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The Top 10 Nollywood Movies in the 2010’s

Nollywood is Nigeria’s mega movie industry. Over time, Nigerian movies have contributed to the major movie industry in Africa, and one of the largest film producing industries in the world.

Why do people like Nollywood movies?

Nollywood movies are diverse, cultural and dramatic. And most importantly, Nigerian movies are thoroughly enjoyed by Nigerians.

Without further ceremony, here is a list of best Nigerian movies up to 2018.

Nigerian Movies Trending this 2018

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Produced by Ebony Life Movies, this romantic comedy was the perfect movie for valentine. Released in Nigeria in February 10, this movie thrilled millions of viewers with its strong plot, setting and visuals.

The movie was centered on Ope, a skilled chef who tried to salvage her family’s failing hotel. Somewhere down the line, she fell in love with the man who tried to buy the hotel.

This movie was also screened in the Contemporary Cinema World Section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The movie features superb actors like Zainab Balogun, Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Jide Kosoko, and Rachel Oniga.

Getting Over Him

Produced by Uduak Isong, Getting over Him is another romantic comedy movie with a dramatic twist. The movie is centered on a heart broken lady, Mimi who caught her boyfriend cheating on her.

She finds comfort from a relationship blog that gives her a step by step guide to finding love again. Cast includes Majid Micahel, Matilda Obaseki, Deyemi Okanlawon, Olive Emodi and Bimbo Ademoye. The movie was released early January.

Kada River

Kada River is a historical film produced by Toka Mcbaror, a gifted producer who is keen on producing movies set in the 90’s. The plot centers on two love birds, Jerome and Nadia and their struggles during the Kaduna religious crises in 2000.

The movie stars veteran actors like Joke Silva, Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey, and Rachel Oniga. It was released in February 21, 2018.

Nigerian Movies Released in 2017

Wedding Party 2

Raking in an estimated #500 million  in box office, the Wedding Party 2  is the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time. During its initial relate in December 2017, the movie  raked in about #20 million, over 100% increase on its revenue.

Produced by Ebony Life films, the Wedding Party 2 is a spin off from the Wedding Party and centers on Nonso, an Igbo boy and Deirdre, a British lady.

After an engagement ceremony in Lagos, Nonso’s Igbo family and Deirdre’s ‘upper-class’ British family reluctantly agree to a wedding in Dubai. The movie is funny, glamorous and has become one of Nigeria’s favourite romantic comedies.

The movie stars top notch actors like: RMD, Ireti Doyle, Shola Sobowole, Etomi Adesua, Bankole Wellington, Patience Ozokwor, Zainab Balogun and Alibaba.

The Gold Statue

In 2017, veteran producer Tade Ogidan produced the gold statue, a comedy drama focused on Wale and Chike who go in search of a statue believed to be an inherited idol. The two friends go through series of unimaginable ordeals to get their hands on the idol.

The cast is a mix of both new and seasoned actors like Richard Mofe Damijo, Alibaba, Sola Sobowale, Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Olakunle Fawole, Segun Arinze, Norbert Young, Tina Mba, Bisola Aiyeola, Yvonne Jegede, Etinosa Idemudia, Judith Audu, Greg Ojefua, Kenny Blaq, and Woli Ariole.

Best Nigerian movies released in 2017 also  include Roti, a psychological thriller directed by award winning  Kunle Afolayan, Through her Eyes, a short film produced by brilliant film maker Nadine Ibrahim and Picture Perfect, a top notch drama directed by Tope Alake.

Nigerian Movies Released in 2016

The Wedding Party

Related in December 2016, the wedding party was the most anticipated Nigerian movie in 2017, raking in close to #20 million at the release. The Wedding Party has gone on to earn a box office of over #430 million making it the second highest grossing Nigerian movie of all time.

Produced by Ebony Life Movies, the plot is centered on the complicated and hilarious wedding ceremony between Duni, a Yoruba bride and Dozie, the Igbo groom. The movie captures the humour and drama involved in holding a high class wedding in Nigeria.

The movie features star actors like Adesua Etomi, Banky W, RMD, Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Zainab Balogun, Ay Makun and Ali baba.

Wives on Strike

This is a comedy drama directed by Omoni Oboli and follows the activities of four women who decide to stop the child marriage of a friends daughter, no matter the cause, even if it involves a sex strike.

The movie features top actors like Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kalu Ikeagwu, Kehinde Bankole, Kenneth Okonkwo, Julius Agwu, Uche Jombo and Chioma Chukwuka.

A Trip to Jamaica

Directed by Robert Peters, this comedy follows Akpos, a funny Nigerian, who plans to propose to his wife during  their trip to Jamaica. This comedy drama is acted by great actors like Ayo Makun, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim amongst others.

Nigerian Movies Released in 2015 Downwards

Mr. and Mrs.

Released in 2013, this romantic drama remains a favourite amongst Nigerians. Directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka,  he movie follows the lives of an estranged couple. The movie aptly describes the struggles of African women in sustaining their marriages.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Produced in 2014, this historical film is based on the book written by Chimmamanda Ngozi Adichie. Directed by Biyi Bandele, this movie describes the events of the Nigerian civil war from 1967-1970. The protagonist of the movie, was brilliantly portrayed by Nigerian American actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

We hope you enjoyed our list of best Nigerian movies? Are there more movies you feel we should add? Feel free to mention them in the comment section below.