Omoni Oboli’s team has recently engaged the attention of the press with a press statement and video clip revealing that Okafor’s Law has been selling out in theaters since March 31st, 2017. Well if you are Jude Idada and in fact have evidence to show Omoni Oboli infringed on your intellectual property rights, then you should be exceedingly happy she is selling out daily and pray she sells out even more. “Sell, sell, sell some more abegi Omoni,” should be what you pray for daily.
Why? Well, it is because if you can successfully prove the elements of infringement, then under the Nigerian Copyright Act, you may be entitled to remedies that include an injunctive relief, actual damages (value of the lost sales), and an accounting and profits from Oboli as a result of her commercially exploiting your work, among other damages.
So, this is potentially great news for Jude Idada and Raconteur productions, the Plaintiff (a production company) that actually sued Omoni. If, however, it turns out that they ain’t got the evidence, then the matter don pafuka be dat.
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Omoni Oboli Makes History; ‘Okafor’s Law’ Sells Out Daily at Cinema Since March 31st
Omoni Oboli’s ‘Okafor’s Law’ has continued to maintain No. 1 spot since it made its cinema debut on March 31st, as the movie ticket has consistently sold out at different cinemas across the country.
The romantic comedy movie since its debut has consistently sold out every day at different times in different cinemas across the country. People, in large numbers, have been flooding the cinemas daily to watch the latest nollywood flick and they have all come out with smiles and good testimonies concerning the movie.
Reacting to the turnouts of people at the cinemas to watch the movie, Producer and Director of Okafor’s law, Omoni Oboli said “Actors in Okafor’s law have been visiting the cinemas at different locations, and we have all been surprised at the reception from fans all over the country. Truth be told, the tickets have been sold out everywhere we went, and we just want this to continue for as long as possible. I am grateful to God for His blessings.” The movie is showing at different cinemas in Lagos, Kano, Ilorin, Benin, Uyo, Warri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Asaba, Calabar, Ibadan, and Akure.
The movie which had previously been premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 and had screened in several international film festival after that including the recent Pan African Film Festival, LA is a romcom set in Lagos, Nigeria.
‘Okafor’s Law’ which is named after a sexist theory is a movie with social consciousness. It follows the story of a slick serial seducer, Chuks (Blossom Chukwujekwu), nicknamed Terminator, an “ardent player” who believes that once a man has been with a woman, he forever has access to her. When challenged by his friends to see if he can prove the universality of that stupid theory with three ex-girlfriends Ify (Ufuoma McDermott), Tomi (Toyin Abraham) and Ejiro (Omoni Oboli), whose lives have drastically changed. And this must be done within 21 days. This challenge of their various new statuses makes his quest to win the bet more and more insurmountable as he tries to prove the immortality of the long age law: Okafor’s Law.
The amazing talents that feature in the movie are Richard Mofe Damijo, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ufuoma McDermott, Tina Mba, Toyin Abraham, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar, Mary Lazarus, Uche Nnaji, Betty Irabor, Gabriel Afolayan, Ken Erics and Omoni herself, have consistently trend on all social media platforms.
The movie is doing great and is still showing at all the cinemas across the country. It is expected to continue to be a hit, maintain its No. 1 spot and eventually break another box office record.
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