If you are a Nollywood fan, there is no doubt that you are probably very familiar with Omoni Oboli’s work. Omoni Oboli is a multilingual, award-winning actor, scriptwriter, director, producer and author. She is regarded as one of the most talented and sought after actors in the Nigerian film industry.
Omoni began her acting career in 1996 and has played lead roles in mainstream films such as The Figurine, Anchor Baby, Being Mrs Elliot and Fifty. She has starred in over 150 movies. On Episode 14 of Binging with Game Changers, Omoni chats with show host, Seyi Banigbe, about her career trajectory. She has distinguished herself as a Film Producer and Director with blockbuster movies such as “Being Mrs Elliott’, ‘The First Lady’ and ‘Wives on Strike’.
Omoni was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2014, she won the Big Screen Actress of the Year award, at the 2014 ELOY Awards, for her role in ‘Being Mrs Elliott.’ In 2015, Omoni was awarded the Sun Nollywood personality of the year.
On episode 14 of Binging with GameChangers, Omoni sits to discuss her journey through the movie industry and here are lessons we took home from her feature.
Be prepared for a lot of No’s!
Before you quit that Job to go into the film Industry, save, save and save. Because it is almost nonexistent to go from zero to somebody, it’s a process, it takes a lot of commitment, dedication and hard work.
When You Have To Do Something, Do It, Ignore Obstacles!
Do not stop pushing until you get what you want. Consistency is key to success.
Multitasking is never a must
If you can afford multitasking in anything you do, then it’s okay. But if not, then it’s okay to take it one step at a time.
Just Do It!
You have an idea, you’re not sure of, Just do it! You need to pitch something to someone and you’re scared, just go for it! In the end you know you tried and you did something than doing nothing at all.
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