'Omo Ghetto: The Saga' wins international award


Funke Akindele: Omo Ghetto: The Saga

Omo Ghetto” (The Saga), a movie by actress Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known as Jenifa has won its first-ever international award.

According to co-producers, FilmOne NG, the 2020 comedy recently scooped Africa’s highest-grossing film of 2020/21 award at the META Cinema Conference in the United Arab Emirates.

“We are super excited about the latest award accolade won by ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, as Africa’s highest-grossing film of 2020/21,” FilmOne wrote on Instagram.

“The award is sponsored by COMSCORE, an international box office data collection company and official data partners of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN).”

‘Omo Ghetto’ was released to impressive box office numbers in December 2020. A few weeks after its release, the film broke a nearly five-year record as Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.

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The film is also one of the highest nominated titles at this year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) with three nominations including the Best Actress and Achievement in Editing categories.

The comedy movie was released on Christmas day 2020 and is a sequel to 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’, follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele).

Lefty (Funke Akindele) struggled between living a life of wealth and comfort provided by her adopted mother or returning to her ghetto lifestyle.

The comedy stars Funke Akindele in the dual role of Ayomide and Lefty, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas.

The film also stars Deyemi Okanlawon, Eniola Badmus, Zubby Michael, Mercy Aigbe, Timini Egbuson, Alex Ekubo among others.

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