“A Tribe Called Judah” Sets A New Benchmark In Nollywood: A 1 Billion Naira Box Office Triumph
In a monumental achievement for Nollywood, Funke Akindele’s latest film, “A Tribe Called Judah,” has shattered records by amassing an impressive 1 billion Naira at the Nigerian box office in just three weeks. This remarkable feat not only makes it the fastest Nollywood movie to hit this milestone but also cements its position as the highest-grossing Nollywood film to date. Additionally, this success has established Funke Akindele as the highest-grossing Nollywood director of all time.
Released in December 2023, “A Tribe Called Judah” is a compelling blend of heart, humor, and drama. It narrates the story of a single mother and her five sons who, grappling with financial struggles, devise a plan to rob a mall. Their scheme takes an unexpected twist when they cross paths with another group of robbers, leading to unforeseen complications.
The film features a stellar cast, including Funke Akindele, Timini Egbuson, Jide Kene Achufusi, Uzee Usman, Tobi Makinde, Olumide Oworu, Genoveva Umeh, Nse Ikpe Etim, Juliana Olayode, Uzor Arukwe, Fathia Balogun, Yvonne Jegede, and others. Directed by Funke Akindele and co-produced alongside Adeoluwa Owu, the film has been lauded for its riveting narrative, outstanding performances, and a perfect blend of humor that has struck a chord with audiences nationwide. The film resonates with themes of family, love, and resilience, making it a relatable and touching experience for viewers.
The announcement of “A Tribe Called Judah’s” historic achievement was made by FilmOne Distribution through a celebratory Instagram post, which included a congratulatory message to Akindele and the entire team involved in the film’s creation. The post also emphasized the significance of this milestone for Nollywood, heralding it as a testament to the power of storytelling, cultural pride, and the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian film industry.
Akindele, who has previously enjoyed immense success with films like “Omo Ghetto: The Saga” and “Battle on Buka Street,” dedicated “A Tribe Called Judah” to her late mother, adding a personal touch to this cinematic triumph.
As “A Tribe Called Judah” continues to captivate viewers and break records, it stands as a shining example of the potential and prowess of Nollywood, further solidifying the industry’s place on the global cinematic stage.
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