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You did it,’ celebrities hail Funke Akindele after ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ hits N1bn sales

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‘You did it,’ celebrities hail Funke Akindele after ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ hits N1bn sales

Celebrities have congratulated ace producer Funke Akindele after her latest film, “A Tribe Called Judah” grossed N1 billion in ticket sales.

The movie grossed the N1 billion figure 20 days after its release in cinemas to become the first ever Nollywood movie to achieve the feat.

Taking to her Instagram to react to the milestone, Funke expressed gratitude to God, her fans in Nigeria and Ghana.

She wrote in part, “Thank you LORD!!!; Thank you NIGERIA!!; Thank you GHANA!!”

Many celebrities took to her comment section to rejoice with her on reaching the milestone.

Some lauded her diligence and reaffirmed her legendary status in the Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

Others expressed optimism that the movie will do more numbers in the coming days while thanking Funke for her trailblazing efforts of raising the bar in the movie industry.

@Ebuka commented: Such a boss!!! So proud of Bisi from I Need To Know 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
@Nikkilaoye wrote: Awesome. Congratulations sis @funkejenifaakindele the hardworking legend herself. Super proud of you sis.

@olayodejuliana said: All I see is GREAT GRACE, cause hardwork without grace equals nothing, hardwork without the hand of God and the approval of God equals nothing, this is nothing but GREAT GRACE!!! God is definitely backing you up and I am beyond happy for you mama…. Congratulations to a record breaker, a pacesetter, an Amazon, a Queen, I am beyond proud of you.❤️❤️❤️ Unto greater things mama, let’s keep breaking the record!!! A Tribe Called Judah from Nigeria to the world let’s gooooooooo

@chiomaakpotha noted: We nor go gree till we give am point [We won’t stop at this until it has other digits behind it] … 1. 999 Billion ! Leggooooooo [Let’s go] @omonioboli reacted: YOU DID IT 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Thank you for shattering that ceiling Funke! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Nollywood thanks you! We are so proud!!! A POWER HOUSE 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Number 1 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇 May God keep you for us my queen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

@bukunmioluwasina wrote: That your crown ehn, na you get am.{You deserve the crown] No worries. 👏👏❤️ congratulations 🎉

@moabudu said: Congratulations my darling. This is such awesome news 💪🏿

@solasobowale commented: A very big Congratulations Oluwafunmike. Very well deserved. Ku ise [Well done] 👏👏🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️

@Falzthebahdguy remarked: wrote: Ayeeeeee 🔥🔥🔥🔥

@Enioluwaofficial noted: Oh! You did that, raised the bar for us all and, gave us all hope, you have given us all dreams to aspire to and once again told us all that if only we can try, we can then know that the things our minds, Grace and hard work can do are endless.✨ Congratulations, Queen, you deserve all the honours. You did that, and we are all so incredibly proud of you!❤️👑

This action-packed comedy stars Funke Akindele, Timini Egbuson, Jide Kene Achufusi, Uzee Usman, Tobi Makinde, and Olumide Oworu. It follows a family who goes on a heist to rob a luxury furniture store, only to find armed robbers already inside the mall.

A Tribe Called Judah, distributed nationwide by Film One, began its theatrical run on December 15, 2023, breaking the previous record theater ticket figures of Sugar Rush and King, with 231,053 admissions and an astounding N1.02 billion in gross earnings.

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