The first lady by omoni oboli
Having established herself as one of the very few female-producers to have a blockbuster movie with “the Figurine” actress, producer and director, Omoni Oboli is set to return to the cinema with another blockbuster movie, ‘The First Lady’ (TFL) come October 1.
The First Lady is a comic drama and the story of a street girl and her pimp told with intrigue, twists and turns of street elements that attest to the versatility of Omoni as an actress.
“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.”
The movie also stars Chinedu Ikedieze, Joseph Benjamin, Alexx Ekubo, Yvonne Jegede, Udoka Oyeka and TonyMonjaro.
Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress and producer. 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. She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2014, Omoni won Big Screen Actress of the Year award, at the 2014 ELOY Awards, for her movie Being Mrs Elliot.
Oboli studied Foreign Languages at the University of Benin majoring in French. In 1996, while still at the university, she shot her first films. She then took a 10 year break, got married, and returned to the screen in 2009 with the movie Entanglement. 2010 saw Oboli feature in the award-winning film The Figurine, which won the Best Picture award at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards
Watch the trailer below.