By Gift Wogu
As each year passes, the Nigerian film industry continues to improve on production, storytelling and marketing of works of art. In no particular order, these are the ten best Nollywood movies of 2017.
The Wedding Party 2
This is apparently the most talked about movie in Nigeria presently. With the amazing chemistry between Banky and Adesua in the first part of the movie to the real wedding party, The wedding Party 2 is the most anticipated movie of 2017. The Wedding Party one became the first Nigerian movie to make over 450 million naira in the cinema beating Ay’s record. We are very certain that the second part of this movie which is going to hit the cinema on the 15th is going to break records like the real wedding party. The amazing #twp2 and the new characters like Patience Ozorkwor, Wofaifada, Chinwetalu Agu, Chigirl and, we are very convinced that we are in for an amazing ride.
Omoni Oboli does a great job with her movie publicity. Last year, her movie Wives on Strike made 71 million naira at the box office. With regards to her movie Okafor’s Law, Omoni made us giddy with excitement and suspense. She projected the movie with the #something major is coming and that major thing came in when she had copyright issues, but the writer, actress, director and producer was able to rise above this controversy. Okafor’s Law stars actors like RMD, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ufoma Mc Dermott, Toyin Abraham, Omoni Oboli, Gabriel Afolayan, Halima Abubakar, Ken Erics, Yvonne Jegede and Mary Larazus. The box-office queen carefully selected her actors and they made magic making the movie the 5th highest grossing movie at the box office. 90 million naira is not a joke.
10 days in Sun City
When AY sits down to make a movie, you know what you should expect. The ace comedian still remains the king of the box office. Co-incidentally, this movie was being shot at the time when Banky proposed to Adesua. The movie stars actors like RMD, Adesua, 2face, Gbenro, Mercy Johnson and AY. AY is always going to places in his movie. This time, he went to South Africa and his trip earned him 177 million naira at the box office.
We’ve always know Jade Osiberu to be an amazing series producer. With hit series like Skinny Girl in Transit, Rumour Has It and Gidi Up, we were excited when we heard that she produced her first feature film Isoken and Jade did not disappoint us. With characters like Dakore, Tina Mba, Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin, Damilola Adegbite, Lydia Forson, Patrick Doyle and others, Isoken is still one of the top movies of 2017.
Wives On Strike: The Revolution
We are not still over Omoni’s Okafor’s Law and she wants to take over the box office as usual with the continuation of her award-winning movie Wives on Strike which centres on child abuse. Stars like Toyin Abraham, Sola Sobowale, Chigirl and Saka are joining the cast. We know Omoni, we know that this movie is going to be a blockbuster.
After changing her name from Aimakhu to Abraham earlier this year, Toyin has never looked back. She has been involved in so many projects this year. The actress and producer has had a beautiful 2017. In August 2017, she released the continuation of her movie Alakada entitled Alakada Reloaded. The movie is one of the most talked about movie and it made over 70 million naira in the box office.
Hire A Man
It’s amazing to see someone below thirty do so well. You know what they say about being thirty. Chinneylove Eze blew our minds with her movie Hire A Man which stars actors like Enyinnaya Nwigwe, Nancy Isime, Daniel Lloyd, Ik Ogbonna, Bayray Mc Nwizu, Zynnell Zuh. The Romcom which made waves this year grossed 35 million naira in 15 days. Now, that’s huge!
Just when we were looking for Omotola, she showed up with a stellar performance in Alter Ego. The controversies surrounding Omotola and her sex scenes in the movie made a lot of people watch the movie. Actors like Kunle Remi, Jide Kosoko, Wale Ojo, Gregory Ojefuna and starred in the movie.
Blessing Egbe is one of our favourite filmmakers. She’s popular for her TV series Lekki Wives, Blessing took her passion to the big screen with The Women. Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, Ufuoma Mc Dermott, Kalu Ikeagwu, Anthony Monjaro, Gregory Ojefua and Lilian Afegbai are characters in the movie. The Women is definitely one of the top movies in 2017.
My Wife and I
This movie was an amazing reunion for Omoni and Ramsey as they had had the opportunity to reunite on screen after working together on set in Kunle Afolayan’s Figurine In the movie, the husband (Ramsey Nouah) and wife (Omoni Oboli) trying to make their marriage work wake up in each other’s bodies. This situation unveils a lot of other exciting events.
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