Stars turn up for Moms at War premiere
The FilmHouse, Lekki, Lagos, was agog recently, as movie stars and celebrities gathered for the official premiere of Omoni Oboli’s latest movie, Moms at War.Featuring Oboli, Funke Akindele, Eucharia Anunobi, Yul Edochie and other top rated actors, who delivered stellar performances to everyone’s delight, the premiere had in attendance the likes of Sharon Ooja, Michelle Dede, AY Makun, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma McDermott, Shaffy Bello and others, who were among the first set of Nigerians to se the movie.
Speaking at the event, Oboli said the movie was in honour of her mother, who practically gave up her life to make her children happy, adding that when a woman lives for her children, she is ready to do anything and everything for them.
“Making this movie brings many memories and mixed feelings, but I have nothing but gratitude in my heart for my mother. This is a tribute to all mothers out there who are doing their best. Thank you,” she said.
Also at the event, actress Funke Akindele praised the director for a great job, noting that the storyline, content and acting were wonderful and on point. “It comes with a serious message; it promotes unity among women and love among mothers. Women, even neighbours, we are always at war. I wonder why? But with this movie, am sure there would be a difference,” the actress popularly known as Jenifer said.
Akindele also observed that the film addressed peer pressure between boys and girls, advised mothers to have listening ears and always interact with their children to positively influence them.
“Learn to talk to them, because when you talk to them well, they would open up to you”, she said. There was an after party at Signature Lounge at Filmhouse to celebrate the premiere, which was hosted by Mavin Records DJ, Big N, who had everyone dancing into the night.
Written by Naz Onuzo, Moms at War tells the story of Olaide and Ebubechukwu two mothers who would do anything for their children. Oboli (Ebubechukwu), a posh career woman, who was born with a silver spoon, expects her only daughter to follow in her footsteps. On the pther hand, Akindele (Olaide), a self-made woman, built herself up from nothing to raise her son and give him the life she did not have.
With their children competing for a place in a prestigious scholars program, everything starts to derail as the mothers go head to head to ensure that their own child wins. The premiere of the movie, which went on cinema yesterday, was sponsored by Mall for Africa, Coca-Cola, Tetmosol, Dominos pizza, Pinkberry and Photogenic Photo Booth.