Former presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, expresses pride in box office sensation Funke Akindele.
The politician took to his official Instagram page to congratulate Funke Akindele who was also a member of their party. He extended his heartiest wishes to the actress for her phenomenal success with her latest project A Tribe Called Judah.
While praising the actress’ exceptional talent, Atiku Abubakar stated that Funke Akindele’s film stands as a beacon of cultural pride and the unyielding spirit of the Nigeria film industry.
He congratulated her for the historic milestone and for setting a new standard of excellence.
“I extend my heartiest congratulations to Funke Akindele, @funkejenifaakindele, 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.
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. -AA”
Recall that Funke Akindele set a record for the Nigeria film industry as the first ever Nollywood film to enter a billion naira even in a short period of time.
Funke Akindele made a whooping one billion, sixty million, seven hundred and eleven thousand, four hundred and ninety one.
Funke Akindele’s movies, A Tribe Called Judah, Battle On Buka Street and Omo Ghetto The Saga are respectively the highest grossing Nollywood film of all time.