Nplywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband JJC Skillz’ directorial debut film “Omo Ghetto (The Saga)” has become Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
The comedy movie released in December 25, 2020 broke a 4-year record held by Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 movie “The Wedding Party“, after it grossed N468,036,300 after 3 straight weeks of maintaining the number one spot according to a statement published by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN).
“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.
While this is coming as a surprise as the Nigerian entertainment industry has been crippled by the pandemic, 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 popularly known as Real Warri Pikin who congratulated Funke Akindele for achieving the great feat, wrote on Instagram;
You Break Record
Set Another One
Make Dey Clear road for you Dia FADA!
Omo ghetto (the saga) is officially the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time
Abeg chk your dm
Just send u my Acct no
Even if na 2% of the N467, 036,300 I no mind
Head burn o
The movie featured Funke Akindele in the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami a.k.a Oga Bello, Zubby Michael, Chioma Akpotha, Alex Ekubo, Bimbo Thomas, Deyemi Okanlawon, Eniola Badmus, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson.
It is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’ and follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele).