Film Directors Famous Film Directors from Nigeria

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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 ...more

age 44 Akin Omotoso is an actor, film producer and film director.

age 50 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 ...more

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, ...more

Andy Amadi Okoroafor age 52 Andy Amadi Okoroafor is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

Anthony Onah age 35 Anthony Onah is a film producer, film director, screenwriter and film editor.

age 49 Branwen Okpako is a film director and screenwriter.

Chico Ejiro Chico Ejiro is a Nigerian movie auteur. Little is known about Ejiro other than he originally studied agriculture, and he was drawn into video production because Nigerians would not buy blank ...more

Desmond Elliot age 41 Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor and director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He won best supporting actor in a ...more

Ishaya Bako age 32 Ishaya Bako is a Nigerian film director and screenwriter.

Izu Ojukwu is a Nigerian film director. In 2007 he won Best Director for Sitanda at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards, which received nine nominations and won five awards at the event, ...more

age 35 Julius Onah is a Nigerian-American filmmaker, who was raised in Arlington, VA and Washington D.C. after having lived in the Philippines, Nigeria, Togo, and the United Kingdom. He currently ...more

Kingsley Ogoro is a noted Nigerian film director, screenwriter and film producer best known for the acclaimed film Osuofia in London of 2003 in which he worked with Nkem Owoh. He has worked in ...more

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen age 47 Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen is a Nigerian film director, screenwriter and film producer.

age 40 Mak ’Kusare is a Nigerian film director who won three awards for his first feature length film Ninety Degrees in 2006 at the Zuma Film Awards in Abuja, Nigeria. He wrote, directed and produced ...more

Newton I. Aduaka age 52 Newton I. Aduaka is a film director and screenwriter.

age 52 Ngozi Onwurah is a British-Nigerian film director, producer, model, and lecturer.

Oumarou Ganda Died at 46 (1935-1981) Oumarou Ganda was a Nigerien director and actor who brought African cinema to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s.

age 46 Pascal Atuma is a Nigerian actor, screenwriter, director and producer.

age 36 Stephanie Linus is a Nigerian actress, film director and model. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the ...more

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age 58 Zachee Ama Orji, born in Libreville, Gabon, in the 1960s, is a Nigerian actor, director, producer and filmmaker. Orji is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Having grown up in Cameroon, ...more