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Top 10 Nollywood Movies: Best Nigerian Films of All Time

Nollywood movies are doing extremely well in the market, nationally and internationally. Some renowned actors and actresses have become millionaires and leading personnel in other sectors.

Thanks to the movie industry.

There has been a debate regarding which movies are actually the best to have ever come out of the industry.

Top 10 Greatest Nollywood Movies

This discourse as lucid as it is, highlights the top 10 Nollywood movies of all time. Read the headings below to get the full details.

Top 10 Greatest Nollywood Movies

This is not an attempt to impose an opinion on you or make you doubt the authenticity of your perception.

This is just our selection as a team and we think that a careful look at this list will reveal nothing but facts and reality.

Our top 10 greatest Nollywood movies are truly the best you should reckon with. Whether or not in a particular order, here is our preference:

1. Aki na Ukwa

Aki na Ukwa is a 2002 Nigerian family comedy film that features Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze.

Two brothers cause chaos in their home, in their school and basically in their whole village. The movie was directed by Amayo Uzo Philips.

2. Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart was made in Nigeria in 1971, shortly after the Nigerian and Biafran Civil War. It premiered in Atlanta in 1974.

The movie was written by Chinua Achebe and directed by Hans Jürgen Pohland and starred Iyabo Aboaba and Boniface Afoko in lead roles.

3. Half of the Yellow Sun

The 2013 Anglo-Nigerian drama film Half of a Yellow Sun was directed by Biyi Bandele and is based on the same-titled Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s novel.

The historical fiction film is about two sisters who are forced to join forces during a civil war to fight to establish an independent nation.

4. 30 Days in Atlanta

The romantic comedy film was directed by Robert Peter and starred Ayo Makun and Ramsey Nouah.

Akpos, the protagonist of the movie, wins a month-long vacation for two in Atlanta, Georgia, and invites his cousin Richard along. It was the highest-grossing movie in Nigeria in 2015.

5. 10 Days in Sun City

10 Days in Sun City

The 2017 Nigerian movie was directed by Adze Ugah and starred Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi, AY Makun and Mercy Johnson in the lead roles.

The film is about an aspiring beauty queen who becomes famous and has to pay the price by breaking up with her fiancé, who also happens to be her manager.

6. Christmas in Miami

Christmas in Miami is a Nigerian comedy film premiered on Christmas eve in 2021.

The movie was directed by Robert Peters and starred Ayo Makun, Nadya Marie, Barry Piacente and Catherine Olsen in the lead roles.

It is rumoured that the movie made N100 million in the first week of being released.

7. Igodo

Igodo: The Land of the Living Dead is a Nigerian adventure movie produced by Don Pedro Obaseki and directed by Andy Amenechi.

The movie narrates the story of a community that is plagued by demonic spirits and sorcery.

The men in the village had to travel to the evil forest to retrieve a sword with incredible powers to battle evil spirits and powers in the community if they wanted to halt these evil spirits.

8. Bad Comments

Bad Comments is a 2021 Nollywood film that features Jim Iyke.

The movie recounts the life of Frank Orji, an actor with a successful career who has his reputation damaged as a result of the posting of an altered video.

9. Omo Ghetto: The Saga

Omo Ghetto: The Saga is one of the thrilling Nollywood movies on Netflix.

The movie is the tale of Lefty, a slum girl who was constantly getting into mischief with her group of friends.

It features Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpota, Nancy Isime and Eniola Badmus in lead roles. It became the highest-ever grossing film in the Nigerian film industry.

10. Osuofia in London 2

Osuofia in London 2 is a continuation of Osuofia in London 1. It is one of the best Nollywood films on YouTube that never gets old.

Osuofia is an uneducated villager living in Nigeria. He receives news about his brother’s death in London.

He travels to London to inherit his brother’s properties, but his late brother’s wife makes it hard for him.

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