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Canada Based Script Writer Accused Omoni Oboli of Stealing His Script


Canada based writer, Jude Idada, has accused Omoni Oboli of stealing his story and idea for her new movie “Okafor’s Law.” Idada made the accusation in an exclusive interview with TNS. He also said that Oboli  copied his idea for her directorial debut, “Being Mrs Elliott.”

According to the writer, Omoni Oboli shared her idea for “Being Mrs. Elliott” with him, but didn’t have any script for it. He was asked to work on it, but he declined as he was busy at the time. Idada claimed that following a lot of pressure from Oboli, he worked on an incomplete film treatment, which he forwarded to her. When he completed the projects he was busy working on, he contacted the Obolis, asking to work on the script. He said they declined his request telling him that they were working on something else.

Idada added that he noticed a lot of similarities between the movie and the drafted script he had forwarded to the actress when he watched it for the first time at the Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival.

Elaborating on ‘Okafor’s law’, Idada said that in 2014, he was invited over by the Obolis, who told him about their new project “Okafor’s Law.” According to Idada, he ‘let his guard’ down, and shared ideas with Omoni’s husband, Nnamdi Oboli. They offered him the scripting contract, which he accepted, and after much deliberation charged N750,000. He demanded for a contract. “If I’m going to do it, this time, I want a contract,” he told them.

“They didn’t give me a dime. I went ahead and wrote this thing. So while I was writing, I had to travel to Kamapala. I traveled to Kampala and lost all I had written. I reached out to them and told them, ‘this is the situation, but I will still write it. So I rewrote the story. Meanwhile, I asked Omoni ‘where is the contract.’ Everyday, there was a long story. They didn’t send me no contract, they didn’t send me no money.”
Nollywood producer Omoni Oboli has been accused of copyright theft by Jude Idada – Idada says Oboli did not pay him for writing Being Mrs Eliot and Okafor’s Law – Okafor’s Law is set for world premiere in Canada where Idada is based Share on Facebook Share on Twitter omoni oboli Omoni Oboli Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli has been accused of intellectual property theft by script writer, Jude Idada. Idada, who is also the cordinator of Toronto Black Film Festival, claimed the actress/producer used some of his works without paying or giving him credit for them. READ ALSO: Nigeria will rise again – Nollywood actress tells recession-hit Nigerians The Canada-based script writer accused Oboli of copying his script for her new movie, Okafor’s Law, which is set to make its world debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 10: Toronto Black Film Festiva Co-Coordinator Jude Idada attends 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival's opening night film 'MANOS SUCIAS' at Isabel Bader Theatre on February 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic) TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 10: Toronto Black Film Festiva Co-Coordinator Jude Idada attends 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival’s opening night film ‘MANOS SUCIAS’ at Isabel Bader Theatre on February 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic) In an exclusive interview with True Nollywood Stories (TNS), Idada stated that he wrote the script for Oboli’s Okafor’s Law and that the actress and her husband Nnamdi only had a title but no story line. He said after showing her the script, Omoni and her husband Nnamdi took interest in it and decided to produce it. He claimed he agreed to have a contract with them because of what happened with Being Mrs Eliot, another movie produced and directed by Oboli, on which he contributed to but was not credited for. READ ALSO: Omoni Oboli talks on challenges she’s faced in Nollywood So for Okafor’s Law, in September or October 2015, he said, they agreed to have a contract signed and he would be paid $5,000, which as at that time was N750, 000. However, the writer said, they neither paid him nor gave him credit for the script. The movie is now set for its world premiere.
Read more: https://www.naij.com/960632-celebrated-nollywood-actress-producer-intellectual-property-theft-scandal.html

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