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Source: guardian.ng

Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ becomes highest-grossing Nigerian film

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!”

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