Actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello’s box office hit ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ has emerged as Africa’s highest-grossing film in 2021.
The sequel to the 2010 crime-comedy hit landed its first-ever international award at the META Cinema Conference in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the film’s co-producers, FilmOne NG, Omo Ghetto: The Saga was announced Africa’s highest-grossing film of 2020/21 award at the Cinema Conference which was held recently.
“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: The Saga,’ was released as a sequel to the 2010 hit movie 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.
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.