Omoni Oboli’s 2016 romantic comedy Okafor’s Law gained some free press when Canadian-based writer Jude Idada accused Oboli for stealing his story. It was a protracted legal battle that almost sabotaged the movie, wherein Oboli was served an injunction to halt the Nigerian premiere of the film. Amid all that, the movie continued to gain publicity.
In my opinion, Okafor’s Law wasn’t particularly great, but it helped to build Oboli’s portfolio as a director and producer. Last week, the actress brightly announced on Instagram that she was won the copyright battle for the film. Almost immediately, she’s now on set shooting her new film Love Is War which, according to her, stars Richard-Mofe Damijo.
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This is the day that The Lord has made! LOVE IS WAR! (This is not a romantic comedy. Far from it ?) This is absolutely 100% different from everything I have ever done! #LoveIsWarMovie #LoveIsWarTheMovie This will blow your mind! @inkblotpresents @dionivisions let’s shoot this! After yesterday’s victory, I am determined more than ever to leave my mark here! I’m still thanking God for vindicating me ??? Pls help me repost this teaser poster my darlings. Spread it far and wide! God bless you as you do me. I’m watching for my real lovers that will repost ? It’s shoot day 1 people! Say a prayer for me ??? #AlwaysRememberThatILoveYou
We don’t know what the plot of Love Is War is about, or Mofe-Damijo’s role. Interestingly, I’m relieved to her that Love Is War isn’t a romantic comedy. I’m serious, really. We have had enough of those. For now, I’m keeping my fingers crossed about the film, until more details are out.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.