3 Female Producers Behind History’s Top-Earning Films

Female producers in the film industry have broken barriers and set records with their outstanding achievements. These outstanding women have demonstrated their exceptional storytelling and production abilities, paving the path for future generations of female filmmakers.

Female producers have been behind some of the most successful films of all time. In this article, HowNG takes a look at the best female producers that have made an indelible impression on the global box office with their blockbuster successes.

1. Funke Akindele: A Tribe Called Judah

On January 4, 2024, Funke Akindele’s movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah,’ became the first Nollywood film to achieve ₦1 billion at the box office. The film has been a huge hit, earning over 613 million naira in just two weeks of release. Akindele’s vision and passion as a producer have greatly contributed to the film’s success.


2. Funke Akindele – Battle on Buka Street

Funke Akindele and Tobi Makinde’s dynamic combination brought to life the narrative of two stepsisters’ longstanding rivalry in ‘Battle on Buka Street.’ This film, directed by Akindele and Makinde and released in 2022, grossed more over 650 million naira, demonstrating female producers’ ability to create captivating themes.


3. Funke Akindele – Omo Ghetto: The Saga

Funke Akindele returns with ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga,’ a film that tells the story of Lefty, a street thug, and her gang ‘The Askamaya Bees.’ This final installment of the Omo Ghetto series, released in 2020, grossed more than 630 million naira, solidifying Akindele’s title as Nollywood’s greatest female producer.


4. Kemi Adetiba – Wedding Party

Kemi Adetiba directed ‘The Wedding Party,’ a love film that created a phenomenon in 2016. The film, which starred Adesua Etomi and Bankole Wellington, grossed 452 million naira at the box office, displaying Adetiba’s skilled direction and production.


5. Jade Osiberu – Brotherhood

Jade Osiberu, a well-known female producer, brought to the cinema ‘Brotherhood,’ a Nigerian crime-action thriller that enthralled audiences. Released in 2022 and starring Tobi Bakre, Falz, and Basketmouth, the film grossed 328 million naira, demonstrating Osiberu’s ability to produce entertaining and popular films.



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