"Wives on Strike": Omoni Oboli reacts to negative review, remains mute about script theft accusations 81

Omoni Oboli for Genevieve Magazine

Every one of Omoni Oboli’s movie has a controversy attached to it. Some she created, some just came along.

After months of keeping mute about Jude Idada’s ‘script theft’ allegations against her, the filmmaker finally responded to something – a negative review on Ynaija.

The online media site listed her 2016 box office record breaker "Wives on Strike" as one of the worst movies of the year. The actress took to her Instagram page to react to the negative criticism of her movie which ‘caught her on the wrong side.’




"NIGERIANS AND THE CRAB MENTALITY AGAIN! I usually won’t do this but I guess this caught me on the wrong side today! Sometimes we let rubbish go on for too long and it doesn’t even help any of us! 
I work hard, I really do! If I will say so myself, I am an AMAZING writer and a great producer and director! There! I said it! Deal with it!

"So apparently, Wilfred Okichie of @ynaija is smarter than hundreds of thousands of you who have watched my movies and enjoyed it. #BeingMrsElliott was opening film in different film festivals and is still getting great reviews! #TheFirstLady was audience choice award at the last Nollywood Week Festival in Paris. #WivesOnStrike, don’t even get me started on that one! Awards and recognition galore! After all is said and done, my greatest reward is the love and appreciation of you my #Omonifam. That’s all I need and I will keep doing the movies you love. On that note, watch out for#OkaforsLaw It will blow your minds!

"To all naysayers, put your money where your mouth is: produce your own film so you can show us how to do better! uD83DuDE33 You want publicity Wilfred? there! Enjoy it!
Well done @ynaija truly a ‘smart’ move uD83DuDE02uD83DuDE02uD83DuDE02
And of course it started with a cheeky ‘Omoni Oboli is bae’. News flash darling, I ain’t your bae! 
#SomethingMAJORIsComing#ChidOfGrace #TeamWinning#PettyThursday 
Ps: I saw some ‘constructive’ criticism of#WivesOnStrike and I took it on board,"
she wrote.



Every one of Omoni Oboli’s movie has a controversy attached to it. Some she created, some just came along.

For those she created, she took further advantage of, and for those she had no control over; she kept mute.

With “Wives on Strike,” she pulled a publicity with the help of her co-stars Chioma Chukwuka, Uche Jombo, Ufuoma McDermott with Blessing Egbe as a guest star in the ‘stunt that made their fans believe the actors were fighting with each other.

She went further to respond to ‘accusations’ leveled against her by ‘Nigerians’ who claimed “Wives on Strike” was a ripoff of Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq.”

Her publicity stunts paid off as the movie did well at the box office, becoming the second highest grossing Nollywood movie of the year.

It was promotion time for her new movie “Okafor’s Law,” and the real unscripted controversy strolled in when a Canada-based writer, Jude Idada, accused her  of stealing his story and idea for her new movie "Okafor’s Law."

He also accused her of stealing his idea for her directorial debut movie “Being Mrs Elliott” which was her directorial debut.


Speaking to Pulse Nigeria, Idada revealed that he was in talks with his Lawyer to settle the case. 

“Right now as TIFF is done, and Omoni herself has decided that her silence is a statement of her innocence. I am speaking with my lawyers and will be deciding on the way forward,” Idada said.

 While Oboli didn’t respond publicly to the accusations, a reliable source told Pulse Nigeria that the controversy and accusations threatened the screening of her movie “Okafor’s Law” at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was one of the official selections.

"Wives on Strike" is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their own hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father.

The women, who hilariously interpret their roles, set a series of events in motion to give the movie many moments of laughter without missing a beat on the reason for everyone to know why they are on strike.

What are your thoughts about the "Wives on Strike?"  

Source: Pulse,ng

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