Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Funke Akindele as ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ Hits N1 Billion Box Record

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended his congratulations to Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, for her record setting film, ‘A Tribe Called Judah.’

The movie has broken a box office record, becoming the first Nollywood production to surpass N1 billion.

Sanwo-Olu made this known in a post on his X handle on Saturday, January 6.

He wrote: ” I extend my hearty congratulations to #funkeakindele for the phenomenal success of “A Tribe Called Judah.” This film has not only shattered box office records by becoming the first Nigerian movie to earn 1 billion naira in domestic theatres, but it also stands as a story of growth, the spirit of Nollywood and Nigeria.

“As a female-led initiative, it also showcases the power and influence women wield in the film industry, inspiring countless others to aim for greatness. A big well done to the cast: 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 many others as well as the outstanding crew.

“Celebrating the magic of Lagos’ creative industry, we also celebrate Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe-Adeoti, and all the passionate minds behind captivating movies like “Malaika,” and “Ada, Omo Daddy.” Your artistry is diversifying our economy and inspiring greatness.

“We also celebrate outstanding titles that have made it to the streaming platforms and international movie festivals, showcasing the excellence and progression of Nollywood.

“The Lagos government is the biggest supporter of the creative industry in Africa and we will continue to do more. Here’s looking forward to even bigger things in 2024.”

Source: X | jidesanwoolu