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Funke Akindele’s latest movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ has become the first Nollywood film to gross more than $1 billion at the box office.

The movie, which was released on December 15, 2023, was a huge hit, generating over $613 million in just two weeks. The film was well received by both viewers and critics, with many appreciating the plot and the cast’s performances.

With this new milestone, Akindele, 46, has become Nollywood’s highest-grossing filmmaker.

“Thank you, Lord! Thank you Nigeria! Thank you Ghana!” she wrote on Instagram, receiving thousands of congratulations.

“This achievement is not just about numbers; it is a testament to the power of storytelling, cultural pride, and the unyielding spirit of Nollywood,” said FilmOne Entertainment, the film’s distributor, on Instagram.

The film, directed by Funke Akindele and Adeoluwa Owu, follows the story of a family who plots to loot a mall but arrives to discover armed robbers already inside. Jide Kene Achufusi, Funke Akindele, Boma Akpore, Paschaline Alex, and other actors appear in the film. The film’s success is a result of the actors and crew’s hard work and dedication, as well as the support of the Nigerian audience.

A Tribe Called Judah has eclipsed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Nigeria’s highest-grossing film.