The sequel to the 2010 blockbuster film, Omo Ghetto: The Saga finally came and it has been topping charts and breaking box office records. This movie is a Nigerian gangster comedy co-directed by Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz.
Omo Ghetto: The Saga features Nollywood A-list stars which include, Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpota, Timini Egbuson, Nancy Isime, Mercy Aigbe, Eniola Badmus, Deyemi Okanlawon, Bimbo Thomas, Akah Nnani, Zubby Micheal, Tina Mba, Blossom Chukwujeku, Alex Ekubo, and many more. This movie is a continuation of the 2010 sequel and it focuses still on Lefty also known as Shalewa (Funke Akindele) and her relationship with Femi Stone (Deyemi Okanlawon). Here Lefty takes a fall for Stone only to get stabbed in the back and abandoned by him. The emotional pain leads her to retaliate, leading to Stone paying for the consequence of his actions. Firstly, this storyline is one that can never get old.
Yes, ghetto stories are cliche as everybody nowadays tries to act like a tout, but in this movie, touts look adorable. The script of this movie understands what a storyline should be and how it should go. There were no loopholes, blurry parts, or even scenes that made us ask what was going on. Characteristics like suspense, Climax, catharsis, and more were present here, and we definitely commend the scriptwriter. Once the foundation is solid of course, the house will stand well and strong.
Moving on to the characters, One character that is a must mention was that of Mario (Akah Nnani). My gawd, Akan Nnani ate up his role in ace, and he depicted the proper definition of a ‘stoned’ person. His mood swings, gestures, intonation, facial expressions, come on, we definitely have to give it to him. The character of Chummy Choko (Chioma Akpota) gets the cap also. Sincerely, most people did not expect Chioma Akpota to deliver as well as she did, but she dropped jaws. In fact, her character was one of the highlights of Omo Ghetto: The Saga. Characters like Lefty, Azaman, Femi Stone, Obi Wire, Busty, Baba Onibaba killed their roles as usual, and we didn’t expect anything less. A plus that will forever make this movie stand out, is it’s quick and straight to the point scenes which draws praise for the cinematography. There was a seamless flow from one scene to another, coupled with the super clear quality of the pictures, we have to say, soup wey sweet, na money kill am.No cap.
Another plus for Omo Ghetto: The Saga is the makeup and costume. One thing was obvious, that the Askamaya Bees had a signature hairstyle and way of dressing, which helped define their individual personalities. From the dyed hairs to the tattoos, come on, just name it. They paid attention to every detail that depicts properly people who have lived all their lives in the ghetto, and they did justice. Hands down, they really did justice.
Omo Ghetto: The Saga goes to show that the Nollywood industry is improving way fast. For one, the fighting scene showed that effort and a lot of thought was put into these scenes. They didn’t look like the Hollywood fighting scene, but they looked like what a fight will actually look like in Nigeria. The special effect makeup was good enough, we must say. We can’t forget the musicality of this entire piece of work. The various soundtracks were just beautiful. From the soundtrack for the Askamaya Bees to that of Femi Stone and his geng; we must give a thumbs up to the composer and the entire crew of this movie.
Omo Ghetto: The Saga will forever stand the test of time because it is a very relatable story that sheds on the happenings in the Nigerian ghetto. This film gives a first-hand knowledge of what it looks like in the ghetto. It also points out important lessons and core values that people should take note of, in order to have a better society. This movie definitely gets an 8/10 from us because it is worth all the hype in the world.
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