Top Ten Nollywood Movies Of 2017
We are already in November and thus, the year it’s nearing its end. Linjust puts together the Top Ten Movies of the year. Our conclusions are based on the kind of attention these movies drew, media hype and ofcourse, movie sales.
” Ojukokoro unwraps an intriguing tale about a money-strapped manager of a shady Petrol Station who decides to rob his employers, but along the line, finds out in a sudden twist that he is not alone in his ambition and that a good reason isn’t always a right one.”
The movie casts include Wale Ojo, Tope Tedela, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Zainab Balogun, Linda Ejiofor, Ali Nuhu, Shawn Faqua, Charles Etubiebi, Seun Ajayi and Emmanuel Ikubuese.
The crime thriller was directed and produced by Dare Olaitan, and was released to cinemas nationwide on 17 March, 2017
2. Okafor’s Law
Okafor’s Law states that once a man has had a woman, he can have her again at any time. A believer in the law,Terminator (Blossom Chukwujekwu) puts it to a test with past girlfriends over a 21-day period.
The film also stars Omoni Oboli, RMD, Gabriel Afolayan, Ufoma McDermott, Ken Erics, Toyin Abraham, Mary Lazarus, Halima Abubakar, and Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju.
The comedy was produced and directed by Omoni Oboli
The movie is said to have grossed 90 million Naira at the cinemas.
This is one of my favourite movies this year.
Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken (Dakore Akande). Although she has what appears to be a perfect life – beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends – Isoken is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with married, is serious cause for concern. Things come to a head at her youngest sister’s (Jemima Osunde) wedding when her overbearing mother (Tina Mba) thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze (Joseph Benjamin). Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him perfect Nigerian husband material. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin (Mac Rhys) who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner. The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo (Caucasian). Isoken is a romantic comedy that explores cultural expectations, racial stereotypes and the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic and comedic ways.
The Romantic comedy also stars Funke Akindele, Patrick Doyle, Damilola Adegbite, Timini Egbuson, Lydia Forson, Nedu, Bolanle Olukunani, Ayoola and Akah Nnani.
The movie was directed and produced by Jade Osiberu who is popular for the hit web series ‘Skinny Girl In Transit’.
The movie had its premiere in London and was distributed in London by Evit Films.
4. 10 Days In Sun City
Another Installment of the AY’s Akpos’ Adventures. This time his adventure happens in Sun City, South Africa.
The Comedy-drama stars AY, Adesua Etomi, RMD, Mercy Johnson, Falz, Uti Nwachukwu, Juliet Ibrahim, Gbenro Ajibade and Miguel Nunez jnr.
’10 days in Sun City’ was directed by Adze Ugah and it’s said to have grossed over 170 million Naira.
5. Alter Ego
This movie marked Omotola’s come back after her four years hiatus.
In “Alter Ego,” a woman will stop at nothing to see sex offenders and molesters punished. If she cannot get the courts to imprison them, she will find other ways to punish them.
The movie stars Omotola Jalande Ekeinde alongside Wale Ojo, Kunle Remi, Jide Kosoko, Bobby Obodo.
‘Alter Ego’ was directed by Moses Iwang whose directorial credits include ‘Torn’ and most recently, ‘Body Language’.
6. Banana Island Ghost (BIG)
Banana Island Ghost is the story of two people: a woman who must save her late father’s house in Banana Island if that’s the last thing she does alive, and a man who thinks he must have a soul mate to go to heaven.
This story as crazy as it sound is one of the most creative stories ever and so this movie is one of my favourites this year.
The comedy flick stars Chigul, Patrick Diabuah, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Akah Nnani, Said Balogun, Damilola Adegbite, Uche Jumbo, and Bimbo Manuel.
BIG is said to have grossed about 36 million Naira in its opening week.
The supernatural comedy was directed by Bb Sasore and produced by Biola Alabi of the hit TV series, ‘Before 30’.
7. My Wife and I
The first body swapping movie from Nollywood, My wife and I is a collaboration between Inkblot productions and Film One Distribution.
‘My Wife and I’ is a comedy that deals with the trials and tribulations of a couple who are successful in every other aspect of their lives, except their marriage. Their decision to make things work leads them to Pastor Theophilus, who is responsible for putting them through a series of unfortunate events.
The supernatural comedy stars Ramsey Noah, Omoni Oboli, Ngozi Nwosu, Seyi Law, Bolanle Ninola, Abimbola Craig, and Jemima Osunde.
It was directed by Bunmi Ajakiye.
This has to be my favourite thus far for its unpredictability.
In “Catch.er,” an ambitious career woman is found murdered on her wedding anniversary and her husband becomes the prime suspect.
However a police investigation unearths others in her life who may also have a strong motive.
Produced and directed by Walt Banger, the movie casts include O.C Ukeje, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Beverly Naya, and a host of others.
9. Potato Potahto
We surely can’t wait for November 24
Potato Potahto is the story of a divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home. They soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflames emotions and turns an already complicated situation into a roller coaster ride.
The movie is directed and produced by the Ghanaian Filmmaker, Shirley Frimpong-Manso and it stars O.C Ukeje, Joselyn Dumah, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, and Kemi Lala Akindoju.
10. The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai
This is ofcourse, the most anticipated movie of the year and it needs no introduction.
“The Wedding Party 2” follows the romance between Nonso Onwuka and Deirdre ; the bridesmaid from London.
The movie would be out in the cinemas come December 15 but it’s premiere would be on December 10 at the Eko Hotel and Suites in an Arabian Themed Party. Expectations are high for this film and we can’t wait for December.
Watch trailer for TWP2
By Dika Ofoma (a.k.a The Review General)