My career suffered when I took break to raise my kids —Omoni Oboli

Nollywood actress and producer, Omoni Oboli, seems to be enjoying every moment of her career this year.

The mother of three has released three movies that have been box office hits – “Wives on Strike”, “The First Lady” and now “Okafor’s Law” which is set to premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, in Canada.

But the actress has hinted that her career might look rosy today, she had gonbe through some troubled moments during her early days in the movie industry that she almost gave up on herself at a point.

She revealed that she had to take a couple of years off acting to raise her three sons and when she came back, the competition was tougher.

Shortly after she returned, Oboli starred in two movies that had weighty impact on the movie scene and established her return for good.

According to her: “I did Figurine and Anchor Baby shortly after I came back, the two movies made weighty impacts in the then returning cinema culture. I decided to take the more difficult but surer route to where I wanted, which is the route of ‘only good quality jobs’.

“I decided with my husband and team then that if the movie production did not spark my interest in terms of a good storyline and high production value, I won’t do it. It cost me a lot as I wasn’t doing as many jobs as many of my colleagues then. Often, even when the money offered was very attractive, I turned down roles because the movie production was not what I wanted.”