Five Nollywood movies you have to see at least once

In the bustling streets of Lagos and amidst the rich cultural tapestry of Africa, Nollywood has emerged as a powerhouse in the global film industry..READ FULL ARTICLE HERE>>>>

With its unique storytelling and captivating narratives, Nollywood has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.

From heart-wrenching dramas to rib-tickling comedies, the Nigerian film industry offers a diverse array of cinematic experiences.

Here are five Nollywood movies that every cinema enthusiast must witness at least once:

Lionheart

 

 

Directed by and starring the multi-talented Genevieve Nnaji, “Lionheart” is a poignant tale of family, resilience, and the Nigerian spirit. The Nigeria’s first Netflix original film hit screens in 2019 after premiering at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The story centres on Adaeze Obiagu, played by Nnaji, who jumps in to help her dad when he falls ill. He’s running a company, and Adaeze is eager to step up and support him. But instead of leaning on her, he turns to her uncle for assistance. Now, Adaeze and her uncle have to team up to tackle various challenges threatening the company, like potential takeovers and mounting debt.

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The Wedding Party

 

 

Directed by Kemi Adetiba, “The Wedding Party” is a romantic comedy that takes viewers on a hilarious journey through the chaos of a Nigerian wedding. Featuring a star-studded cast and lavish set pieces, the film explores love, family dynamics, and the clash of tradition and modernity. “The Wedding Party” stole the spotlight upon its release, quickly becoming the most successful Nigerian movie to date. It kicks off with a classic wedding scenario: Dunni is about to tie the knot with a guy from a wealthy family. But there’s a hitch: his snobby relatives aren’t thrilled about Dunni’s more modest background. The morning of the big day is chaos, with stress levels skyrocketing over food, logistics, and guest list drama. As tensions mount, so do the rom-com antics, adding to the whirlwind of emotions on this memorable occasion.

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October 1

 

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Kunle Afolayan’s “October 1” is a gripping thriller that unfolds against the backdrop of Nigeria’s fight for independence. Sadiq Daba takes on the role of a British detective, tasked with unravelling a string of brutal murders in a remote town. As the investigation intensifies, so do the tensions, revealing layers of secrets and stirring up questions of identity, colonialism, and the pursuit of justice.

Half of a Yellow Sun

 

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Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed novel, “Half of a Yellow Sun” is a sweeping epic that chronicles the Nigerian Civil War of the 1960s. Directed by Biyi Bandele, it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. The story kicks off on Nigerian Independence Day, as two twin sisters return home after studying abroad. However, their plans take unexpected turns as political tensions rise in the 1960s, leading to the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. United by their convictions, the sisters find themselves swept up in the fight for the new republic, embarking on a journey of courage and resilience together.

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King of Boys

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Directed by Kemi Adetiba, “King of Boys” is a riveting crime drama that delves into the murky world of politics and power in Nigeria. The film centers on Eniola Salami, played by Sola Sobowale, a formidable businesswoman and underworld kingpin who navigates the treacherous landscape of Nigerian politics. As she delves deeper into the murky world of politics, she’s confronted with ruthless games and tough decisions. Trust becomes a luxury as she climbs the ladder of success, and Eniola realises she must embrace her inner ruthlessness to achieve her dreams. But with each step up, her circle of allies shrinks, leaving her to navigate the treacherous terrain of power on her own..READ FULL ARTICLE HERE>>>>

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