Obi reacts to success of Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’

The  presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has showered praises on  Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele over her latest movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’.

Obi also described it as a reflection of the challenges facing the less-privileged Nigerians.

He expressed this via his verified X handle on Saturday.

He wrote:” It is heartwarming to learn that ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ a movie by Nigerian Movie Producer, @funkeakindele, has achieved a record-breaking earning of N1 billion, in just 3 weeks of its release, thus marking a historic moment in our Nigerian movie industry.

“Nollywood remains one of the biggest exports of our country in the last decade and shows the inherent potential in our people which Akindele has copiously brought out in all her works. I congratulate Funke Akindele for achieving this feat which is a bold testament to her passion, hard work, and dedication in the movie industry. It is reported that her previous movies ‘Battle on Buka Street’ and ’ Omo Ghetto’ currently sit as the second and third highest-grossing films at the Nigerian box office respectively.

The latest movie touches on some of the complex challenges faced by many less privileged families in Nigeria, in their struggles for survival. It skillfully tells a story that appeals to its audience in a comic and entertaining delivery.

“Our creative and entertainment industry has continued to grow over the years, showing our unlimited supply of talent in the industry. I encourage them to continue to tell stories that will inspire hard work, integrity, and productivity among Nigerians.

This, I believe, will play a significant role in positioning our minds for the productivity-driven nation we are trying to build – The New Nigeria!”


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