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Wives on Strike 3 begins production

The third instalment of Wives on Strike is subtitled The Uprising

Production has begun on the third instalment of Wives on Strike, a socio-political comedy movie franchise produced and directed by Nigerian filmmaker Omoni Oboli.

The first part premiered in 2016. It followed a group of market women who denied their husbands sex in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl who had been compelled by her father to marry a man against her will.

In the second part, Wives on Strike: The Revolution, a woman is beaten to death by her husband and her friends gather to take a stand against injustice. The premiere date for the third instalment, Wives on Strike: The Uprising, has yet to be announced.

The franchise stars actors including Uche Jombo, Chioma Ak-potha, Ufuoma McDermott, Hilda Dokubo and Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori.

“I love being behind the camera as a director. My finest moments. I love directing actors and I love creating with my crew,” said Oboli on Instagram.

“I love my crew on Wives on Strike: The Uprising. Every time I’m on set, I always wish I could build an estate and just have all of them live there with their families and we can just be one big happy family and just be working. I can’t promise that but the one thing I can promise is Wives on Strike: The Uprising will have you at the edge of your seat! You can take that to the bank! My hottest project yet! Wives on Strike 3 will shock you pleasantly.”

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Sequel to crime drama Domitila lined up

A sequel to 1996 Nollywood crime drama movie Domitila is set to make its debut in cinemas in 2021.

Moses Babatope

The new feature be coproduced by FilmOne Entertainment, Zeb Ejiro Productions and Omoni Oboli’s Dioni Visions.

It will follow the adventures of a young woman, called Domitila, who accidentally witnesses the mysterious death of a politician. With law enforcement on her and her friends’ trail, she decides to go to any lengths to prove her innocence.

Zeb Ejiro, director of the original, said: “When we first made Domitila, it was a story inspired by societal challenges that have, over time, proven to not only be [relevant] to the 1990s but trans-generational. And so, in recognition of its relevance in these times, we have decided to make a sequel to the story, factoring in recent socio-cultural advancements.”

FilmOne Entertainment co-founders Kene Okwuosa and Moses Babatope said: “We are happy to once again bring magic to the big screen by producing this breathtaking movie. In Domitila, we have identified an entertaining and artistic masterpiece that would appeal to different generations of film lovers.”

Oboli, the sequel’s creative director, added: “When I was a teenager, I auditioned for Domitilla but I didn’t get a part; perhaps, I was too tiny. Today, I’m proud to be one of the stars, executive producers, producer and creative director of the sequel. It’s going to be a very exciting ride and I can’t wait.”

The 1996 film starred Anne Njemanze, Sandra Achums, Kate Henshaw and Enebeli Elebuwa. Production of the sequel is set to kick off later this year.

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Wives on Strike to get TV treatment

Wives on Strike was one of Nigeria’s highest grossing movies

Plans are underway to turn 2016 Nollywood movie Wives on Strike into a TV series.

Omoni Oboli, actress and director of Wives on Strike, has announced the series will launch this year, although the date and network have yet to be revealed.

The series will star Oboli as well as Toyin Abraham, Kehinde Bankole, Ufuoma McDermott, Wofai Fada, Uche Jombo, Mercy Aigbe, Sambasa Nzeribe and Kenneth Okonkwo, among others.

Wives on Strike is the eighth highest grossing Nigerian film since 2000, according to Wikipedia. Its sequel, Wives on Strike: The Revolution, premiered in London on March 9.

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