Omoni Oboli is the Best actress in Nollywood —Movie director

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…as Render to Caesar premieres

By Benjamin Njoku

Omoni Oboli has been adjudged  the best actress in Nollywood ahead of other fellow A-list actresses  including  Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele among others. Desmond Ovbiagele, producer and director of the new film,  ‘Render to Caesar’ and celebrated movie editor, Steve Shodiya handed down  this verdict during a sneak preview of the film last Tuesday, in Lagos,saying Omoni Oboli stands out among equals.

Steve, the brain behind the post-production of some of the best movies in Nollywood  said, as a post-production expert, he sees a lot of things which are captured on camera; the good, the bad and the ugly, and can readily pick out an actor or actress who brings ‘life’ to a production.

He revealed that sometimes, he uses Omoni’s scenes to clean up other actors’shortcomings. ‘As far as I’m concerned, Omoni Oboli is the best for the roles he played in “Render to Caesar”, “Anchor Baby” and “Figurine.” No other actor could have interpreted  those roles the way she did. Most of them are stereotyped but she is versatile,”he stated. Also, in his own assessment, Desmond Ovbiagele said, Omoni Oboli is highly professional on set.

‘I was looking for a professional in terms of her approach to work; I have  heard a lot of stories about actors and actresses  on set. After my research, I found out  that Omoni is very professional and is somebody who  knows her onions.

On  his new crime  thriller, which  premieres next month, Desmond said, what  he tried to do with the big-budget movie was to set a new standard in Nollywood in terms of acting, scripting, story line and production values.Shot  on the acclaimed red Epic camera,”Render  to  Caesar”  features most of Nigeria’s finest actors such as Gbenga Akinnagbe, Omoni Oboli, Wale Ojo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Bimbo Manuel among others.

 

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