Funke Akindele’s “A Tribe Called Judah” Breaks Records with £80,000 Gross in UK Cinemas

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Funke Akindele’s latest movie, “A Tribe Called Judah,” has made waves in the UK cinemas, grossing over £80,000 (approximately ₦144 million). FilmOne Entertainment, the official distributor in Nigeria, revealed that the film achieved this milestone across five cinema locations in the UK over a span of four weeks.

In Nigeria, the movie has also seen immense success, raking in ₦1,384,315,042 as of February 1, 2024, according to the Cinemas Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN). Despite losing its number-one spot to “The Beekeeper” last week after seven weeks atop the Nigerian cinema box office chart, “A Tribe Called Judah” continues to captivate audiences.

The film follows the journey of five brothers portrayed by Jide Kene Achufusi, Timini Egbuson, Uzee Usman, Tobi Makinde, and Olumide Oworu, who unite to execute a heist to save their mother, played by Akindele herself.

Directed by Adeoluwa Owu and co-directed by Barny Emordu, with Emordu also serving as the director of photography, the cast boasts names like Ebelle Okaro, Uzor Arukwe, Nse Ikpe Etim, and many more.

In an interview with Channels TV, Akindele credited her role in the NTA family drama series “I Need To Know” during her teenage years as a significant stepping stone in her illustrious career, which has now reached new heights with “A Tribe Called Judah.”

Since its debut on December 15, 2023, the film has not only garnered success in Nigeria and the UK but has also been embraced by audiences in nine French-speaking countries, cementing Akindele’s status as a leader in Nollywood.

Watch the trailer below:

February 6, 2024

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