Funke Akindele’s comedy movie, Omo Ghetto (The Saga) has become the first Nollywood movie to cross N500 million in box office.
1st News reports that the blockbuster is officially the first Nollywood film to cross N500 million in the Nigerian box office.
The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) recently announced that the movie had become the highest-grossing Nollywood movie.
“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,” CEAN stated.
According to CEAN report, the movie which has maintained the number one spot for six weeks in a row has broken Nollywood’s box office record with a cum revenue of N501,449,050.
The latest record comes barely a week after it surpassed Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party’, smashing its four-year record.
The movie, which is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’, follows the story of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele) was released on Christmas day 2020.
Lefty ( FunkeAkindele) struggled between living a life of wealth as well as comfort provided by her adopted mother; or returning to her ghetto lifestyle.
Akindele, who produced and co-directed the film, played the dual role of Ayomide and also Lefty.
She starred alongside Tina Mba; Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello; Chioma Akpotha; Bimbo Thomas; Eniola Badmus; Deyemi Okanlawon; Zubby Michael; Mercy Aigbe; Timini Egbuson; Alex Ekubo among others.