9 Exciting Nollywood Movies You Need To See
The future is finally here as the days when people watch Nollywood movies expecting the worst are gladly behind us. While we are still on our way to where we want to be, we are definitely not where we used to be. These days, people actually go to the cinemas and spend hours on streaming platforms to see Nollywood movies and are always left completely impressed. Certainly, the industry is getting better with each new movie, and no doubt it is a result of the variety of talent we have at our disposal in the filmmaking industry.
In recent times, Nollywood movies have attracted global recognition. Big ups to the producers and directors who tirelessly work to create the best. Now, we can rub shoulders with Hollywood, and that’s not an exaggeration because how else can you explain the recent partnerships and collaborations between the two industries?
Check out 9 Nollywood movies you should see that have made great strides in the industry and beyond…
#1. The Wedding Party 1 & 2
There’s no party like the Lagos party indeed. This humor-filled Nollywood movie was directed by one of Nigeria’s most prominent directors, Kemi Adetiba. The movie features great actors like Adesuwa Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Sola Sobowale and the list goes on. The film also features Bankole Wellington (Banky W) which sees the singer’s breakout appearance into the Nollywood scene. Wedding Party is a story of love, family and the stress that goes into planning a Nigerian Wedding. If you haven’t seen it yet, see it today. It’s only been around for a few years and it still feels like a new release.
This movie was directed by Walt Banger and features Nollywood Heartthrobs like O.C. Ukeje, Tope Tedela, Gbenro Ajigbade, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Alexx Ekubo and Nollywood’s ebony darling, Beverly Naya. It’s a suspense-filled drama with plot twists that would keep you on the edge. Do check it out.
#3. October 1
When October 1 hit our screen, it changed what Nollywood movies could be. It had everything from suspense, thriller, drama and even romance, you name it. If you are yet to see it, go experience it today. It’s that good.
It was refreshing and unexpected to get a Nigerian movie without the regular themes like love and money. This Nollywood movie has you asking questions you never thought you’d ever ask. We won’t spill the tea and spoil the fun for you. Watch it and know why we consider it Rave-worthy.
#5. 93 days
Talk about a tear-jerker, this movie centers around the Ebola outbreak and highlights the true Nigerian heroes that lived and died to fight the good fight. It’s what we need at such a time as this to remember their names while beholding art in the form of motion pictures.
This romcom will remain an all-time favorite. On a stressful day when you need a movie to cool off, Isoken is your pick. It has everything from awkward dates to grand romantic proposals. If you’re a true romantic and you haven’t seen this movie, what then have you been watching?
#7. King of Boys
It’s almost impossible to communicate the amazing work put into this movie, so the only way you can experience it is to see for yourself. King of boys features stellar performances from the likes of Sola Sobowale, Reminisce, and Tony Tones and with a storyline this good, it’s definitely a must-watch.
#8. The Bling Lagosians
This movie gives a sneak peek into the lavish lifestyle of Lagosians, even though the title gives this away. It’s a feel-good movie with a bit of depth. Equally impressive is the cast, set, scenery and all aspects of the film.
#9. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
The first movie was shot over 25 years ago and still retains its wow effect on viewers. This Ramsey Noah’s directorial debut depicts the great price an ambitious young man had to pay in exchange for the life of his dreams. If you’ve seen the first part, then hurry and be kept up to date. However, if you haven’t seen the first part or like many of us, have forgotten how exactly the first one panned out, you should watch this installment also. This is one Nollywood movie you should totally be proud to say you’ve seen. We Stan!
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