Funke Akindele Makes History as A Tribe Called Judah Hits One Billion Naira at the Box Office

Nigerian Actress and Producer Achieves Milestone, Becoming the First in Nollywood to Break Billion-Naira Barrier

Nollywood star Funke Akindele is basking in congratulations and accolades as her latest movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ becomes the first film in the Nigerian film industry to gross an impressive One Billion Naira at the box office.

The accomplished actress, who gained widespread recognition for her iconic role as ‘Jenifa’ in the 2008 comedy-drama, has transitioned seamlessly into the role of a producer. Akindele extended the success of ‘Jenifa’ by creating her own series, ‘Jenifa’s Diary,’ and briefly ventured into politics, running as the Deputy Governor candidate under the PDP in the 2023 Lagos Gubernatorial elections.

Now, Funke Akindele has secured her place in Nollywood history by shattering records as the first Nigerian to achieve the remarkable feat of having the highest-grossing movie. The top three movies on the list are all productions of the talented actress: ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ ‘Battle on Buka Street,’ and ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga.’

Fans and industry insiders alike are celebrating Funke Akindele’s groundbreaking achievement, recognizing her significant contribution to the growth and success of the Nigerian film industry. The actress shared the exciting news on her social media platforms, garnering widespread support and admiration from her followers.

Akindele’s success with ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ not only cements her status as a trailblazer in Nollywood but also sets a new standard for future box office milestones in the flourishing Nigerian film landscape.

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