Goodluck Jonathan may no longer be the president of Nigeria, but his influence in the entertainment industry seems to still be in place.

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Omoni Oboli acknowledged as much in a recent interview.

The actress/director also talked about her relationship with the former Nigerian leader.

She is the only one in recent history whose directorial debut had a private screening at Aso Rock for the president.

“Anything that gives you publicity for your movies prior to the cinema release is definitely always welcome by any serious filmmaker. It was a great honour and a beautiful boost to my career as a filmmaker. To launch out that way was definitely the very thing I needed then and I’m thankful for it’ she said.

The actress got her first lead role in the movies ‘Not my Will’ and ‘Destined to Die’ in the same year, and another one in Hilda Dokubo’s ‘Another Campus Tale’

She took a break from acting to raise her children before coming back through films produced by Emem Isong-Misodi.

'‘It didn’t feel like a comeback. It felt more like starting from the beginning'' she said of her return to Nollywood almost a decade later.