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Okafor’s Law: “The Lawsuit that was slammed against me over the movie was a very terrible experience” – Omoni Oboli

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Nollywood Actress and director Omoni Oboli is finally sharing her true feelings about the lawsuit filed against her for copyright infringement over Okafor’s Law, her movie.

In an interview with Punch Newspaper, she had this to say about the whole experience:

“‘Okafor’s Law’ is my best movie so far and it is doing very well in the market and cinemas. But I would not lie, the law suit that was slammed against me over the movie was a very terrible experience. It was one of the toughest points in my career coupled with the fact that my father died a few weeks after the whole law suit saga ended. I felt that I was getting out of one problem to the other and I just totally fell apart. I never doubted the success of the movie but I just wanted the court to ensure that it was played across the cinemas for the viewing pleasure of my fans.”

“However, during that period, I realised that when something bad happens, it may cause us to fall but you have to pick yourself up because when there is life, there is hope. As long as you are still breathing, things would always get better. I am a very positive person and I have always believed that no matter how bad things get, they would be better in time. The only person that can keep you down is yourself. I tell myself that even if I have a scandal (God forbid), I would step on it and move on, I would take off from there.”

“During that period, my family really stood by me. When I saw my husband and kids, I felt like the world was better. I knew that as far as we were together, everything would be fine. My girls were also unbelievable. During that time, my husband was not around but a lot of women surrounded me. There were about four ladies sleeping with me every day because it was that bad.  I never knew what panic attack meant till I encountered that experience.” – Punch Newspaper

Watch my video below for my discussion on the issues in the case and learn how to avoid going through a similar terrible experience.

For a full discussion of the case, click below:

AML 093: Okafor’s Law: The 4 Mistakes Omoni Oboli made that got her in Copyright Infringement trouble #Nollywood.

 

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