'Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti' Rakes ₦71 Million On Opening Weekend

‘Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti’ Rakes ₦71 Million On Opening Weekend

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The Nollywood biopic Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti has made a huge debut, grossing ₦71 million at the box office during its opening weekend. This figure was announced by FilmOne, a Nigerian distribution and production company, on their Instagram page on Monday, May 27, 2024.

“Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti hit it big last weekend! 🙌 This movie has amassed over 71 million Naira at the box office. Thank you, Nigeria, for showing love and support for this iconic movie. Let’s keep it going.”

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Directed and produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters, the film tells the story of the life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Activist and the mother of legendary musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

It explores her pioneering journey as the first female student at Abeokuta Grammar School and her marriage to Israel Ransome-Kuti. The movie delves into her fight against injustice, highlighting her role in founding the Abeokuta Women’s Union.

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The film’s cast includes; Omowunmi Dada, Joke Silva, Kehinde Bankole, Adunni Ade, Iyimide Ayo-Olumoko, Ibrahim Suleiman, and Iremide Adeoye. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti premiered at the 12th Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in 2023, where it garnered awards for Best Overall Feature Film and Best Screenplay. It also recently won Best Writing at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

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She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

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