The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, extends heartfelt congratulations to Funke Akindele for the unprecedented success of her film, “A Tribe Called Judah.” This cinematic masterpiece has not only broken domestic box office records by grossing an impressive 1 billion naira but also symbolizes the growth and spirit of the Nollywood industry and Nigeria as a whole.
As a trailblazing female-led initiative, “A Tribe Called Judah” emphasizes the influential role women play in the film industry, inspiring countless others to strive for greatness. Governor Sanwo-Olu commends the exceptional cast, including Timini Egbuson, Jide Kene Achufusi, Uzee Usman, Tobi Makinde, Olumide Oworu, Genoveva Umeh, Nse Ikpe Etim, Juliana Olayode, Uzor Arukwe, Fathia Balogun, Yvonne Jegede, and many others, along with the outstanding crew.
Highlighting the vibrancy of Lagos’ creative industry, the Governor also applauds Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe-Adeoti, and the creative minds behind captivating movies like “Malaika” and “Ada, Omo Daddy.” Their artistic contributions not only diversify the economy but also serve as a beacon of inspiration for greatness.
Governor Sanwo-Olu takes pride in recognizing the outstanding titles that have graced streaming platforms and international movie festivals, showcasing the excellence and progression of Nollywood. He reaffirms the commitment of the Lagos State Government as the biggest supporter of the creative industry in Africa, pledging to continue fostering its growth.
Looking ahead to 2024, Governor Sanwo-Olu expresses anticipation for even greater achievements within the thriving creative landscape.