“Omo Ghetto” ( The Saga), a movie by Actress Funke Akindele-Bello, a.k.a “Jenifa” has proven to be Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
Reports have it that the 2020 comedy film has broken Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party’ four year record of being the highest grossed Nigerian movie.
In a statement released by Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the 2020 comedy film has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row.
“Omo Ghetto’ has officially broken a four year 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 third place and ‘The Wedding Party 2 with N433,197,377,” the statement said.
Jenifa’s latest feat is probably the most shocking news in recent times, and this is because, the movie was released amidst a pandemic that crippled the film industry for months, and film makers were not making sales like they should.
The comedy movie, released on Christmas day 2020, is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’, and 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 and returning to her ghetto lifestyle.
The comedy stars Funke Akindele in the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty, Chioma Akpotha (as Chummy Choko), Eniola Badmus (as Busty), Bimbo Thomas (as Nikky), Akah Nnani (as Mario), Alex Ekubo (Obi Wire), Zubby Michael (as Aza Man), Deyemi Okanlawon (as Stone), Timini Egbuson, Nancy Isime, Paschaline Alex, Mercy Aigbe, Yemi Alade among others.
The original film, “Omo Ghetto”, starred Rachel Oniga, Taiwo Hassan, Yinka Quadri, Eniola Badmus, Ronke Ojo and some others.
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