1. Pre-Production Alone Took A Year
2. COVID Cut Out A Big Part of the Movie
Funke Akindele-Bello revealed that half of Omo Ghetto (The Saga) was supposed to take place in the UK and they were supposed to shoot in the UK – I reckon this would have mainly been for Lefty’s sister’s scenes – but because of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, they were unable to fly for the shoot and so they had to revise the story so that it could all be shot in Nigeria.
3. Lefty’s Car Took a Lot of Time To Make
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.
4. Chummy Choko’s Hair Delayed Production
Funke Akindele-Bello revealed that she created all the hairstyles in Omo Ghetto (The Saga). One that took a significant amount of time and retouching was Chioma Akpotha’s character, Chummy Choko’s hair in the movie. Funke says that the back and forth on that hair actually delayed production.
5. The Training Was Intense
All the actors on Omo Ghetto (The Saga) wanted to do their own stunts, so there was intense working out, stunt lessons, dance lessons, etc. According to Funke, it was a lot of work, and since the last Omo Ghetto Funke says, everybody has been eating too much eba.
So the work was a lot harder this time around.
6. Deyemi Injured Funke
Deyemi Okanlawon who plays Femi Stone in Omo Ghetto (The Saga) actually kicked Funke on the mouth during a fight sequence. She says that the mark is still there inside her mouth.
7. There Were At Least 10 Versions of The Movie
Funke Akindele-Bello revealed that there were at least 10 drafts of Omo Ghetto (The Saga). I personally think at the end, the final draft they used was absolutely the best one but it’s still curious to know what could have been.
How did you feel about Omo Ghetto (The Saga)?