Tinubu congratulates Funke Akindele on N1bn box office record

Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated filmmaker Funke Akindele on her record-setting film A Tribe Called Judah, commending the thespian for her contributions to the growth of the industry.

In a statement on Friday by his spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu celebrated the ingenuity, creativity, and immense artistic talents of Nigeria’s thriving entertainment industry.

Funke’s movie was on Thursday announced as the first Nollywood film to hit N1 billion in the cinema.

Reacting to this, the statement by Mr Ngelale said, “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.”