Award-winning Nollywood actress, director and producer, Omoni Oboli is a very happy filmmaker at the moment as her latest, yet-to-be premiered movie was recently chosen to be showcased at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) alongside seven other Nigerian movies.
Expressing her excitement, the actress said in a recent interview, “The selection of Okafor’s Law, which is my most ambitious movie ever as an actress, producer and director, makes me emotional and nostalgic. I remember the many nights and days of sacrifices, going the extra mile and not getting enough credit. The TIFF selection is a form of validation for my work and I am grateful to God”.
Okafor’s Law is a story about Chuks (aka Terminator) who is an ardent player with the ladies. He enjoys the attention of women, including girlfriends from the past. He believes that once a man has had a woman, he forever has access to her.
When challenged by his friends to see if he can prove the universality of that theory with three ex-girlfriends from his school days within 21 days, he accepts it. Turning on his best charm he sets off to try and prove himself, but his quest brings him to three women, Ifeoma (Fifi), Kemi and Ejiro, whose situations in life have changed drastically since school days.
This challenge of their various new statuses makes his quest to win the bet more and more insurmountable as he tries to prove the immutability of the age-old law, Okafor’s Law.
The movie stars: Richard Mofe Damijo, Toyin Aimakhu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ken Erics, Ufuoma McDermott, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar, Mary Lazarus, Uche Nnaji, Betty Irabor, Tina Mba, Tina Mba, Gabriel Afolayan, and Funke Bucknor.
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