These are the Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time. Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from this gross total.
1. “The Wedding Party” – 453 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 Nollywood movie of all time.
The entire plot revolves around a Yoruba bride and an Igbo groom and all the drama that unfolds on their wedding day.
2. “The Wedding Party 2” – 433 Million Naira
This 2017 romantic comedy drama film was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. The Wedding Party 2 is a sequel to the Wedding Party which was released in December 2016. It is currently the second highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.
The movie focuses on Dozie’s (Banky Wellington) elder brother, Nonso ( Enyinna Nwigwe), who has continued his romance with Deardre (Daniella Down), Dunni’s (Adesua Etomi) bridesmaid. Nonso takes Deardre on a date in Dubai and proposes marriage by accident. After a disastrous traditional engagement ceremony in Lagos, Nonso’s family and Deardre’s aristocratic British family reluctantly agree to a wedding in Dubai.
3. “Chief Daddy” – 387.5 million naira
Chief Daddy is a 2018 Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and produced by Mosunmola Abudu and Temidayo Abudu. The movie starred popular Nollywood actors and actresses like Funke Akindele Bello, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo and Falz the bad guy.
It is currently the third Highest Grossing Nollywood movie of all time.
Chief Daddy is about a billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft, who serves as a benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and mistresses. He dies suddenly and his will creates a saga amongst his extended families.
4. “Sugar Rush” – 287 million naira
Sugar Rush is a 2019 crime action comedy film written by Jadesola Osiberu and Bunmi Ajakaiye, and directed by Kayode Kasum. The film stars Adesua Etomi, Bisola Aiyeola and Bimbo Ademoye in the lead roles. The film initially opened to mixed reviews from critics, but with time it became a box office success and became the fourth highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.
The Sugar Sisters discover a whopping $800,000, the financial crimes commission and the supposed owners of the money come for them. Now they team up with unlikely allies and it’s a race against the clock to set things right.
5. “Omo Ghetto: The Saga” – 270.3 million naira
The film stars Funke Akindele, Nancy Isime and Eniola Badmus in the lead roles. This was the second film in the Omo Ghetto franchise and it was also the sequel to the 2010 trilogy film Omo Ghetto. The film had its theatrical release coinciding with Christmas on 25 December 2020. The film became a box office success and surpassed Fate of Alakada as the highest grossing Nigerian film for the year 2020. The film grossed over ₦189 million in the opening week since its release and it historically became the first Nollywood film ever to gross over ₦99 million in its opening weekend surpassing the previous record set by The Wedding Party 2.
Omo Ghetto (The Saga) is a story about Lefty and her squad (Nikky, Chummy Choko and Busty) who grew up in the ghetto together and was always getting into one trouble or the other. As luck would have it, fortune smiled on Lefty and she was adopted alongside her twin sister, Ayomide, by the lovely Mrs Benson and moved to an upper-class neighborhood. Irrespective of all the affluence and the new luxurious change in environment, Lefty still finds herself going back to the ghetto, falls in love in the ghetto and keeps getting in trouble. Eventually, she gets into one very big trouble with which she tries very hard to get out of. Will Lefty succeed?
6. King of Boys – 244.7 Million Naira
Released in 2018, KOB is a crime thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba. It is the second movie directed by Kemi Adetiba following the release of The Wedding Party. The movie holds the slot for the sixth highest grossing nollywood movie ever.
King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?
7. Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons – 235.6 Million Naira
AY Makun ‘s film ‘ Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons’, was released on September 28, 2018. It stars an ensemble cast, which includes: Nollywood lover boy Ramsey Nouah, AY Makun, Jim Iyke, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Iretiola Doyle, and Falz the bad guy.
The film is set in Abuja. Four rich men (the Merry Men) seduce powerful women, get contracts from the political elite, steal from the rich, give to the poor and have sex with the hottest women in town. They face their biggest challenge yet when they antagonize a notorious and corrupt politician who plans on demolishing a village to build a shopping mall. The four men scheme to save the poor people of the village.
8. Merry Men 2: Another Mission – 233.9 Million Naira
Merry Men 2: Another Mission is a 2019 Nigerian crime action comedy film and a sequel to Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons.
To save a kidnapped loved one, a pack of wealthy men must return to their vigilante past when they are blackmailed to pull off a treacherous heist.
9. Your Excellency – 186.3 Million Naira
Your Excellency is a 2019 political satire drama comedy film written and directed by Funke Akindele on her directorial debut. The film stars Akin Lewis and Funke Akindele in the lead roles. The film was the fourth highest grossing Nigerian film for the year 2019.
A bumbling billionaire businessman and failed Presidential candidate Chief Olalekan Ajadi (Akin Lewis) is very much obsessed with US President Donald Trump. Just when his political campaign looks on the verge of another flop disaster, Ajadi is anointed by a majority party and becomes a tough credible contender with the assistance of powerful social media.
10. ” A Trip to Jamaica” – 180.2 million naria
Written and produced by AY Makun, A Trip to Jamaica was directed by Robert Peters, and stars Funke Akindele, Chris Attoh, Nse Ikpe Etim among others.
The movie is the tenth Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie of all time.
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.
11. 10 Days In Sun city – 176.7 Million Naira
The movie was released on the 23 June 2017 and was directed by Adze Ugah. Its cast include: Ayo Makun, Adesua Etomi, Dichard Mofe-Damijo.
“10 Days in Sun City” is a comedy-drama that sees Akpos on another ‘adventure’, this time, to South Africa, with his girlfriend Bianca.
Currently the movie is the eleventh Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie of all time.
12. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free – 168.7 Million Naira
Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, also known as Living in Bondage II, is a sequel to the 1992 classic Living in Bondage. The film stars Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Enyinna Nwigwe, and Muna Abii, with Swanky JKA in his breakout role. Ramsey Nouah, who makes his directorial debut, plays the main villain.
Mentored by a mysterious tycoon, an ambitious young man faces a crisis when his rise to power draws him deep into the same occult that almost ruined his father.
13. “30 Days in Atlanta” – 163.3 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.
14. “Bling Lagosians” – 120 million naria
The Bling Lagosians is a 2019 Nigerian drama film, written by Anthony Kehinde Joseph and directed and co-produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters. It premiered on June 16, 2019 in Lagos. It stars Bunmi Aboderin, Toyin Abraham, Tana Adelana, Osas Ighodaro, Alexx Ekubo, Ayoola Ayolola, and Jide Kosoko.
The Bling Lagosians centers around the Holloways, a wealthy Lagos family and their mother Mopelola, who is about to celebrate her 51st birthday party. There are individual feuds and fights between family members. Their father Akin takes steps to prevent the foreclosure of the family’s business by the Asset Management Corporation.
15. Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner – 112.8 Million Naira
Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner is Nigerian action comedy film written by Moshood Yakubu Olawale and Ozioma Ogbaji, and directed by Kayode Kasum. The film is the fourth film in the Alakada franchise and it is also the sequel to the 2017 comedy film Alakada Reloaded.
Yetunde, a young girl from a poor family because of her inferiority complex, involves in the act of making stories about her financial and social status through the social media to fit in along the people.