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“A Tribe Called Judah” Ends Cinema Run With ₦1.4 Billion

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A Tribe Called Judah,” directed by Funke Akindele, had a phenomenal run in Nigerian cinemas for 11 weeks. It became the first-ever Nollywood movie to earn over ₦1 billion, exceeding ₦113 million in its opening weekend. The story follows five brothers who resort to crime to save their ailing mother.

After a record-breaking run, the film grossed a final total of ₦1.4 billion with 374,552 ticket sales. It ended its theatrical run in late February, showing in only two locations during its final weekend.

 

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“A Tribe Called Judah’s” success wasn’t limited to Nigeria. The film’s popularity expanded beyond its home country, reaching audiences in Ghana, the United Kingdom, and several other African nations. This international reach further proved the movie’s impact and broadened its appeal.

This accomplishment further solidified Funke Akindele’s position as a leading filmmaker, with the top three highest-grossing Nollywood films under her belt, including “Battle on Buka Street” and “Omo Ghetto: The Saga.”

  1. A Tribe Called Judah — ₦1,404,207,541
  2. Battle on Buka Street — ₦668,423,056
  3. Omo Ghetto: The Saga — ₦636,129,120
  4. The Wedding Party — ₦452,288,605
  5. The Wedding Party 2 — ₦433,197,377
  6. Chief Daddy — ₦387,540,749
  7. Brotherhood — ₦328,881,120
  8. King of Thieves — ₦320,805,150
  9. Malaika — ₦302,086,925
  10. Sugar Rush — ₦287,053,270

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Netflix Unveils “House Of Ga’a” Starring Funke Akindele, Coming In July

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Exciting news for fans of historical dramas! Netflix announced the premiere date for the upcoming biopic, “House of Ga’a,” directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters. The movie will be available to stream on July 26, 2024.

Along with the release date, Netflix also shared a special treat for fans on their Instagram page on June 20th. They posted never-before-seen behind-the-scenes images from the filming of “House of Ga’a.”

The post itself is captioned with a short and intriguing message: “Witness the rise and fall of a ruthless kingmaker. House of Ga’a is coming to Netflix, July 26.”

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Hollywood Made Me Realise I Was A Commodity – Genevieve Nnaji

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Genevieve Nnaji, a Nigerian actress, talked about her experiences trying to work with people in Hollywood. This was after her movie “LionHeart” was a big hit. Netflix bought the movie for a lot of money, around $3.8 million.

Nnaji recently spoke about this at a trade meeting in 2024.

She also mentioned a programme called Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX). They help people in Africa who work in creative fields like movies and music.

At the meeting, Nnaji explained that she realised people in Hollywood saw her more as a product to be sold than an artist.

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Watch The Trailer For ‘What About Us?’ Produced By Pastor Iren

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Nigerian Pastor Emmanuel Iren recently announced he’s venturing into filmmaking with his debut feature film, titled “What About Us?“. The news broke last week, along with the official movie poster that sent fans into a frenzy. The poster offered a tantalising glimpse of the film and fueled anticipation for its theatrical release on July 12th, 2024.

Pastor Iren kept the momentum going by dropping the official trailer for the film on his Instagram page just yesterday.

Here’s the trailer for Narrative Entertainment’s feature film. What About Us? hits the big screen from July 12th, mark your calendars. We can’t wait for you all to experience this amazing project,” he said on Instagram.

 

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This exciting move offered fans a much more substantial look at the movie, likely sparking theories and speculation about the plot and characters.

Social media is sure to be buzzing with excitement as fans dissect the trailer and share their predictions for the film’s success. With the pastor’s musical talent and now his foray into filmmaking, it looks like he’s poised to become a true entertainment powerhouse.

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