- Omoni Oboli has finally explained how she got to meet former President Goodluck Jonathan
- The actress said she just applied like a normal filmmaker
- And Dr Jonathan approved her request
Many were surprised when photos emerged showing popular actress Omoni Oboli with former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
Speaking in a recent interview, the actress and director has finally explained how the meeting came about.
“Being Mrs. Elliott was my directorial debut, and I had applied to show the movie to the president and he obliged. Anything that gives you publicity for your movies prior to the cinema release is definitely always welcome by any serious filmmaker. It was a great honour and a beautiful boost to my career as a filmmaker. To launch out that way was definitely the very thing I needed then and I’m thankful for it,” she told Punch.
She also revealed how she has been able to keep her home 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.”
Well said Omoni!
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