Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz’ directorial debut film “Omo Ghetto (The Saga)” has been named Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time. The 2020 comedy movie broke a four-year record held by Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 movie “The Wedding Party“, after it grossed N468,036,300 after three 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 comes 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 a.k.a Real Warri Pikin who congratulated Funke Akindele for achieving the great feat, wrote on Instagram;
Big Sist! 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 CONGRATULATIONS @funkejenifaakindele 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 which 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. It is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’ and follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele).