All movie lovers stay glued to Netflix nowadays. Those with a taste for African movies, Nollywood especially always seek the most watched Nollywood movies, as the movies that fall into this group have their appeal. Here are some movies that make the list of most watched Nollywood movies.
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The new year has already started taking its toll on us. So far, we are hearing rumours of blockbusters movies that Nollywood wants to grace our screen. Once again, the movie industry is keeping us on our toes. They are having us wonder what the next blockbuster movie will be about. Nevertheless, while we wait in anticipation, hoping that the suspense will not kill us, let’s look at some of the best Nollywood movies of 2021 and 2022 as rated by Netflix.
We will be using Netflix’s rating and top ten rankings. Let us also remember that this ranking was used and released on Netflix before the date of the first weekly ranking. So these movies are based on high acclaim by a broad cross-section of the best critic websites and social pages.
Omo Ghetto-The Saga
Omo Ghetto was released on 12th September 2021. This was the day the Nigerian movie industry decided to take Nigerians and everyone in the world on a tour that educates people about sisterhood and love. The movie goes further to keep everyone watching it laughing and smiling through it all. Even though the movie is two hours long, you can never take your eyes off the scene, because every scene contains pieces of information you don’t want to miss. Thankfully for us, the movie is so captivating that you wouldn’t even want to look away.
Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz directed this blockbuster movie. The movie also serves as a sequel to the 2010 Omo Ghetto. For ten consecutive weeks, the movie – Omo Ghetto was on the top ten most-viewed movie list. Also, the gross pay of this Nigerian movie was over N635 million. Don’t be surprised – good things are worth many things.
One thing we loved so much about this movie is how it embraced the part of Nigeria that we should never shy away from, that is our ghetto. The movie builds up on the contrasting lifestyle of a set of twin sisters. One is composed, determined, redefined, and sophisticated. Whereas, the other is rugged and makes one understand street life. And we all know, in the street, you need to look out for yourself and your crew.
So even when Lefty, who is considered the Queen of the Ghetto, is seen to be helping the less privileged, she also keeps her ear to the ground for information. Again, we must stress that Funke Akindele and her husband, JJC Skillz, did a perfect job writing an ode to gangsterism in the slums. Even though it celebrates gangsterism, it does not criminalise it. This is because the main character, Lefty, is pictured as being a good person who helps the less privileged.
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I mean, of course, it had to be Anikulapo. What else would it be? The cast of this movie includes Kunle Remi, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Taiwo Hassan, Faithia Balogun, Adebayo Salami, Kareem Adepoju, Moji Olayiwola, and Aisha Lawal and it is a 2 hours 30 minutes drama filled movie. The movie was directed by Kunle Afolayan and released on 30th September 2022. You know that you should expect nothing short of perfection when it comes to Kunle Afolayan movies. But this one topped the chart. We think he really outdid himself with this masterpiece.
Despite the numerous filler scenes that the movie has, the movie is rich in creativity. There are many moral lessons, good visuals, and actors, all presented with a great concept. However, it is missing the element of strong storytelling. Nevertheless, we can see that the movie is based on a lot of research by the director and his production crew. It reveals to us how clay pots were made back in the day and how houses were built. It even goes on to promote our culture by making all the cast use the Yoruba language in communicating.
So there you have it, some of the most talked about or watched Nigerian movies in the years 2021 and 2022. Trust me, with this level of sophistication and authenticity put into these movies, we are itching to see what the Nigerian movie industry will deliver to us this year and beyond.