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Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ becomes highest-grossing Nollywood film of all time

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The Nigerian film, Omo Ghetto (The Saga), produced by iconic actress Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known as Jenifa has been declared Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.

The 2020 comedy film has broken a four-year record formally held by Kemi Adetiba’s film, The Wedding Party.

In a statement released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, Omo Ghetto The Saga has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row.

“Omo Ghetto’ has officially broken a four years record by knocking off Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 Comedy movie, The Wedding Party.

The movie had been Nollywood Highest Grossing Movie with N453,000,000, in the third place is, The Wedding Party 2 with N433,197,377,” the statement said.

NAN reports that the Akindele-Bellos’ latest feat is probably the most shocking news in recent times, as it comes amidst the coronavirus pandemic that crippled the film industry for months.

Omo Ghetto The Saga was released on Christmas day 2020 and is a sequel to 2010 ‘Omo Ghetto’, which follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele)

Lefty (Funke Akindele) struggled between living a life of wealth and comfort provided by her adopted mother or returning to her ghetto lifestyle.

The comedy film stars Funke Akindele in the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas.

Other were Eniola Badmus, Deyemi Okanlawon, Zubby Michael, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson, Alex Ekubo among others.

 

 

 

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WATCH: Amaarae performs at Governors Ball 2021

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Ghanaian-American musician Amaarae who is currently on her “Crazy Wurld Tour” has graced this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. (more…)

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I have no property not even half plot after 20 years of acting – Veteran actress Maame Gyanwaa begs for support

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Veteran actress Mavis Yeboah popularly known as Gyanwaa has revealed she is partially blind and needs Gh3000 monthly for eye treatment. (more…)

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Zionfelix’s baby boy with Erica writes emotional letter to his parents on social media

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After being on earth for less than two months, Felix Adom Jnr son of blogger Zionfelix has written a touching letter to his parents. (more…)

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Davido breaks silence on death of photographer, Fortune

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Afrobeat star, Davido has finally spoken on the death of his personal photographer, Fortune. (more…)

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They threatened my life with acid attacks and hacked my Facebook Page – Efia Odo speaks on ‘FixTheCountry’ campaign withdrawal

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Efia Odo made shocking allegations against unknown persons who were against the #Fixthecountry movement. She revealed that her life was threatened on several occasions and had to stop for her safety. (more…)

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Rev Obaapa Christy Set to Release Second Single dubbed… “The Glory”

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Gospel Diva Obaapa Christy is set to release her latest single titled “The Glory”

Known for releasing top quality songs such as “Mete Ase”(I live) and “Wasoa Me”(He has taken off my burden) with countless praises,worship and intercessory songs over the years. It would be recalled that in 2020,the Gospel hitmaker released her debut single.. “Hallelujah Hosanna” which is a Hillsong and sang in the queens language throughout. The evergreen singer is about to release yet another single banger she has titled-“The Glory”

Written by her husband,Nana Frankie,and rearranged by Obaapa Christy herself,”The Glory” is a song of praise and thanksgiving to the creator. Interviewing her on what propelled her to write this song, Obaapa Christy said, “It would be recollected that the Covid-19 pandemic has had its own effects on both lives and properties and as such, it’s only appropriate to appreciate God for his interventions through it all.”
She continued to say “It’s a song of praises specifically for the believer who wants to thank God for seeing them through during difficult times in life”.

Acknowledging God makes Him even do more and this is what Obaapa Christy sets out to achieve with this new single..
The song was recorded by the talented Dan Bassey Studious located in Kumasi.

The single is set to be officially released on 12th October,and would be released on all major digital platforms including her social media platforms…

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