Funke Akindele debunks rumours of her attaining billionaire status

Award-winning Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele has stated that contrary to widespread belief, she is not yet a billionaire.

CorrectNG recalls that Akindele shattered box office records earlier this yeat with ‘A Tr!be Called Judah’. The movie has reportedly grossed about N1 billion.

Fans had concluded that the movie star is now a billionaire owing to the success of the film, but the actress clarified that she did not personally earn billions from it.

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Funke, while responding to a fans congratulatory post on social media, said she has not become a billionaire, but she still remains a ‘confirmed hustler’.

She said; “Thanks dear. I’m not a billionaire! My movie A Tr!be Called Judah grossed over a billion naira. But I didn’t take the billion home o!!! I be confirmed hustler.”

Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had hailed the popular in January 2024, for shattering box office records and setting a new standard for excellence.

He had said; “I extend my heartiest congratulations to Funke Akindele for the phenomenal success of “A Tr!be Called Judah”. This film has not only shattered box office records by becoming the first Nigerian movie to earn 1 billion naira in domestic theatres, but it also stands as a beacon of cultural pride and the unyielding spirit of Nollywood.

“A Tr!be Called Judah” is not just a film; it is a cultural gem that reflects the vibrancy and resilience of Nigerian cinema.

“As a nation, we are incredibly proud of Funke’s achievements and her role in elevating Nigerian cinema to new heights. Her success is our success, and it inspires a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers in Nigeria and beyond.

“Congratulations, Funke, on this historic milestone. You have set a new standard for excellence, and your work inspires us all.”