Today, the Nigerian movie industry, or Nollywood as it is more generally referred to, is recognized as one of the greatest on the planet. Be that as it may, these advancements happened not quite a long time ago when it upgraded from its premature videos to movies that hit in the brilliant time to its present status. This new wave is more disputably referred to as “New Nollywood”. Here are the most popular Nigerian films of all time listed in no particular order.
1. The Figurine
In Kunle Afolayan’s movie, two friends discover a magical statue that gives good luck for seven years but has bad luck in the years that follow. This movie is exciting and gives a breathtaking sensation of a very traditional tale from a more unique lens. It stars the likes of Ramsey Noah, Omoni Oboli, and Funlola Aofiyebi.
2. October 1st
Once more, Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st has been called several names, including a “masterstroke for Nollywood” by Heartbeat Nigeria, and to be sure, there’s an element of truth in it. The movie, set in 1960, recounts the portrayal of a Nigerian police judge sent to investigate the murders of ladies in a little local area. It features veteran actor Sadiq Daba close by Kehinde Bankole and a large group of different stars.
Lionheart was the first actual Nigerian movie by Netflix, the first movie to ever be recommended for an Academy Award, and the first time that the ‘Julia Roberts of Nollywood’, Genevieve Nnaji, was backstage as a director. Like Genevieve, Adaeze, the movie’s head, is looking to demonstrate her worth and moves up to duty when met with not-so-pleasant procedures.
4. The Wedding Party
It is not a stretch to say that the Wedding Party steered a fresh audience of Nigerian cinemagoers. Till today, the movie keeps up the title for the biggest-grossing movie of all time. Directed by Kemi Adetiba, this movie gives you a view into everything that is the commonly Nigerian wedding, giving you humor and colorful scenes to go.
5. Phone Swap
Kunle Afolayan’s 2012 movie which was initially meant to be an advertisement idea is absolutely on this list. This movie tells the story of two people from diverse treads of life who accidentally swap phones and walk in each other’s shoes. Phone Swap is unique and exciting.
6. King of Boys
Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered history is brought out into a powerful effort that terrorizes everything she holds special. She has to rebel and convince herself to be the king of boys in a Kemi Adetiba classic that persists for about three hours. King of Boys stars Sola Sobowale and Adesua-Etomi Wellington, reuniting off their Wedding Party chemistry, as well as celebrities like Toni Tones, Jide Kosoko, and Reminisce.
7. 93 Days
When the toxic communicable disease, Ebola, known to man appears in Lagos, 21 million people are lay on the edge. 93 Days chronicles the events encircling the importation and setback of the infection, and in a means, pays homage to Dr. Stella Adadevoh. The movie was directed by Steve Gukas and stars Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Iyamah, and Bimbo Manuel.
Jadesola Osiberu’s debut is an ordinary tale of most Nigerian women having a nice life but her family is bothered because she is not married. For this project, Jadesola introduces some of the greatest actors to fetch her ideas to life. There is Dakore Egbuson, Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, and Damilola Adegbite all giving this movie a favorite any day.
In Kasala, four young men attempt to find a remedy to a problem within 5 hours by investigating every avenue they know. The biggest thing about this movie is the advancement of storytelling and dare I say, it should be what a host of Nigerian movies attempt to be.
10. Living Bondage: Breaking Free
After about 25 years, breaking free is the exact series to the 90s blockbuster of the same name. It is greater, and even more fancy and Ramsey Nouah’s first time directing.
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