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Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ becomes first Nollywood film to hit N1bn


Funke Akindele’s new movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’, has become the first Nollywood film to surpass N1 billion at the box office.


‘A Tribe Called Judah’ earned N1 billion in three weeks after it was released.


FilmHouse Group CEO, Kene Okwuosa, who announced the historical feat in a statement on Thursday, noted that the world is witnessing a golden era for Nigerian cinema.



“Akindele’s film has not only captivated audiences but has also proven the resilience of Nigerian cinema in the face of global streaming giants like Netflix and Prime Video,” the statement added.


‘A Tribe Called Judah’ became the first Nollywood movie to gross over N113 million in its opening weekend after it was released on December 15 2023, in cinemas.


Benco News recalls that Funke’s ‘Battle on Buka Street’ grossed N650 million at the box office in 2022.

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