Nollywood actress Funke Akindele’s movie Omo Ghetto (The Saga) has broken the record of being the first Nigerian movie to be released in UAE, Dubai cinemas.
Funke Akindele made the annoucement on her Instagram page saying “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.
“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) was directed by Funke and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz.
Starring a slew of Nollywood stars, was released in Nigeria on December 25, 2020 and according to a report by CEAN, the star-studded feature film which premiered on Christmas day, raked in a cumulative revenue of N124,178,450 million.
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 movie is based on the life of two identical twins separated at birth, one of whom belongs to a violent female gang.
A pastor with a new generation church in Eneka, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, identified as Sodje Masodje, has been arrested by operatives of the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, over the alleged disappearance of a 20-year-old undergraduate, Beauty Nwigbaranee.
It is reported that Beauty was said to have visited Pastor Masodje, who was suspected to be her lover on Christmas Day, and had not been seen ever since.
Lawyer to the missing girl’s family, Gobari Deebom, told journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday that it was a suspected case of abduction.
Deebom said the undergraduate had told some family members that she was going to visit the pastor, adding that her parents became suspicious when he (cleric) called a few days later, asking for Beauty.
“The pastor called the family members of Beauty asking for her whereabouts....