Over the years, our movie industry in Nigeria ‘Nollywood’ has transcended the changes in time and technology. Our Nollywood movies not only have a great sense of imaginative ability, they also have a unique way of portraying our unique culture as Nigerians through story telling.
Here are 5 Nollywood Movies that depict our culture as Nigerians:
Who doesn’t remember this blockbuster Yoruba movie? Well, if you are Nigerian and you never heard of this movie at one point or the other, it might be because you weren’t born as at the time ‘1999’. Know what this means? Give me some credits, I’ve been in this world longer than you *winks*.
Saworoide is a typical Yoruba/English movie directed by Tunde Kelani and released through Mainframe Films and Television Production in the year 1999. The movie depicts an old Yoruba settings in a town called Jogbo where no one can be crowned king without the Saworoide (talking drum) being played by the right person
THE WEDDING PARTY
Ok, let’s come back to the present. This movie went viral in the very first week of its release; a Nigerian romantic comedy drama film which was directed by Kemi Adetiba. It premiered on the 8th of September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and on the 26th of November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
This romantic comedy which was released worldwide on the 16th of December 2016 depicts the shenanigans that come with planning a wedding in Nigeria. Not only that, it also portrays the challenges that come with inter-tribal marriages in Nigeria.
October 1 is a thriller movie written by Tunde Babalola and produced by Kunle Afolayan. The movie portrayed the happenings in a remote town which nearly triggered a war between the Igbo and Yoruba communities just before the Nigerian flag is raised on October 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day
A SOLDIER’S STORY
This 2015 action drama movie directed by Frankie Ogar portrays the brave acts of heroic soldiers and their contribution to the society. It is a wakeup call for Nigerians to remember the labours of our past heroes
’76 is a historical fiction drama produced by Izu Ojukwu and Adonijah Owiriwa in 2016. This movie touches the strength of Soldier’s wives as they are the ones who suffer for whatever decision their husbands make.
Seen any Nollywood Movies that depict our Nigerian culture, kindly share in the comment box.