Recently premiered Ebony Life’s star-studded comedy film” Chief Daddy” records #42.6 million in box office for its opening weekend, earning it the position as the Second Highest Opening Weekend in Nollywood.
The figure is said to exclude advance and private screenings. Chief Daddy surpasses The Wedding Party, Nigeria’s highest grossing movie, which recorded a N36 million opening weekend.
Director, Niyi Akinmolayan took to his Instagram to express his excitement:
“Wow. I’ve had two number 1 films in the same calendar year (TWP 2 and Chief Daddy)… ”
This achievement places Niyi as the first Film director to have two of his films standing as the highest opening weekend in Nollywood, with “Chief Daddy” recording #42.6 million and “The Wedding Party 2” recording 73.3million in it’s opening week.
This is Ebony Life’s consecutive 5th Number one film in the Nollywood Box Office record.