It would be challenging for any other Nigerian filmmaker to surpass the significant milestone that actress and filmmaker Funke Akindele has set.

The movie actress hasn’t hidden from her historic achievement; this month, she became the first Nigerian filmmaker to earn more than $1 billion in the film industry.

A Tribe Called Judah is still the highest-grossing Nigerian film ever, earning nearly N1.4 billion in just ten weeks since its December 15, 2023, premiere. Clearly, a lot of people, both domestically and internationally, have come to love the movie.


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In response to her accomplishment on X, Funke Akindele wrote:

“Thank you!!! To all the young ladies out there, just know that you can also achieve success. Remain focused and keep working hard..”

Also sharing the good news, Film One, expressed gratitude to Nigerians and West Africans for making the movie Number One.

“We are grateful for the record-breaking journey of #ATribeCalledJudah – Nigeria and West Africa’s #1 movie!

Thanks for making it the biggest film for Funke Akindele, the top Nollywood, and the ultimate cinematic triumph of 2023/2024

This movie is distributed by @filmoneng”.

Funke Akindele’s movies, A Tribe Called Judah, Battle On Buka Street, and Omo Ghetto The Saga are respectively the highest-grossing Nollywood films of all time.