Barely a month and days after it hit cinemas, Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham's blockbuster movie "Fate Of Alakada: The Party Planner" has grossed over N77 million in cinemas, beating records of her previous efforts.
AllNews reports that "Fate Of Alakada" which makes its fourth production in the popular ‘Alakada’ series, was initially scheduled to hit cinemas across Nigeria on April 10, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, November 6, Abraham revealed that her last effort, "The Ghost And The Tout" grossed N77 million, but "Fate of Alakada" has gone beyond that and she would be announcing the actual amount soon.
Describing this year as quite a dramatic and intense one with COVID-19 and other happenings, the mother of one said "the stipulated percentage of people allowed in the cinema, and other countless things that we cannot name, Fate of Alakada has been doing incredibly well at the cinema.
"At a point, we faced some difficulties such as cinemas having no choice but to close down (for the protest's sake), and some top cinemas in Ilorin, Surulere, and Jakande, getting destroyed in the process by hoodlums. Still, God kept showing His mercies.
"You know I told you guys that I have beaten my last cinema record. Yes, it is true, and I am telling you authoritatively, that I, Olúwatóyìn Dàda Abọ́sẹ̀dé aya Kọ́láwọlé Ajéyẹmí has beaten and surpassed my last record at the cinema, and right now, the only person I want to be better than, is the Toyin of last year and previous years.
"Don't forget that my last record, Ghost and the Tout made 77 million naira, and to confidently tell you that I have beaten this record makes me very happy.
"Please guys, don't forget that Fate of Alakada is still showing at the cinemas. Please go out there and keep me showing me love by watching it because I want to buy aeroplane o.
"Don't worry, very soon, I'm gonna announce the amount we made at the cinema, but you guys should just know that if Ghost and the Tout was a box office hit with 77 Million naira, then ẹ gbà pé it's not a joking sturv ?
The movie features stars like Davido, Mercy Lambo (BBNaija winner) Mabel Makun, Swanky Jerry, Stephanie Coker, among others.
The plot of the popular Alakada series follows the story of Yetunde Animashaun, a young girl from poor family background.
She engages in making up stories and lying about her financial and social status in order to “fit into with the crowd”.