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List of famous film directors from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nigeria has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Nigerian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Nigeria and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Andy Amadi Okoroafor and Akin Omotoso are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Nigerian directors?" and "Which directors are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Nigerian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

Adim Williams is Nigerian film director best known for his work on the Abuja Connection trilogy of films. He has worked extensively in the Nollywood film industry since 2002 directing some 28 pictures by the end of 2006. His film Joshua was the first ever Nollywood production ever to be introduced on the American DVD market, released in America in December 2005. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Films Directed: Mr Ibu in London

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Akin Omotoso is an actor, film producer and film director. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Films Directed: Jesus and the Giant, Man on Ground

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Alkiviades "Alki" David is a Greek billionaire heir, a member of the Leventis family, whose holdings include manufacturing, bottling plants, property and shipping. In 2008 he was the majority shareholder of Leventis-David Group, which owns Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling plants in 28 countries. His companies include the Internet-based television provider FilmOn, the home-shopping website 9021go.com, the streaming-video site BattleCam.com, and the modeling agency Independent Models. He has also appeared in feature films and on television. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria, Greece, Cyprus

Films Directed: The Freediver, Fishtales, Me and the Gods

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Andrew Dosunmu


Andrew Dosunmu is a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker who came to prominence in The United States after directing music videos for various acclaimed artists including Isaac Hayes, Angie Stone, Common, Tracy Chapman, Wyclef Jean, Kelis, Aaron Neville, Talib Kweli and Maxwell. He is the director of the 2011 drama film Restless City, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. His next film, 2013's Mother of George, also premiered at Sundance, and was the Closing Night selection for Maryland Film Festival 2013. Dosunmu currently lives between New York and Lagos, Nigeria. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Films Directed: Restless City, Mother of George