘Being Mrs Eliot’, actress, producer and director, Omoni Oboli is set to return to the cinema with another potential blockbuster movie, ‘The First Lady’ (TFL) come October 1.
The First Lady is a story of a street girl and her pimp told with intrigues, twists and turns of street elements that attest to the versatility of Omoni as an actress.
The First Lady is a comic drama with compelling story lines backed with impressive acting.The story which was written by Omoni was also directed by the Delta Born French graduate.
In a classic Cinderella like story, a prostitute, Michelle, is stuck in a world she couldn’t escape from. Her hope that one day a Prince Charming would rescue her from it all, seems lost .
A heir to an empire, Kenechi, is transformed into a child by an overly ambitious uncle who wants the empire to himself.
Bound by a shared destiny, Michelle finds that she might be doing the rescuing until she realises there’s no escaping her pimp (Obama), who would do anything to keep her as his First Lady.
Starring Omoni Oboli, Chinedu Ikedieze, Joseph Benjamin, Alexx Ekubo, Yvonne Jegede, Udoka Oyeka and Tony Monjaro, the upcoming movie is directed and produced by Omoni Oboli.
Omoni Oboli’s directional debut Being Mrs Elliot has come and gone, but the movie lived up to expectations in Nigerian cinemas.
The movie recorded good box office figures topping the chart and way ahead of other foreign movies. It made over 5 million in its first three days in the cinemas making it one of the number one sought after movies after its premiere. It went on to make over N16 million from cinemas.
Omoni who studied film-making from New York Film Academy said she is evolving with time and better experience. ‘I hope people will find this better than Being Mrs Elliot. We sincerely put in a lot of efforts in this movie. Alex, Yvonne and myself applied ourselves. The cinema audience will be entertained and pleasurably shocked with what they will find in The First Lady’.
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‘The First Lady’ hits cinemas in Nigeria on October 1, 2015.