Nigerian entertainment industry is visibly improving by the day as it gains global recognition.
Genevieve Nnaji, reportedly earned $3.8million (N1,385,100,000) after Netflix bought her movie “Lion Heart” amongst other blockbuster movies getting millions from its project.
Below are the Top 5 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time… all directed and produced by Nigerians.
1. Lionheart (N1,051,297,231 Billion)
Lionheart is a 2018 Nigerian movie produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Genevieve Nnaji. It stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Jemimah Osunde, amongst others. The movie is currently the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time.
2. Chief Daddy (N332,899,645 Million)
Chief Daddy produced by Timidayo Abudu, Queen Matins and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan features actors such as, Funke Akindele, Folarin Falana (Falz), Patience Ozokwor, Linda Ejiofor, and Nkem Owoh.
“Chief Daddy” tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses. Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops.
3. The Wedding Party 2 (N500,000,000 Million)
The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, is a 2017 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film. Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, the Wedding Party 2 is a sequel to the Wedding Party which was released in December 2016.
The movie focuses on Dozie’s (Banky Wellington) elder brother, Nonso ( Enyinna Nwigwe), who has continued his romance with Deardre (Daniella Down), Dunni’s (Adesua Etomi) bridesmaid. Nonso takes Deardre on a date in Dubai and proposes marriage by accident. After a disastrous traditional engagement ceremony in Lagos, Nonso’s family and Deardre’s aristocratic British family reluctantly agree to a wedding in Dubai.
4. Merry Men (N230 Million)
AY Makun’s film ‘Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons’, was released on September 28, 2018.
In just seven weeks, it made N230 million in cinemas nationwide. The movie stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Ramsey Nouah and Jim Iyke.
5. King of Boys (N226,144,653 Million)
King of Boys produced and directed by filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba made N226,144,653 million at the box office after remaining the No 1 movie for the third consecutive weeks.