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 45
Akin Omotoso is an actor, film producer and film director.
age 51
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 53
Andy Amadi Okoroafor is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.
Anthony Onah age 36
Anthony Onah is a film producer, film director, screenwriter and film editor.
age 50
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 33
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 36
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 48
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen is a Nigerian film director, screenwriter and film producer.
age 41
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 53
Newton I. Aduaka is a film director and screenwriter.
age 53
Ngozi Onwurah is a British-Nigerian film director, producer, model, and lecturer.
Oumarou Ganda Dec. 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 47
Pascal Atuma is a Nigerian actor, screenwriter, director and producer.
age 37
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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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