Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz’ 2020 hit comedy feature-length film ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, was declared Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time, breaking a four-year record formally held by Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 film, The Wedding Party.
In a statement released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, Omo Ghetto The Saga has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row. Before the end of its cinema run, the movie had grossed over N500 million at the box office.
The record-breaking film has been confirmed for a September 10, 2021, Netflix release. Starring Akindele in a dual role alongside Deyemi Okanlawon, Eniola Badmus, Chioma Chukwuka.
Funke has wasted no time bragging about her latest achievement on her Instagram page. The proud actress said that the movie moved from the Ghetto to Netflix and her fans should be prepared to experience Saga all over again.
In her words, “From the Ghetto to Netflix!!!!! #OmoGhettoTheSaga is coming to @naijaonnetflix this September. Get ready to experience the Saga all over again. #GetReady #September10 #OmoGhettoTheSaga.
omoghettothesagamovie on NETFLIX!!! E ni sun!!! (Una no go sleep) leggggoooo!!! #sept10 #omoghettothesagaonnetflix”.
See how Netizens are reacting to her achievement:
@common_sense_sisters wrote “OMG!!!!!! We are super happy!! We cannot wait. We have been super eager to see this movie ohh!!!!!!!! Finally we go join the #omoghettothesaga geng Make the movie dey world wide Netflix ohh”.
@mercyjohnsonokojie wrote “Queen she who must be obeyed”
@destinyetikoofficial wrote “Baddest Mami”
@zubbymichael wrote “The biggest film in Africa”
@folagade_banks wrote “Highest grossing movie is storming Netflix”.
Omo Ghetto The Saga is a sequel to Akindele’s 2010 ‘Omo Ghetto’ trilogy. The sequel follows the story of Shalewa aka Lefty (Akindele) as she struggles between living a life of wealth and comfort provided by her adopted mother and returning to her ghetto lifestyle. It also stars Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Zubby Michael, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson, Alex Ekubo.
Funke Akindele also joined the list of celebrities leading the Tiktok trend this month. The 43-year-old actress has received widespread acclaim for her acting pedigree and comedic skits as Jenifa in Jenifa’s Diaries, one of Nigeria’s most beloved television shows. When not performing in front of the professional camera, Funke is on TikTok where she brings her community into behind-the-scene shots from some of their favorite film moments.