What are the best Nollywood movies of all time? Now that’s a question that may get different answers from different people. But we’ve decided to ask the public and we’ve gotten a couple of interesting answers, and based on public opinion, we’ve come up with the 100 best Nollywood movies of all time. Some of these movies will ring a bell, especially since most of them are classics, and if you don’t know some of them, you may want to check them out (there are links to each movie in the description).
Every week, we shall review, in no particular order, each movie in the 100 best Nollywood movies of all time. Here goes:
- Director: Tunde Kelani
- Mainframe Film and Television Productions
- Year: 1997
The movie tells the story of Ajani, a final year student of the University of Ibadan who is in search of a life partner due to pressures from his mother. He soon finds himself in a quandary as he becomes involved with three beautiful women- ASAKE, his beautiful old time girl friend who has just finished sixth form and teaches in a school in town; LOLA, a pretty, tall, slim and dark first year student he just met; and finally SADE, a childhood acquaintance who gradually and fortuitously gets promoted to the centre stage of the love drama. (Mainframe Movies)
The movie got so popular, it sparked a revolution in the fashion industry with the return of the short Iro and Buba, now called Oleku.
The movie didn’t only make an impact in the industry, it also has so much an impact on the lives of the cast, the hero and heroine (Yemi Shodimu and Feyikemi Niyi-Layinka) eventually got married
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THE WEDDING PARTY
Next on our list is the Wedding Party, directed by Kemi Adetiba. Rated 8.8/10 on IMDB, The Wedding Party tells the story of an intending couple and its family preparing for a lavish wedding and the quirks and hustle involved. It currently broke the record of the highest grossing Nollywood movie.
A press release from EbonyLife Films at the weekend said that the Nollywood movie took just two weeks to eclipse the impressive record of N176 million, held by AY’s ‘A Trip to Jamaica’, emerging with a staggering N200 million before the New Year weekend was over.
“This marks an amazing run, as the romantic comedy recorded the biggest opening weekend in Nollywood history with N36 million, the best-ever opening week with N66 million, and a jaw-dropping Christmas box office total of N146 million. (ThisDayLive)
Get the Wedding Party from cinemas. Watch the trailer below