‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga), a Nigerian film produced by renowned actress Funke Akindele-Bello, has been named Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
Apart from the feat, history has also been made as the 2020 comedy film broke a four-year record formally held by Kemi Adetiba’s film, The Wedding Party.
According to a statement, after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row, the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, disclosed that Omo Ghetto, The Saga has so far grossed N468,036,300
In was revealed in the statement that, 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
This development from the actress, who is also known as Jenifa, came as a surprise, even in amidst the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that crippled the film industry for months, NAN reports.
On exerpts from the movie, Omo Ghetto The Saga which was released on Christmas day 2020 and is a sequel to 2010 ‘Omo Ghetto’, 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.
Others were Eniola Badmus, Deyemi Okanlawon, Zubby Michael, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson, Alex Ekubo among others.