What is the story of Omo Ghetto the Sage Movie?
There is a lot to appreciate this beautiful work of art for. The production design Omo Ghetto the sage is very impressive. I love the way ghetto life was portrayed with flamboyance and colour. The original Omo Ghetto story was a 2010 DVD release, produced by Funke Akindele and directed by Abiodun Olanrewaju.
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More than anything, the movie is a tribute to the ruggedness of slums and the culture that evolves on the streets. The reason why Omo Ghetto: The Saga became one of the highest-grossing Nollywood movies is that it does not criminalize or throws shade on the life of people in slums. Omo Ghetto (The Saga) produced by Funke Akindele-Bello is easily one of the most talked-about films out of Nigeria in 2020; a year snowed under by the novel COVID-19 where cinemas were shut down the most of the year.
Omo Ghetto is a movie that touches almost every area of human life. There is indeed emphasis on “Youth Profiling”, just like we witnessed in Nigeria during the End Sars protest and many youths coming out to explain how they have been profiled many times by security operatives. Similar situation is seen in this movie where two boys, one on dreadlock, visit the police station to ask about the investigation of their murdered friend. Oga Dede (Blossom Chukwujekwu), the D.P.O of the station in charge, profiled them by calling them yahoo boys. It is important to note that not all heroes wear capes, likewise not all thieves are on dreadlocks. The movie also depicts how rotten the police force is by using the character of Oga Dede. Of course, the Nigeria Police Force comes to mind and this shows that much needs to be done to fish out rotten eggs like Oga Dede in the Police Force.
Directed by Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz, this movie serves as a sequel to the 2010 Omo Ghetto. The movie depicts elements of sisterhood, love and takes us on a laughter ride right from the first scene of the police officer chasing a kid throw the streets. Currently streaming on Netflix, Omo Ghetto: The Saga sticks to the high hopes left by its predecessor.
Omo Ghetto: The Saga just like the first movie in the franchise tries to show us Lefty’s struggles of both being from the ghetto and not being from the ghetto. She is the Robinhood. But, she is also her own villain as she lets her weaknesses get the better of her. We witness the loyalty of Lefty’s gang- the Askamaya Bees but, we also see her love interest using her vulnerability and goodness.
Omo Ghetto (The Saga) is currently one of the most talked-about Nollywood movies in Nigeria and was co-directed by Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz. This is the second film in the Omo Ghetto franchise and serves as a sequel to the 2010 Omo Ghetto. I never thought I’d go to the cinema to watch a Nollywood movie again. I tried it twice and it turned out to be a disaster; so I made a vow, “never will I ever go to the cinema to watch a Nollywood movie”. However, I had no choice but to watch Omo Ghetto because I chose it from the movie calendar. “Why?”, you may ask. I didn’t want to go through the stress of reviewing a seasonal movie, so I thought a 2-hour Nollywood movie would do.
What made the movie become a controversial issue?
Also, the movie was released when everyone wanted time out from the tragedy and sad events that have rocked the world and the nations around us. Anyways, today’s article isn’t me sponsoring this movie – although Aunty Funke, e go make sense if you tip me for this article oh – but it’s about telling you as a fan of the movie some fun behind the scenes facts about the movie that I think you’ll like to hear.
When I saw the trailer for the movie and spotted Nollywood’s good girl now ‘Good woman, Chioma Okpota, I immediately felt the urge to watch. Not only did Chioma rap, but she also acted in a role I have seldom seen her act in any other movie. Chioma is what people would call “pure vibes” in the movie. I am sure like Chioma, other actors in the movie who have identified with certain tribes over the years would have drawn the attention of people from these tribes to watching the movie.
Jenifa’s latest feat is probably the most shocking news in recent times, and this is because, the movie was released amidst a pandemic that crippled the film industry for months, and film makers were not making sales like they should. The movie came into the picture during the festivities, a period when Nigerians simply wanted to celebrate with their families. What better movie to see in the cinema than that which has your Children’s favorite character, From their favorite tv series, Jenifa’s Diary.
The Original movie focused on Funke Akindele who played the role of ‘Lefty’ as she maneuvered life as a street ring leader who eventually finds out she might just be from a rich background. The new movie follows the same direction but with a new twist. However, the initial production had its first audience to be pure ‘Yoruba’. One can tell from the language and how it was spoken in the movie. It was obvious that the target was for a Yoruba audience. However, it is different in this new installation of the movie. Akindele reached a wider range of audience by limiting the language and balancing so all can understand and participate as they watch.
Inclusion of Nigeria’s Box Office Actors and Actors from Every Part of Nigeria (Diversity) This 2020 Nollywood Movie has won critical acclamations and crossed every benchmark in the Nollywood Industry. Teaching Life lessons that includes persistent hard work, maintaining family relations, and vouch for the best career option even if you’re struggling. Most importantly, when we choose a career that must be aligned with our interests, hobbies, and aim.
Funke Akindele-Bello revealed that Lefty’s car in the movie, the “bug” as she calls it took a lot of time to get. They found a couple, there were yeses and nos, complaints of “oh, the car is not in good condition,” etc. until they found a bug in Ibadan which they then had to take apart, redesign and reconstruct for it to become the final car we see in the movie.
Since released during the yuletide season, December 25, 2020, the movie has not only received extremely positive reviews from critics, it has also shattered existing Nollywood records and set some of its own. Funke Akindele’s movie, Omo Ghetto (The Saga) recently became the highest-grossing Nigerian movie, if not the highest-grossing in West Africa. However, like every other actor/producer, Funke Akindele produced this movie and brought it to the world the same way every one of her colleagues would have done. The question is, what did she do to make her movie the highest-grossing in Nigeria? It could have just been the story right? Perhaps there is more to it than just the storyline of the movie and her fame.