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  • Updated: December 13, 2022

Movies: Ten Unforgettable Nollywood Classics

The Nollywood industry has been the best entertainment industry in Nigeria since its inception right from the days of its classical movies to hit movies in this contemporary time.

Before the emergence of new and upgraded movies, old Nigerian movies have kept viewers looking for more in the industry.

In this article, we will discuss the top ten best classic Nollywood movies of all time. Our ranking will be in no particular order.

1. Igodo

Igodo remains a blockbuster movie up to date. It captivated the entirety of adventure, action, tragedy, suspense and thriller.

It is deeply rooted in the Igbo culture narrating the story of the murder of Amadioha, the god of lightning and thunder’s son under the wrong charges thus he places a curse on the land that ignites problems.

It was directed by Andy Amenechi and so many Nollywood stars featured in it.

2. Blood Money

Chico Ejiro produced, wrote, and directed this 1997 Nigerian film starring Zack Orji, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Agu, and Sam Dede.

In the film, a man loses his job at a bank and is drawn into a world of rituals where the only way out is to take the life of another.

3. Diamond Ring

Shola Shobowale has been giving us the best of her even before the wedding party.

Her son in 'Diamond Ring', Teju babyface, causes her to go crazy when he delves into what turns out to be the greatest trouble they will ever face.

Other acts featured in the classic Nollywood movie are Bukky Wright, Bimbo Akintola, and Richard Mofe-Damijo.

4. Isakaba

The 'Isakaba' franchise is gripping and entertaining in terms of storyline, theme, and style that attempts to reflect one of Nigeria's most concerning social justice systems: Jungle Justice.

The slang word 'Odeshi' is eerily similar to the film's score and will be remembered by viewers who saw the film when it first came out in 2001.

5. Blood Sisters

The plot of revolves around two sisters who become entangled in a web of jealousy, hatred, and rivalry.

Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde star in the two-part 2003 film.

'Blood Sisters' depicts the effects of jealousy and its path to self-destruction in an intriguing way, but it is the power of karma that wins the award. 

6. Last Burial

This is one of the most well-liked Nollywood films from the early 2000s.

It features several actors, including Eucharia Anunobi and Clem Ohameze.

The movie, which explores how to defeat the principalities of dark powers, is regarded as one of the best horror films made in Nigeria.

7. Witches

'Witches' is one of the most popular Nollywood movies produced in the early 2000s. The movie feature star actors like Zack Orji, and Liz Benson, amongst others.

The movie was produced by Ossy Affason Production and talks about how to overcome the principalities of darkness.

8. Karashika

Directed by Christian Onu, this is the story of a girl who has been sent by Lucifer to the world to kill, destroy, and tempt people to increase the population of hell.

The film was released years back and is still best known for its soundtrack 'Karishika karishika! Lucifer King of Demons, Queen of Darkness'.

Among those who appeared in the film were Bob Manuel Udokwo, Becky Okorie, Sandra Achums, Obi Mmadubugo, Amaechi Muonagor, Sunny Mc-Don, Adaora Ukoh, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi, Andy Chukwu, Steve Eboh.

9. Sango

Obafemi Lasode produced and directed the 1997 epic movie, which was written by Wale Ogunyemi.

The movie tells the story of the fabled African king Sango, who ruled as the Alaafin of Oyo in the fifteenth century and rose to prominence as a deity among the Yoruba.

'Sango' remains a classical Nollywood that up to date has maintained its quality and richness in the Yoruba culture and deity.

10. Nneka The Pretty Serpent

So many years after its initial release in 1992, 'Nneka the Pretty Serpent' remains a landmark in Nollywood history.

The home video helped launch the careers of many celebrities, including Ndidi Obi, Eucharia Anunobi, Ngozi Ezeonu, and Rita Nzelu.

This film, released during the VHS era, marked a shift away from foreign films and toward Home Videos.

Okechukwu Ogunjiofor directed and produced the film with Rita Nzelu, Ngozi Ezeonu, and others getting featured.

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