Nollywood movies have come a long way in every ramification, no more are we having movies where the bullet leaves the gun before the sound but we are gunning for Hollywood standards now.
So here are 9 Nollywood movies that have broken records; 1. Blood Sisters Produced by media mogul Mo Abudu in collaboration with Netflix, this movie swept Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys to become Netflix’s first Nigerian original series and the most views Nigerian series on Netflix. 1. Omo Ghetto ( The Saga)
The comedy film directed by Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz, follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele). Lefty struggles between living a life of wealth and comfort provided by her adopted mother or returning to her ghetto lifestyle. Released on December 25, 2020, ‘Omo Ghetto (The Saga) is a sequel to the actress’s 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto‘ based on twin sisters who get displaced at birth. It is currently the highest-grossing Nollywood movie at N636,129,120. Funke Akindele definitely knows how to set the pace.READ ALSO: I Added Weight For Role In Blood Sisters – Actress Kehinde Bankole Reveals
Oscars award is one of the topmost awards in the whole of the movie award industry. The Academy Awards is popularly known as Oscars, and movies are awarded for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. They are regarded as the most famous and prestigious awards when it comes to the entertainment industry and the movie Lionheart which featured Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, etc was the first Nollywood film to be nominated for an Oscar. Even though it was later disqualified because of the language barrier, it broke the record of Nollywood being ‘Oscarsless’.3. Living In Bondage: Breaking Free At the time of its release, it recorded the highest opening weekend for a Nigerian film in 2019, grossing ₦25.8 million, and the highest collection in a single day for a Nollywood film in 2019. The film also recorded the highest opening as a non-comedy film for 2019. That is not all as it bagged 8 awards in one night at the AWVCA.4. Wedding Party Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party‘, released in December 2016 became the monument of Nollywood success after it broke the record of the highest-grossing Nollywood movie at that time. Starring celebrity couple, Adesua Etomi and Banky Wellington, the Ebonylife Films, FilmOne, Inkblot Production, and Koga Studios collaboration had just the right amount of romance and comedy and became both a local and international success. Like the title suggests, the rom-com is based on a wedding and the drama associated with making a successful one. It is currently the second-highest-grossing Nollywood movie at N452,288,605. READ ALSO: Sharon Ooja Be Giving Off Sultry Vibes In This Sexy Two-Piece With No Inner5. King Of Boy: The Return of The King
This list won’t be complete without KOB because it was and is still the perfect Nigerian movie to watch. It is the first Nigerian thriller series to emerge on Netflix and sat in the number one spot for a very long time. Kemi Adetiba always knows how to drop jaws on the big screen with her works. 6. Aki and Pawpaw
The most-watched and popular Nigerian comedy Aki and Pawpaw will always be loved by Nigerians. This movie is breaking records because no matter times it is played, Nigerians still love every bit of it. 7. Namaste Wahala Namaste Wahala, which translates to Hello Trouble in English, is a 2020 Nigerian cross-cultural romance comedy film produced, written, and directed by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja. Ini Dima-Okojie and Ruslaan Mumtaz play the key characters in this amazing film. This film has been touted because it’s the first major collaboration between Bollywood and Nollywood, two of the world’s most powerful film industries. 8. A Naija Christmas A Naija Christmas is a 2021 Nigerian Christmas film directed by Kunle Afolayan and starring Abayomi Alvin, Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, and also the late Rachel Oniga, who died just weeks before the film’s release on December 16, 2021, on Netflix. it is the first Nigerian Christmas movie to be released on Netflix.Trending video of the day; Photo Credit: Getty