ByÂ AzukaÂ Ogujiuba
Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli successfully played host to several celebrities and dignitaries recently at the IMAX cinemas, Lekki where she premiered her latestÂ movie â€˜Wives on Strike: The Revolutionâ€™.
The Revolution gathered stars from the entertainmentÂ industry that graced the event in style, class and glamour. Celebrities and dignitaries inÂ attendance were Tonye Cole, Kene Mkparu, Rukky Sanda, Alexx Ekubo, Yomi Casual, Wafaifada, Charles Uwagbai, Anthony Monjaro, Yvonne Jegede Fawole, Abounce Fawole, Mary Lazarus, Seyi Law, Fred Amata. Hilda Dokubo, Ufuoma McDermott, Alibaba, Toyin Abraham, Williams Uchemba, Nikky Laoye, Uzor Ozimkpa and more.
Also in attendance was the Minister of Information and Culture, LaiÂ Mohammed, who noted that 2017 has been a remarkable year for theÂ entertainment industry and he is of the opinion that movies like â€˜Wives onÂ Strike: The Revolutionâ€™ in 2018 will yield more positive fruits.
Mohammed started off by thanking the cast and crew of the movieÂ Wives on Strike: The Revolution on the great work done especially with the message passed. He believes that the movie is destined to make it big as well as bag several awards.
â€œFirst of all, I will like to thank the producer or this movie and everybody that has something to do with this movie in one way or anotherÂ because it addresses some fundamental issue in a very funny manner. ItÂ spoke about domestic violence, child marriage, gender inequality, politicsÂ and more. The message is very clear and I think the movie is destined for many awards.â€
â€œYear 2017 has been really remarkable for the entertainment industry and IÂ think 2018 will yield more positive fruits. 2017 witnessed the premiere ofÂ many first class movies,â€ he said.
Speaking with the writer, producer and director of the movie, OboliÂ expressed her heartfelt thanks to her family, cast, crew and everyone who came out to support her.
â€œI want to say a very big thank you to everyone who came out today toÂ support me. I noticed no one left the all throughout and this I am gratefulÂ for. I was literally scared of how today would turn out but you all held itÂ down for me and for this, I am deeply grateful. To my cast and crew, youÂ guys are the very best. My family and my sons, thank you for understandingÂ why mummy is always busy,â€ she said.
A sequel to â€˜Wives on Strikeâ€™, the movie, â€œWives on Strike: TheÂ Revolutionâ€, which is a family comedy follows up on the chronicles of theÂ womenâ€™s fight against domestic violence, after one of them was beaten toÂ death by her husband. This leads to yet another strike by the women againstÂ their husbands, forcing their hands to stand up for what is right.
The movie stars Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Uche Jombo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Julius Agwu, Chioma Akpotha, Toyin Abraham, Chigul, Saka, Odunlade Adekola, Sola Sobowale, Elvina Ibru, and others.
Omoni Oboli has consistently proven herself with back-to-back box officeÂ hit featuring movies like, â€œBeing Mrs. Elliotâ€, â€œFirst Ladyâ€, â€œOkaforâ€™s Lawâ€, and â€œWives on Strikeâ€.
Her movies are known for all round successes, grossing in millions ofÂ naira. â€œWives on Strike: The Revolutionâ€ is set to hit the cinemas come December 29th, 2017.