President Tinubu, Atiku congratulate Funke Akindele on Box Office record

President Tinubu and Atiku congratulate Funke Akindele on box office record

President Bola Tinubu congratulated actress/filmmaker Funke Akindele on her record-breaking film and commended the actress for her contributions to the growth of the industry.

Her film titled 'A Tribe Called Judah', which she produced and co-directed, was released in Nigerian cinemas in mid-December last year and after three weeks, it was reported to have grossed over N1 billion, becoming the Highest paid Nigerian film ever.

In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Ajuri Ngelali, the President extolled the excellence of the Nigerian creative industry, recognizing its fundamental place as a medium not only for artistic expression, but also as a source of enormous power. soft and viable export. .

“The creative industry is one of the sectors with the highest level of employment, providing jobs for our capable and talented young people. It is a crucial industry for my administration. I salute Nigerians for their enduring support and patronage of national creative endeavors. We will provide the enabling environment for the industry to prosper further”, says President Tinubu.

In a related development, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Mrs. Akindele on the success of her new movie.

Posting on X, Atiku said the film not only broke records but also stands as a beacon of cultural and uncompromising Nollywood pride.

Congratulating the actress, Atiku wrote;

“I extend my sincerest congratulations to Funke Akindele on the phenomenal success of “A Tribe Called Judah”.

This film not only broke box office records by becoming the first Nigerian film to gross 1 billion naira in domestic cinemas, but also stands as a beacon of cultural pride and the unyielding spirit of Nollywood. A Tribe Called Judah” is not just a film; is a cultural gem that reflects the vibrancy and resilience of Nigerian cinema. As a nation, we are extremely proud of Funke’s achievements and his role in elevating Nigerian cinema to new heights. Your success is our success and inspires a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers in Nigeria and beyond. Congratulations, Funke, on this historic milestone. You have set a new standard of excellence and your work inspires us all.”


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