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Throwback Thursday: 5 Classic Nollywood Movies That We All Enjoyed

Throwback Thursday: 5 Classic Nollywood Movies That We All Enjoyed

The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood has evolved over the years, thanks to the emergence of modern technology.

From streaming services to movie cinemas, and international collaboration, it is safe to say that the industry has grown.

Despite the advancement of this industry, there are some movies that we watched back then which everyone can agree were quality.

Today, we take a trip down memory lane to remember five Nollywood movies that we all enjoyed.


Diamond Ring (1998)

It’s almost impossible to talk about the history of Nollywood movies without including the classic “Diamond Ring”.

Diamond Ring tells the story of a spoilt child Chidi who joined a gang of thieves in the university.

This gang decided to rob a mortuary, looting the jewelry of a buried woman. Little did they know that the loot will cause them to be haunted.

Diamond Ring features top casts like Liz Benson, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, and Sola Sobowale.

Ti Oluwa Ni Ile (1993)

This is one of the Nollywood movies that people talk about today.

It tells the story of a rich man from Lagos who ventures into a village to buy land and build a petrol station.

Despite warnings from members of the community, he was offered land belonging to a deity, which had grave consequences for both parties.

Some popular actors in this movie include Kareem Adepoju, Dele Odule, Oyin Adejobi, and Yemi Shodimu.

Aki Na Ukwa (2002)

You’re unlikely to see many comedy Nollywood movies that are better than this classic.

The movie features the famous “Aki and Pawpaw”, two brothers who cause complete chaos in their village by performing various pranks on people.

It features Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze in lead roles and it is regarded as the movie that brought them to limelight.

Karashika (1996)

Karashika is one of the Nollywood movies that haunted us as kids, so much so that many of us still remember it.

The story talks about how Lucifer sent a lust demon known as Karishika to steal the souls of promiscuous men.

Known as the Queen of Darkness in the other world, Karashika roams the earth, sleeping with several men and dooming their souls in the process.

The movie features many stars such as Bob Manuel, Becky Okorie, and Sandra Achums.

Owo Blow (1997)

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Directed by Tade Ogidan, “Owo Blow” is one of the Nollywood movies that live rent-free in our heads.

A man is forced to dabble in crime after his father was unjustly jailed and there was no means to cater for himself.

Some actors that you’ll remember from this classic are Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Akintola, and recently deceased Rachel Oniga.

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