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Nollywood Dominates Top 10 Films Releases 2020

Nollywood Dominates Top 10 Films Releases 2020

AllNews Wrap-up on 10 top films released in 2020 has Nollywood films dominating the chart with 6 films written and directed by Nigerians.

This was gathered from FilmOne Entertainment as it released its top 10 films in the year 2020 that has the highest-grossing in Nigerian cinemas.

It should be noted that Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from this gross total.

1. OMO GHETTO (The Saga)

This is a comedy story of 2h 25m about Lefty who, together with her squad from the ghetto, was always getting into one trouble or the other. As luck would have it, fortune smiled on Lefty and she was adopted alongside her twin sister, Ayomide, by the lovely Mrs Benson and moved to an upper-class neighborhood. Irrespective of all the affluence and the new luxurious change in environment, Lefty still finds herself going back to the ghetto, falls in love in the ghetto and keeps getting in trouble. Eventually, she gets into one very big trouble with which she tries very hard to get out of. Will Lefty succeed?

Release date: 25 December 2020 (Nigeria)

Directors: Funke Akindele, JJC


This is an action/comedy film of 2h 4m that tells the story of detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett who joined the Miami Police Department's special team AMMO to bring down the ruthless Armando, who is on a mission to kill Mike at his mother Isabel's orders.

Release date: 17 January 2020 (Nigeria)

Directors: Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi

Film series: Bad Boys

Producers: Will Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad

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This is an action/comedy film of 1h 50m that tells the story of Yetunde (Toyin Abraham) who is now a social media influencer still living a fake life and pretending to be a Lagos success. After sneaking into a movie premiere event with her trusted friend and fellow ‘fakester', Kas (Broda Shaggi), she pretends to be an event planner after hearing how much money can be made from the profession. Yetunde must now fake her way through bringing Celebrity guests she pretends to know and throwing the best party for Swanky Jerry & his babe Stephanie, that Lagos has ever seen. The movie aims to poke fun at social media fakeness and the current Nigerian pop culture.

Release date: 10 April 2020 (Nigeria)

Director: Kayode Kasum

Film series: Alakada

Producer: Toyin Aimakhu

Screenplay: Ozioma Ogbaji, Yakubu Olawale


This is an adventure/action film of 2h 35m that tells the story of Diana Prince who lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s -- an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.

Release date: 16 December 2020 (Nigeria)

Director: Patty Jenkins

Based on: Wonder Woman; by William Moulton Marston

Producers: Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Geoff Johns, Charles Roven, Stephen Jones


This is a horror/mystery film of 1h 25m that tells the story of a mysterious woman who saves her daughter's life, a mother must do something unthinkable to repay the stranger.

Initial release: 24 October 2019

Director: Zak Hilditch

Producer: Ross M. Dinerstein

Screenplay: Zak Hilditch

Executive producers: Carmen Ejogo, Zak Hilditch, Ross Girard

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'Quam's Money' is a comedy story of 2 hours that follows the adventures of security guard turned millionaire Quam as he navigates the world with his newfound wealth.

Release date: 11 December 2020 (Nigeria)

Director: Kayode Kasum


this is an action/superhero story of 1h 49m of a girl after being thrown out in the streets by Joker, Harley struggles to pick herself up. However, Harley teams up with Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya to defeat a gangster and protect a girl.

Release date: 7 February 2020 (Nigeria)

Director: Cathy Yan

Producers: Margot Robbie, David Ayer, Bryan UNKELESS, Sue Kroll, Walter Hamada

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Dear Affy is a romantic comedy of 1h 50m with a super plot twist, which tells the story of a beautiful career lady who is about to get married to the man of her dream who is on the verge of sealing millions of Naira worth of contract with a conglomerate in a construction industry. However, he is faced with the devil and the deep blue sea as sealing the contract is hinged on him having an intimate affair with the female billionaire contractor by all means just a few weeks to his wedding. All hell was let loose when the detail of his affair became the subject of a headline for the media, plot turns out to be a race of redemption for the fiancé, the man, the billionaire and their friends and family.

Release date: 14 February 2020 (Nigeria)

Director: Samuel Olatunji


Who's The Boss is a 2020 Nigerian romantic comedy film of 2hr 10m, produced, written and directed by Chinaza Onuzo (Naz Onuzo) on his directorial debut. The film stars Sharon Ooja, Funke Akindele and Blossom Chukwujekwu in the lead roles. The film was premiered on 16 February 2020 in Lagos.

Directed by: Chinaza Onuzo

Country: Nigeria

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this is an action/crime story of 1h 39m with a man hoping to cut a deal, a professional bank robber agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for murder, he must now go on the run to clear his name and bring them to justice.

Release date: 16 October 2020 (Nigeria)

Director: Mark Williams

Production company: Zero Gravity Management

Producers: Mark Williams, Tai Duncan, Myles Nestel, Charlie Dorfman, Jonah Loop, Craig Chapman


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