Providing an in-depth look inside the contemporary ghetto lifestyle of Nigeria, Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz-directed film ‘Omo Ghetto (the saga)’ has in one month become Nigeria’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
The film, which debuted in Nigerian cinemas on Christmas day, December 25, 2020 has amassed a total of N468,036,300, after staying number one on the Nollywood charts for three straight weeks.
For four years, Kemi Adetiba’s produced film ‘The Wedding Party’ was atop Nollywood cinematic features. Starring Sola Sobowale, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi amongst others, ‘The Wedding Party’ counted a total of N453,000,000 at the box office, while its sequel ‘The Wedding Party 2’ raked a whopping N433,197,377 in theatres, making it the third highest-grossing film ever in Nigeria.
”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!” disclosed Adetiba about the new movie.
‘Omo Ghetto (the Saga)’ follows the story of Lefty (Funke), who together with her clique stirs intense trouble and controversy in their neighbourhood.
Aside Funke, the film also features other Nollywood favourites; Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, Eniola Badmus, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami, Deyemi Okanlawon, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson amongst others.
The box office figures achieved by ‘Omo Ghetto (the Saga)’ in a period of worldwide cinemas fallouts cements Nollywood’s muscles at pulling larger audience. In recent times, the industry has exported much of its work to Netflix, and as a result widening its global audience window.