Omoni Oboli (born April 22,1978) is a prominent Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, director and producer who has appeared in numerous Nigerian movies.
She is also listed among the other Nigerian women who have dedicated themselves to helping the less privileged.
The actress was born and raised in Benin City, Edo state. She was raised by her late father, late. Chief Mattew Eriyovwe Ukey, the former permanent secretary of the Delta Civil Service Commission.
Omoni is yet to disclose more details concerning her family.
She completed both her primary and secondary education in Benin, Edo state. She furthered her studies at the University of Benin, where she studied Foreign Languages and graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a 2nd class upper division.
Having a deep passion for acting, Omoni went further to push her career to the next level by traveling out of the country to New York to study Digital Editing at New York Film Academy.
She starred in her first debut film in 1996, appearing in the film title, Bitter Encounter, where she played the role of a secretary.
Her success in that particular movie paved an opportunity for her in the movie industry where she began starring as a significant character in various shoots.
After a short while in the industry, Omoni decided to take a pause and further her education. Along the line, She got married and almost quit acting.
She returned to acting after a decade in 2009 and played the central role in Kunle Afolayan’s award-winning film, Figurine.
After a while, she discovered that she didn’t have much space in the industry anymore, so she decided to begin her own production.
She began producing her own movies and also co-produced a lot of movies.
She has screened and acted in some notable movies, including Wives On Strike, The Rivals and many more.
In 2010, Omoni appeared as the first Nollywood actress to win the Best Actress in two international festivals not organized by Africans.
She also won a movie award for her lead role in Anchor Baby; At Harlem International Film Festival.
Omoni is one of Nigeria’s preeminent actresses, scriptwriters, directors and producers who are present and steadily pursuing her career.
- Bitter Encounter
- The Figurine
- Bent Arrows
- Anchor Baby
- Feathered Dreams
- Brother’s Keeper
- Render to Caesar
- Being Mrs. Elliot
- Lunch Time Heroes
- The Duplex
- As Crazy as it Gets
- The First Lady
- Wives on Strike
- Okafor’s Law
- The Wedding Party 2
- Wives on Strike 2
- My Wife and I
- Moms at War
- Sugar Rush
- Love Is War
Omoni seems to be getting way younger with every passing.
The actress is married with three children. She married Nnamdi Oboli, an Optometrist physician and a businessman, in 2000.
She was in her early 21 and a fresh graduate when she married her husband.
The marriage has been blessed with three handsome boys, Tobe, Gonzi and Chizi.
Tobe was born in 2001, and he is currently an actor, following the part of her mother.
Gonzi is the second child of the couple, born in 2003 and is an influencer and a YouTuber.
This is the last of the family, born in 2005. He is also a YouTuber and a dancer.
Omoni is a great wife and mother to her three children.
She is also a philanthropist and the founder of “The Omoni Aboli Foundation,” a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty and empowering women in Nigeria.
Omoni Aboli is an outstanding personality in the movie industry with an estimated net worth of US$1-2 million.