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“You are the number 1 Queen of cinema” – Jaiye Kuti chants ‘Oriki’ for Funke Akindele over her grand gesture

Nollywood actress and producer Jaiye Kuti, also known as Jayeola Monje, has expressed gratitude towards her senior colleague, Funke Akindele, for publicly endorsing her. Funke took to her Instagram page to show support for Jayeola by promoting her new movie, Alagbede. The box office queen announced her plans to watch the movie at the cinema and invited her fans to join her. Congratulating Jayeola, she confidently stated that Alagbede was already a box office success.

“alagbedethemovie
I so wanna see this movie!!! I watched the trailer and I can’t wait to see it!!
Who wants to come with me?? Leggooooo!!
Congrats my darling Aunty Jaiye Kuti!! It’s already a success in Jesus’ name!!! @jayeola_monje”.

Taking to her comment section, Jayeola Monje eulogized the box office Queen in Yoruba as she hailed her for being a Queen.

Commenting, Funke appreciated her writing, “Oluwaseun ma. E se ma”.

Funke Akindele currently holds the title of the Queen of Box Office Movies in Africa. Her latest film, “A Tr!be Called Judah,” premiered in cinemas in December 2023 and set a new box office record within just 21 days, becoming the first Nollywood film to gross N1 billion. This surpasses the success of her previous films, “Battle on Buka Street” (N668.4 million) and “Omo Ghetto” (N636.1 million), which currently hold the second and third positions in the highest-grossing films at the Nigerian box office, respectively.

In recognition of her groundbreaking achievement, she was awarded a brand-new car at a special event. Additionally, last month, she was honored with the Silverbird Lifetime Achievement Award, which she dedicated to her fans and loved ones.

Sources: Infotrend.com.ng