Box Office: “Wives On Strike” Becomes Highest Grossing Opening Weekend Nollywood Movie


Omoni Oboli’s “Wives on Strike” premiered on April 8, 2016. According to the actress, who directed, co-produced and starred in the movie, “Wives on Strike” grossed over 15 million Naira in just three days, making it ‘the highest grossing opening weekend Nollywood movie.’

Check out the actress’ Instagram post below;

“#WivesOnStrike strikes GOLD!!! Come and join me sing halleluyah, Jehovah Jireh has done me well
THANK YOU NIGERIA!!! I just got my box office figures for our opening weekend and we’ve been dancing for 30 minutes straight! Because of YOU, #WivesOnStrike made a little over 15 million naira in just three days!!! I can’t sit still! Una try for me Abeg! People kept telling me their halls were full all over Nigeria and the figures have proven just that! Thank You! Thanks to my AMAZING cast and crew! Y’all are the best!
#WivesOnStrike is still showing in ALL cinemas nationwide! Go watch it today! Let’s keep smashing all the records!”

READ: “Wives on Strike” Watch Hilarious Trailer Featuring Omoni Oboli, Chioma Chukwuka, Uche Jombo
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” kicked off its first cinema week with 290 showing times.

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

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 opening weekend Nigerian film in cinemas.


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