Omoni Oboli is a famous Nigerian actress, scriptwriter and producer who has starred in numerous movies in Nollywood. The actress has ventured into different activities besides her acting career. She is among the best female Nollywood actresses who have dedicated part of their lives to helping the less privileged in the community.
The actress is also a talented author who wrote the book The Stars Are Ageless. She is also the first actress from Nollywood to win Best Actress in two international festivals.
Have a look at her biography to find out more details about her career and personal life.
- Full name: Omoni Oboli
- Date of birth: 22nd April 1978
- Place of birth: Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
- Age: 43 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Tribe: Igbo
- Height: 5 feet and 8 inches
- Weight: 70 kgs
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Black
- Profession: Actress, scriptwriter, and producer
- Net worth: $1.6 million
Omoni Oboli biography
Omoni Oboli was born on 22nd April 1978 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She is the daughter of the late Chief Mattew Eriyovwe Ukey, a well-known retired permanent secretary of the Delta Civil Service Commission.
Not much is known about Omoni Oboli family, however the Nollywood star grew up along with one sibling, a younger sister whose details are not known.
How old is Omoni Oboli?
As of 2021, Omoni Oboli age is 43 years old. The actress celebrates her birthday on 22nd April every year.
Omoni Oboli attended primary and secondary education at the Delta Steel Company primary school and the Delta Steel Company Technical high school.
She, later on, joined the University of Benin and graduated with a degree in foreign languages, majoring in French. Omoni also has a certificate in digital film making from the New York Film Academy.
Upon graduating from college, Omoni decided to pursue acting, something that she always had dreamt of doing when she grows up.
She made her acting debut in 1996 when she appeared in the film Bitter Encounter. Her acting skills paved the way for her in the film industry. So she began playing lead roles in various movies.
After acting for a while, the actress took a break to further her studies. She returned to the Nigerian film industry as part of the cast of the 2009 film, Entanglement.
That same year, she also played a major role in Kunle Afolayan's award-winning film, The Figurine.
From 2009 to date, she has produced and co-produced many movies. Her top productions include Wives on Strike, The Rivals and many more.
Omoni Oboli movies
Have a look at some of the various films the actress has played a role in.
- 2009: Entanglement
- 2009: The Figurine
- 2010: Bent Arrows
- 2010: Anchor Baby
- 2012: Feathered Dreams
- 2014: Brother's Keeper
- 2014: Render to Caesar
- 2014: Being Mrs Elliot
- 2015: Lunch Time Heroes
- 2015: The Duplex
- 2015: As Crazy as it Gets
- 2015: The First Lady
- 2015: Fifty
- 2016: Wives on Strike
- 2016: Okafor's Law
- 2017: The Wedding Party 2
- 2017: Wives on Strike 2
- 2017: My Wife and I
- 2018: Moms at War
- 2019: Sugar Rush
- 2019: Love Is War
- 2019: Òlòturé
Omoni Oboli awards
- 2010: Harlem Internationa Film Festival award as the Best Actress
- 2010: The Los Angeles Movie Awards as the Best Actress Narrative Feature
- 2014: ELOY Awards as Big Screen Actress of the Year
- 2015: Sun Nollywood Personality of the Year
Omoni is a philanthropist who currently runs a charitable organization in Nigeria. She is the founder of "The Omoni Oboli Foundation", a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty and empowering women in Nigeria.
Is Omoni Oboli married? Omoni is a dedicated wife and a loving mother to her children. The actress is married to a medical practitioner Dr Nnamdi Oboli.
Omoni Oboli husband is a medical doctor who has specialized in optometry (treatment of the human eye). The couple got married in the year 2000, and in their 21 years of marriage, they have been blessed with three handsome sons.
Omoni Oboli children are Tobe, Gonzi and Chizi.
The Nollywood actress is 5 feet and 8 inches tall and she weighs 70 kgs. Omoni has black eyes and black hair, and her body measurements are 34-24-34 inches.
Omoni Oboli net worth
As an actress, scriptwriter, director and producer, Omoni has accumulated a substantive amount of income.
She has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. Omoni ranks among the richest and most influential Nollywood actresses.
She also jointly owns a firm with her husband, which they named Dionic Visions—a company that represents Omoni's film productions and her husband's optometry.
Is Omoni Oboli natural hair real?
Yes, the actress is blessed with strong natural black hair.
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In the Nollywood industry, Omoni Oboli is a force to be reckoned with. She is a driven woman who strives to succeed in everything she sets her mind to.
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