Film 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?"

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Stephanie Okereke Linus, Pascal Atuma, Christy Williams Through the Glass is an 2008 American-Nigerian comedy film, written, directed and produced by Stephanie Okereke. The film was nominated for Best Screenplay at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards ...more

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Big Man Wale Ojo, Michael Asuelime, Kaptaintony Ofili-Akpom Big Man is a 2010 short family drama film written and directed by Julius Onah.

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Unstoppable Van Vicker, Muna Obiekwe

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Inale Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Caroline Chikezie, Ini Edo Inale is a 2010 musical film written and directed by Jeta Amata.

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Anchor Baby Sam Sarpong, Omoni Oboli Anchor Baby is a 2010 drama thriller film directed and written by Lonzo Nzekwe.

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Confusion Na Wa Ramsey Nouah, OC Ukeje, Ali Nuhu Confusion Na Wa is a 2013 Nigerian dark comedy drama film directed by Kenneth Gyang, starring Ramsey Nouah, OC Ukeje, Ali Nuhu and Tunde Aladese. The title of the film was inspired by the lyrics ...more

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Beloved Pete Eneh, Ferdinand Ohmas, Genevieve Nnanji

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Living in Bondage Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Agu, Grace Ayozie Living in bondage is a 1992 Nigerian drama thriller film directed by Chris Obi Rapu, written by Kenneth Nnebue & Okechukwu Ogunjiofor and produced by Kenneth Nnebue. The film was shot ...more

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Dangerous Beauty Tonto Dikeh Dangerous Beauty is a 2009 drama film written by Chidi Chijioke and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.

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Stronghold Jim Iyke, Ini Edo Stronghold is a 2005 film directed by Tchidi Chikere.

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Dangerous Beauty 2 Tonto Dikeh Dangerous Beauty 2 is a 2009 drama film written by Chidi Chijioke and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.

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All My Life Zack Orji

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Prophecy Pete Eneh

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Back to Africa Ella Asaad

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Games Men Play Jim Iyke, Dakore Egbuson, Ini Edo Games men play is a 2006 Nigerian drama film directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

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Radio Amina Radio Amina is a 2011 documentary, short, biography film directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.

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Rage Rage is a 1999 drama film written and directed by Newton I. Aduaka.

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Lasting Love Katie Hendricks

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The Ancestors

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Kongi's Harvest Wole Soyinka, Nina Baden-Semper, Orlando Martins Kongi's Harvest is a 1973 film directed by the American Ossie Davis, from a screenplay by Wole Soyinka adapted from his 1965 play by the same name. Soyinka also starred in the leading role as ...more

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Aramotu Idiat Shobande, Gabriel Afolayan Aramotu is a Nigerian film written and directed by Niji Akanni.

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Lagos - Notes of a City Lagos - Notes of a City is a 2012 documentary drama music film written and directed by Jens Wenkel

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Last Flight to Abuja Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jim Iyke Last Flight to Abuja is a 2012 action film written by Tunde Babalola and Obi Emelonye and directed by Obi Emelonye.

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Relentless Nneka, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Gideon Okeke Relentless is a 2010 war action-drama romance film written and directed by Andy Amadi Okoroafor.

Naija Diamond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Movies From Nigeria
Naija Diamond Naija Diamond is a short documentary film directed by Nform Leonard.