Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress, director, a wife and a mother of three who has won so many awards to her name for her ground breaking movies especially in a male dominated industry.
In an article written for Guardian Woman titled ‘The Bundle That’s Uche Jombo,’ Omoni Oboli celebrated her colleague and friend, Uche Jombo, whose work principles and doggedness has been an inspiration to her.
According to her, the successes of her career and home can be attributed to many women, one of which is Uche Jombo who have paved the way to help her see she can achieve whatever she wants.
Commenting on Uche’s growth since she came into the industry, Omoni explained that even though Uche came in by mere chance, she has grown from being an actress and producer to becoming a director and has produced over 18 movies.
While noting that production could be a herculean task, Omoni said Uche holds a record of the highest number of movies produced by an actress.
Omoni said, “My admiration for her has been there from the moment I came back into the industry when Emem Isong introduced us, and has grown ever since, seeing her drive to achieve, even in the midst of negativity. When she got married and became a mother, I saw a side of her that got switched on to become a lovely wife and mother without breaking ranks in her march towards her goals in the movie industry. She has become a source of inspiration to so many women, young and old, to fulfill their dreams, who may hitherto have felt the need to be validated by others before they can rise to the occasion to achieve their dreams.”
Omoni who noted that finding mentors could be a difficult one especially for someone like her who left the industry for a long while due to marriage and childbearing before coming back, said, Uche Jombo has proven to be an encouragement.
Grateful for her colleague and friend’s support, Omoni explained that Uche Jombo attended the priemere of her new movie, Okafor’s law, at the Toronto International Film Festival even though she had no movie showing at the event.
Head over to Guardian Woman to read her full article