Tuesday, 15 September 2015


The Nigerian movie industry seems to have fully keyed into the cinema culture over the years, as many producers now churn out high quality movies that are screened on cinemas nationwide. Currently, a lot of Nigerian movies are making waves alongside foreign movies on major cinemas across the globe. Among the movie include

October I is a 2014 Nigerian dark psychological thriller film written by Tunde Babalola, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan. It stars Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Kunayo O. Kanayo, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Nick Rhys, Kunle Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Manuel, and Ibrahim Chatta. Introducing Demola Adedoyin; it also features special appearance from Deola Sagoe. The film which is set in colonial Nigeria, narrates the story of Danladi Waziri (Sadiq Daba), a police officer from Northern Nigeria who is posted to a remote town of Akote in Western Nigeria to investigate the frequent female murder cases in the community, and have the mystery solved before the Nigerian flag is raised on October 1, Nigeria’s independence day.

Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Nigerian historical drama film directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is a love story that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Anika Noni Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, Oc Ukeje and John Boyega. The film premiered in the special presentation section at the 2013 Toronto international film festival.

The sweeping historical drama is based on the 1897 invasion of the great Benin kingdom by the British, who then carted off more than 3, 224 pieces of Benin arts and artefacts, which to date still occupy museums around the globe. The film was produced and directed by awarding-winning director Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, who has been on a worldwide campaign to build support for the movie, and awareness of the issue it raises. Invasion 1897’ is an ambitious film that celebrates the creation of the Nigerian nation, as the filmmakers seek to give an accurate historical account of events and also to make a statement regarding the rights of the west to continue to keep the artefacts. It also opens up the hidden truth behind the invasion, long painted as a ‘’massacre’’ by the west. The year 2014 marks 100 years since the 1914 death of Oba Ovonramwen.

It’s a movie produced by award winning comedian Ayo Maikun, 30 days in Atlanta, an award winning movie that has made the records as the first Nollywood movie to gross several millions from the cinemas and has been premiered across the globe. The movie has won several awards and still counting. The romantic comedy shot in Nigeria and Atlanta, USA, features Hollywood stars, Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitefield, Karlie Red, and Nollywood stars RMD, Ramsey Noah, Ayo Makun, Mercy Johnson, Racheal Oniga, Majid Michel, Yemi Blaq, Desmond Elliot, Omoni Oboli, Julliet Ibrahim. It was produced by Ay and directed by Robert Peters.

Produced by Obi Madubogwu, ‘The Grave Dust’ which premiered last November, features talents like Joke Silver, Ramsey Nouah, Emeka Okoro, Joseph Benjamin, and Amaka Chukwujekwu. Directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka, written by Ugezu Ugezu and Saint Joseph, ‘The Grave Dust’ was bankrolled by Crown Prince Productions, a frontline entertainment company. The suspense-filled psycho-thriller tells the story of a successful stockbroker, who suddenly hits the reverse gear on the lane of success due to reasons he could not comprehend and how he was left in his own world in his palatial mansion that filled with tormenting elements

A movie featuring the likes of Zack Orji, Ekpeyoung Bassey Inyang, Frank Dallas, Joseph Benjamin, Scott Roberts, Benita Nzeribe, Paul Obazele, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Toyin Alausa, and others, it’s a movie about Tejiri whose love rejected him and in her desire for wealth, fell victim of human traffickers who sold her and others into slavery.

A movie about two sisters Ihuoma and Nnenna who lost their mother to cancer at an early age. Owning to life and its difficulty, they had to survive through harsh realities. It features Omawunmi, Bryan Okwara, Beverly Naya, Kenneth Okolie, Tomi Odunsi, Chelsea Eze, Keira Hiewatch.

In this movie, Ramsey Noah played the role of a happily married pastor in charge of a large church in Lagos Nigeria but when his first wife that he buried 7 years ago suddenly shows up, his world is turned into turmoil. The movie features Ramsey Noah, Mercy Johnson, and Mary Njoku. It was produced by Obi Emelonye.

Iyore tells the story of a life after life circle that we live, not remembering who we were in the world before it is a mystical tale set around the ancient city of Benin kingdom in Edo state of Nigeria. The epic feature is a mix of historical fact and fiction. It also explores a tragic love story centred on the rich culture of colonial Benin. It features Joseph Benjamin, Rita Dominic, Yemi Blaq and produced by Frank Rajah Arase.

It’s a movie about a lady whose life has been turned upside down when a mysterious stranger shows up claiming to be the secret wife of her late husband. The movie features Ini Edo, Venita Akpofure, and Joseph Benjamin. The movie produced by Emem Isong was written by Kehinde Joseph and Chiji Vivians and the movie was directed by Desmond Elliot. It features Venita Akpofure, Ini Edo, Micheal Bobby and Joseph Benjamin.

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