Nollywood thriller, “A Tribe called Judah’’ to hit cinemas

A Nollywood thriller, “A Tribe called Judah’’, is set to hit cinema screens across Nigeria on Dec. 15, its producer has said.

Ace Nollywood actress and producer of the movie, Funke Akindele, made this known on her Instagram page after the official premiere of the blockbuster in Lagos.

According to Akindele, the movie is directed by Adeoluwa Owu, popularly known as Captain Degzy and distributed by Film One Entertainment.

“The plot of the movie revolves around a woman called Jedidah Judah who has five sons from five different men, all belonging to different tribes.

“The story is so dear to my heart and it has a part of my late mum in it, and it represents the struggles faced by many single parents and mothers in society.

“There is often a stigmatisation surrounding women who have children out of wedlock, as they get labelled with unprintable names with the assumption that their children will amount to nothing.

“The film also sheds some focus on rebellious children, and when they start out being rebellious their families tend to give up on them.

“However, it is important to look for something special in your child; help them nurture their talents, and they will become great with it,’’ Akindele said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the star-studded movie featured seasoned actors including, Nse Ikpe Etim, Funke Akindele, Timini Egbuson, Ebelle Okaro, Uzor Arukwe, Genoveva Umeh, and Nosa Rex, among others.

Other cast include, Boma Akpore, Ebele Okaro-Onyiuke, Etinosa Idemudia, Fathia Balogun, Jide Achufusi, Olayode Juliana, Olumide Oworu, Paschaline Alex, Tobi Makinde, Uzor Arukwe and Yvonne Jegede.