Nollywood is a huge community and with it comes the people whose passion and drive for success overshadows or complement each other. With these four, the true meaning of the sky being big enough to fly for all the birds definitely resonates with them. As individuals they are exceptional and as a group they are unstoppable. Meet Nollywood’s finest, talented and success-driven fantastic four – Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Chioma Akpotha and Uche Jombo.

Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo Rodriguez is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer. Jombo ventured into the Nigerian movie industry in 1999 in the movie Visa to hell. As a screenwriter she has written and co-written several movies some of which include: The Celebrity, Games Men Play, Girls in the Hood & A Time to Love. Jombo went on to produce films such as Nollywood Hustlers, Holding Hope, Damage and more.  She remains one of the leading ladies in the industry after being on our screens for so long.

A mother and wife, Uche’s excellent acting skills makes us connect with her so much so that Uche has garnered several fans who love and adore her all around the world. Her works speaks of how phenomenal she is and we can’t get enough of her wonder. She was the star of the movie “Wives on Strike” by Omoni Oboli.

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Ufuoma McDermott

Ufuoma McDermott started a career in entertainment with modelling in 2000 as a photographic model and later moved on to the runway and beauty pageants. By 2002, she had participated in two mini-pageants, won the Miss Ebony beauty pageant and partaken in her first national pageant: Miss Commonwealth, where she won the Miss Congeniality prize. Later the same year, she emerged 1st runner up in the queen Afrik beauty pageant. In 2004 she contested in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant where she emerged …yet, 1st runner up. Not long after she was crowned Miss Earth Nigeria and consequently went to represent the country at the Miss Earth 2004.

However, in February 2004, Ejenobor decided on a movie career. Starting off with Zeb Ejiro’s The President Must Not Die, she has continued to have roles in movies. In May 2005, she played her first lead role in Life and Death, her third movie after The President Must Not Die and Guy on the Line. By December 2005, she played Chibuzor on the Edge of Paradise TV series produced by Royal Roots network.

In 2008 she took on the role of “Lillian Wright” in the TV series My Mum and I a role that garnered her a nomination for a best actress award at the 2010 Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo and one at The Terracotta Nigerian TV and Film Awards. She was nominated as the Actor of the year 2011 at the Future Awards.
Over the years the mother of two and wife has remained relevant in the industry. Her nickname definitely paid off, a name given to her by her dad – Isio which means star in Urhobo.
Chioma Akpotha 
Chioma Chukwuka’s acting career began with her participation in the film The Handkerchief in 2000. In 2007 Chukwuka received the Best Actress in a Lead Role award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the flesh. Chukwuka has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies. Chioma co produced and starred in the award nominated blockbuster “On bended kneels”.
Chioma’s cool demeanor in movies made her Nigeria’s sweetheart as she is loved by many and all. Her smile and energy takes the viewers to a whole new world. Chioma who is also a wife and a mother is known to be vocal when she needs to. With a mind of her won she shares her opinion with no interference. She is also one of the leading ladies in Nigeria as we speak.
Omoni Oboli
Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, director and producer. She is a trained digital filmmaker at the New York Film Academy. She is a gifted Writer, with several intriguing screenplays to her credit: including ‘Fatal Imagination’, ‘Being Mrs Elliott’, ‘The First Lady’ and ‘Wives on Strike’. In 2010 she won the award for Best Actress – Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, and the award for Best Actress at the Harlem International Film Festival. Omoni was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2014, Omoni won Big Screen Actress of the Year award, at the 2014 ELOY Awards, for her movie Being Mrs Elliott. In 2015, Omoni was awarded the Sun Nollywood personality of the year.

She has also shown, with her movies, ‘Being Mrs Elliott’, ‘The First Lady’, ‘Wives on Strike’, and most recently ‘Okafor’s Law’ her talent behind the camera as the Director. She also featured in Fifty the 3rd highest grossing movie in Nigeria. Omoni Oboli’s ‘Wives on Strike’ broke records and stayed number one for several weeks in the cinemas. She is set to release another movie on the 31st of this month. We are sure this is about to be yet another wonder from the box office queen.

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These four have form a friendship that has got people having them as their squad goals. This is us taking out a minute to appreciate their contributions in the Industry and well as making us believe that woman can actually support another woman.


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