Having left Nollywood for 10 years because of her education and marriage, Omoni Oboli’s returned into the industry was a big bang.
She has featured in several box movies as well as producing sold out movies and recently became a Toronto International Film Festival ambassador.
In an interview with Punch, Omoni Oboli talks about what she would do differently if she were to start her career again and how she has kept her marriage intact.
Read excerpts below.
WHAT SHE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY IF SHE STARTS HER CAREER OVER AGAIN
I don’t know if I’d do anything differently. I stopped acting for 10 years to complete my university studies, and I’m glad I have a university degree. I also got married during that long break and had children, and I wouldn’t trade that for all the accolades I may have missed in that period. Each opportunity I lost seems to have opened other doors for me, so I’m glad for all the experiences that I’ve gone through because they have defined who I am today. I thank God for all the joys as well as the scars because they show me what God has pulled me through. I wouldn’t do anything differently.
HOW SHE HAS KEPT HER MARRIAGE INTACT DESPITE THE MANY FAILED MARRIAGES IN NOLLYWOOD
I don’t know if I keep my home intact; I believe God does that for me. There are many women who do the right things and show up at every time for their husbands and still get the short end of the stick. So I don’t take credit for it. I have my moments and he does too, but somehow it has never tipped the scale and that’s because God made it possible. Nevertheless, I believe that when you understand that you’re both different individuals who have become one, then you can try to weather any storm, knowing that if you don’t, both of you will have a dreadful life in that marriage. Enjoy it and seek for the things that make for peace because life is too short to waste it fighting.