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Nigeria has a vibrant and dynamic film industry known as Nollywood. It is one of the largest film industries in the world, producing a significant number of films each year. Nollywood is recognized for its rapid production pace, often releasing numerous movies monthly.
Nollywood is prolific, producing a large number of films annually. This has contributed to its global recognition. Many Nollywood films are known for being produced on relatively low budgets. Despite this, the industry has managed to gain popularity both domestically and internationally. Nollywood covers a wide range of genres, including drama, comedy, romance, and action.
This diversity caters to a broad audience with varied tastes. Nollywood often reflects Nigerian culture and societal issues, providing a platform for storytelling that resonates with local audiences. Nollywood faces challenges such as piracy, limited funding, and the need for improved infrastructure. Efforts are being made to address these issues and further enhance the industry.
The Nigerian government has recognized the economic and cultural importance of Nollywood and has taken steps to support the industry through initiatives and policies. Nollywood continues to evolve, adapting to new trends and technologies in the film industry, and it remains a key player in the global cinematic landscape.
Nollywood is the colloquial term used to refer to the Nigerian film industry. It is recognized as one of the most prolific film industries globally, producing a large number of movies each year. The term “Nollywood” is a portmanteau of “Nigeria” and “Hollywood.” The industry emerged in the early 1990s, primarily producing direct-to-video films. Nollywood is known for its high production output.
It consistently produces a significant number of films, often on relatively modest budgets, making it one of the largest film industries in the world. Nollywood covers a diverse range of genres, including drama, comedy, romance, action, and traditional themes. The industry faces challenges such as piracy, limited funding, and infrastructure issues. Efforts are being made to address these challenges and enhance the overall quality and sustainability of the industry.
Nollywood has engaged in collaborations with filmmakers from other countries, contributing to the global exchange of cinematic ideas and styles. Nollywood continues to evolve, adapting to changes in technology, storytelling techniques, and international film standards. Its impact on the cultural, economic, and entertainment landscape in Nigeria and beyond is substantial.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top ten highest grossing Nollywood movies of all time.
10. TOYIN ABRAHAM – Ijakumo (2022)
Ijakumo (The Born Again Stripper) is a 2022 suspense thriller produced by Toyin Abraham and had its theatrical release on 23 December 2022. The film stars an ensemble cast including Toyin Abraham, Kunle Remi, Lolade Okusanya, Bimbo Akintola, Olumide Oworu, Lillian Afegbai among others. The film was scripted by Kehinde Joseph and directed by Adebayo Tijani. In the sight of this ijakumo made about ₦279,000,000
Ijakumo (The Born Again Stripper) tells the story of Asabi (Toyin Abraham), the daughter of a powerful spiritualist who is hell-bent on destroying the life of her ex-lover, a now renowned Lagos big pastor, Jide(Kunle Remi) who cheated her and left her to die. Pastor Jide who also is not a true man of God, but belongs to some sort of cabal that commits all sorts of atrocity. In her quest to destroy Pastor Jide, she sought for the help of Sharon(Lolade Okusanya), a stripper and a church choir who Jide now begins to lust after to destroy him.
The premiere of the film saw a lot of important personalities in attendance including the Executive Governor of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, and a host of other celebrities who graced the occasion that was themed ‘Sundays best’, others present for the premiere were Odunlade Adekola, Iyabo Ojo, Lateef Adedimeji and others
The story starts with the Sugar Sisters , the trio of Bimbo Ademoye ( Bola Sugar) , Bisola Aiyeola ( Sola Sugar) and Adesua Etomi Wellington ( Susie Sugar) being held up and tortured by an unknown boss lady who is later identified as Gina, daughter of Chief Douglas from whom the sisters stole a staggering sum of 800 thousand dollars.
She gives them a mission to steal the money back for her and she would spare their lives .In Summary, the movie made about ₦278,000,000, the entire story revolves around the sum of 800 hundred thousand dollars stolen from Corrupt politician Chief Douglas Ikoyi house by Sola Sugar and Susie Sugar by a stroke of luck.
The hunt for the Sisters and the money by both the good and Bad Effc officals , the attempt of Sola Sugar Vagabond boyfriend, Andy to dissapear with the money and the climax at the final showdown to steal the money from one of the angerous politicians in the country Mr Anikulapo. For a movie in the comedy genre Sugar Rush sure evokes laughter .
Femi Adebayo’s latest movie, ‘King of Thieves, is another Nigerian epic movie that has garnered rave reviews.The movie has grossed over ₦321,000,000 at the box office within two weeks of its release.‘King of Thieves’ sets a new peace for Yoruba movies because it richly explores the depth of the Yoruba culture.
It is a suspense-filled historical tale with an exciting twist dialogue that appeals to non-Yoruba speaking audiences.It keeps the audience glued to the screen from start to finish.
Though a Yoruba epic movie, the movie’s appeal cuts across cultural boundaries.Anthill Studios and Euphoria 360 produced King of Thieves, and it tells the exciting tale of heroism, betrayal, maternal love, and revenge.
Brotherhood’ comes from the creative mind of Jade Osiberu, who is responsible for many blockbusters such as ‘Ayinla’, ‘Isoken’, and ‘Sugar Rush’. While the film has several flaws, it was a breath of fresh air from the cliches and tropes in Nollywood.Moreover,The film was released on 23rd September 2022 and made an impressive ₦328,881,120 on the box office.
It was directed by Ugandan filmmaker Loukman Ali, the film is similar to the 2004 Nollywood classic drama thriller, Dangerous Twins, starring Ramsey Nouah. It tells the story of twin brothers, Wale and Akin, who find themselves on different sides of the law and morality.Cinematography is applaudable as camera movements and lighting complement the intentions of each scene.
My favourite scene concerning cinematography would be the SWAT office because the rays of sunlight emitted through the windows gave a sense of realism to the film.Brotherhood’ is a good film that would leave you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh and cry, and ask, “God, when?” while watching Akin and Wale fall in love.
6. MOSUNMOLA AND TEMIDAYO ABUDU – Chief Daddy (2018)
“Chief Daddy” is a Nigerian comedy-drama film that was released in 2018 and it made about ₦388,000,000, it was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and produced by EbonyLife Films, the movie is notable for its ensemble cast and comedic storyline. Here are some key details about the film: “Chief Daddy” revolves around the wealthy and flamboyant Chief Beecroft, a philanthropist and business tycoon.
The sudden death of Chief Beecroft leads to a chaotic and comedic struggle among his family members, staff, and mistresses as they vie for a share of his fortune and assets. The film explores themes of family dynamics, inheritance, and the eccentricities of a wealthy patriarch. The film features a star-studded cast including:- Funke Akindele-Bello- Kate Henshaw- Nkem Owoh- Patience Ozokwor- Joke Silva- Racheal Oniga- Falz- Beverly Naya- Zainab Balogun- Ini Edo- Dakore Akande, among others.
Chief Daddy was well-received for its entertaining storyline, humor, and the performances of its cast. It contributed to the success of Nollywood films and demonstrated the industry’s ability to create engaging content with widespread appeal.Please note that details about movies, including their reception and popularity, can evolve over time, so it’s advisable to check more recent sources for the latest information on “Chief Daddy” and other films.
The Wedding Party 2 focuses (or is supposed to) on Dendre (Daniela Down) – one of the Dunni’s bridesmaids in Part 1 – and Nonso (Enyinna Nwigwe).Dendre and Nonso have been in a relationship for six months. We did not get a glimpse of that by the way. The part two of the wedding party made a whooping ₦433,000,000.
During a dinner date at an expensive restaurant in Dubai, he accidentally proposes and she said yes. You know the Wedding Party franchise is all about wedding disasters and this accidental proposal set things off for a chain of disasters.
Dendre’s dad was not particularly okay with the idea of his daughter, an heir to the throne, albeit by a long shot, marrying a Nigerian. But he eventually agrees and travels in the company of his wife and daughter to Nigeria for the introduction cum traditional marriage.
The Wedding Party 2 was written casually. It felt as though much thought did not go into the writing. It was shallow and full of inconsistencies.What made The Wedding Party 1 really enjoyable were the disasters that rocked Dunni and Dozie’s wedding. They made sense. From Rosie (Beverly Naya) planting an underwear in Dozie’s pocket to Sola playing that infamous video.
4. The Wedding Party – Niyi Akinmolayan and Kemi Adetiba (2016)
Never before has a Nollywood movie had a mishmash of stars acting in a near perfect unison. When I first saw the trailer, I was fascinated especially when I saw Sola Sobowale a.k.a Toyin Tomato digging it at the Wedding Party.If you think 30 days in Atlanta is hilarious, you should definitely see The Wedding Party.
The wedding party make a whooping ₦452,000,000 which was Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba and produced by Mo Abudu, The Wedding Party features Banky W (Dozie Onwuka), Adesua Etomi (Dunni Coker), Sola Sobowale (Tinuade Coker), Alibaba (Bamidele Coker), Richard Mofe-Damijo (Felix Onwuka), Ireti Doyle (Obianuju Onwuka), Zainab Balogun (Wonu), AY (MC), Ikechukwu (Sola), Beverly Naya (Rosie), Emma OhMaGod (Pastor Leke) and a host of others.
The plot is centered around Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi) a 24-year-old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and are looking forward to an earth-shattering first night together as a married couple.
The originality in the Wedding Party and the fact that it brings the Nigerian reality to bare is second to none.The reception will remind you of a typical Nigerian wedding. From the perfect music, to the trendy Naija slangs, perfect locations, costumes and every other thing showed the beauty of the Nigerian heritage.
3. FUNKE AKINDELE AND JJC SKILLZ – Omo Ghetto: The Saga (2021)
The movie centres on the life of twin sisters who live totally different lifestyles. Ayomide (Funke Akindele) is educated and civilized, while the other, Lefty (Funke Akindele), is uncouth, vulgar and brute. This movie made a whooping ₦636,100,000. Also, the movie follows the life of Lefty and her friends, Chummy Choko (Chioma Akpotha), Busty (Eniola Badmus) and Nikky (Bimbo Thomas) in Askamaya ghetto and they are always in one trouble or the other. Even though Lefty was adopted alongside her sister, Ayomide, she could not cut off her ghetto life. She always tries every possible means to return to the “Askamaya Bees” even when Mrs. Benson (played by Tina Mba), her mother, restricts her from going back to the ghetto. There’s a popular saying that goes, “you can take the girl out of the village but you cannot take the village out of the girl”, and this is exactly the case of Lefty.
We cannot talk about Lefty without mentioning the love of her life, Femi Stone (played by Deyemi Okanlawon). Femi is a cyber-fraudster (popularly referred to as yahoo boy) who would go to any length to get what he wants. He moves around with his clique consisting of three other yahoo boys; Aza Man (Zubby Michael), Mario (Akah Nnani) and Obi Wire (Alex Ekubo), who all devise new ways of defrauding foreigners.
At the beginning of the movie, we see Femi helping Lefty out of a difficult situation where she could have been killed. He decides to pay her debt, thereby rescuing her and this single act solidified the love Lefty had for him. However, Femi has an ulterior movie and we see this as the plot unfolds. The heinous life Femi lives results in the murder of a guy in which he (Femi) unknowingly frames Lefty by dropping the victim’s phone in her car. Subsequent scenes in the movie show how Lefty and Femi’s love is tested, how her peaceful sister, Ayomide, gets mixed up in all her drama, hence contributing to the climax of the movie.Omo Ghetto is a movie that touches almost every area of human life. There is indeed emphasis on “Youth Profiling”, just like we witnessed in Nigeria during the End Sars protest and many youths coming out to explain how they have been profiled many times by security operatives.
Similar situation is seen in this movie where two boys, one on dreadlock, visit the police station to ask about the investigation of their murdered friend. Oga Dede (Blossom Chukwujekwu), the D.P.O of the station in charge, profiled them by calling them yahoo boys. It is important to note that not all heroes wear capes, likewise not all thieves are on dreadlocks. The movie also depicts how rotten the police force is by using the character of Oga Dede. Of course, the Nigeria Police Force comes to mind and this shows that much needs to be done to fish out rotten eggs like Oga Dede in the Police Force.
The movie Battle on Buka Street, directed by Funke Akindele and Tobi Makinde, was first released to Nigerian Cinemas on December 16, 2022, and became the highest-grossing Nollywood movie, earning a total of ₦668,423,056 at the box office. Although it was released in 2022 and has since garnered critical acclaim, this is a fresh take for those who missed it at the cinema and are seeing it for the first time since it was put up on Prime Video.
Battle on Buka Street is a beautifully executed movie that takes a fresh spin on old Nollywood themes, dramatics, stories, and cinematography, reminding us why we loved Nollywood back then.With its use of narrative storytelling and flashbacks, the movie introduces us to the history of the characters and gives us a safe landing in the present. Set on the fictitious Buka Street, we’re thrown into the world of a divisive polygamous home with two wives constantly at each other’s throats. Their intense rivalry gets handed down to their daughters and grandchildren, which leads to much more conflict than we are prepared for.
At first glance, it looks like a typical Nollywood story of rivals and conflict in a polygamous home, but as you dive deeper into the film, there are layers and layers of deep stories to uncover. The plot is well executed and offers a perfect blend of comedy and drama. For all the melodramatic moments, we are rewarded with emotional tearjerkers as the story progresses. We are also swamped with themes of family rivalry, revenge, injustice, japa syndrome, domestic violence, jealousy, anger, regret, love, and forgiveness.
With excellent performances by all the actors, from Nollywood icons Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson, Nkem Owoh, Sola Sobowale, Tina Mba, and Femi Jacobs to newcomers such as Uche Obunse, Moshood Fattah, Judith Ushi, Mike Afolarin, Gbemi Akinlade, and Miracle Gabriel, it’s safe to say the movie evoked all the emotions it was looking to evoke in its audience.
Which movie is the highest Nigerian Grossing Movie in 2023? NOLLYWOOD actress Funke Akindele’s new movie, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ has broken the record of the highest-grossing Nollywood film ever.The film grossed N1 Billion at the Nigerian box office in 2023 and was released on December 15. It is also the first movie to make a total gross of over N113 million in the first weekend of its release.
Taking to her Instagram page, the actress thanked God and Nigerians for making it the biggest movie of the year.“Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Nigeria. I am short of words”, she said in her post.Following her recent achievement, Funke Akindele has maintained a successful three-year sequence of top-grossing films in Nigeria.Her movie, ‘Omo Ghetto the Saga’ had a total gross of N636 million in 2020, while her 2022 film, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ grossed N668 million.
A Tribe Called Judah’ features top actors and actresses, including Nse Ikpe, Timini Egbuson, Juliana Oloyede, Genoveva Umeh, Olamide Owuru, Fathia Balogun, among others.The Nigerian movie industry has experienced remarkable success in 2023, achieving great feats and gaining global recognition.
According to our research this are the top 10 highest grossing Nollywood movies as at the time this article was written. Do you have any addition or questions drop it on the comment section.
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