“I’m Not a Billionaire”: Funke Akindele Says She Didn’t Take Home Billion From A Tribe Called Judah

“I’m Not a Billionaire”: Funke Akindele Says She Didn’t Take Home Billion From A Tribe Called Judah

  • Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has caused a buzz on social media with her recent disclosure of her wealth
  • Recall that the movie star’s record-breaking movie, A Tribe Called Judah, grossed over a billion at the box office, but she has shut down claims of being a billionaire
  • Funke Akindele’s explanation of how she didn’t get to take home a billion from the movie got netizens talking

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele is back in the news over her record-breaking movie, A Tribe Called Judah.

In a recent social media post, the movie star disclosed that she did not get to take home even a billion from the movie despite its great success.

Funke Akindele's revelation about A Tribe Called Judah movie.
Funke Akindele says she's not a billionaire despite a successful movie. Photos: @funkejenifaakindele
Source: Instagram

It all started when one of the actress’ fans took to her Threads account to express her admiration for Funke Akindele and interest in meeting her one-on-one.

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In response, the top actress showed her appreciation and made it clear that she was not a billionaire. According to Akindele, even though her film A Tribe Called Judah grossed over a billion naira after its release, she didn’t take that same amount home.

In her words:

“Thanks dear. I’m not a Billionaire o!! My movie Atribecalledjudah grossed over a Billion Naira but I didn’t take the Billion home o!!! I be confirmed hustler!!!”

See the screenshot of her post below:

Funke Akindele reveals she's still not a billionaire despite success of A Tribe Called Judah movie.
Funke Akindele says she's not a billionaire. Photo: @funkejenifaakindele / Threads
Source: Instagram

Netizens react as Funke Akindele speaks

Funke Akindele’s disclosure of not being a billionaire despite the success of her A Tribe Called Judah movie drew some comments from netizens. Read them below:


“Aunty funke you are a billionaire in making ❤️.”

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“Your energy is worth emulating.”


“Mama,we've got an unfinished mission here ma'am. Hope we see soon.”


“God bless your hustles ma.”


“Beautiful soul Take your flowers .”

Funke Akindele announces new movie after AMVCA loss

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that Funke Akindele refused to let her failure to bag an award at the 10th edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) get to her as she announced a new movie project.

Barely a few days after the grand ceremony, the mother of one announced a new movie project, Finding Me.

The new movie will feature the likes of Femi Adebayo, Joseph Benjamin, Dele Odule, among others.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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