Wives on Strike

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Wives on Strike
Directed byOmoni Oboli
Produced byOmoni Oboli
Release date
  • April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08)
Running time
93 minutes

Wives on Strike is a 2016 Nigerian film produced and directed by Omoni Oboli and starring Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma McDermott, and Kehinde Bankole.[1]



A satire about a group of market women who denied their husbands of sex in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl who was compelled by her father to marry a man against her will. The film was shot in the heat of the #ChildNotBride conversation.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

Irede Abumere for Pulse praised the story and the use the amusing approach adopted in the screenplay for addressing stern issues.[3] Tush Magazine rated it 4/5, and applauded the imminent message and social issues raised in the film.[4]

Box office[edit]

Upon release, the film was reported to have broken several records at the Nigerian box office.[5]


  1. ^ https://www.nollywoodreinvented.com/2017/03/wives-on-strike.html
  2. ^ https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/movies/wives-on-strike-omoni-oboli-chioma-chukwuka-uche-jombo-deny-husbands-sex-in-trailer-watch-id4731473.html
  3. ^ Abumere, Irede (April 5, 2016). ""Wives On Strike" - an infectious comedy addressing a bigger issue". Pulse. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  4. ^ "Movie Review: Wives On Strike". Tush Magazine. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  5. ^ "Wives on Strike makes N60 million at box-office". Vanguard. May 8, 2016. Retrieved 2018-10-27.