President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Actor and Producer Funke Akindele for her record setting film, “A Tribe Called Judah”.
A Tribe Called Judah, co-produced and directed by Funke Akindele is said to has grossed over N1 billion in its first 21 days in cinemas nationwide making it the highest so far by any Nigerian.
Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the President, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement Friday in Abuja, said Funke epitomises the ingenuity, creativity, and immense artistic talents of Nigeria’s thriving entertainment industry.
The Statement reads: “President Tinubu congratulates Ms. Funke Akindele on her record-setting film and commends the ace thespian for her contributions to the growth of the industry.
“The President extols 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.
“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,” President Tinubu states.