4 Action Thriller Movies From Nollywood That Will Make James Bond Blush

May 9, 2017

1. State of Emergency

Directed by Teco Benson, this movie told the story of a group of terrorists (they were former soldiers) who kidnap and hold 9 Ministers hostage. The movie starred Saint Obi, J.T Tom West, Kunle Coker, Rachael Oniga and many others. If you somehow haven’t seen this movie, you should. It is hands down, the best action movie Nollywood has produced till date. There is this one scene where Saint Obi saves Rachael Oniga’s son from a bomb blast that will make you shout “Wawu!”.

2. Most Wanted

This movie tells the story of 4 unemployed female graduates who are unable to find jobs so they decide to go into armed robbery instead. Dressed as men, they carry out all their operations smoothly. The movie starred Regina Askia, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Liz Benson and also Genevieve Nnaji in her first movie role ever. Also, a lot of people don’t know this but “Most Wanted” was pretty much a rip-off of the American movie “Set It Off”.

3. Issakaba

Issakaba had FIVE PARTS. This is the first thing you need to know. It was pretty awesome though so that shouldn’t really bother you. It was about a time when corruption was all over the place so a group of vigilantes took it upon themselves to cleanse the land using juju and supernatural powers. It starred Sam Dede, Chiwentala Agu, Amaechi Muonagor, Susan Obi and a lot of other familiar faces. How insane is it that pretty much every Nollywood movie has like 4-5 parts?

4. Kajola

Kajola was supposed to be groundbreaking. It was different from anything Nollywood had seen at the time. It was a dystopian Sci-Fi/Action movie set in the year 2059. It was about a bleak future version of Lagos where all the rich people had moved to The Island and the third mainland bridge had been destroyed, leaving all the people left on the mainland to fight for survival. It starred Desmond Elliot and a bunch of other familiar faces. The only thing wrong with this movie was the special effects. The filmmakers had awesome ideas, like this shot of the Third Main Land bridge destroyed in the year 2059…….
……but they didn’t have the funds and technology to back it up and because of this, the movie’s special effects were terrible. Like Play Station 1 terrible. It was so sad. You should still see it though.

Now that you know some of the awesome Nollywood action movies, check out this next article to see a list of the greatest Nollywood movies of all time!

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