Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele, is being showered with congratulations as her latest movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’, achieves a groundbreaking milestone in Nollywood. The film has become the first in the industry to gross an impressive One Billion Naira at the box office.
Known for her iconic role as ‘Jenifa’ in the 2008 comedy-drama that gained widespread acclaim, Funke Akindele has since extended her influence as a producer, notably with the creation of ‘Jenifa’s Diary’. Despite a brief foray into politics as a Deputy Governor candidate for the 2023 Lagos Gubernatorial elections under the PDP, Akindele continues to leave an indelible mark in the entertainment industry.
Today, she stands as the first Nigerian to break the record for the highest-grossing Nollywood movie. Remarkably, the top three highest-grossing films are all productions by Akindele, including ‘A Tribe Called Judah’, ‘Battle on Buka Street’, and ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’.
The actress, who has proven her mettle both in front of and behind the camera, is being lauded for this significant achievement, marking a historic moment in the Nigerian film landscape.