Omo Ghetto The Saga (2020).
Cast: Funke Akindele-Bello, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Chioma Akpotha, Deyemi Okanlawon, Timini Egbuson, Adebayo Salami, Tina Mba, Toke Makinwa, Mercy Aigbe, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Akah Nnani, Alexx Ekubo, Nancy Isime, AY Comedian, Chigul, Shina Peters, and Boda Shaggi.
Director: Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz.
Synopsis: The movie is a sequel to the 2010 release, Omo Ghetto. It is a story about Lefty (Funke Akindele-Bello) who together with her squad from the ghetto, was always getting into one trouble or the other.
As luck would have it, fortune smiles on her and she was adopted alongside her twin sister Ayomide (which was also played by Funke Akindele-Bello) by the lovely Mrs Benson and moved to an upper-class neighborhood.
First off, Omo Ghetto The Saga cast couldn’t have been better selected. The movie is funny and action packed; there were a lot of hilarious scenes like when Lefty’s gang (Eniola Badmus, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas) served Mrs Benson’s friends with fried rice that has indian hemp in it. The funny scenes practically made everyone in the cinema forget all the baggages they came in with.
I love how the movie told the love story of Lefty and Femi Adeleke Stone (Deyemi Okanlawon). Stone was Lefty’s weakness and she loved him to the extent that she went to jail for him without ratting him out. Despite her friend’s warning that Stone was cheating on her, Lefty refused to believe.
There were a lot of lessons to learn from Omo Ghetto The Saga as it gave snippets about the life of Yahoo Yahoo, prostitution, police corruption and thuggery. Lefty’s lover, Femi Stone was a Yahoo boy; he cheated on Lefty with a white woman, Rose and when Lefty found out about this, it left a huge scar on their relationship.
A major highlight in the movie was Lefty and Stone’s breakup which made Lefty devastated. As a way of consoling Lefty, her friends (The Askamaya Bees – Eniola Badmus, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, and Eniola Esther) kidnapped the white lady. They tried to convince her that Stone is a Yahoo boy and he’s with her for her money. Rose was physically hurt in the process and landed on the hospital bed.
Stone later found out that Rose was kidnapped by Lefty’s gang and this brought war between the former lovers. The movie showed how high we place family over everything. At first I thought Lefty’s weakness was Stone; but I eventually found out that her family is more important to her.
As a payback and a way of getting money, Stone kidnapped Lefty’s identical twin sister, Ayomide and this was where the war began. Lefty was ready to do anything to get her sister back. Fully ready for battle, Lefty and the Askamaya Bees head towards Ogbomogbo where Ayomide is being held captive. They left with heavy weapons including guns, knives and cutlasses. It was a blood bath.
Another major highlight was Lefty and Stone’s one-on-one combat. Lefty got shot and the police came in right in time.
No doubt, you can take Lefty out of the ghetto but you cannot take the ghetto out of her. Despite the fact that she moved in to an upper-class neighborhood with her adopted mother, Mrs Benson, her thuggery side was still there. She almost ruined Mrs Benson’s 60th birthday party after her friends added indian hemp to the food.
The star-studded movie successfully portrayed police corruption with the character Officer Dede played by Blossom Chukwujekwu. A prostitute in the movie, Mercy Aigbe, was arrested for being involved in a murder case, but she was secretly released and replaced with an innocent lookalike lady. Eventually, the corrupted police man later faced the wrath of the law.
Omo Ghetto The Saga was Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz’ first directorial collaboration and they totally nailed it. I was impressed with the costume and colourful hairstyles; Lefty even had her own customized car.
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