Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto the Saga’ Scoops Highest Nominations As AMVCA Returns For 8th Edition

Award-winning Nigerian filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello, can’t stop leading the pack. After edging out its toughest competition at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Awards (AMVCA) 2020 to win the Best Actress in a comedy, she has secured the highest nominations at AMVCA 8.

It didn’t come as a surprise that her 2021 high grossing movie ‘Omo Ghetto The Saga’ which topped Nigeria’s box office for seven weeks and became the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time in its fifth week, grossing ₦480.5 million cumulatively, led nominations as the AMVCA returns to the business of honouring film stakeholders after holding off on the event in 2021 due to C0VID-19.

Funke who was named NET Honours 2021 ‘Most Popular Actress’ secured more than seven nominations at AMVCA 8 for the Best Actress in a comedy, Best Writer, Best Sound Editor, Best Makeup, and Best Costume Designer categories with her movie ‘Omo Ghetto The Saga’. Her film, ‘Omo Ghetto The Saga’ was also nominated for the Best Movie in West Africa. Through the same film, Chioma Chukwu Akpota was also nominated as the Best Supporting Actress at AMVCA 8.

Since breaking into Nollywood with the popular series ‘I Need To Know’ in 1998, she has continued to thrive on the Nollywood scene with series like ‘My Siblings and I’, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’. Funke Akindele, a multi-talented actress and producer, is a regular winner at AMVCA. She won the Best Actress in Comedy at AMVCA in 2014 and 2016 and her comedy series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ also won the Best TV Series at AMVCA 2017.

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