In recent time, Nollywood (Nigerian movie industry) has metamorphosed from what it used to be to something awe-inspiring. From the VHS cassette players, the compact disc, online streaming up to the big screen in the cinema, Nigerians have shown their loyalty to this gold mine of an industry.
Cinemas in Nigeria have somehow reduced revenue loss from piracy, hence, in the last decade, revenue from Nollywood movies have skyrocketed.
Below is a list of the highest-grossing Nollywood movies of all time. This does not include revenue from DVD sales, special screening, online streaming and theatrical screenings beyond the shores of Nigeria.
20. 76 (2016)
This is a historical fiction drama, Produced by Adonaijah Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu, directed by Izu Ojukwu. It features Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, and Ibinabo Fiberesima. This movie tells the story of love, accusation and triumph.
19. Alakada Reloaded (2017)
This is a comedy movie, produced and directed by Toyin Abraham. It features Bidemi Kosoko, Helen Paul, Lilia Esoro, Annie Macaulay, Kehinde Bankole, Gabriel Afolayan, Wole Arole and Liz DaSilva. This movie tells the story of a lady who lies a lot about her background and financial status.
18.The Ghost and the tout (2017)
This is a comedy movie, written and directed by Charles Uwagbai, produced by Toyin Abraham and Samuel Olatunji. It features Sambabs Nzeribe, Toyin Abraham, Rachael Okonkwo and Omowumi Dada. The movie tells a story of ghost who through a lady from the ghetto solves a murder mystery.
17. Fifty (2015)
This is a romantic drama film, directed by Biyi Bandele and produced by Tope Oshin Ogun. It features Use Ikpe-Etim, Ireti Doyle, Omoni Oboli and Dakore Akande.
The movie tells the story of four women at the top of their careers.
16. Okafor’s Law (2016)
This a romantic comedy-drama, produced, written and directed by Omoni Oboli. It features Blossom Chukwujekwu, Omoni Oboli, Toyin Aimakhu, Gabriel Afolayan, Ufuoma McDermott, Richard More Damijo, Tina Mba, Kemi Lala Akindoju and Ken Erics. This movie tells the story of three friends and their quest to win a bet on the age long Okafor’s Law.
15. Up North (2018)
This is a drama film, directed by Tope Oshin, and produced by Isioma Osaje and Zulumoke Oyibo. It features Banky Wellington, Rahama Sadau, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington, Michelle Dede, Hilda Dokubo, Ibrahim Suleiman, Rekiya Attah and Akin Lewis. This movie tells the story of a Corp member’s sojourn in Bauchi State.
14. Isoken (2017)
This is a romantic comedy written, directed and produced by Jadesola Osibiru, it features Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin, Marc Rhys, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson, Damilola Adegbite, Tina Mba, Patrick Doyle, Nedu Wazobia, Bolanle Olukanni and Rita Edwards. This movie tells the story of a 34-year-old lady’s journey in search of love.
13. Bling Lagosians (2019)
This is a drama film, written by Anthony Kehinde Joseph, directed and produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters. This movie tells the story of the life a wealthy Lagos family; the Holloways.
12. 30 Days in Atlanta (2014)
This is a romantic comedy film, directed by Robert Peters and produced by Ayo Makun (AY). This movie tells the story of Warri based Akpos, his cousin Richard and their trip to Atlanta. USA. It features Ayo Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Richard More Damijo, Desmond Elliot, Kesse Jabari, Vivicia A. Fox, Lyn Whitefield, Karlie Redd, Majid Michel, Omoni Oboli, Mercy Johnson, Ada Ameh, Yemi Blaq, Julie Ibrahim and Ifedayo Olarinde.
11. Living in Bondage (2019)
This is a supernatural thriller and a sequel to 1992 classic ‘Living in Bondage’, directed by Ramsey Nouah, produced by Charles Okpaleke. It features Ramsey Nouah, JIdekene Achufusi, Kenneth Okonkwo, Enyinna Nwigwe, Munachi Abii, Shawn Faqua, David Jones, Ebele Okaro, Zulu Adigwe, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Ndidi Obi, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Nancy Isime, Charlene Chisom Ignatus and Chamberlain Usoh. This movie tells the story of a young man’s quest for wealth.
10. 10 Days in Sun City (2017)
This is a romantic action comedy film, directed by Adze Ugah, produced by Ayo Makun (AY). It features Adesuwa Etomi, Ayo Makun, Richard More Damijo, Mercy Johnson, Folarin Flalna (Falz) and Gbenro Ajibade. The movie tells the story of a young lady who aspires to be a beauty queen and the price she has to pay.
9. A Trip To Jamaica (2016).
This is a comedy-drama film, directed by Robert Peters and Produced by Ayo Makun. It features Ayo Makun, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Dan Davies, Eric Roberts and Alphonso A’Qen-Aten Jackson. It tells the story of a couple and their trip to Jamaica for their pre-wedding honeymoon.
8. Your Excellency (2019)
This is a political satire drama-comedy movie, written and directed by Funke Akindele. The movie features Funke Akindele, Akin Lewis, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Shafy Bello, Kunle Coker, Eku Edewor, Alex E Kubo, Osa Ighodaro, Oreka Godis, Ini Dima-Okojie, Helen Paul, Folarin Flalna (Falz), Deyemi Okanlanwon, Toni Tones, Emmanuel Edunjobi, Aletile Lawrence (Seyi Law), Bimbo Manuel Chigul and Ikechukwu Onunaku. This movie tells the story of a billionaire’s political journey.
7. Merry Men 2: Another Mission (2019).
This is a crime action comedy film, directed by Moses Inwang and Produced by Darlington Abuda. It features Ramsey Nouah, Ayo Makun, Jim Iyke, Folarin Flalna (Falz), Ireti Doyle, Damilola Adegbite, Ufuoma McDermott, Rosaline Meurer, Nancy Isime and Linda Osifo. This movie tells the story of a team of four friends and who try to rescue a loved one.
6. Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018)
This is an action comedy film, directed by Toka Mcbaror and produced by Darlington Abuda. It features Ramsey Nouah, Ayo Makun, Jim Iyke, Folarin Flalna (Falz), Damilola Adegbite, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Rosaline Meurer, Ireti Doyle, Nancy Isime, Lilian Esoro, Jide Kosoko, Osa Ighadaro, Francis Duru, Ali Nuhu, Faith Balogun, Samuel Ajibola and Segun Arinze. The movie tells the story of a group of men who steal from the rich and give it to the poor.
5. King of Boys (2018)
This is a crime political thriller film, directed by Kemi Adetiba and produced by Kemi Adetiba, Kene Okwuosa, Remi Adetiba. It features Sola Sobowale, Adesuwa Etomi, Jide Kosoko, Osas Ighodaro, Illbliss, Reminisce, Toni Tones, Akin Lewis, Demola Adedoyin, Sani Mu’au, Paul Sambo, Sharon Ooja and Jumoke George. It tells the story of a businesswoman and her political ambitions.
4. Sugar Rush (2019) Revenue: NGN287,053,270
This is a crime action comedy film, directed by Kayode Kasum, Produced by Jade Osiberu and Ambibola Craig. It features Bimbo Ademoye, Bisola Aiyeola, Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington, Idowu Philips, Uzor arukwe, Tobi Bakre, Mawuli Gavor, Toke Makinwa, Lateef Adedeji, Omoni Oboli, Banky Wellington, Uchemeba Williams and D’Banj. The movie tells the story of three friends and their journey of theft.
3. Chief Daddy (2018)
This is a comedy-drama film, directed by Niyi Akinmmolayan and produced by Temidayo Abudu. It features Ayeola, Dakore Egbuson, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Shaffy Bello, Chioma Omeruah, Ini Edo, Linda Ihuoma-Suleiman, Folarin Flalna (Falz), Mawuli Gavor, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Lepacious Bose, Richard Mofe-Damijo, M.I. Abgab, Beverly Naya, Chinedu Ani, Taiwo Obileye, Rachael Oniga, Beverly Osu, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Joke Silva, Demi Banwo, Kayode Freeman, Ayo Lijadu, Nicole Ofoegbu, Uti Nwachukwu and Solomon Bryan. The movie tells the story of a billionaire chief, who dies suddenly and created commotion amongst his family.
2. The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
This is a romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and produced by Priscilla Nwanah, Temidayo Abudu, Tope Oshin Ogun and Naz Onuzo. It features Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniella Down, Adesuwa Etomi, Banky Wellington, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba Akporobome, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Iretiola Doyle, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Zainab Balogun, Beverly Naya, Afez Oyetoro, Chiwetalu Agu, Patience Ozokwor, Chigul, Seyi Law, Kunle Idowu and Jumoke George.it tells the story of the wedding between a wealthy Nigerian family and a British aristocratic family.
1. The wedding party (2016)
This is a romantic comedy-drama, directed by Kemi Adetiba and produced by Don Omope, Zulu Oyibo, Ijeoma Agukoronye. It features Adesuwa Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Beverly Naya, Daniella Down, Afeez Oyetoro, Emmanuel Edunjobi, Kunle Idowu and Jumoke George. The movie tells the story of the wedding between Dozie Onwuka; son of a wealthy Igbo family and Dunni Coker; daughter of a not so wealthy Yoruba family.CLICK HERE TO COMMENT