Nollywood isn’t new. A quick Google search clarifies that the Nigerian film industry has been in production since the late 19th century. Director Ola Balogun is credited with being a Nollywood pioneer. His films in the ’70s and ’80s paved the way for the Nollywood movie explosion of the ’90s. Nollywood films were released on VHS and shot on shoestring budgets back then.
But then Nigeria Nollywood Movies went global.
It has become one of the largest film industries in the world, and streaming platforms have noticed.
Recently they have observed an increase in Nigeria Nollywood Movies on streaming platforms.
However, there is a complete relationship between the movie streaming giant and the Nigerian film industry that has been around for several years.
As Nigerian movies on streaming platforms grow, picking the best one to watch might be challenging. Here are some Nigerian movies to watch in 2022:
From the directorial debut of veteran Nigerian actress Funka Akindele, Your Excellency’s comedy has been directed at a politician and businessman. Boss Olalekan Ajadi (played by Akin Lewis) appears at the presidency.
The film stars, among others, Funke Akindele, Alex Ekubo, Shaffy Bello, Osas Ighodaro, Eku Edewor, Toni Tones, Deyemi Okanlawon, Folarin Falana (Falz) and Beverly Osu. It hit theaters on December 13, 2019.
Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, also known as Living in Bondage 2, is a Nigerian supernatural film directed by Ramsey Nouah and is a sequel to the 1992 Nollywood classic Living in Bondage.
The film stars Kanayo O. Kanayo, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kenneth Okonkwo, Muna Abii, and Swanky JKA.
The film received 11 AMVCA 2020 nominations and won seven awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best West African Film, and more.
It originally premiered in theaters on November 8, 2019.
Nimbe: the Movie
The Nimbe movie is a 2019 Nigeria Nollywood Movie directed by Tope Alake that focuses on drug addiction.
The film stars Chimezie Imo, Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Rachel Okonkwo, and Doyin Abiola, among other actors.
The film opened in Nigerian cinemas on March 29, 2019, and since then, one of the most successful Nigerian films has been released in 2019.
The film was also nominated for the UK Nollywood Film Festival 2019 award.
What would you do first if you found $800 million? Well, that’s what the movie Sugar Rush is about, three sisters who found $800 million and had a hard time deciding whether to raise money.
Sugar Rush is a 2019 film written by Jadesola Osiberu and Bunmi Ajakaiye and directed by Kayode Kasum. It features artists such as Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bisola Aiyeola, Bimbo Ademoye, Toke Makinwa, Banky W, Omoni Oboli, William Uchemba, Tobi Bakre, Jide Kosoko, and Mawuli Gavor, among others.
The film premiered at Christmas 2019 and is the fourth highest-grossing Nigerian film.
Starring Ramsey Nouah, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Toyin Abraham, Nancy Isime, Ayo Makun, and others, The Millions would be among the most costly films ever made in Nigeria, with a budget of 62 million.
The film is about how friends plan a robbery to move a stack of $42 million that a politician keeps in an apartment.
The film premiered in Nigerian theaters on August 30, 2019.
Above mentioned are some Nigeria Nollywood Movies you should start watching to get the taste of Nollywood and Nigerian backdrop.