We all love Nollywood films and wait for new releases, but this time we are going to remind you of old classic Nigerian movies. These films are very popular and they made huge contributions to movie production in the country.
Nollywood is known all over the world as a Nigerian movie industry that releases over 200 movies every month, it is the biggest movie industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood. This time we are going to talk about great old Nigerian movies that should be watched again.
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The movie was released and produced by Zeb Ejiro in 1996. This is a kind of landmark movie in the industry, it was a trend-starting film about “single girls in the big city.” “First Nigerian blockbuster” – this is how it was described. This movie made Anne Njemanze a star of Nigerian film industry.
- Blood Money
The movie was released in 1997. Among the actors, we can see Kanayo O. Kanayo, Zack Orji, Sam Dede, Francis Agu. The main hero lost his job in a bank, and faced the world of spiritual rituals.
- Glamour Girls
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The movie was produced in 1994, by Kenneth Nnebue. The cast list includes Eucharia Anunobi, Liz Benson, Gloria Anozie, Barbra Odoh, Zack Orji, and Dolly Unachukwu.
At the time of release, it was very popular, and considered as a new level of Nollywood movies. The movie shows hard life in Nigeria, with corruption, intrigue and people who thrive on fraud.
- Scores to Settle
A movie of 1998, it was produced by Sunny Collins. Chico Ejiro was the director of the film, and the list of actors includes Liz Benson, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Rich Azu, Patrick Doyle, Teco Benson.
The main hero is Sada, a girl, rejected by her in-laws. After her husband died, she appeared on the street with two sons. This situation was only the beginning of her path of poverty, insecurity, and death.
- Igodo – The Land of the Living Dead
A movie of 1999, the example of old school Nigerian movies. The director is Andy Amenech, producer is Ojiofor Ezeanyaeche, and the list of starring actors includes Norbert Young, Pete Edochie, Sam Dede, Charles Okafor, Obi Madubogwu, Prince James Uche, Chidi Mokeme, Joe Layode, Ignis Ekwe.
The story of a group of warriors, and their battle in the deep forest. They fought for their village, and only one warrior survived.
- Aki na Ukwa
The movie was released in 2002. People remember this movie as a first comic film that brought the fame to Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme. The director of this movie is Amayo Uzo Phillips, and cast list includes Osita Iheme, Amaechi Muonagor, Oby Kechere, Chinedu Ikedieze.
The story is about two brothers who brought chaos not only into their home but also in whole village.
- Osuofia in London
It was released in 2003. We can see there such stars as Francis Odega, Nkem Owoh, and Cynthia Okereke. The film was directed by Kingsley Ogoro.
This is a variation of a good old story about a bumpkin in a big city. The main hero – Osuofia lives in the south-eastern village of Nigeria, he just drinks palm wine and unsuccessfully tries to hunt. He has five grown-up daughters, a massive wife and many creditors.
One day he receives a letter about his forgotten brother who died. His brother lived in London, and, in order to receive the inheritance, our hero has to go to this city.
- Nneka – The Pretty Serpent
A movie was produced in 1992, this is a great example of old classic Nigerian movies. The list of stars of this movie includes Eucharia Anunobi, Ndidi Obi, Rita Nzelu, Ngozi Ezeonu. The director was Zeb Ejiro and producer – Okechukwu Ogunjiofor.
It was a new step for Nollywood horror films. The story is about female demons sent to seduce the men of God. This movie starts a new trend of spiritual thrillers in Nollywood.
- Most Wanted
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This movie was released in 1996, it was directed by Tunji Bamishigbin and produced by Dozie Eriobu. The list of actors includes Ibinabo Fiberesima (see Ibinabo Fiberesima biography), Regina Askia, Ayo Adesanya, Genevieve Nnaji, Liz Benson, Antar Laniyan.
The movie about a ladies who decide to dress like men and rob people. It was hard for police to catch them. But an unexpected thing happened, one of the girls fell in love with a police officer.
- Living in Bondage
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Produced in 1992, this film was considered as one of the top Nigerian movies and the founder of Nollywood. The director of this movie is Chris Obi Rapu. The cast list includes Kanayo O. Kanayo, Okechukw Ogunjiofor, Francis Agu, Kenneth Okonkwo, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Nnenna Nwabueze.
The story is about a man who gets into a secret cult, as a result, he killed his wife to sacrifice her in ritual. He did it to gain wealth, but the ghost of his wife haunted him.
These movies are examples of old Nigerian films. These movies are still popular and can be considered as classic works of Nigerian film industry.
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