The court only stopped Okafor’s Law premiere, the movie. There was no stopping Okafor’s Law premiere, the party by Omoni Oboli.
The premiere of the much anticipated film was billed to hold Friday 24 March, in a 3 part event – Cocktail, Movie Screening and an After Party. The cocktail was ongoing when a court injunction was served that the movie could not be screened.
But it was not to be. Though Omoni Oboli and Film House who are parties in the injunction were initially shaken, but they soon gathered themselves for the other segments.
According to BB Media, “the cocktail held and the beautiful night culminated a beautiful and energy tapping after party.
Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, and was billed to begin showing in cinemas across Nigeria this month.
A Canada-based writer, Jude Idada had accused Omoni Oboli of stealing his story and idea. Omoni has insisted she wrote the script.
According to Bellanaija, Jude filed the complaint as Raconteur Productions and in the court document, it is stated that actress/producer Omoni would have been guilty of contempt of court if she went ahead with a premiere screening or release.