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Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto, The Saga” Becomes First Nigerian Film to Feature in UAE Cinema

Funke Akindele "Omo Ghetto the Saga"

Funke Akindele’s new film, ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, has broken yet another record, it’s set to be the first Nigerian film to hit the cinemas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This is aside smashing the record of the most grossing movie in Nigerian Cinema in the year 2020. The movie was released in the cinema on the 25th of December, 2020.

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Funke Akindele FIlm, "Omo Ghetto (The Saga)" Becomes the highest grossing movie of 2021
Funke Akindele FIlm, “Omo Ghetto (The Saga)” Becomes the highest-grossing movie of 2021

The actress made the announcement via her social media platforms on Monday. She revealed that the movie will hit Novos Cinemas in Dubai on the 21st of January, 2021.

“Exciting news for UAE ‘Omo Ghetto’ fans! The No. 1 film and box office record-breaker in Nigeria — ‘Omo Ghetto (The Saga)’ — is set to break yet another record as the first-ever cinema release of a Nigerian film in the United Arab Emirates,” she wrote on Instagram.

“Omo Ghetto (The Saga) is scheduled for release from the 21st of January, 2021 in selected Novo Cinemas in the UAE. Stay tuned for more updates!”

Its prequel Omo Ghetto was released in 2010 starring Funke Akindele, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Adebayo Salami, Bose Adewoyin, Rachel Oniga, Taiwo Hassan and Yinka Quadri.

The story portrays the life of two identical twins separated at birth, one of whom belongs to a violent female gang. The film features Lefty (Funke Akindele) and her friends, Nikky (Bimbo Thomas), Busty (Eniola Badmus) and Chummy Choko (Chioma Akpotha) in Askamaya Ghetto.

Being the first Akindele’s directorial collaboration with JJC Skillz, her husband, the film has been performing beyond expectations. making a total of N186 million in the first two weeks of its release.
Reviews coming in for the movie have so far been favourable as stars, Peter Okoye of PSquare, have endorsed the movie for all to watch:
Funke Akindele’s directorial debut was on “His Excellency” film produced by EbonyLife Films.
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