Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto” (The Saga) 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 ‘The Wedding Party’.
Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto’ becomes highest grossing Nollywood movie
The new feat was made known in a statement by Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), which stated that the 2020 comedy film has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row.
Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 Comedy movie” The Wedding Party” 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.
The comedy movie was released on Christmas day 2020 and is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘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 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.