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Omoni Oboli Actress reveals her greatest fear as a filmmaker

Making a film that doesn't educate is just one of Omoni Oboli's 'worst nightmares' as a filmmaker in Nigeria.

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Every creative is scared of something.

In an interesting interview with Pulse Nigeria, Omoni Oboli shared her greatest fear as a filmmaker.

According to the filmmaker and actress, she can't imagine making a film and not recoup her investment.

"Not making my money back," Oboli said.  "I cannot even imagine making a film and not making my money back. What am I going to do?

"How am I going to pay my children's school fees," she jokingly adds.

Omoni Oboli prays Ebere in the upcoming "My Wife and I" play "My Wife and I" opens in cinemas on August 25, 2017 (Instagram/OmoniOboli)

However, not making the profit isn't her greatest fear. It's making a movie that doesn't educate, uplift or make anybody happy.

"I want to make people happy. For me, it's not necessarily about making films, it's about touching lives. It's about making the next person happier than they were before they saw your film.

"I also like to educate. So, I would be really scared to make a film that doesn't achieve any of these - it doesn't make anyone happy, it doesn't educate anybody, it doesn't uplift anybody - that would be my worst nightmare."

The TV series spin-off of Omoni Oboli's "Wives on Strike" is executive produced by Restless Global for Trace TV. play

The TV series spin-off of Omoni Oboli's "Wives on Strike" is executive produced by Restless Global for Trace TV.

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Two of Oboli's movies have a spot on the top 10 highest grossing movies list. They are "Okafor's Law" with 90 million naira and "Wives on Strike" with 71 million naira.

The actress will next be seen in "My Wife and I" as  Ebere, an unhappy wife, who after a visit and prayer from a man of God, switches bodies with her husband, Toyosi.

The movie opens in cinemas on Friday, August 25, 2017.

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