"Wives on Strike" Uche Jombo thanks Nigerians for making movie set box office record

"There is still so much work to be done. Let's work together to make history, by making "Wives on Strike" the highest grossing movie in Nigeria."

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Wives on Strike' poster

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Omoni Oboli's'Wives on Strike" which premiered on April 8, 2016, has set a new box office record.

According to Uche Jombo, who stars in the much talked about movie, the movie is 'the highest grossing opening weekend Nollywood movie.'

Female cast of "Wives on Strike" play

Female cast of "Wives on Strike"

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Jombo took to her Instagram page to share the good news with the caption;

NIGERIA STAND UP! We are breaking records and on our way to make history. You all came out this past weekend in your masses to make #wivesonstrike the highest grossing opening weekend Nollywood movie, for this, we are forever grateful! You have proven that Nigerians have not given up on Nollywood #GodblessNigeria. The support from our colleagues in the industry has been overwhelming, we couldn't have done this without you! You have once again reiterated one of the bold morals of #Wivesonstrike - "together we can achieve more".

There is still so much work to be done, let's work together to make history, by making #wivesonstrike the highest grossing movie in Nigeria #supportNigeria. Remember #Wivesonstrike is not just a movie, its a movement. A movement preaching the Girl Child cause, the power of solidarity, one Nigeria, the power of women in our society and how we can together move mountains. You all have been amazing! GOD bless you and the work of your hands. Continue to spread the news of #Wivesonstrike to all the people around you. This win is NOT just for the team. its a Win for NOLLYWOOD.

Omoni Oboli, Governor Ousegun Mimiko of Ogun State, Uche Jombo play

Omoni Oboli, Governor Ousegun Mimiko of Ogun State, Uche Jombo

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"Wives on Strike" features Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, Kenneth Okonkwo among others.

The movie kicked off its first cinema week with 290 shows.

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Alexx Ekubo and Omoni Oboli at "Wives on Strike" premiere play

Alexx Ekubo and Omoni Oboli at "Wives on Strike" premiere

 

About movie

The movie 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.

Wives on Strike poster play

Wives on Strike poster

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Oboli made her directorial debut with the romantic comedy'Being Mrs Elliott.' Her second directorial debut "The First Lady," had also opened as the highest grossing openeing weekend Nigerian film in cinemas. 

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.

Watch "Wives on Strike" trailer below.

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