Many years ago, Omoni Oboli left the movie industry to focus on her family and raise her children. When she got back, she had to work her way to become a successful actor and filmmaker.
She is also an ambassador to many brands, who renew her contracts as soon as they end. Noting that God and hardwork has taken her this far from where she began, Omoni has decided to motivate her fans to get up and work!
Read her inspiring note
My name is Omoni Oboli and this year, I’ve decided to motivate as many of you as I can, to think outside this box!
I’m a filmmaker…I run Dioni Visions Entertainment, a content production company. The film industry in Nigeria is tough! I won’t lie. Distribution and piracy chief amongst the many issues that plague us but God will strike me if I say I don’t make money from movie production. I have been blessed to be amongst the few studios who break even and make a profit 😇
I haven’t stopped there…
You see, my mom was a school teacher. She also had a farm and every Sat, we went there to plant, weed, harvest cassava, yam, corn etc. She also sold sea food, going to the sea port some evenings after work to buy bags of sea food which we had to wash, sort and bag. We fried chin chin and groundnut which we bottled and sold. My sister and I woke up with her at 4am every morning to make pastries in bulk that retailers came to pick up before 7am when we had to get ready for school so you see, I was taught very early to be hardworking and not depend on just 1 income.
Aside from content production, I run arguably the biggest movie and TV lighting (and some equipment) rental business in Nigeria. The biggest productions rent from us (I brag 😉🤣).
But I haven’t stopped there, I wrote a book that sold thousands of hard copies and is still selling on amazon giving me royalties. Working on my 2nd book already!
I’m working on a few products (too early to mention) this year that by God’s grace will sell like pure water. The thought alone gives goosebumps!
You’ve already heard about @omoniskitchen. We have sponsors lining up! God is good!
I’m up most nights, plotting, planning with my team. In short @tomesadeoye was saying to me today, ‘I want you to take a day off this week and do nothing! Just wake up, eat and sleep. Don’t even think about work. If you watch movies, don’t take notes, just enjoy yourself’🤣
I’m not superwoman. I know peeps who do more so trust me, if I can, you can do even more! So get up!
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