“A Tribe Called Judah” achieved the historic feat of N1.1 billion or its dollar equivalent of $1.1 million in just three weeks of its release.
Funke Akindele, the film’s creator, director and producer writing on her social media handle thanked her fans for the milestone.
“Thank you Lord! Thank you Nigeria! Thank you Ghana!” she posted on Instagram, garnering thousands of congratulations and loving comments. The record cements Akindele, 46, as Nollywood’s highest-grossing director.
“A Tribe Called Judah” is set to eclipse Hollywood hits in Nigerian theatre earnings, including the acclaimed superhero film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which previously held the record as the top-grossing film in the country.
A Tribe Called Judah has received rave reviews from both critics and fans and is basking in high ratings on movie review platforms.
President Bola Tinubu also celebrated the ingenuity, creativity, and immense artistic talents of Nigeria’s thriving entertainment industry adding that the creative industry is one of the high-employment sectors.
The President extolled the creative industry’s pivotal place as a medium not only for artistic expression but also a source of enormous soft power and viable export.
“The creative industry is one of the high-employment sectors, providing jobs for our able and talented youths. It is an industry that is crucial to my administration. I salute Nigerians for their enduring support and patronage of home-grown creative efforts. We will provide the conducive environment for the industry to thrive further,“ the president said.