Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ misses out in AMVCA – Reactions

Written by on May 13, 2024

Funke Akindele

Reactions are pouring in following the recent Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) ceremony, held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. Notably, the absence of Funke Akindele’s acclaimed film, ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ has become a focal point of discussion.

The night’s standout, ‘Breath Of Life,’ secured six coveted awards. These include Best Movie, Best Sound Design, Best Director (BB Sasore), Best Lead Actor (Wale Ojo), Best Supporting Actor (Ademola Adedoyin), Best Supporting Actress (Genoveva Umeh), and the Trailblazer award (Chimezie Imo).

Contrastingly, ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ despite its groundbreaking achievement as the first Nigerian movie to surpass N1 billion in cinema earnings last December, failed to clinch any of its five nominations.

Predictably, the oversight of Nigeria’s highest-grossing film has ignited a flurry of activity across social media platforms. Here, we present a compilation of reactions sourced from various online communities.


@abazwhylllz wrote, “A Tribe Called Judah is my own movie of the year. Keep your head high Funke Akindele.”

@EObaniyi opined, “Award or not, Funke Akindele is the best in the game.”

@PoojaMedia wrote, “A Tribe Called Judah didn’t win any award. Wow”

@Wizkidfc wrote, “A Tribe Called Judah is my own Best Movie. Funke Akindele take your flowers.”

@Lil_maamiii stated, “I don’t want to hear anything like Funke Akindele was robbed oo, when she bagged all the awards with ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, nobody remembered robbery oo, so please let ‘Breath Of Life’ breathe.”

@EngOguns wrote, “I’m not even that mad that A Tribe Called Judah was snubbed in all categories. I’m livid because not once did they mention the 1B milestone.. It’s obvious that #AMVCA10 no longer f*ck with Funke Akindele.”


@PureMind_ asserted, “The money Funke Akindele made from ‘A Tribe called Judah’ must have rattled a lot of people for this level of hate.”

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