Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ racks up N500 million at the box office

OHAFIA-TV News | Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ racks up N500 million at the box office

Funke Akindele-Bello’s blockbuster comedy movie ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga) has become the highest-grossing Nollywood film, the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced.

The association said in a recent report that Mrs. Akindele-Bello’s latest film, released late 2020, was the first in Nollywood to cross N500 million in the Nigerian box office.

“Omo Ghetto has officially broken a four-year record by knocking off Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 Comedy movie: The Wedding Party,” CEAN said.

“The movie (The Wedding Party) had been Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie with N453,000,000, while in third place is ‘The Wedding Party 2′ with N433,197,377,” it stated.

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CEAN’s report disclosed that ‘Omo Ghetto’ has maintained the number one spot for six weeks in a row, amassing a cum revenue of N501,449,050.

The movie, which is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’, the story of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele), was released on Christmas day 2020.

Mrs. Akindele-Bello, who produced and co-directed the film, played the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty.

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The comic actress 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 amongst others.

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