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Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ Makes Nollywood History with N1bn Gross

Funke Akindele's 'A Tribe Called Judah' Makes Nollywood History with N1bn Gross

Nollywood star Funke Akindele is celebrating a groundbreaking achievement as her blockbuster film, ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ becomes the first Nigerian movie to gross an astounding N1 billion in just 21 days since its cinema release.

Expressing her gratitude on Instagram, Akindele wrote, “Thank You LORD!!!, Thank NIGERIA!!, Thank you GHANA!!” The film’s success has catapulted her into the position of Nollywood’s highest-grossing director, overtaking Hollywood hits in Nigerian theatre earnings.

‘A Tribe Called Judah’ has surpassed records set by acclaimed films like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, making it a cultural phenomenon. FilmOne Entertainment, the film’s distributor, hailed it as a “cultural gem” and emphasized the significance of its storytelling, cultural pride, and the unyielding spirit of Nollywood.

The movie, inspired by Akindele’s late mother, revolves around a family of five brothers attempting to rob a mall to alleviate their mother’s financial struggles. The film, directed by Adeoluwa Owu (Captain Degzy), has garnered rave reviews from critics and fans, achieving high ratings on movie review platforms.

The remarkable success story began with the film grossing over N133 million in its opening weekend, setting a new record. Within the first 14 days, it became the highest-grossing Nollywood film for the year 2023, reaching over N613 million. By January 2, it had already made history, grossing N854 million at the box office within 18 days.

‘A Tribe Called Judah’ features a star-studded cast, including Nse Ikpe Etim, Timini Egbuson, Ebelle Okaro, Uzor Arukwe, Genoveva Umeh, Nosa Rex, and more. Akindele shared that the film, currently showing in cinemas in Ghana and the United Kingdom, holds a special place in her heart, as it represents the struggles faced by single parents and mothers in society.

As the film continues to make waves, audiences can anticipate more milestones for Funke Akindele and Nollywood in the coming weeks.

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