In an interesting chat with Punch, actress and producer, Omoni Oboli talks about keeping her home intact despite many failed marriages, finding balance between her family and acting career, President Goodluck Jonathan endorsing her movie; Being Mrs Elliott and more.
Enjoy interesting excerpts from the interview below:
On her relationship with former president, Goodluck Jonathan, boosting and contributing to her career growth:
Being Mrs. Elliott was my directorial debut, and I had applied to show the movie to the president and he obliged. Anything that gives you publicity for your movies prior to the cinema release is definitely always welcome by any serious filmmaker. It was a great honour and a beautiful boost to my career as a filmmaker. To launch out that way was definitely the very thing I needed then and I’m thankful for it.
On her marital experience:
It has been great and I cannot complain. God has been good to me by giving me a husband that is supportive and who loves me dearly. Our marriage will be 17 years in October.
On keeping her home intact despite the many failed marriages in Nollywood:
I don’t know if I keep my home intact; I believe God does that for me. There are many women who do the right things and show up at every time for their husbands and still get the short end of the stick. So I don’t take credit for it. I have my moments and he does too, but somehow it has never tipped the scale and that’s because God made it possible. Nevertheless, I believe that when you understand that you’re both different individuals who have become one, then you can try to weather any storm, knowing that if you don’t, both of you will have a dreadful life in that marriage. Enjoy it and seek for the things that make for peace because life is too short to waste it fighting.
On finding balance between her family and career:
I have an understanding husband who knows what my job entails and I don’t disrespect him, so we assume responsibilities to fill up the gaps that the other is lacking. My career keeps me away from my family often, but with love and understanding, family and career have never been at war in my home.