Another Nigerian has worked his way through into the Guinness World Record. Comedian and producer of AY Live, Ayo Makun, AKA AY got his first movie, ’30 days in Atlanta’ recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Record.
30 Days in Atlanta was recognized as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in Nollywood, Bollywood, Hollywood and was listed alongside “PK” (Bollywood) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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AY took to his Instagram page to share the news with his followers.
“This is the first time ever that the Nigerian film industry, which is one of the largest in the world, will be achieving such a tremendous success that will be registered by the ‘Guinness World Records’ since 1955 when it was first published.
“I am dedicating this milestone in my career to all the casts and crew of 30 Days In Atlanta. Also to everyone who went to the cinemas to see the movie when it came out.
Let’s do it again with my new movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ premiering on September 25th, and showing across cinemas in Nigeria from September 30th.”
The comedy drama, which also has a part 2, is a story about Akpors (played by AY himself); a Warri guy who wins a 30 day trip to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard – played by Ramsey Noah), an I.T specialist on the all-expense paid trip for two.
Also starring in the movie is Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd, RMD, Desmond Elliot, Mercy Johnson, Rachel Oniga, Ada Ameh, Uti Nwachukwu, Kese Jabari, Majid Michel, and Juliet Ibrahim.
Directed by Robert Peters, “30 Days in Atlanta” was shot in Lagos and Atlanta. On behalf of the crew, the recognition award was received by Robert Peters, veteran actor cum movie director.
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The World record was able to reference the comedy movie after it grossed 76million Naira seven weeks after its premiere, and made over 137million Naira in box-office, making it the highest grossing movie in the history of Nigerian cinema.