List of Nigerian films

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

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1992

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1992
Living in BondageGeezy, Francis AguDrama / thriller

2001

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2001
OutkastChico EjiroThriller

Akobi Gomina||Yinka Smart || || Political Drama||

2003

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2003
2 RatsAndy ChukwuOsita Iheme, Chinedu IkediezeComedy
Aki na UkwaAmayo Uzo PhilipsOsita Iheme, Chinedu IkediezeComedyFirst Aki and Pawpaw collaboration
Above Death: In God We TrustSimi OpeoluwaPete Edochie, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Zack OrjiDrama
Abuja ConnectionAdim WilliamsAction / drama / thriller
Baby PoliceAmayo Uzo PhilipsIjeoma Angel Boniface, Okey Billy Boniface, Osita Iheme, Camilla Mberekpe, Okechukwu Obioha, Francis Odega, Chinwe OwohComedy / drama
Mission To AfricaJoy DicksonOlu Jacobs, Segun Arinze, Gloria Anozie, Bruno JnrThriller / drama
Osuofia in LondonKingsley OgoroNkem OwohComedy

2004

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2004
Missing AngelCharles NoviaStella Damasus Aboderin, Desmond ElliotDrama
The MayorsDickson IroegbuRichard Mofe-Damijo, Sam Dede, Segun ArinzeDramaThis film won the Best Picture award at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2005.

2005

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2005
Rising MoonAndy NwakolorAkume Akume, Arthur Brooks, Justus Esiri, Onyeka OnwenuDramaThis film received 12 nominations and won six awards at the 2nd African Movie Academy Awards in 2006, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects and Best Editing.[1][2]

2006

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2006
This Is NollywoodRobert Caputo, Franco SacchiBond EmeruwaDocumentaryAbout the Nollywood industry
30 DaysMildred OkwoGenevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Segun ArinzeAction / thrillerThis 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]
AbeniThis film received 11 nominations and won three awards at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007, including Best Cinematography and Best Sound.[4]
The Amazing GraceJeta AmataJoke Silva, Nick Moran, Scott CleverdonThis film received 11 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007.[4]
SitandaIzu OjukwuStephanie OkerekeAdventure / drama
Games Men PlayLancelot Oduwa ImasuenKate Henshaw-Nuttal, Ini Edo, Chioma Chukwuka, Chinedu Ikedieze, Kalu Ikeagwu, Jim Iyke

2007

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2007
EzraNewton I. AduakaMamoudu Turay KamaraDramaWon Grand Prize at Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival
Letters to a StrangerFred AmataGenevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Yemi BlaqRomantic comedy

2008

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2008
JenifaFunke AkindeleComedy
Through the GlassStephanie OkerekeStephanie Okereke, Pascal AtumaComedy

2009

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2009
The FigurineKunle AfolayanRamsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Omoni OboliThriller
ReloadedLancelot Oduwa ImasuenRamsey Nouah, Stephanie Okereke, Uche Jombo, Van Vicker, Nse Ikpe EtimRomantic drama3 nominations at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Forbidden FruitFrank Rajah AraseJohn Dumelo, Majid Michel, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Nelson5 nominations at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Guilty PleasuresDesmond ElliotRamsey Nouah, Majid Michel, Nse Ikpe Etim, Mercy Johnson, Omoni OboliAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Screenplay nomination

2010

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Between Kings and QueensJoy DicksonJim Iyke, Nakia Burrise, DaJuan JohnsonRomance / Action
Anchor BabyLonzo NzekweOmoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri OliverDrama / thriller
IjéChineze AnyaeneGenevieve Nnaji, Odalys García, Omotola Jalade-EkeindeDrama
InaleJeta AmataCaroline Chikezie
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Nse Ikpe Etim
Ini Edo
Omawumi Megbele
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Soundtrack
Tango With MeMahmood Ali-BalogunGenevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Joseph BenjaminDrama
Holding HopeDesmond ElliotNadia Buari, Uche Jombo, Desmond ElliotDrama
Men in LoveJohn DumeloTonto Dike, Muna Obiekwe, Halima AbubakarDrama
Braids on a Bald HeadIshaya BakoDramaAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film
Bursting OutDesmond ElliotGenevieve Nnaji, Majid Michel, Desmond Elliot, Susan Peters, Nse Ikpe EtimDrama
RelentlessAndy Amadi Okoroafor
Drama

2011

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
NkwochaStan AmadiChiwetalu Agu
Queen Nwaokoye
Uche Elendu Walter
This film received four 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 BoyObi EmelonyeGenevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Edward Kagutuzi, Fatima JabbeDrama / fantasy / adventure
Two Brides and a BabyTeco BensonOC Ukeje, Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Kalu Ikeagwu, Chelsea EzeRomantic drama
I'll Take My ChancesDesmond ElliotIni Edo, Bryan Okwara, Sam Loco Efe, Jide KosokoDance / romantic drama5 nominations at 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

2012

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Phone SwapKunle AfolayanNse Ikpe Etim
Wale Ojo
Lydia Forson
Joke Silva
Romantic comedyAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Production Design
Journey to SelfTope Oshin OgunNse Ikpe Etim
Dakore Akande
Katherine Obiang
Tosin Sido
Ashionye Michelle Raccah
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Soundtrack nomination
AdesuwaLancelot Oduwa ImasuenOlu 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 AbujaObi EmelonyeOmotola Jalade Ekeinde
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Jim Iyke
Disaster / thrillerAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Film by an African Living Abroad
Fuelling PovertyIshaya Bako DocumentaryAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Documentary
Turning PointNiyi TowolawiJackie Appiah
K.D. Aubert
Ernie Hudson
Todd Bridges
Patience Ozokwor
Drama2 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Weekend GetawayDesmond ElliotGenevieve Nnaji
Uti Nwachukwu
Ini Edo
Ramsey Nouah
Beverly Naya
Monalisa Chinda
Alex Ekubo
Romantic drama2 nominations at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards
The MeetingMildred OkwoRita Dominic
Femi Jacobs
Linda Ejiofor
Jide Kosoko
Nse Ikpe Etim
Kate Henshaw
Chinedu Ikedieze
Romantic dramaAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Makeup
HoodrushDimeji AjibolaOC Ukeje
Bimbo Akintola
Gabriel Afolayan
Chelsea Eze
Musical thriller2 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
AminaChristian AshaikuOC Ukeje
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Wil Johnson
Van Vicker
Vincent Regan
Alison Carroll
Psychological drama
Feathered DreamsAndrew RozhenOmoni Oboli
Evgeniy Kazantsev
Andrew Rozhen
DramaThis was also the first Ukrainian English-language feature film.

2013

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Forgetting JuneIkechukwu OnyekaMajid Michel
Beverly Naya
Mbong Amata
Blossom Chuks Chukwujekwu
Romantic drama
BrokenBright Wonder ObasiNse Ikpe Etim
Bimbo Manuel
Kalu Ikeagwu
Drama6 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 SuitesEneaji Chris EnengJoseph Benjamin
Chelsea Eze
Keira Hewatch
Okey Uzoeshi
Crime / thrillerAfrica Magic Viewers Choice Awards nomination for Best Movie (drama) and Africa Movie Academy Awards nomination for Best Actor
TornMoses InwangMonalisa Chinda
Ireti Doyle
Joseph Benjamin
Tope Tedela
Julius Agwu
Psychological thriller5 nominations at 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards
A Mile from HomeEric AghimienTope Tedela
Chiedozie 'Sambasa' Nzeribe
Alex Ayalogu
Romantic drama2014 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
AwakeningJames Omokwe
Ethan Okwara
OC Ukeje
Kehinde Bankole
Femi Brainard
Tope Tedela
Dark thrillerAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Visual Effects nomination
Half of a Yellow SunBiyi BandeleChiwetel Ejiofor
Thandie Newton
Genevieve Nnaji
Onyeka Onwenu
Anika Noni Rose
Historical drama
Secret RoomEneaji Chris EnengOC Ukeje
Jide Kosoko
Linda Ejiofor
Lilian Esoro
Thriller
B for BoyChika AnaduUche Nwadili
Ngozi Nwaneto
Nonso Odogwu
AccidentTeco BensonChioma Chukwuka
Kalu Ikeagwu
Frederick Leonard
ThrillerAfrica Movie Academy Award for Best Nigerian Film
Gold DigginRukky SandaYvonne Nelson
Rukky Sanda
Alex Ekubo
Drama
Lagos CougarsDesmond ElliotMonalisa Chinda
Uche Jombo
Daniella Okeke
Alex Ekubo
Romantic dramanominated 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards
House of GoldPascal AmanfoMajid Michel
Yvonne Nelson
Omawumi
Ice Prince
Romantic drama8 nominations at the 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
Flower GirlMichelle BelloDamilola Adegbite
Chris Attoh
Chuks Chukwujekwu
Eku Edewor
Romantic comedy1 nomination at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Finding MercyDesmond ElliotRita Dominic
Uti Nwachukwu
Chioma Chukwuka
Tamara Eteimo
Drama
Alan PozaCharles NoviaOC Ukeje
Beverly Naya
Okey Uzoeshi
Belinda Effah
Sylvia Oluchi
Romantic comedy2 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Confusion Na WaKenneth GyangRamsey Noah
OC Ukeje
Ali Nuhu
Dark comedy2 awards at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Doctor BelloTony AbuluIsaiah Washington
Vivica A. Fox
Genevieve Nnaji
Justus Esiri
Adventure
One Night in VegasJohn UcheJimmy Jean-Louis
John Dumelo
Yvonne Nelson
Sarodj Bertin
Van Vicker
Michael Blackson
Comedy drama
Kamara's TreeDesmond Elliot
Comedy drama

2014

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Being Mrs ElliotOmoni OboliMajid Michel
Omoni Oboli
Sylvia Oluchy
Ayo Makun
Romantic comedy
Render to CaesarDesmond Ovbiagele
Onyekachi Ejim
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Omoni Oboli
Wale Ojo
Bimbo Manuel
Dede Mabiaku
Kalu Ikeagwu
Crime drama
TunnelStanlee OhikhuareNse Ikpe Etim
Femi Jacobs
Waje
Drama
IyoreFrank Rajah AraseRita Dominic
Bukky Wright
Joseph Benjamin
Drama10 nominations at 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
Make a MoveNiyi AkinmolayanIvie Okujaye
Tina Mba
Beverly Naya
Wale Adebayo
Dance / musical
Knocking on Heaven's DoorDesmond ElliotMajid Michel
Adesuwa Etomi
Blossom Chukwujekwu
Ini Edo
Romantic drama / musical
October 1Kunle AfolayanSadiq Daba
Kehinde Bankole
David Baile
Deola Sagoe
Dark psychological thriller
Brother's KeeperIkechukwu OnyekaMajid Michel
Omoni Oboli
Beverly Naya
Barbara Soky
ThrillerNominations at 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards
DryStephanie OkerekeStephanie Okereke
Liz Benson
William McNamara
Darwin Shaw
Drama
30 Days in AtlantaRobert PetersAyo Makun
Vivica A. Fox
Lynn Whitfield
Karlie Redd
Comedy
When Love HappensSeyi Babatope
Romantic comedy
A Place in the StarsSteve Gukas
  • Gideon Okeke
  • Segun Arinze
  • Matilda Obaseki
  • Yemi Blaq
  • Femi Branch
  • Dejumo Lewis
Thriller
ChampagneEmem Isong
Romantic thriller

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

References

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  2. "AMAA Awards and Nominees 2006". African Movie Academy Award. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  3. "List of Nominees for AMAA 2008". ScreenAfrica.com. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  4. Coker, Onikepo (4 May 2007). "Africa Celebrates Film Industry at AMAA 2007". Mshale Newspaper. Minneapolis, USA: Mshale Communications. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  5. Opurum, Nkechi (28 April 2012). "First Nollywood Movie Awards set to hold: The awards will celebrate excellence in the Nigerian movie industry". Daily Times of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

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