Omo Ghetto (The Saga), a Funke Akindele-Bello, and JJC Skillz’ directorial debut film has offiially been named Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
According to a statement from the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the comedy broke a four-year record held by Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 movie “The Wedding Party“.
The movie which is a sequel to the 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’ featured Funke Akindele in the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, Eniola Badmus, Deyemi Okanlawon, Zubby Michael, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson, Alex Ekubo was released on December 25, 2020.
According to reports, it grossed N468,036,300 after three weeks of maintaining the number one spot in various cinemas across the country.
“The Wedding Party” on the other hand has raked in N453,000,000 while its sequel “The Wedding Party 2” took the third spot with N433,197,377.
Kemi Adetiba who produced Wedding Party (the former highest-grossing movie) tweeted, Just want to inform y’all that Funke Akindele is about to break the WEDDING PARTY 1 record… If she hasn’t broken it already. If you understand how INCREDIBLE this feat would be in a non-covid year, then you’ll understand even how more crazy it is in a covid year. I’m GINGERED!
Comedienne Anita Asuoha a.k.a Real Warri Pikin who congratulated Funke Akindele for achieving the great feat wrote on Instagram