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Funke Akindele Reacts As Bukunmi Writes a Consoling Message After ‘A Tribe called Judah’ Lost At The AMVCA 10Th Edition Wins (DETAILS)



Nollywood famous film producer and actress, Funke Akindele has reacted to Bukunmi’s Consoling Message As ‘A Tribe called Judah’ Misses Out On AMVCA Wins.

A Tribe Called Judah, by Funke Akindele, was the cinematic sensation of the year, it was a masterpiece that electrified audiences and shattered expectations.

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

But in a shock, the movie was overlooked in all categories at the 2024 AMVCA, with Funke missing out on the prestigious ‘Best Actress’ award.

Bukunmi Oluwashina

Bukunmi Oluwashina

The news caused a stir and disbelief, with Bukunmi Oluwashina and others rallying around the filmmaker with words of encouragement. Funke was deeply touched by the outpouring of support, and her emotional response showed that the admiration of her peers was the ultimate validation.

Bukunmi Oluwashina uplifted the spirits of Nollywood filmmaker and star actress Funke Akindele on social media after her unexpected loss at the 2024 awards ceremony.

The 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, held at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on Saturday, shimmered with the glow of celebration and acknowledgment, honoring remarkable accomplishments in African film and television.

However, for Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe of Judah’, the evening unfolded as a series of near-misses, with her and the production team falling short in all its nominated categories.

Despite securing nominations across a range of prestigious categories, such as Best Makeup, Best Writing in a Movie, Best Lead Actress, Best Movie, and Best Supporting Actor, ‘A Tribe of Judah’ ultimately left the ceremony without any gleaming trophies to claim victory.

Despite being overlooked at the AMVCA despite her exceptional performance in Femi Adebayo’s ‘Jagun Jagun’, which secured wins that night, Bukunmi Oluwashina, took to her IG story to publicly acclaim Funke Akindele as her ‘Best Actress’ after the latter’s loss in the category.

In a heartwarming response to Bukunmi’s touching post, Funke Akindele expressed her gratitude with a series of love emojis.



Funke Akindele’s powerful performance in ‘A Tribe called Judah’ was eclipsed by Kehinde Bankole’s captivating role in Adire, which earned her the Best Lead Actress award.

Timini Egbuson’s supporting role in the movie was also edged out by Demola Adedoyin’s outstanding performance in Breath of Life.

The movie; A Tribe of Judah, which made history by becoming the first Nollywood film to gross N1bn (One Billion Naira) within 21 days of its release, lost to Breath of Life in the Best Movie category.

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