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Nollywood Movies – Nollywood is, without doubt, giving us hit productions that are phenomenal and quite exceptional with a huge touch of professionalism. This industry can be said to be the bedrock of social advancement in the nation and their record so far has been acknowledged by various international bodies.
Here we bring you a few Nollywood blockbusters, thrilling, and action movies released by the Nigerian movie industry in the last year. A few of the productions have seen the light of international awards nominations such as AMA award, BET, etc.
Agesinkole (King of Thieves)
Agesinkole (King of Thieves) is produced by Femi Adebayo and directed by Adebayo Tijani and Femi Adebayo, Agesinkole. This is undoubtedly a great achievement in the movie industry. Agesinkole is a movie that portrays betrayal, revenge, and courage and is filled with tradition and historical occurrences that pervade a part of Yoruba culture over time. The movie starred a lot of great artists in the industry with the likes Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Mr. Macaroni, Broda Shaggi, Lateef Adedimeji, Odunlade Adekola, and others. It is definitely recommended watch for anyone who has not seen this epic story.
Elesin Oba is a movie that visualizes one of the most celebrated works (in play) by the Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. The movie comes to the screen with all of its rhetorical power and a whole lot of its theatricality intact. The movie without a doubt brings a lot of questions to viewers’ minds and drops different views and opinions as it appeals to the individual.
This is a masterpiece with drama, adventure, and historical genre. written and directed by Biyi bandele
Anikulapo is another thrilling epic drama produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan and Jonathan Kovel , The producer who is known for his indigenous concept creation with many movies like Citation, October 1st, and many more was applauded by the display of professionalism and simplicity in representing cultural ideas without losing its theatrics. Anikulapo among many things is a story of love and betrayal.
Brotherhood is a thrilling movie that had many profound Nigeria celebrities like Omawunmi Magbele, Falz the bad guy, Basketmouth, the Bigbrother Naija celebrities Tunde Bakre and Dorathy, the comedian Mr Macaroni and of course Toni Tones on cast. The story of brotherhood showed how a tragic robbery incident that took the lives of Akin and Wale parents and incidentally the same caused them to tread different parts of the law as a criminal and an officer of the law.
It is profoundly one Nigerian movie where one can find the kind of gesture you look for in an action movie. The costumes, the plans, and the dependence on the modern-day perspective gives the movie its own uniqueness.
Battle on Buka street
Battle on Buka street is what we like to call “Vawulence”. It is a story of rivalry and seemingly unending feud. This movie definitely tells a thing or two about survival. It brings us to remember the rule of the jungle ‘eat or be eaten’. It became the second highest grossing Nigerian film of the year 2022 after Brotherhood at the box office. The movie finds its genre in comedy and does not lose its theatrics. It is a movie to watch with popcorn and water to avoid choking. Directed by Funke Akindele and Tobi Makinde.
Shanty Town is a six-part series and the first Nollywood production of the year 2023 that has made a lot of solid impressions on anyone who has seen it, especially with the sensitive touch of politics and dirt that surrounds it.
The story however is a thrilling one with a lot of crime and actions with some touch of nudity which in some perspectives gives a full illustration of the kind of ghetto lifestyle and depicts bondage that the courtesans found themselves as a result of their folks’misdeamenor.
The multimillion-naira project has star-studded casts like Mofe Damijo, Nancy Isime, Peter Okoye (Psquare), Ini Edo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and others. Directed by Dimeji Ajibola.
One can say the Nigerian movie industry definitely knows her onion and has been serving us ‘hot-hot’. We hope to see more thrilling Nollywood movies being produced and of course, many awards being bagged in the industry.