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A Tribe Called Judah: Tinubu hails Funke Akindele on historic box office record


President Bola Tinubu has praised Nigeria’s entertainment industry for its creativity and impressive artistic talents.

Telescope.ng reports that the president was particularly impressed by the success of Funke Akindele’s latest movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’.

The movie, which was produced and co-directed by Akindele, was released in Nigerian cinemas in mid-December last year.

Within two weeks of its release, it had already grossed over N1 billion, making it the highest-earning Nigerian movie ever.

This is a significant milestone for the Nigerian movie industry, and it highlights the potential for growth and success in the sector.

In a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu celebrated the ingenuity, creativity, and immense artistic talents of Nigeria’s thriving entertainment industry.

According to the statement, the President congratulated Akindele on her record-setting film and commended the ace thespian for her contributions to the growth of the industry.

He extolled the excellence of the Nigerian creative industry, acknowledging its pivotal place as a medium, not only for artistic expression but also a source of enormous soft power and viable export.

Tinubu said: “The creative industry is one of the high-employment sectors, providing jobs for our able and talented youths. It is an industry that is crucial to my administration. I salute Nigerians for their enduring support and patronage of home-grown creative efforts. We will provide the conducive environment for the industry to thrive further.”

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