Top 10 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Ever
These are the Top 10 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time… all directed and produced by Nigerians.
1. “The Wedding Party” – 450 million naira
The Wedding Party is a 2016 Nigerian
romantic comedy drama film, a collaboration between Ebonylife Films, FilmOne, Inkblot Production, Koga Studios, and is directed by Kemi Adetiba.
It is currently The Highest Grossing Film In Nigerian Box Office History.
The entire plot revolves around a Yoruba bride and an Igbo groom and all the drama that unfolds on their wedding day.
2. ” A Trip to Jamaica” – 178.5 million naria
Written and produced by AY Makun, the movie was directed by Robert Peters, and stars Funke Akindele, Chris Attoh, Nse Ikpe Etim among others.
The film tells a story about the adventures of a newly engaged couple in their relatives residence outside Nigeria, and how the secrets of their host led to the eventual breakup of their union amidst the culture shock of the new country and living with upper-class citizens.
3. “30 Days in Atlanta” – 137.2 million naira
Written and produced by AY Makun, the movie was directed by Robert Peters, and stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Johnson, Vivica Fox among others.
Akpos wins a 30-day holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip. Akpos flings his unique personality, showing-off his smartness and foolishness in an exciting mix of rhetoric and witty humor.
4. “Fifty” – 94 million naria
An EbonyLife Films production, “Fifty” was directed by Biyi Bandele, produced by Tope Oshin, and features Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Nse Ikppe-Etim among others.
Fifty captures a few pivotal, days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family.
5. ’76” – 72.4 million
he historical drama stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme and Daniel K Daniel. It was produced by Adonis Productions, and directed by Izu Ojukwu.
- Plot Summary
Set six years after the civil war, a young officer from the Middle Belt gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student from the South-eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. In this this action thriller film, love conquers all.
6. “Wives on Strike” – 71.3 million naira
Produced and directed by Omoni Oboli, the movie stars Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka, Ufuoma McDermott, Kehinde Bankole among others.
Wives on Strike, is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their own hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father.
7. “Half of a Yellow Sun” – 60 million naira
Directed by Biyi Bandele, the movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, John Boyega among others.
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
Other movies holding down the number 6 position include : “October 1” – 60 million naira, and “The CEO” – 60 million naira.. if there’s any slight change in the gross of either of the movies i will make sure to reflect it on this list.
8. “Ijé” – 59.8 million naira
Directed by Chineze Anyaene, the movie features popular stars like Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde among others.
Chioma (Genevieve Nnaji) travels from Nigeria to the United States to aide her sister Anya (Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde ) who is being charged with the murder of three men including her own husband.
9. “Last Flight to Abuja” – 57 million
Last Flight to Abuja is a 2012 Nigerian thriller disaster film written by Tunde Babalola, directed and produced by Obi Emelonye . Starring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde ,
Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke . The film which was shot in Lagos, received 5 nominations at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards and won award for the category best film by an African based abroad.
A mid-air emergency forces a Nigerian commercial plane to land with devastating consequences.
10. It’s Her Day 55 million
It’s Her Day is a 2016 Nigerian comedy drama film, produced by Bovi Ugboma and directed by ‘ Aniedi Anwah’ The film is produced by Bovi Ugboma. Directed by Aniedi Anwah.  In Kountry Kulture Network, distributed by Silverbird Distribution.
It’s her day a comedy which tells the story of a couple who are about to get married and the class struggle to get an high end wedding by the bride and her family.
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