This is a comprehensive guide to the 10 Classic Nollywood Movies Every Nigerian Should See. Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry, has been around for decades and has produced some of the most iconic movies in African cinema. These movies have become a part of Nigeria’s cultural heritage and are a must-watch for every Nigerian.
- Nollywood is the second-largest film industry in the world.
- The Nigerian movie industry was established in 1960.
- Nollywood movies are popular across Africa and beyond.
10 Classic Nollywood Movies Every Nigerian Should See
1. Living in Bondage (1992)
Living in Bondage is a classic Nollywood movie that tells the story of a man who joins a secret cult to get rich but ends up paying a terrible price. The movie stars Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo, and Nnena Nwabueze.
2. Rattlesnake (1995)
Rattlesnake is a crime thriller that tells the story of Ahanna Okolo, a young man who gets involved in a life of crime to seek revenge against his uncle. The movie stars Francis Duru, Nkem Owoh, and Ebele Uzochukwu.
3. Osuofia in London (2003)
Osuofia in London is a comedy that tells the story of Osuofia, a naive villager who travels to London to collect his share of an inheritance left by his brother. The movie stars Nkem Owoh, Mara Derwent, and Charles Angiama.
4. Diamond Ring (1998)
Diamond Ring is a horror movie that tells the story of two friends who find a cursed diamond ring and must fight to survive its deadly consequences. The movie stars Liz Benson, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Teju Babyface.
5. Igodo (1999)
Igodo is an epic adventure movie that tells the story of seven warriors who embark on a dangerous mission to retrieve seven magical stones from the evil king of Amafi. The movie stars Sam Dede, Norbert Young, and Pete Edochie.
6. Blood Money (1997)
Blood Money is a crime thriller that tells the story of two friends who get involved in drug trafficking to make quick money but end up paying a terrible price. The movie stars Kanayo O. Kanayo, Saint Obi, and Francis Duru.
7. Most Wanted (1996)
Most Wanted is an action-packed thriller that tells the story of two cops who team up to take down a notorious criminal gang terrorizing the city. The movie stars Kanayo O. Kanayo, Regina Askia, and Saint Obi.
8. Aki na Ukwa (2002)
Aki na Ukwa is a comedy that tells the story of two mischievous brothers who get into all sorts of trouble in their village. The movie stars Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, and Amaechi Muonagor.
9. Domitilla (1996)
Domitilla is a drama that tells the story of a young woman who gets involved in prostitution to make ends meet but ends up paying a terrible price. The movie stars Anne Njemanze, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, and Enebeli Elebuwa.
10. Glamour Girls (1994)
Glamour Girls is a drama that tells the story of three young women who get involved in prostitution to fund their extravagant lifestyles but end up paying a terrible price. The movie stars Liz Benson, Gloria Anozie-Young, and Eucharia Anunobi.
These are just some of the classic Nollywood movies every Nigerian should see. They are not only entertaining but also provide insight into Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.
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