A Tribe Called Judah Breaks Nollywood Box Office Records

A Tribe Called Judah, a comedy film directed by Funke Akindele, has become the highest-earning Nigerian film of all time, surpassing the previous record held by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The film, which was released on December 15, 2023, has grossed over N1 billion in just three weeks, making it the first Nollywood film to achieve this feat. The film also had the biggest weekend opening in Nollywood history, raking in over N122 million in its first three days.

A Tribe Called Judah tells the story of a family of four siblings who embark on a journey to their ancestral home in Akeddei, a remote community in Bayelsa State, to claim their inheritance after the death of their father. Along the way, they encounter hilarious situations and challenges, as they discover the true meaning of family and identity.

The film features a star-studded cast, including Funke Akindele, who also co-produced the film, Ayo Makun, Mercy Johnson, Odunlade Adekola, Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, and Patience Ozokwor. The film also features cameo appearances by celebrities such as Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and Burna Boy.

The film has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, who praised its humor, plot, cinematography, and soundtrack. The film has also been hailed as a cultural phenomenon, as it showcases the diversity and richness of the Nigerian culture and heritage.

The film’s success has been attributed to several factors, such as the popularity and reputation of the director and the cast, the quality and originality of the production, the effective marketing and distribution strategy, and the festive season and holiday mood of the viewers.

The film’s achievement has also been seen as a boost for the Nollywood industry, which has been struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy, and low-quality productions. The film has demonstrated the potential and resilience of the Nigerian film industry, as well as the growing appetite and appreciation of the Nigerian audience for local content.

A Tribe Called Judah has set a new benchmark and standard for Nollywood films, and has raised the expectations and hopes of the filmmakers and the fans for the future of the industry. The film has also showcased the talent and creativity of the Nigerian filmmakers and actors, and has put Nigeria on the global map of cinema.

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