Omoni Oboli’s ‘Wives on Strike” premiered on April 8, 2016. The movie which grossed over 15 million Naira in just three days, making it the highest grossing opening weekend Nollywood movie, has gone on to bring in 51 million Naira in 17 days.
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Uche Jombo who starred in the much talked about movie, took to Instagram to share the news.
“#Nollywoodwinning YOU DID IT! THANKS FOR MAKING #WIVESONSTRIKE #1 in evey cinema from our opening day to this amazing record please tell someone about it…join the movement today by heading to a cinema near you and tag us with your review…#realpeoplerealreviews #over51millionviewerscan’tbewrong #thankyouujlovers,” she wrote.
“Wives on Strike” features Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, Kenneth Okonkwo among others.
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.
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.