Despite the crippling effect of the pandemic on the Nigerian entertainment industry, Omo ghetto has broken the wedding party’s four-year record as the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time.
After being on the number one spot for three consecutive weeks, the movie has raked in a whopping N468,036,300 compared to the wedding party which raked in N453,000,000.
This figure was made public by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN)
On the list of highest-grossing Nollywood movies of all time, the number one spot goes to ‘Omo Ghetto’, followed by ‘the wedding party’ and the sequel ‘the wedding party 2’ which raked in about N433,197,377.
The movie was directed by Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skills and featured A-list actors like Eniola Badmus, Chioma Akpotha, Alex Ekubo, Adebayo Salami, Zubby Michael, Timini Egbuson, Yemi Alade, Bimbo Thomas, Funke Akindele-Bello – who played a dual role of Lefty and Ayomide, Tina Mba amongst many others.
The director of the wedding party – Kemi Adetiba, made this statement in a tweet:
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!
— Kemi Adetiba (@kemiadetiba) January 19, 2021
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, rush to the nearest cinema to get your tickets.
For it to have raked in such a large amount of money from ticket sales alone in the midst of a pandemic, then there must be something special about it.
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