Funke Akindele‘s Omo Ghetto has emerged as the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time.
Omo Ghetto was released during the festive season in December 2020. The Christmas comedy movie has surpassed the four-year record previously held by Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party’.
According to Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN); the 2020 comedy film has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row.
‘Omo Ghetto’ has officially broken a four-year record by knocking off Kemi Adetiba‘s 2016 comedy, ‘The Wedding Party’. The movie has been Nollywood highest-grossing movie with N453,000,000. In the third place is ‘The Wedding Party 2’ with N433,197,377.
Funke Akindele’s latest feat is probably the most shocking news in recent times as it comes amid a pandemic that crippled the film industry for months.
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Released on Christmas day 2020, the movie which is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’, follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele).
Lefty struggles between living a life of wealth and comfort provided by her adopted mother or returning to her ghetto lifestyle.
The comedy stars Akindele in the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, Eniola Badmus, Deyemi Okanlawon, Zubby Michael, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson, Alex Ekubo among others.
Equally important, the story depicts the life of Lefty who, together with her squad from the ghetto, was always getting into one trouble or the other.
As luck would have it, fortune smiled on Lefty and she was adopted alongside her twin sister, Ayomide; by the lovely Mrs Benson and moved to an upper-class neighbourhood.
Irrespective of all the affluence and the new luxurious change in environment, Lefty still finds herself going back to the ghetto; falls in love in the ghetto and keeps getting in trouble.
Eventually, she gets into one very big trouble with which she tries very hard to get out of.