‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ Breaks Nollywood Box Office Record

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Following the release of Funke Akindele’s directorial debut film, Omo Ghetto: The Saga, the veteran actress and her hubby, JJCSkillz who’s co-owner of the production company, Scene One Production Studios and co-director of the movie, have gone on to break box office record with the sequel movie.

Within its first three weeks in cinemas across the country, the movie has gone on to generate over 468 million Naira to beat four-year record holder, The Wedding Party which generated 453 million Naira in box office revenues. The information was disclosed by Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the body representing ‘all cinema operators and owners’ in the country. According to CEAN, the movie generated 189.4 million Naira during its first week of release and a record 99.9 million Naira in its opening weekend.

It also becomes the first Nollywood movie to premiere in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) with its January 21 premiere at Novos Cinemas in Dubai.

The nearly-three-hours long movie is a follow-up to the 2010-released blockbuster, Omo Ghetto which chronicles the story of a gang of friends who call themselves ‘Askamaya Bees’, led by Lefty (played by Funke Akindele), a ghetto-bred woman who finds herself falling in love, an act which is in contrast to the ‘code of the streets’. The star-studded movie also features appearances by Chioma Akpotha, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Timini Egbuson, Nancy Isime, Yemi Alade, Mercy Aigbe, Deyemi Okanlawon and Zubby Michael among other Nollywood stars.

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