List of Nigerian films

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This is a list of films produced in Nigeria by year of release.

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1992[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1992
Living in Bondage Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Agu Drama / Thriller

2001[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2001
Outkast Chico Ejiro Thriller

2003[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2003
2 Rats Andy Chukwu Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze Comedy
Osuofia in London Kingsley Ogoro Nkem Owoh Comedy
Aki na Ukwa Amayo Uzo Philips Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze Comedy First Aki and Pawpaw collaboration.
Above Death: In God We Trust Simi Opeoluwa Pete Edochie, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Zack Orji Drama
Abuja Connection Adim Williams Action / Drama / Thriller
Baby Police Amayo Uzo Philips Ijeoma Angel Boniface, Okey Billy Boniface, Osita Iheme, Camilla Mberekpe, Okechukwu Obioha, Francis Odega, Chinwe Owoh Comedy / Drama

2004[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2004
Missing Angel Charles Novia Stella Damasus Aboderin, Desmond Elliot Drama
The Mayors Dickson Iroegbu Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sam Dede, Segun Arinze Drama this film won the Best Picture award at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2005

2005[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2005
Rising Moon Andy Nwakolor Akume Akume, Arthur Brooks, Justus Esiri, Onyeka Onwenu Drama this film received 12 nominations and won 6 awards at the 2nd African Movie Academy Awards in 2006, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Visual Effects and Best Editing.[1][2]

2006[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2006
This Is Nollywood Robert Caputo, Franco Sacchi Bond Emeruwa Documentary About Nollywood Industry
30 Days Mildred Okwo Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Segun Arinze Action / Thriller this film received 10 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008, including Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Edit, Best Costumes and Best Sound [3]
Abeni this film received 11 nominations and won 3 awards at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 including the awards for Best Cinematography & Best Sound [4]
The Amazing Grace Jeta Amata Joke Silva, Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon this film received 11 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 [4]
Sitanda Izu Ojukwu Stephanie Okereke Adventure / Drama
Games Men Play Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Ini Edo, Chioma Chukwuka, Chinedu Ikedieze, Kalu Ikeagwu, Jim Iyke

2007[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2007
Ezra Newton I. Aduaka Mamoudu Turay Kamara Drama Won Grand Prize at Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival
Letters to a Stranger Fred Amata Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Yemi Blaq Romantic comedy

2008[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2008
Jenifa Funke Akindele Comedy
Through the Glass Stephanie Okereke Stephanie Okereke, Pascal Atuma Comedy

2009[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2009
The Figurine Kunle Afolayan Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Omoni Oboli Thriller
Reloaded (film) Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Ramsey Nouah, Stephanie Okereke, Uche Jombo, Van Vicker, Nse Ikpe Etim Romantic drama 3 nominations at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Forbidden Fruit Frank Rajah Arase John Dumelo, Majid Michel, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Nelson 5 nominations at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Guilty Pleasures Desmond Elliot Ramsey Nouah, Majid Michel, Nse Ikpe Etim, Mercy Johnson, Omoni Oboli Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Screenplay nomination

2010[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Anchor Baby Lonzo Nzekwe Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver Drama/Thriller
Ijé Chineze Anyaene Genevieve Nnaji, Odalys García, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Drama
Inale Jeta Amata Caroline Chikezie
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Nse Ikpe Etim
Ini Edo
Omawumi Megbele
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Soundtrack
Tango With Me Mahmood Ali-Balogun Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Joseph Benjamin Drama
Holding Hope Desmond Elliot Nadia Buari, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot Drama
Men in Love (film) John Dumelo Tonto Dike, Muna Obiekwe, Halima Abubakar Drama
Braids on a Bald Head Ishaya Bako Drama Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film
Bursting Out (film) Desmond Elliot Genevieve Nnaji, Majid Michel, Desmond Elliot, Susan Peters, Nse Ikpe Etim Drama
Relentless Andy Amadi Okoroafor
Drama

2011[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Nkwocha Stan Amadi Chiwetalu Agu
Queen Nwaokoye
Uche Elendu Walter
4 Nollywood Movie Awards nominations, including Best Movie, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role.[5]
The Mirror Boy Obi Emelonye Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Edward Kagutuzi, Fatima Jabbe Drama/Fantasy/Adventure
Two Brides and a Baby Teco Benson OC Ukeje, Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Kalu Ikeagwu, Chelsea Eze Romantic drama
I'll Take My Chances Desmond Elliot Ini Edo, Bryan Okwara, Sam Loco Efe, Jide Kosoko Dance, Romantic drama 5 nominations at 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

2012[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Phone Swap Kunle Afolayan Nse Ikpe Etim
Wale Ojo
Lydia Forson
Joke Silva
Romantic comedy Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Production Design;
Journey to Self Tope Oshin Ogun Nse Ikpe Etim
Dakore Akande
Katherine Obiang
Tosin Sido
Ashionye Michelle Raccah
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Soundtrack nomination
Adesuwa Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Olu Jacobs
Bob-Manuel Udokwu
Ngozi Ezeonu
Kofi Adjorlolo
3 awards at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards including Achievement in Costume Design, Achievement in Visual effects, and Best Nigerian film.
Last Flight to Abuja Obi Emelonye Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Jim Iyke
Disaster, Thriller Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Film by an African Living Abroad;
Fuelling Poverty Ishaya Bako Documentary Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Documentary;
Turning Point (2012 film) Niyi Towolawi Jackie Appiah
K.D. Aubert
Ernie Hudson
Todd Bridges
Patience Ozokwor
Drama 2 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards;
Weekend Getaway Desmond Elliot Genevieve Nnaji
Uti Nwachukwu
Ini Edo
Ramsey Nouah
Beverly Naya
Monalisa Chinda
Alex Ekubo
Romantic drama 2 nominations at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards;
The Meeting (film) Mildred Okwo Rita Dominic
Femi Jacobs
Linda Ejiofor
Jide Kosoko
Nse Ikpe Etim
Kate Henshaw
Chinedu Ikedieze
Romantic drama Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Makeup;
Hoodrush Dimeji Ajibola OC Ukeje
Bimbo Akintola
Gabriel Afolayan
Chelsea Eze
Musical thriller 2 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards;
Amina (film) Christian Ashaiku OC Ukeje
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Wil Johnson
Van Vicker
Vincent Regan
Alison Carroll
Psychological drama
Feathered Dreams Andrew Rozhen Omoni Oboli
Evgeniy Kazantsev
Andrew Rozhen
Drama It was also the first Ukrainian English-language feature film

2013[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Forgetting June Ikechukwu Onyeka Majid Michel
Beverly Naya
Mbong Amata
Blossom Chuks Chukwujekwu
Romantic drama
Broken Bright Wonder Obasi Nse Ikpe Etim
Bimbo Manuel
Kalu Ikeagwu
drama 6 nominations at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards including awards for Best lead actor, Best Supporting actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Make-up and Best Rising star Female
Murder at Prime Suites Eneaji Chris Eneng Joseph Benjamin (actor)
Chelsea Eze
Keira Hewatch
Okey Uzoeshi
Crime, Thriller Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards nomination for Best Movie (drama) and Africa Movie Academy Awards nomination for Best Actor
Torn Moses Inwang Monalisa Chinda
Ireti Doyle
Joseph Benjamin (actor)
Tope Tedela
Julius Agwu
Psychological Thriller 5 nominations at 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards
A Mile from Home Eric Aghimien Tope Tedela
Chiedozie 'Sambasa' Nzeribe
Alex Ayalogu
Romantic drama 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor, Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor nomination
Awakening James Omokwe
Ethan Okwara
OC Ukeje
Kehinde Bankole
Femi Brainard
Tope Tedela
Dark Thriller Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Visual Effects nomination
Half of a Yellow Sun Biyi Bandele Chiwetel Ejiofor
Thandie Newton
Genevieve Nnaji
Onyeka Onwenu
Anika Noni Rose
Historical drama
Secret Room Eneaji Chris Eneng OC Ukeje
Jide Kosoko
Linda Ejiofor
Lilian Esoro
Thriller
B for Boy Chika Anadu Uche Nwadili
Ngozi Nwaneto
Nonso Odogwu
Accident Teco Benson Chioma Chukwuka
Kalu Ikeagwu
Frederick Leonard
Thriller Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Nigerian Film
Gold Diggin Rukky Sanda Yvonne Nelson
Rukky Sanda
Alex Ekubo
Drama
Lagos Cougars Desmond Elliot Monalisa Chinda
Uche Jombo
Daniella Okeke
Alex Ekubo
Romantic drama nominated 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards
House of Gold Pascal Amanfo Majid Michel
Yvonne Nelson
Omawumi
Ice Prince
Romantic drama 8 nominations at the 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
Flower Girl Michelle Bello Damilola Adegbite
Chris Attoh
Chuks Chukwujekwu
Eku Edewor
Romantic comedy 1 nomination at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Finding Mercy Desmond Elliot Rita Dominic
Uti Nwachukwu
Chioma Chukwuka
Tamara Eteimo
Drama
Alan Poza Charles Novia OC Ukeje
Beverly Naya
Okey Uzoeshi
Belinda Effah
Sylvia Oluchi
Romantic comedy 2 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Confusion Na Wa Kenneth Gyang Ramsey Noah
OC Ukeje
Ali Nuhu
Dark comedy 2 awards at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Doctor Bello Tony Abulu Isaiah Washington
Vivica A. Fox
Genevieve Nnaji
Justus Esiri
Adventure
One Night in Vegas John Uche Jimmy Jean-Louis
John Dumelo
Yvonne Nelson
Sarodj Bertin
Van Vicker
Michael Blackson
Comedy drama
Kamara's Tree Desmond Elliot
Comedy drama

2014[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Being Mrs Elliot Omoni Oboli Majid Michel
Omoni Oboli
Sylvia Oluchy
Ayo Makun
Romantic comedy
Render to Caesar Desmond Ovbiagele
Onyekachi Ejim
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Omoni Oboli
Wale Ojo
Bimbo Manuel
Dede Mabiaku
Kalu Ikeagwu
Crime drama
Tunnel (film) Stanlee Ohikhuare Nse Ikpe Etim
Femi Jacobs
Waje
Drama
Iyore Frank Rajah Arase Rita Dominic
Bukky Wright
Joseph Benjamin (actor)
Drama 10 nominations at 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
Make a Move (film) Niyi Akinmolayan Ivie Okujaye
Tina Mba
Beverly Naya
Wale Adebayo
Dance, Musical
Knocking on Heaven's Door (2014 film) Desmond Elliot Majid Michel
Adesuwa Etomi
Blossom Chukwujekwu
Ini Edo
Romantic drama, Musical
October 1 Kunle Afolayan Sadiq Daba
Kehinde Bankole
David Baile
Deola Sagoe
Dark Psychological Thriller
Brother's Keeper (2014 film) Ikechukwu Onyeka Majid Michel
Omoni Oboli
Beverly Naya
Barbara Soky
Thriller nominations at 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Dry (film) Stephanie Okereke Stephanie Okereke
Liz Benson
William McNamara
Darwin Shaw
Drama
30 Days in Atlanta Robert Peters Ayo Makun
Vivica A. Fox
Lynn Whitfield
Karlie Redd
Comedy
When Love Happens Seyi Babatope
Romantic comedy
A Place in the Stars Steve Gukas
  • Gideon Okeke
  • Segun Arinze
  • Matilda Obaseki
  • Yemi Blaq
  • Femi Branch
  • Dejumo Lewis
Thriller

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azubike, Godfrey (9 May 2006). "Night of Nollywood Stars". Newswatch (Lagos, Nigeria: Newswatch Communications Limited). Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "AMAA Awards and Nominees 2006". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "List of Nominees for AMAA 2008". ScreenAfrica.com. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  4. ^ a b Coker, Onikepo (4 May 2007). "Africa Celebrates Film Industry at AMAA 2007". Mshale Newspaper (Minneapolis, USA: Mshale Communications). Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Opurum, Nkechi (April 28, 2012). "First Nollywood Movie Awards set to hold: The awards will celebrate excellence in the Nigerian movie industry". Daily Times of Nigeria. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 

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