From Black Panther to Acrimony, Hollywood dished out entertaining movies for movie lovers all over the world last year. 2018 was quite a great year for many filmmakers; it was like the “movie fairy” sprinkled the magic dust of creativity on Hollywood. Nollywood was not left out, our filmmakers felt this magic dust and up their game too.
Unlike previous years when I went to the cinema, I could count the number of people watching a movie with me, But in 2018, Oh boy! people flocked into the cinemas like never before. Some Nollywood movies made us laugh, cry, and ponder on different aspects of life. In descending order, here is a list of the most talked about Nollywood movies of 2018:
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – Alexandra
“Alexandra” is almost every Nigerian girl wish, winning the heart of a handsome American man online. This exciting movie tells the story of a young who upon chatting with American online, fell head over heels in love with him. She relocated to the US to live with the man who became her husband. What follows next is a nightmarish tale of domestic violence and unraveling of ugly secrets.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – Date Night
Date night stared Deyemi Okanlawo, Adesua Etomi, and Ogechi Peters. The movie tells the story of a man and woman who had a romantic date, and like most men, he brought the lady to his house. Expecting to have a fun time with her, he was held hostage by the woman. What follows next? An intriguing battle for survival.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
In this movie, a broken London chef visits Nigeria and find it hard with coping with her matchmaking mum and breathing life into her family dying hotel. She betrayed and heartbroken when she found out the love of her life is buying the hotel.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – Wedding Party 2
After the big success of the Wedding party, “We want more” was the cry of many Nigerians, and more did they get when the wedding Party 2 graced our TV screen. Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and staring the beautiful couple, Bank w and Adesua Etomi. The story is a mixture of romantic and comedy. It tales the tale two people who are deep in love and the unwanted interference of family coupled with the struggles of intercultural marriage.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – God Calling
I am yet to see someone who does not like this movie. This movie teaches faith, finding oneself, and connecting spirituality with God. Staring the ever beautiful Zainab Balogun, the story put light on the life of a young woman by the name Sade. After passing through some tragic phase in life, Sade is taken on a beautiful journey of faith on self-discovery, which transforms her life and those around her.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – King of Boys
Released October 2018, this was the “local rapper” crooner Reminisce debut movie. The movie tells the story of a businesswoman who goes by the name Alhaja Eniola Salami. She is a philanthropist with a bright political future. Her political ambitious made her outgrown her competitors, and as shes get deep into it, she may lose everything which she holds dear.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – Merry Men
Apart from how celebrities slayed with their Agbadas on the premiere of this movie, it was thrilling and filled with a lot of laughs. Staring the ever funny AY, the movie tells the story of four notorious bachelors who were living on the easy street and eyed by many women who often call them the Real Yoruba Demons.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – Chief Daddy
This movie was released December 14, and many people are yet to see it. If you want to watch something unique and creative, this movie is worth every Naira. The movie tells an exciting story of a billionaire Chief Beecroft who lived a very extravagant life. After his sudden death, the bullion van stops, and there was commotion between his extended family, relatives, mistresses, and household staffs.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – New Money
A very uplifting movie that tells the story of a young lady who metamorphosed from being an ordinary sales girl to a billionaire, after her father gives her total control to run his empire, This move is star-studded and filled with many lessons to grab.
Most Talked About Nollywood Movies of 2018 – Lionheart
It is no longer news that number one online streaming platform acquired the global right for this movie. From the effects to the storyline, the movie was simply sterling. New money is inspiring, but Lionheart took inspiration to a whole new level. Staring in this flick was Veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji. She played the role of a young lady who as to bring up her A-game with her uncle for the right to handle her sicks fathers company. The company was in massive debt and brink of collapse Genevieve as Adaeze Obiagu, and her uncle has to do everything possible to save the company. Mere words can’t describe the quality of this movie, and I won’t be surprised if it rakes awards when the AMVA start calling.