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Famous Movies From Nigeria

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List of popular movies from Nigeria, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Nigeria are included. This list of famous films made in Nigeria includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Nigeria should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Nigeria is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

Movies here include everything from Legacy to Ezra. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Nigeria?"
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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
Ifoghale I. Amata, Manasseh Moerane
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Rise and Fall of Idi Amin Joseph Olita
Rise and Fall of Idi Amin, also known as Amin: The Rise and Fall, is a 1981 biographical film directed by Sharad Patel and starring Joseph Olita as Idi Amin. It details the controversial actions ...more
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Ezra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
Ezra Richard Gant, Emil Abossolo-Mbo, Wale Ojo
Ezra is a 2007 drama film directed by Newton I. Aduaka. It was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and the 2007 Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival where it won the Grand
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Idris Elba, Lara Pulver, Eamonn Walker
Legacy is a 2010 psychological thriller film directed by Nigerian/British director Thomas Ikimi and produced by Black Camel Pictures. The film premièred at the Glasgow Film Festival on ...more
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Rag Tag Ayo Fawole, Tamsin Clarke, Geoffrey Aymer
Rag Tag is a 2006 British-Nigerian drama film written and directed by Adaora Nwandu. Rag Tag received its American premiere at the 2006 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
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Afonja Adebayo Faleti, Kareem Adepoju, Laide Adewale
Afonja is a 2002 drama film directed by Jare Adeniregun and Yemi Amodu.
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Osuofia in London Nkem Owoh
Osuofia in London is a 2003 Nigerian comedy film film written and directed by Kingsley Ogoro and starring African Movie Academy Award winner Nkem Owoh. The film is among the highest selling ...more
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Missing Angel Desmond Elliot
Missing Angel is a 2004 Nigerian film directed by Charles Novia and starring Stella Damasus Aboderin and Desmond Elliot. Produced by Ulzee Nigerian Ltd, it was followed by two sequels. The plot ...more
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Only in America Tanjareen Martin, Pascal Atuma, Robynne Young
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2 Rats Patience Ozokwor, Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme
2 Rats is a 2003 Nigeria film. Nollywood's highest paid actors, Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze are two young boys whose father has been murdered by their uncle. In a selfish move, Amaechi ...more
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Attractive Illusion
Attractive Illusion is a 2012 drama film written by Kenny Abdeleke, Kelechwuku Chukwuejim, Sunny Ohilebo and Petros Sevastikoglou, and directed by Petros Sevastikoglou.
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Above Death: In God We Trust Ramsey Nouah, Genevieve Nnaji, Zack Orji
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Aki na Ukwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
Aki na Ukwa Chinedu Ikedieze, Oby Kechere, Osita Iheme
Aki na Ukwa is a 2003 Nigerian comedy film directed by Amayo Uzo Philips and starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. The film launched the acting careers of the two actors.
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Babatu
Babatu is a 1976 Nigerien film directed by Jean Rouch. It was entered into the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.
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Arugba
Arugba is a 2008 film.
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Abuja Connection is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
Abuja Connection Clarion Chukwura-Abiola, Sandra Ejikeme, Eucharia-Anunobi Ekwu
Abuja Connection, is a Nollywood action film thriller released in 2003 directed by Michael Ezeanyaeche. There were two sequels, Abuja Connection 2 and Abuja Connection 3, both directed by Adim ...more
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August the First Kerisse Hutchinson, Ian Alsup, Sean Phillips
"The fact that the family in Olabisi’s film is black has nothing to do with the story, even though, on the other hand, the director’s aim was to alter the schematic view of the ...more
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Changing Faces Marc Baylis, Alex Lopez, Izebuno
Changing Faces is a 2008 mystery film written by Yinka Ogun and directed by Faruk Afolabi Lasaki.
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Baby police Osita Iheme
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The Figurine Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Kunle Afolayan
Three people discover their happy lives come with unexpected consequences in this drama from Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, inspired by Yoruba legend. Sola Fajure (Kunle Afolayan) has just ...more
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Tango With Me Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Joseph Benjamin
Tango With Me is a 2010 drama film directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun and written by Femi Kayode.
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Hurricane in the Rose Garden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
Hurricane in the Rose Garden Karri Turner, Aloma Wright, Tanjareen Martin
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Before the Rain Tonto Dikeh
Before the Rain is a 2008 drama film written by Chidi Chijioke and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.
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Before the Rain 2 Tonto Dikeh
Before the Rain 2 is a 2008 drama film written by Chidi Chijioke and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.
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30 Days is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
30 Days Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Chet Anekwe
30 Days is a 2006 Nigerian action thriller film written and directed by Mildred Okwo. The film received 10 nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.