TOP 5 NIGERIAN MOVIES

If you are a Nollywood enthusiast, you would agree with me that these Nigerian movies are award-winning movies.

Chief Daddy


This Nigerian movie is about a billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft, who serves as a benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff, and mistresses. Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and his will creates a saga amongst his extended families. What happens next will surprise you, as Chief Daddy has the last laugh from beyond the grave.

The comedy-drama film was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, written by Bode Asiyanbi and produced by Mosunmola Abudu and Temidayo Abudu. It was released in December 2018. It starred popular Nollywood actors and actresses Funke Akindele Bello, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo, and Racheal Oniga.

Merry Men


Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons is a 2018 Nigerian action comedy film written by Anthony Kehinde Joseph, produced by Darlington Abuda and directed by Toka Mcbaror. It stars an ensemble cast, which includes: Ramsey Nouah, AY Makun, Jim Iyke, Damilola Adegbite, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Iretiola Doyle, Falz, Jide Kosoko, Rosaline Meurer and Nancy Isime.

The film is set in Abuja. Four rich men (the Merry Men) seduce powerful women, get contracts from the political elite, steal from the rich, give to the poor, and have sex with the hottest women in town. They face their biggest challenge yet when they antagonize a notorious and corrupt politician who plans on demolishing a village to build a shopping mall. The four men scheme to save the poor people of the village.

The Wedding Party


The wedding party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy-drama film directed by Kemi Adetiba. It premiered on 8 September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and on 26 November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The film was released worldwide on 16 December 2016 and became the highest-grossing Nigerian film; a record which was broken in 2017 by its sequel The Wedding Party 2.

The film takes place during the day and evening of the wedding between Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24-year-old art gallery owner who is the only daughter of Engineer Bamidele and Mrs. Tinuade Coker, and the IT entrepreneur Dozie Onwuka (Banky Wellington) who comes from a very wealthy family. His mother, Lady Obianuju Onwuka, considers her son to be marrying beneath himself.

King of Boys


King of Boys tells the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami (played by Sola Sobowale), a businesswoman and philanthropist with a promising political future. She is drawn into a struggle for power which in turn threatens everything around her as a result of her growing political ambitions. To come out of this on top, she is caught up in a game of trust, not knowing who to look up to, and this leads to her ruthlessness.

The Nigerian crime political thriller film was written, co-produced, and directed by Kemi Adetiba. It is the second movie directed by Kemi Adetiba following the release of The Wedding Party. It reunites Adetiba with Adesua Etomi and Sola Sobowale, after they worked together in her directorial debut, The Wedding Party. The movie is focused on power tussle and stars rappers Illbliss and Reminisce in their movie debut roles. Other casts include Paul Sambo, Osas Ajibade, Toni Tones, Sani Muazu, Demola Adedoyin, and Akin Lewis.

Lion heart


Lionheart was selected as the Nigerian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. The movie is a 2018 Nigerian drama film produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Genevieve Nnaji. It stares Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh. It was acquired by Netflix on 7 September 2018, making it the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria. Lionheart premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. The movie was Nnaji’s directorial debut as well as Peter Okoye’s and Chibuzor Azubuike’s (also known as Phyno) acting debut. The film was released worldwide on 4 January 2019 on Netflix.

Lionheart tells the story of Adaeze Obiagu (portrayed by Nnaji), who wants to substitute for her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu (Pete Edochie), when he can no longer run his company due to health issues. Her father, however, asks his brother Godswill (Nkem Owoh) to take his place, and Godswill and Adaeze have to work together to save the company from debt as well as a threatened takeover by businessman Igwe Pascal (Kanayo O. Kanayo).

You will surely enjoy these movies. If you haven’t seen any of them, you should create time to do that. It will be worth your time.

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