Actress Funke Akindele’s latest film, “A Tribe Called Judah”, has made N1 billion in 20 days.
Film One Studios confirmed that the movie is officially the highest-grossing film in a statement released on Thursday.
Kene Okwuosa, CEO of Film House Group, spoke about the milestone achievement saying, “We are witnessing a golden era for Nigerian cinema, and Funke Akindele’s A Tribe Called Judah reaching the N1 billion mark is an indication that the creative industry.”
“A Tribe Called Judah” hit the cinemas on December 15, after its premiere at the Imax Cinemas on December 10.
The film has also beaten Funke’s previous movies Omo Ghetto: The Saga and Battle on Buka Street to become the actress’ biggest opening film and also the number one overall film in Nigeria and West Africa.
Directed by Adeoluwa Owu and Funke, the film tells the story of a family of boys, who decide to rob a mall to raise money for their mother’s hospital bill. However, on getting there, they are faced with armed robbers.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the movie at the premiere, Funke noted that it was dedicated to her late mum Adebanjo Akindele.
She said: “The story is so dear to my heart. It has a part of my late mum in it, and it represents the struggles faced by many single parents and mothers in society.”
The film features Funke Akindele, Juliana Olayode, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Jidekene Achufusi, Nosa Rex, Uzee Uzman, Timini Egbuson, Tobi Makinde, Faithia Williams, Uzor Arukwe, Yvonne Jegede, Ebele Okaro and others