The Nigerian movie industry a.ka. Nollywood is experiencing a tremendous growth not just in the country but Africa at large. We now have our films making their way to the big screen cinema.
Remember back in the day, when one can literally buy a disc collection of Nollywood movies for just a token. Piracy has been a major issue for this growing industry. But with most films now showing exclusively on popular digital platforms like Irokotv and cinemas, the industry is moving towards the right path to success.
Let’s look at the 20 best Nigerian movies you should watch in 2019.
Within the first three days of its release, Chief Daddy grossed over 40 million Naira from the cinema. The comedy film is one of the highest-grossing films in 2019 so far. The film stars the likes of Nkem Owoh, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor, Funke Akindele Bello, Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe Damijo and Racheal Oniga. The total grossing of this film has exceeded the N300 million mark at the time of writing.
Up North is another movie that is cashing in seriously in cinema nationwide. Within the first 10 days of its release, the movie grossed 50+ million Naira. The movie is ranked tenth in the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films. Up North is produced by Inkblot productions and Anakle Films. The movie features stars like Rahama Sadau, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Adesuwa Etomi Wellington, Hilda Dokubo and Banky Wellington.
King of Boys
King of Boys is a political power tussle movie co-produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba. Kemi Adetiba is one of the best in Nollywood when it comes to directing and producing. The movies feature Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale and many more.
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
Merry Men is directed an produced by Ayo Makun, who has had a lot of success in the movie industry. The movie is star-studded one featuring Ayo Makun, Folarin Falana, Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Jim Iyke, Lilian Esoro, Damilola Adegbite, Jide Kosoko, Ireti Doyle and Osas Ighodaro.
The Ghost and the Tout
The Ghost and the Tout are directed by Charles Uwagbai and feature Toyin Abraham as the protagonist. The comedy movie is definitely one to watch this 2019. Other actors/actresses featured are Femi Adebayo, Chiwetalu Agu, Lasisi Elenu, Chioma Chukwuka e.t.c.
Moms at War
Moms at War comes in at number six in the 20 best Nigerian movies you should watch in 2019. The movie is directed the popular Omoni Oboli and tells a story about two moms who compete against themselves trying to ensure that the life of their children is successful.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
This is a comedy movie directed by Ishaya Bako. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie and so many more are featured in this movie.
Lagos Real Fake Life
This is a comedy movie that tells a story about the fake lifestyle many people live in Lagos State. Lagos Real Fake Life features the likes of IK Ogbonna, Odunlade Adekola, Mercy Aigbe and directed by Mike Ezuruonye.
This is an interesting comedy film that is written, directed and produced by Odunlade Adekola. He is also the protagonist of the movie which tells a story about a local vendor who suffers from entitlement syndrome.
Coming at the tenth spot in the 20 Best Nigerian Movies you should watch in 2019 is the ‘New Money’. The movie is produced by FilmOne and Inkblot Productions. New Money stars Kate Henshaw, Jemima Osunde, Dakore Akande, and Falz d Bahd Guy and Wale Ojo.
God Calling is a drama-packed movie that teaches about faith and obedience. Directed by BB Sasore, the movie features Richard Mofe-Damijo as the lead protagonist.
Seven and a Half Dates
At number twelve in the 20 best Nigerian movies, you should watch in 2019 is this romance movie – Seven and a Half Dates. The movie tells a story about the life of a young hardworking lady and the passion she has for her career.
Lara and the Beat
Lara and the Beat is a movie directed by Tosin Coker. This amazing film stars Seyi Shay, Vector, Sharon Ooja, Shaffy Bello, Somkele Iyamah, Wale Ojo, and Uche Jombo.
Lionheart is the first Nigerian movie to be acquired by Netflix. The movie is directed by Genevieve Nnaji and produced by Chinny Onwugbenu.
The Call is a comedy movie starring Woli Arole, Segun Arinze, Onyetoro Hafiz (Saka) and many others. The movie is well recommended if you’re a fan of comedy and takes the 15th spot in the 20 Best Nigerian Movies you should watch in 2019.
Light In The Dark
This movie tells a story about a couple married for 11 years and only have a 10 years old daughter. The couple is desperate to have another baby and hopeful it will be a boy. The movie stars Rita Dominic, Joke Silva, Saheed Balogun, Ngozi Nwosu and many more.
Levi is a drama and thriller movie starring Ramsey Nouah, Nancy Isime, Deyemi Okanlawon e.t.c.
Knock Out Blessings
Knock Out Blessings is an intriguing movie which tells a story a young lady named Blessings. On her road to escape poverty she sees herself in the criminal underworld.
Let Karma is directed by Biodun Stephen and tells a story about a set of young men who cheats on their wives believing it’s a man’s world.
Power of 1
We round up this list of 20 Best Nigerian Movies you should watch in 2019 with Power of 1. The drama movie stars Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Ramsey Nouah, Alexx Ekubo, Gabriel Afolayan and Jide Kosoko.