These Are The Greatest Villains In Nollywood History

July 3, 2018
Forget Thanos and Killmonger these are the greatest villains we’ll ever know, as presented to you by Nollywood.

Patience Ozokwor

There was no greater female villain in Nollywood history than Patience Ozokwor. She played the recurring role of the evil mother-in-law so well it was hard to disassociate her from it whenever she played any other role.

Pete Edochie

Three out of four Pete Edochie movies had him portraying an evil king or chief or cult member willing to do anything for money and power. He became so synonymous with those roles that you only had to see a picture of him pop up on a movie poster for you to know what the movie was all about.

Segun Arinze

No one was better at bringing scary characters to life than Segun Arinze. He is most popular for his role as Black Arrow in the movie Silent Night.

Hanks Anuku

You know we can’t leave out the ultimate IJGB bad boy. The Igwe Tupac before Igwe Tupac. We don’t think we’ve ever come across a Hanks Anuku movie in which he was not playing the role of a gangster or villain.

Kanayo O. Kanayo

Cult member or ritualist, Kanayo O. Kanayo portrayed his character so well we’d need little or no convincing if a story ever came out about him taking on this role in real life.

Jim Iyke

King of baby boys and breaker of hearts no matter what role Jim Iyke takes on it’s next to impossible to imagine him as anything other than a play boy.

Emeka Ani

If you were casting for the role of cult leader in a Nollywood movie no one will be better suited for the role than Emeka Ani. Like, imagine him as Pastor, and tell me if that makes any sense.

Chiwetalu Agu

Although Chiwetalu is now known for more comedic roles, he started off as that wicked brother who killed his brothers to take over their land and properties.

Alex Usifo

No matter how hard he tries Alex Usifo always comes off looking like the bad guy in whatever role he portrays. He’s the person that teaches everyone else how to fish from the river of money rituals.

After going through this list we are sure you can agree with us that these are the greatest villains Nollywood had ever produced.

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