When we talk about the highest grossing nollywood movies or Nigerian movies generally, a lot of things come to the forefront.
The message, cinematography, screenplay, visual appeal and so many other factors all have a hand in the quality of Nigerian movies.
In the last decade, the Nigerian movie industry has ticked all of the boxes above; consequently delivering inspiring stories alongside stunning visuals as well as good cinematography.
A lot of work has been put into making sure Nigerians get to watch nollywood movies in the same length of time as we do for foreign ones.
Personally, I am impressed by how vast the industry has grown and in this article I bring to you the;
Arranged from the top to the bottom according to their estimated gross worth, these are the top ten highest grossing nigerian movies ever.
This fun filled thriller movie sits at the top spot with a total gross worth of N500million!
Consequently released in 2017 as a follow up to its monster hit predecessor (the wedding party).
Niyi Akinmolayon directed the movie coupled with screenplay by Naz Onuzo.
The wedding party is a fun filled comedy released in 2016 and also a forerunner to the monsterhit; wedding party 2
Directed by Kemi Adetiba and starrring Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Ireti Doyle, Sola Sobowale and a host of others, the wedding party is a must watch for every Nigerian!
Starring Folarin Falana (FALZ), Joke Silva, Linda Ejiofor, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, Funke Akindele and many more.
Niyi Akinmolayon directed this hilarious thriller that was released in the latter parts of 2018. The movie got personalities like vice president yemi osinbajo trooping into cinamas nationwide.
This action packed hit movie sits at the number four spot of the top ten highest grossing nollywood movies of all time!
Again, Kemi Adetiba is the director of the movie starring Sola Sobowale as the main character; Alhaja Eniola Salami.
She depicts a businesswoman with a promising political career who in her quest for power, threatens everything around her thereby rendering her incapable of trust.
King of boys also features star Nigerian musicians Illbliss and Reminisce in their first featured movie.
With a an estimated gross worth of N230Million, this cinema favorite written, directed and produced by 5star comedian Ayo Makun (AY), sits at the 5th spot of the top ten highest grossing nollywood movies of all time.
Also Released in 2018, the movie stars Ayo Makun alongside Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke and Folarin Falana(FALZ).
Another Robert Peters directed movie,it stars Ayo Makun,Funke Akindele, Chris Attoh, Nse Ikpe Etim as well as Eric Roberts.
It was initially released in 2016 but still manage to remain the 6th highest grossing nigerian movie of all time.
Ayo makun remains undefeated as the go-to man for blockbuster movies! In fact he is the most cosistent when it comes to urban nollywood filmaking.
A 2017 film also starring,Adesua Etomi, Richard More Damijo, directed by Adze Ugah and produced by Ayo Makun.
Futhermore, the movie talks about a beauty queen, who on the road to stardom, has to denounce her fiance, who is also her manager.
10 days in sun city is a story about how true love conquers all.
Despite being released back then in 2014, 30days in atlanta has managed to stand firm in the list of the highest grossing nollywood movies ever.
And yes of course, it’s AY on the job! 30 days in atlanta was his first step in to movie production and he’s been delivering smoothly since then.
Also directed by the talented Robert Peters, produced by Ayo Makun and Starring Ayo Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Vivica A Fox, Lynn Whitfield and Richard Mofe Damijo.
The plot invloves Akpos (Ayo Makun) unexpectedly winning a 30 day trip to the United States then he decides to take Robert (Ramsey Nouah) who is also his cousin along with him.
Despite being released as far back as 2015, this romantic drama directed by Biyi Bandele stands as the ninth higest grossing nigerian movie of all time.
Starring big names like Nse Ikpe Etim, Dakore Akande, Ireti Doyle alongside Omoni Oboli.
The plot talks about four women turning fifty, evaluating themselves and the level of life they have attained.
Finally, the number 10th highest grossing nollywood movies of all time!
A visual delight also released in 2018, directed by Tope Oshin Ogun and produced by Inkblot productions and Anakle films.
The movie starrs big industry names like Banky W, Hilda Dokubo and kanayo kanayo.
There you have it! From the 10th spot to the very first, those are the top 10 highest grossing Nigerian movies of all time.
Sincerely speaking, I don’t know what you are doing as a Nigerian If you haven’t watched any of the movies listed above!
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