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Fellow premieres powerful film on child brides


2018 Tutu Fellow Omoni Oboli premiered her latest movie, Wings of a Dove, in Los Angeles, California, in February 2019, as part of the ongoing Pan African Film Festival, much to the audience’s delight. The Award winning actress has proven herself to be a powerhouse in the Nollywood industry, and is ready to take the message of her new movie to every corner of the world. 

Her movie, which deals with child marriage, brought the audience to its feet for a standing ovation. It is an emotionally-charged story of two young Northern Nigerian girls who are married off to much older men at the age of 13 and 14 years of age, but all they want is the freedom to be children. The movie takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride, tackling issues like the loss of childhood innocence; the consequences of being in a forced, arranged marriage; and the hopes and dreams of a future that is stolen from them.

Omoni's new movie also emphasises the importance of education for young girls.  It had its world premiere at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills and XD Theater in Los Angeles.  Omoni is also known for her other works - Being Mrs Elliot, First Lady, Wives on Strike, Mums at War and Okafor’s Law. She is a graduate of New York Film Academy.

You can see the trailer of the movie below:

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