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A Tribe Called Judah by Funke Akindele grosses £80,000 at UK Cinemas


February 6, 2024

A Tribe Called Judah, Funke Akindele’s groundbreaking film, has made over £80,000, or roughly ₦144 million, at UK theatres.

The official distributor in Nigeria, FilmOne Entertainment, released the revenue it made over the course of more than four weeks at five different UK movie theatres.

A Tribe Called Judah has made ₦1,384,315,042 in Nigerian gross revenue as of February 1, 2024, according to the Cinemas Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN). The film, which dominated the Nigerian box office chart for about seven weeks, was surpassed by The Beekeeper for the top spot last week.

The story of A Tribe Called Judah centres on five brothers: Olumide Oworu as Ejiro Judah, Tobi Makinde as Shina Judah, Uzee Usman as Adamu Judah, Jide Kene Achufusi as Emeka Judah, and Timini Egbuson as Pere Judah. The boys must band together to loot a firm in order to save their mother, played by Akindele as Jedidah Judah.

The cast, which includes Ebelle Okaro, Uzor Arukwe, Nse Ikpe Etim, Genoveva Umeh, Faithia Williams, Nosa Rex, Greg Ojefua, Ibrahim Yekini, Boma Akpore, Paschaline Ijeoma Alex, Etinosa Idemudia, Juliana Olayode, and Yvonne Jegede, is co-directed by Adeoluwa Owu, also known as Captain Degzy, and Barny Emordu, the director of photography.

In an earlier interview with channels TV, Akindele acknowledges that the NTA family drama series that she starred in as a teenager, I Need To Know was a great launching pad for her groundbreaking career, which has now led to the latest set of success as a leader in Nollywood.

Since its debut on December 15, 2023, the movie has been viewed in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and 9 French-speaking countries.