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Atiku felicitates Funke Akindele on N1B movie sales



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Former Vice President and 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated actress Funke Akindele on her movie ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ becoming the first Nollywood movie to hit N1 billion.

Atiku stated that the movie’s success serves ‘the unyielding spirit of Nolywood.’

He made this known in a post on X on Friday.

He wrote, “I extend my heartiest congratulations to @funkeakindele for the phenomenal success of “A Tribe Called Judah”. This film has not only shattered box office records by becoming the first Nigerian movie to earn 1 billion naira in domestic theatres, but it also stands as a beacon of cultural pride and the unyielding spirit of Nollywood.

“A Tribe Called Judah” is not just a film; it is a cultural gem that reflects the vibrancy and resilience of Nigerian cinema.

He further said , “As a nation, we are incredibly proud of Funke’s achievements and her role in elevating Nigerian cinema to new heights. Her success is our success, and it inspires a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers in Nigeria and beyond.

“Congratulations, Funke, on this historic milestone. You have set a new standard for excellence, and your work inspires us all.”


Credit: X // AA

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