This unforgettable Nollywood movies are movies that made Nollywood what it is today, not the junks we are being fed with recently. I only wish we can still see Nollywood movies this awesome and nobody will be complaining that Nollywood is failing. The most annoying thing now is the latest trend of The Actresses not knowing how to speak English properly trying to make it sound funny. When Funke Akindele Did it, it was funny. then Ini Edo tried it, Queen Nwokoye Jumped in and so many more. it became very stale and annoying. We need originality and creativity and that’s why I am trying to remember y’all how awesome Nollywood movies started.
1 Living in Bondage
This movie is one of the oldest to be acted but the popularity it commanded after it’s release opened up Nollywood to the world. In the movie, Andy Okeke (Kenneth Okonkwo) killed his wife and used her for rituals to become wealthy and most certainly, this came with repercussions leading to his becoming mad. The soundtrack is so emotional and after watching Living in Bondage and you didn’t cry ( something is wrong with you )
2 Most Wanted (1996)
Produced by Dozie Eriobu and directed by Tunji Bamishigbin. Featuring Regina Askia, Ibinabo Fiberisima and Ayo Adesanya along with Liz Benson, Antar Laniyan and Genevieve Nnaji which was her first movie, although she played just a minor role there. In the movie, a group of unemployed ladies decide to disguised as men and rob and the police was having a hard time tracking them down as they were on the lookout for male robbers. When one of the girl’s falls in love with the investigating police officer, story changed. The policeman later finds out that his lover is a member of the ‘Most Wanted’ criminal gang. Forget about Salt ( The Hollywood movie) Regina Askia got this.
3. Domitila (1996)
produced by Zeb Ejiro, starring Anne Njemanze. Domitilla is a landmark film in the Nigerian home movie industry. It started the trends of the now-established trend of movies about ‘single girls’ and their (mis)adventures in big cities. Ann Njemanze, becamean instant movie star after acting the leading role. The main story line was of how young girls get into in the quest to survive. Sometimes, they’re fueled by greed, some other times by need, peer pressure and in the end the become morally derailed.
4. Osuofia in London ( 2003)
written and directed by Kingsley Ogoro and stars other acts including Nkem Owoh, Francis Odega and Cynthia Okereke. Osuofia in London is a Nigerian comedy film written and directed by Kingsley Ogoro and starring Nkem Owoh; African Movie Academy Award winner . The film was among the highest selling Nollywood films.
A movie directed by Andy Amenechi, starring Pete Edochie, Norbert Young, Sam Dede, Charles Okafor,Obi Madubogwu, Chidi Mokeme, Prince James Uche, Ignis Ekwe, Joe Layode and produced by Ojiofor Ezeanyaeche. Igodo is one of the best movie from Africa, I so much love this movie.
6. World Apart
Staring Liz Benson, Laz Ekwueme, Kenneth Okonkwo, Hilda Dokubo, and the movie featured Ini Edo which catapulted her to the limelight. Kenneth Okonkwo and Ini edo killed this movie, I remember the first time i saw World Apart I was really impressed.
7. Diamond Ring (1998)
The story is about a gifted young boy Chidi (Teju Baby Face) who was admitted into the university at an early age. In school, he befriended the wrong crowd and joined a cult. The consequences of his actions are frightful.
Okay there are still many great ones like ukwa , Aki na Paw Paw. What other great Nollywood movies do you know ?