"The First Lady" Omoni Oboli thanks fans for making movie 2015's "highest grossing movie"

Nigerian filmmaker, Omoni Oboli, took to her Twitter account to thank her fans for making her second directorial debut, "The First Lady," the highest grossing Nigerian movie of the year.

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Omoni Oboli's "The First Lady," recently premiered n Nigeria, and according to the actress, the movie is currently the 'highest grossing Nigerian movie of the year."

Unlike most Nollywood movies, the Omoni Oboli film is still showing in some cinemas, in its eighth week.

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The Nigerian filmmaker took to her Twitter account to thank her fans for making her second directorial debut, "The First Lady," the highest grossing Nigerian movie  in 2015.

Starring Oboli as Michelle, and Alexx Ekubo as Obama, the movie also stars Chinedu Ikedieze, Joseph Benjamin, Yvonne Jegede, Udoka Oyeka and Tony Monjaro, and is directed and produced by Omoni Oboli.

Plot.

In a classic Cinderella like story, a prostitute, Michelle, is stuck in a world she couldn't escape from. Her hope that one day a Prince Charming would rescue her from it all, seems lost .

A heir to an empire, Kenechi, is transformed into a child by an overly ambitious uncle who wants the empire to himself.

Bound by a shared destiny, Michelle finds that she might be doing the rescuing until she realises there's no escaping her pimp (Obama), who would do anything to keep her as his First Lady.

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Ekubo plays the role of a local pimp in the movie. play

Ekubo plays the role of a local pimp in the movie.


The First Lady' hit cinemas in Nigeria on October 1, 2015, and will premiere in Ghana on November 21, 2015, and in the UK on November 27.

Oboli made her directorial debut with the romantic comedy 'Being Mrs Elliott.'

The recently released "Taxi Driver" is currently the highest grossing opening weekend Nigerian film in cinemas.

In 2014, AY Maknun's "30 Days in Atlanta" grossed 76million Naira seven weeks after it's premiere.

It went further to bring in a total of 137million Naira, making it the highest grossing movie in the Nigerian cinema history.

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