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Top 15 Highest-Grossing, Best Nigerian Films Of All Time

The following are the highest-grossing and Best Nigerian films of all time in Nigerian cinemas. Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from this gross total. Films before 2000s are also excluded from this list as their gross totals have not been inflation adjusted.

1- The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai
Top 15 Highest-Grossing, Best Nigerian Films Of All Time

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai is a 2017 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. It is a sequel to The Wedding Party, which was released in December 2016. Principal photography for the film, which was shot in Lagos and Dubai, began in May 2017. It is currently the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai brings us up to date with the newly-married couple who are now expecting a baby. Is reformed bachelor Dozie ready for this? Felix and Obianuju are still working on their relationship but has he given up ‘Small Chops' for good? Everyone's favourite character, ‘Tin-Tin', is up to her usual hilarious antics, while being indulged by her beloved ‘Bam-Bam'.

Will crazy best man Sola succeed in getting close to the feisty Yemisi and does Nonso go all the way with Deardre, after that surprise kiss at the end of the last movie. And, of course, there is another wedding. Who will it be this time and why are they all in Dubai?

2- Chief Daddy
Chief Daddy

Chief Daddy is a Nigerian feature film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, written by Bode Asiyanbi and produced by Mosunmola Abudu and Temidayo Abudu, which was released in December 2018. It starred popular Nollywood actors and actresses Funke Akindele Bello, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo and Racheal Oniga.

"Chief Daddy" tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses.Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops.

3- King of Boys
King of Boys

King of Boys" follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she's drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?⁩‭

Release date: 20 October 2018 (Nigeria)

4- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons

Remi Martins (Falz the Bad Guy), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY the comedian), Ayo Alesinloye (Ramsey Nouah) and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke) are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. And its most notorious. They have thriving businesses, palatial homes, fast cars and the attention of women in no short supply. They are known as THE MERRY MEN ... but the ladies call them THE REAL YORUBA DEMONS.

The film is set in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Four rich men (the Merry Men) seduce powerful women, get contracts from the political elite, steal from the rich, give to the poor and have sex with the hottest women in town. They face their biggest challenge yet when they antagonize a notorious and corrupt politician who plans on demolishing a village to build a shopping mall. The four men scheme to save the poor people of the village.

Release date: 28 September 2018 (Nigeria)

A Trip to Jamaica

A Trip to Jamaica is a Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Robert Peters starring Ayo Makun, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim and Dan Davies. The film tells a story about the adventures of a newly engaged couple in their relatives residence outside Nigeria, and how the secrets of their host led to the eventual breakup of their union amidst the culture shock of the new country and living with upper-class citizens. Though a huge box office success, breaking the record set by 30 Days in Atlanta for the highest-grossing Nigerian film, it received mainly mixed to negative reviews from critics.

The movie had its worldwide premiere on September 25, 2016 in Lagos State. The event featured a celebrity football game involving ex-internationals, like Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Peter Rufai, Joseph Yobo and Stephen Appiah.

Release date: 25 September 2016 (Nigeria)

6- Fifty
Top 20 Best Nigerian Films Of All Time

Fifty captures few pivotal days of four women at the pinnacle of their careers. Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate are four friends forced at midlife to take inventory at their personal lives, while juggling career and family against the backdrops of the neighbourhoods of Lagos.

Tola is a reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance thanks to an invidious family secret. Elizabeth is a celebrated obstetrician whose penchant for younger men has estranged her from her daughter. Maria, a forty nine-year old has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy and Kate's battle with a life-threatening illness has plugged her into religious obsession.

Release date: 13 December 2015 (Nigeria)

Up North

Up North is a 2018 Nigerian film produced by Anakle Films and Inkblot productions, and directed by Tope Oshin Ogun. The film script was written by Naz Onuzo and Bunmi Ajakaiye while the original story was written by Editi Effiong. It was shot in Bauchi and a week in Lagos.

Love, friendship and family politics collide when a young rebellious heir from a wealthy family is sent away to national service in northern Nigeria.

Release date: 28 December 2018 (Nigeria)

10 Days in Sun City

10 days in Sun City is a 2017 Nigerian romantic comedy film that premiered on 17 June 2017. It is owned by a renowned Nigerian comedian Ayodeji Richard Mayokun popularly known as AY, who is the producer and lead character. It was directed by Adze Ugha, written by Kehinde Ogunlola and produced by Ayo Mayokun, Darlington Abuda, Kristy Galliard in conjunction with Corporate World. Entertainment. The film is said to be a part of his Akpos adventure series centered on adventure, comedy and romance. Movie scenes were shot both in Lagos and Sun city, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The film tells of an aspiring beauty queen who was brought to stardom and in the process had to pay the price of losing her peace and joy by denouncing her fiancé who happened to be her manager as well. She was on the verge of being enslaved by her God Father when he got dealt with by some of the people he had deprived of the benefits in time past. It explains that true love conquers all irrespective of the barrier or challenges encountered.

A potpourri of love, drama, passion and culture, ""10 Days in Sun City"" is a comedy-drama that sees Akpos on another 'adventure', this time, to South Africa, with his girlfriend Bianca. Bianca is a campus beauty queen who he (Akpos) has sacrificed his livelihood to make successful. 

After successfully winning a national beauty pageant, Bianca, ever loyal to Akpos, is now an international celebrity rolling with society's 'high and mighty'. She is, amongst several mouth-watering corporate endorsements, global ambassador to, and the face of multi-national cosmetics conglomerate 'OTAWI' which is owned by Nigeria's richest man, Otunba Ayoola Williams, aka 'The Old Fox'. To Otunba, Bianca represents more than the face of his company, he has plans for her to play a bigger role in the business as well as in his 'life'. So Otunba decides to embark on the same journey to South Africa. 

Bianca has no idea what lies in stock neither does Akpos. But will Akpos give up his love with all the sweat he has invested or will Otunba lose this time with the use of his wit and charm as the 'old fox' which he has used to conquer like he has done, time and again, in the world of business?

Release date: 17 June 2017 (Nigeria)

30 Days in Atlanta

30 Days in Atlanta is a 2014 Nigerian romantic comedy film produced by Ayo Makun and directed by Robert Peters. The film was shot on location in Lagos and Atlanta. It premiered on 31 October 2014. It was declared the highest grossing film of all time in Nigerian cinemas in 2015, although the film was met with mixed to negative critical reception.

Initial release: 30 October 2014 (USA)

Okafor's Law

Okafor's Law is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film written, directed and produced by Omoni Oboli. The film stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Omoni Oboli, Toyin Aimakhu, Gabriel Afolayan, Ufuoma McDermott, Richard Mofe Damijo, Tina Mba, Kemi Lala Akindoju and Ken Erics.

Initial release: 12 September 2016

Wives on Strike

Wives on Strike is a 2016 Nigerian film produced and directed by Omoni Oboli and starring Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma McDermott, and Kehinde Bankole.

A group of market women deny their husbands intimate affection in a bid to stir them into making a decision.

Release date: 8 April 2016 (Nigeria)

Moms at War

Moms at War is a 2018 Nigerian comedy drama movie directed by Omoni Oboli. It tells a story of two mothers who compete against themselves in other to ensure success in the lives of their children, in particular a scholarship competition. Omoni Oboli says she was inspired to star and direct in the movie because of her own childhood experiences. It stars Funke Akindele and Michelle Dede, and is a collaboration between Inkblot, Filmone and Dioni Visions.

It premiered in August 2018 at the Filmhouse Cinemas in Lekki, Lagos. It was released on August 17, 2018.

"Moms at War" is about two mothers who live in the same neighborhood, but hate each other.One felt that the other was a village girl who just got into money and is not fit to be in society with them. But both their kids coincidentally attend the same school and there was a competition that was done for the kids, and both were the top of their class.It comes down to one of them winning the competition and the mothers just go crazy, doing all sort of antics. It's a story of friendship, sisterhood, and bonding in spite of everything.

 Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Anglo-Nigerian drama film directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is historical fiction that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War.

It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje and John Boyega. The film premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Twin sisters (Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose) from a wealthy Nigerian family take wildly different paths in life, but both become swept up in the struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic.

Initial release: 8 September 2013

Banana Island Ghost

Banana Island Ghost is a 2017 Nigerian film. The film was written and directed by BB Sasore and Executive Produced by Derin Adeyokunnu and Biola Alabi. It starred Ali Nuhu, Saheed Balogun, Tina Mba and Bimbo Manuel.

After he dies in a car accident, a man receives three more days on Earth to find his soul mate.
Release date: 4 August 2017 (Nigeria)

15- Ijé
Ijé

Ijé or Ijé: The Journey is a 2010 Nigerian drama film directed by Chineze Anyaene and starring Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, and Odalys García.

Chioma left Nigeria for the USA to help her sister that was accused of killing three people including her husband. She is determined to keep her from jail but requires the truth.

Release date: 30 July 2010 (Nigeria)

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