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Nollywood has come a long way since inception. A lot of it is mainly fluff now but back in the day Nigerian movies were sort of awesome. They are some classics that defined the careers of some of the leading acts in the industry today. Here is a list of some of those classics that you just have to remember:


Domitila (1996) was produced by Zeb Ejiro, starring Anne Njemanze. it shows the adventures of some young girls who try their best to survive the quest of the society.


blood money

Blood Money (1997) it was written and directed by Chico Ejiro. It starred the likes of Zack Orji, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Agu and Sam Dede. Directed and Written by Chico Ejiro.


glamour girls

Glamour Girls (1994) produced by Kenneth Nnebue featuring Liz Benson, Eucharia Anunobi, Gloria Anozie, Zack Orji, Barbra Odoh and Dolly Unachukwu.



Nneka The Pretty Serpent (1992) was directed by Zeb Ejiro and produced by Okechukwu Ogunjiofor. It launched the careers of Ndidi Obi, Eucharia Anunobi, Ngozi Ezeonu and Rita Nzelu amongst many others.


living in bondage

Living in Bondage: This movie is one of the few that launched Nigeria into the international movie limelight. It starred Kenneth Okonkwo amongst others.



Karashika: This movie caused nightmares for most people. It is safe to say it was one of our first horror movies (a rare breed in Nollywood).


world apart

World Apart: This movie made every girl dream of the day her own rich prince charming would come and sweep her off her feet. It is the movie that catapulted Ini Edo’s career as she made a killer performance in that movie.



Issakaba: You will think twice about stealing money from and oppressing people when you watch this movie. Our very own Robin Hood.



Conspiracy: This movie made me love and even more admire Onyeka Onwenu. It starred other acts like Larry Koldsweat, Charles Okafor, and Nkem Owoh.

Are there any ones we left out? Comment below and tell us about the classic Nigeria movies that may have coloured your day.

Written by Nkem Ikeh

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