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Everyone has a genre of movies they love and can sit still to watch. From the animations to action to scary to comedy to horror movies, its all a matter of choice and preference. Movies has always been a means of relaxation and fun as it takes you into another world where you either laugh as in the case in comedies, scream for horror and scary movies or shout at the edges of your seats for action movies.
With the 2nd largest movie industry worldwide, The Nigerian film industry, Nollywood  has so many movies being produced every year. No doubt, Nollywood is the home to the some of the best actors and actresses Worldwide. With so many movie productions, there comes the difficulty of picking a movie to watch especially when it comes to a movie that covers virtually all the genres of movies. To enhance your search for a good movie to watch either at home or at the cinemas, here are 5 best selling Nollywood movies you need to see….
  • Wives On Strike
This advocacy movie written by Omoni Oboli creates a comical and witty movie that will keep you laughing and still telling a meaningful story to Nigerians. The movie adopted Pidgin English style in almost all the dialogues in such a way that everyone could understand the message clearly.

This one movie that uses humour to pass across messages of action against underage marriages and the need for women to speak out more stares the likes of Omoni Oboli,Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, Kenneth Okonkwo and so many more.

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  • The CEO
The CEO is a movie is full of intrigues and suspense which all begin after five top executives embark on a week-long business trip. Things go awry when one-by-one the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances, and the finger falls on the last two remaining executive as prime suspects.
The Nigerian movie was debut on a special premiere on June 1, 2016, on-board a flight from Lagos to Paris.
Directed by Kunle Afolayan, it features Wale Ojo, Lala Akindoju, Angelique Kidjo, Aurelie Eliam, Hilda Dokubo, Jimmy Jean Louis, Peter King, Nico Panagio among others.
  • Road To Yesterday

A change from the norm of Nigeria predictable movies is this unpredictable movie with depth and love starring Nigerian-British actor, Oris Erhuerho, Genevieve Nnaji and many more on a modern day love story, the movie tells the story of a couple Victoria and Izu desperate to mend their marriage on a road trip to a relative’s funeral.

The movie also earned Nnaji an AMVCA 2016 “Best Actress in a Drama” nomination, while gaining a nomination in the “Overall movie of the Year,” “Best Writer,” “Best Director,” “Best Picture Editor,” “Best Sound Editor” and “Best Movie West Africa” category.


  • Dry

It’s one movie capable of bringing out different kinds of emotions in viewers as it focuses on the challenges faced by child brides who are struggling with VVF (Vesico vaginal fistula). This movie which debut Stephanie Linus directorial ability tells a story with a message from the production to the interpretation of characters by cast.

The movie also received an AMVCA nomination in the “Best Sound Editor,” “Best Movie -West Africa,” “Best Cinematographer” “Best Art Director,” “Best Director,” “Best Makeup Artist,” “Best Costume Designer, and “Best Overall Movie of the Year.


  • Fifty

“Fifty” captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. This Biyi Bandele’s directorial movie shows a well played roles and cast with attenetion on every single detail of the movie from location to storyline, make up and costume to interpretation of character.

Starring Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ireti Doyle and Dakore Egbuson, “Fifty” held its world premiere at the 59th BFI London Film Festival, and its tickets sold out in just four days.


  • 30 Days in Atlanta

This award winning movie was produced by AY Makun and directed by Robert Peters. This movie saw the appearance of actors from both Nollywood and Hollywood. This is one of the best Nigerian movie ever made overseas as it focus on the boring and often exaggerated “Nigerians bad” image in foreign countries, from political comments, bad telecommunication’s network, internet and credit card fraud, living a lie abroad, using relationship to seek visa, going abroad to give birth, to doing illegal work and the sensitive husband-wife relationship.

The movies features the likes of Richard Mofe Damijo, AY Makun, Ramsey Noah, Desmond Elliot, Vivian Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Omoni Oboli and many more.


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