In a few days, we will finally bid 2016 farewell; howbeit, what we will not forget in a hurry are feats achieved by our filmmakers in the year. On the big screen, BestofNollywood.tv brings to you, top 8 movies that had impressive outings this year.
’76 by Izu Ojukwu
Since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, in September, the IZU Ojukwu’s love flick told against the backdrop of Military history, has charted a new course for film making in Africa, and redefined the place of Nollywood on the international film market. The African premiere of the movie, held in November, had the first lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, as a special guest, but she was fittingly represented by, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode. The flick is still doing well in the cinema.
Wives on Strike by Omoni Oboli
The movie which is another comedy blockbuster by Omoni, successfully carved a niche for the delectable filmmaker; the film reportedly grossed N51Million in just 17days of its big debut. The flick which Stars, Omoni Oboli, Keneth Okonkwo, Uche Jombo- Rodriguez, Julius Agwu, Ufuoma Mcdermoth and so on, reportedly grossed about N15M in its first weekend at the cinema.
A trip to Jamaica by Robert Peter
Beating a record he set previously set with ’30 days in Atlanta’, Ayo Makun’s comedy sequel reportedly grossed N137M in the cinemas; shot in Nigeria, Jamaica and America, the film stars Jamaican act, Paul Campbell and Rebecca Silvera, Ghanaian act, Chris Attoh and Nollywood stars like, AY Makun, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan, and a host of others.
THE CEO by Kunle Afolayan
He is regarded as Nollywood’s most celebrated filmmaker, Kunle returns with the mystery thriller, titled, CEO. The film was set in Lagos, and features singers, Adekunle Gold, and Grammy Awards winner, Angelina Kidjo, Nollywood stars like, Wale Ojo, Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo and a host of other international stars.
The movie had products placement from big international brands like Peugeot and Air France; they were some of the main sponsors of the film. Kunle sets a first of its kind premiere record with the film aboard, Air France, to Paris, France, and the flick reportedly grossed about N60M, in the box office.
The Wedding Party by Kemi Adetiba
This is one hilarious film that without doubt didn’t disappoint anyone that was at the cinema to see it. The flick stars RnB hunk, Banky W, and fast rising actress, Adesuwa Etomi, as soon to be couple, that had to deal with all the hurdles that militated against their being together.
The movie redefined box office records in Nigerian cinema grossing N36M, in its opening weekend Nationwide.
Ghana Must Go by Frank Rajah
The hilarious flick is a romantic comedy which revolves around a Nigerian family and Ghanaian family in love strap. The movie was produced by Yvonne Okoro, and stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Nkem Owoh, IK Ogbonna and a host of others.
The film reportedly grossed N32M in the box office.
93 Days by Steve Gukas
The flick chronicles the challenge and triumph of how Lagos dealt with the Ebola pandemic, and spotlighted the feat of late Dr. Irene Adadevoh and others who were unfortunate victims of the deadly disease.
The flick stars Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover, Bimbo Manuel, Tina Mba and so on. 93 days underscores a compelling human faced story of dedication, sacrifice, and survival.
Fifty by Biyi Bandele
This contemporary drama produced by Tope Oshin, for Mo’ Abdul’s Ebony Life, which tells the story of four Lagos women turning 50 years of age; although premiered in 2015, but when on to gross a whopping N44M in 2016, in addition to the N50M it grossed last year.
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