I had sleepless nights, almost passed out filming ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ -Funke Akindele | TheNewsGuru


Popular actress, Funke Akindele a.k.a  Jenifa has revealed that she almost passed out during the production of ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga‘, her film project.

The movie, released last year, was a sequel to ‘Omo Ghetto’, a 2010 drama film directed by Abiodun Olarenwaju.

In a chat with Chude Jideonwo, the 44-year-old actress recalled playing several roles while filming the project and how it took a toll on her at a point.

“I became the PA, makeup assistant, wardrobe manager. I styled the movie, designed the production, because this is what I live for. I gave my everything to ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’. I had sleepless nights, swollen eyes,” she said.

The movie producer said scuffling in between roles required her to learn new things and constantly go beyond her capacity.

“I trained for a month for all the fight sequences. I had to fight for a month with everybody. I had to jog. I had to shed weight. I had to be in the picture. I was directing, acting- at some point, I almost passed out. They had to bring ice and put all over me,” she added.

TheNewsGuru recalls that in  2020, the movie surpassed ‘Fate of Alakada’ as the highest-grossing Nigerian film for the year.

It also overtook ‘The Wedding Party’ to become the highest ever grossing movie in the Nigerian film industry after securing ₦468 million as of January 26, 2021.



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