It’s hard to dispute these actors have ‘it’ when it comes to acting. Both women have hacked the art and business of filmmaking in a way only few other people in the industry have. The battle for this week’s Actors spotlight is between Omoni Oboli VS Funke Akindele.
Both super talented actors, Omoni oboli and Funke Akindele are no new comers to the industry. With over 20 years in the film industry, these two actors have raked up quite a reputation as some of the best actors in Nollywood.
Directed by and starring Omoni Oboli, Okafor’s Law dramatizes the infamous myth that states if you have sex with a woman once, you can have sex with her again at anytime. Chuks AKA Terminator (Blossom Chukujekwu) puts the theory to test on a few of his ex girlfriends. This is where Omoni Oboli’s character, Ejiro, comes into the picture. I’ll say she played the lover girl role pretty good but not quite sure the submissive good girl is her thing. Omoni is quite accustomed to taking on the fierce, assertive and dominant lead.
Who’s the Boss starring Funke Akindele, Sharon Ooja, Ini Dima Okojie and Blossom Chukwujekwu, tells the story of a brilliant advertising executive who creates a fake boss to run her secret ad agency. Her career growth is held back by her insecure boss, Hauwa (Funke Akindele). This is exactly the first time Funke Akindele takes on the hat of a semi-aggressive boss. She’s worn a similar hat in her multi-award winning comedy series Jenifa’s Diary.
In terms of performance, I have to give it to Funke Akindele. I’m not saying Omoni’s performance was subpar or anything, but it felt a bit easy. It’s an easy role. Funke Akindele’s performance came rather instinctively. In terms of casting suitability; I’d give it to Funke Akindele too. I think Omoni’s character could be played by anyone, she didn’t do bad, but it did feel a bit out of place for her. In terms of character development, genuinely don’t know who to give it to. Both characters barely had any significant development, however, I’ll give it to Omoni Oboli. Mainly because her character jazzed up a bit.