Superstar, Funke Akindele made history at the beginning of the year when she successfully hit a deal to become the first local movie producer or director to have a Nigerian screened in cinemas in Dubai.
Her movie, Omo Ghetto (The Saga) which is jointly produced with her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skilz is set to be screened in Dubai’s Novo Cinemas.
“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,” the thespian announced on her Instagram page.
By this, Funke Akindele made history as the first Nigerian to have a film screened in the expanding economic giant of the Middle East.
“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!” she wrote.
Omo Ghetto (The Saga) features some of the greatest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry and is a sequel to Omo Ghetto first released in 2010.
Among those who featured in the film are Funke Akindele, Toke Makinwa, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Yinka Quadri, Mercy Aigbe, AY, among many others.
Omo Ghetto opened in cinemas in Nigeria on December 25, 2020 and quickly became a box office success and surpassed Fate of Alakada as the highest grossing Nigerian film for the year 2020 in the first week of its release. This would, however, not be the first time that Funke Akindele made history, having scored several records in the past.
The movie is drawn from the story of two identical twins who were separated at birth one of whom goes on to join a violent female gang.