This movie scene been popular with locals, but many films have been acclaimed and praised by cinemas around the world. Take a look at some of the most popular Nigerian films that have proven popular in cinemas and youtube playlists around the world.
1. Okafor’s Law.
Written, produced and directed by Omoni Oboli, ‘Okafor’s Law’ tells the story of a character, Chucks (Blossom Chukwujekwu) nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ by his friends; a professional philanderer whose desire to prove a relationship point to his friends brings him three women he must re-seduce within twenty one days; Ify (Ufuoma McDermott), Tomi and Ejiro (Omoni Oboli) whose lives have drastically changed.
This intrusion on their new lives makes his quest to prove the immortality of the age long law more difficult. ‘Okafor’s Law’ first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) in September 2016 and later premiered in Nigeria also in April 2017. Garnering N90million in the Box Office, ‘Okafor’s Law’ featured Blossom Chukwujekwu, Gabriel Afolayan, Toyin Abraham, Ken Erics, Mary Lazarus, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar and Omoni Oboli.
2. Alakada Reloaded.
‘Alakada Reloaded’, the third installment of the Toyin Abraham’s “Alakada” series, which was first released in 2009, while the second in 2013, grossed a whooping N25million within three days after its ground-breaking cinema debut.
Produced by Toyin Abraham and released in May 2017, the movie featured a star-studded cast including Toyin Abraham, Ali Baba, Odunlade Adekola, Kehinde Bankole, Woli Arole, Nedu of Wazobia FM, Helen Paul, Lilian Esoro, Annie Idibia, Bidemi Kosoko, Liz Da Silva, Lala Akindoju, Mr. Latin, Iyabo Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan amongst others.
‘Isoken’ is a romantic comedy written and directed by Jadesola Osiberu, featuring Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin and Marc Rhys.
The story revolves around Isoken who appears to have a perfect life but is still single at 34, which in a culture obsessed with marriage is serious cause for concern.
Things come to a head at her younger sister’s wedding when her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin who she fell in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner.
The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is a Caucasian. Released in June 2017, ‘Isoken’ hit N55million at the box office and broke UK’s Box Office as it beat any African romantic comedy which has over the years been released in the UK Cinemas.
4. 10 Days in Sun City.
The third installment of the hilarious Akpos Franchise, following Trip to Jamaica and 30 Days in Atlanta which sits at the number two and three spot respectively of the highest grossing movie in the box office. 10days in Sun City premiered on August 10 in Sun City, South Africa. The movie is a feature-length comedy drama that chronicles Akpos (Ayo Makun) on another adventure, this time, to Sun City in South Africa, with his girlfriend Bianca (Adesua Etomi). Bianca wins the queen of Nigeria crown and becomes the face of OTAWI conglomerate which is owned by Nigeria’s richest man, Otunba Ayoola Williams, aka ‘The Old Fox’ (Richard Mofe Damijo).
‘Hakkunde’ is an intriguing story of a long-term unemployed graduate; Akande, who after prolonged joblessness relocates to Kaduna from Lagos when an opportunity presents itself. His expectation is however cut short and Akande must make a decision to either learn to survive in a faraway land or return back to failure. Directed by Asurf Oluseyi as his debut feature film ‘Hakkunde’ featured Toyin Abraham, Frank Donga, Rahama Sadau, Ali Nuhu and comedian Seyi Law. Shortly after its release in August ‘Hakkunde’ won the award of merit from IndieFEST. To view more click more