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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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