These are the most iconic Nollywood movies ever made.


June 21, 2018

Igodo

Any movie with Sam Dede and Pete Edochie was an instant hit.

State of Emergency

Forget about how old it is and the fact that fire used to come out of the guns when they shot, this is the greatest Nollywood action movie ever made.

Living in Bondage

This was the money ritual movie that birthed all other Nigerian ritual movies.

Karashika

In case you are too young to remember this movie, this is the Karishika Falz was talking about in that song. Who remembers “Karishika karishika! Queen of Darkness, Lucifer Lucifer King of Demons.”

Glamour Girls

Eucharia Anuobi was the definition of slay queen in this movie.

Issakaba

Fun fact about Issakaba, it’s Bakassi spelled backward and was actually about the Bakassi boys of Onitsha and Aba.

Saworoide

A Tunde Kelani classic, this is one of the greatest Nigerian movies ever made.

Thunderbolt

Another Tunde Kelani classic, this movie taught us about the powers of magun.

Witches

Witches gave horror movie a whole new definition. If you watched this movie and still slept well that night then you must be one of them.

Egg of Life

Pete Edochie and Clarion Chukwura-Abiola at their finest.

Blood Money

When you see Kanayo O Kanyo and Zack Orji in a movie then you just know that movie is going to be about money ritual.

Diamond Ring

After we watched Diamond Ring we were too scared to even steal extra meat from the pot.

Koto Aye

We’ve still not forgiven Yekini Ajileye for the sleepless nights, he gave us with this movie.

Aki Na Ukwa

This was the debut of Aki and Paw Paw.

Nneka the Pretty Serpent

Before Karashika was Nneka the pretty serpent, whose only mission was to go after married men who couldn’t sit in their houses.

Osuofia in London

This classic was the movie which shot Nkem Owoh into the limelight.

We have to give honorable mentions to Domitilla, Women’s Cot and Oracle. Which other movies did we leave out?

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