A release date has been announced for Omoni Obolis upcoming film
The movie which stars Oboli, Funke Akindele, Michelle Dede, Yul Edochie, Abayomi Alvin and Adebukola Oladipupo will be released in cinemas on August 17, 2018.
Directed by Oboli, the movie is written by Naz Onuzo ["The Wedding Party 2 and "Arbitration"] andis one Oboli considers important in the society we live in today.
During a recent interview with Pulse, Oboli talked about the importance of telling the "Moms at War" story, and casting for the film.
Read interview below:
On what "Moms at War" is about
You know how moms are; always competitive and wanting their kids to be on top. So "Moms at War" is about two mothers who live in the same neighborhood, but hated each other.
One felt that the other was a village girl who just got into money and is not fit to be in society with them. But both their kids coincidentally attend the same school, and there was a competition that was done for the kids and both were the top of their class.
It came down to one of them winning the competition and the mothers just went crazy, doing all sort of antics. It's a story of friendship, sisterhood, and bonding in spite of everything.
On importance of the story
I think it's a story that is very important in society today. Because a lot of people like to push the narrative that women are always fighting each other and that they can never work together.
But I always say that when women work together, we are like a force that nobody can stop.
On casting for "Moms at War"
I didn't write the story. It was written by Naz Onuzo, who is also my partner on the project. You know how when you read a story [and] you just see certain people in it. I just read it and I thought Funke Akindele was great for the character.
I played alongside her [and] everyone knows how crazy Funke is and that particular character is just a crazy girl. She is a happy-go-lucky person. She played it very well and I am happy we cast her for that role.
Michelle Dede was my friend - in the film -- as stuck up as my character was in the film, and it was great.
Yul Edochie, [it was my] first time working with him. I had never worked with him as an actor, I had never worked with him as a director, and I think he was just amazing. He is the kind of person that just listens. If you tell him "this is how I want it," he's just like "okay director," and he does it exactly how you want it.
I can't wait for everyone to see the movie.
Omoni Oboli is a commercial phenomenon who has produced, directed and starred in box office hits such as "First Lady," "Okafor's Law" and "Being Mrs Elliot."
Her other upcoming works include "King of Boys," a star-studded film by Kemi Adetiba, and a small screen adaptation of her hit movies, "Wives on Strike."