Nollywoood entertainment industry has come a long way right from the 90s. The have transitted from ancient storyline to contemporary and advanced plots. We enjoyed movies from the 90s and 2000's. Veteran actors include; Kenneth Okonkwo, Zack Orji, Liz Benson, Eucharia Anunobi, Genevieve Nnaji, Patience Ozokwor, Pete Edochie, Charles Okafor, Sam Dede, Chidi Muokeme etc. Check out movies that we enjoyed back then;
LIVING IN BONDAGE: Is a two-part thriller film directed by Chris Obi ￼￼￼Rapu. It featured Kenneth Okonkwo(Andy Okeke), Nnenna Nwabueze, Kanayo O. Kanayo (Chief Omego), Okechukwu Ogunjiofor, Bob-Manuel Udokwu. Plot: In Andy Okeke's quest for quick money, he joined the cult group despite his wife (Merit's) support and patience. He sacrificed Merit in exchange for wealth and affluence. And married 3 months after Merit's death at the hospital.
LAST BURIAL: It starred Sam Dede, Eucharia Anunobi, Clems Ohameze, Amaechi Muonagor etc. Plot: A wretched man, Ogbuefi was introduced into an occult confraternity in exchange for wealth but not without a human sacrifice. Years later, they came for his own life. Then the church and the members of his knighthood(in the church) and the occult confraternity battled for his corpse.
IGODO: This is one of the thriller movies that made our 90s memorable. It featured Pete Edochie, Norbert Young (Igodo), Charles Okafor, Sam Dede, Late Pa Moses Osuji (Pa Igodo) among others. It tells the story of a certain village that was tormented by sorcery and unpredictable deaths. 7 men were chosen and fortified to venture into the evil forest to retrieve the sword which will liberate the entire village from the calamit. None of the 7 men died returned alive, except for one-Igodo (Nobert Young). He brought back the sword and was celebrated as hero.
OGANIGWE: Tells the story of a poor orphan girl by her step mother. But was later banished into the evil forest. It is indeed a chilly story with a unique sound track. Chiege Alisigwe, Camilla Mberekpe featured here.
HOUR OF GRACE: This movie centred on the betrayal of trust. After an old couple battled 10 years of childlessness, Azuka persuaded her husband to get a second wife all in a bid to have a child. She suggested her best friend, Helen. But not knowing it would be the beginning of her woes and pains. To cut the long story short, Azuka later had a male child, but she died years later anyways. Thereby leaving her poor child at the mercy of Helen, his step mom. The soundtrack still remains ever fresh in my memory. It featured Late Justice Esiri, Liz Benson, Hilda Dokubo, Zack Orji etc.
ISSAKABA: This thriller movie was based on a true life story of a vigilante group who fought against murder, robbery and fraud. The ISSAKABA boys were fortified with charms and they however brought justice to a large extent. It also portrayed the story of a self acclaimed prophet Eddy Nawgu. Sam Dede, Diewait Ikpechukwu, Chiwetalu Agu and more featured in this thriller mind blowing movie. You can still rewatch it to refresh memories.
THINGS FALL APART: Is an adaptation of Chinua Achebe's very popular novel. The story line is however the same, but with a slight alteration. The likes of Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh starred in.
GLAMOUR GIRLS: Here, we see the faces of Zack Orji, Eucuaria Anunobi, Liz Benson etc
WORLD APART: Do you remember this movie? Ulinma (Ini Edo) who is a village girl and Prince Promise (Kenneth Okonkwo) crossed paths in the journey of love. But the class difference hindered Queen Mirabel (Liz Benson) who is Kenneth Okonkwo's mother from accepting. Prince Promise then transformed her, and taught her etiquette to fit into his mother's taste. After which he reintroduced her to his mother as the daughter of a millionaire. Queen Mirabel now welcomed the transformed Ulinma.
MR IBU IN LONDON: Is a comedy movie designed to help you forget the worries of the world. Others include; Alice My First Lady, Aki na Ukwa, Blood Sister, Osuofia in London etc.
We shall then look at the contemporary Nollywood movies which are very memorable and exceptional. Here we go:
CHIEF DADDY: The plot is that of a billionaire industrialist, Chief Breefcroft who is a flamboyant benefactor. Ranging from a large extended family of relatives to household staff and assorted mistresses. He is indeed a 'bullion van'. To Chief, there is no tomorrow. But when he died, the bullion van stopped. WHO IS YOUR CHIEF DADDY?
LIVING IN BONDAGE: Waw! This masterpiece is a sequel of the '92 Living In Bondage. Nnamdi Okonkwo(Son of Andy Okonkwo) sealed a business idea with Chief Omego and his crew. He was gradually initiated into the confraternity of 'The Six' and was enjoying affluence until he was asked to make a human sacrifice of the woman he loves most. Who will he run to? Ramsey Nouah, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Ebele ￼Okaro, Zulu Adigwe and the rest.
MUNA: Is a story of spirited girl raised by her grandmother who is the last surving member of her family. Muna desired to give herself and her grandmother a better life. This desire for a better life in the land of milk and honey leads to shady characters that will change the trajectory. It has suspense, love, betrayal and secrets. Will she remain a prisoner of her past or allow love to set her free? Adesua Etomi, Onyeka Onwenu, Ebele Okaro, Falz amidst other stars.
WEDDING PARTY 2: Is a Nigerian romantic film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. It is a sequel to Wedding Party. Location: Dubai and Lagos. Ireti Doyle, Adesua Etomi, Banky W starred in.
SUGAR RUSH: Is a 2019 Nigeria crime action movie. It featured Adesua Etomi, Bisola Aiyeola, Bimbo Ademoye
30 DAYS IN ATLANTA: It I a love centred movie. Starring; Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ramsey Nouah, Ayo Makurn (AY) etc
10 DAYS IN SUN CITY:
MERRY MEN: Ramsey Nouah, AY, Jim Iyke, Falz, Williams Uchembael etc.
AND LOTS MORE
Nollywoood has really metarmophosed a lot. The journey has been an incredible success. Did you enjoy the classical movies of the 90s or the contemporary Nollywood movies? Your opinion counts!
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