Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele is on the receiving end of congratulations as her new movie, ‘A tribe called Judah’, becomes first in Nollywood to gross One Billion Naira at the box office.

The for mer politician cum actress is currently receiving several accolades for her great milestone in the Nigerian film industry.

She achieved popularity for her role as ‘Jenifa’, in a 2008 comedy-drama. She prolonged the series as a producer when she started her own version, Jenifa’s diary.

Funke Akindele breaks record as her new movie becomes the first to gross One Billion Naira at the box office
Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele.
She also had a short stint as a politician when she ran under PDP as Deputy Governor for the 2023 Lagos Gubernatorial elections.

Today, she is the first Nigerian to ever beat the record of  highest-grossing Nollywood movie.

The first three on the list of highest-grossing movies were all produced by her; ‘A tribe called Judah’, ‘Battle on Buka street’ and ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’.