Funke Akindele-Bello’s Omo Ghetto: The Saga has won the Meta Cinema Award in the 2020/2021 highest-grossing title in Africa category.
Omo Ghetto: The Saga is a sequel to the 2010 movie, Omo Ghetto. It follows the story of Lefty (one half of a twin) and her shenanigans with her ghetto crew. The 2020 comedy-drama stars Funke Akindele-Bello (Lefty), Nancy Isime, Eniola Badmus, Naira Marley, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, Zubby Michael, Tina Mba, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Deyemi Okanlawon, Mercy Aigbe and Chigul.
With a gross earning of ₦636.1 million, Omo Ghetto: The Saga is currently the highest-grossing Nigerian movie of all time. It is directed by JJC Skillz and Funke Akindele-Bello and produced by SceneOne Productions.
The META Cinema Forum is the largest cinema convention, covering the Middle East and African markets. The event has grown over the years to include more regions, more projects, more partners and become the single most important regional gathering for the cinema sector.
The 2021 META Cinema Forum is in partnership with Comscore, an international box office data collation company. Comscore provides data science and vast audience insights across digital, linear TV, over-the-top (OTT), and theatrical viewership.
Sharing the news on Instagram, the uber director, producer and actor wrote in her caption:
We are super excited about the latest accolade won by Omo Ghetto: The Saga, as Africa’s highest-grossing film of 2020/21, at the just concluded META Cinema Conference, in Dubai, UAE.
The award is sponsored by COMSCORE, an international box office data collation company, and official data partners of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN).
In acceptance, we appreciate this award and applaud our client – Scene One Production, headed by the trailblazing duo @funkejenifaakindele & @jjcskillz for making an exceptional content.
Congratulations again to Omo Ghetto the first Nigerian movie to achieve this feet.
Omo Ghetto: The Saga is available on NETFLIX
We celebrate with the entire cast and crew of Omo Ghetto: The Saga and wish them more wins!