Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz’ directional debut film “Omo Ghetto (The Saga)” has been named Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
The movie breaks the four-year record held by Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 comedy movie ‘The Wedding Party’.
According to a statement published by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), ‘Omo Ghetto (The Saga)’ has grossed N468,036,300 (equivalent to $1,223,624.27) after three straight weeks of maintaining the number one spot.
It takes the spot of “The Wedding Party” which had been Nollywood’s Highest Grossing Movie with N453,000,000 (equivalent to $1,184,313.69).
The sequel “The Wedding Party 2” comes third place with N433,197,377 (equivalent to $1,132,542.13).
This news comes as a surprise because of the pandemic which has crippled the entertainment industry for a long time.
Kemi Adetiba who produced Wedding Party which was formerly the highest-grossing movie wrote, “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!”
This has generated lots of comments from people who are happy that the talented actress and producer together with her husband are able to break records.
A Twitter user with the username Perry wrote, “Damn I’m so happy for Funke Akindele, ‘Omo Ghetto’ is now the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time surpassing “The wedding party 1”. Well deserved.”
Another with the user name Humansarenotnice also wrote, “Nigeria movie industry is really making it. Very good to see.”