What Are Some of the Most Popular Nigerian Movies?

What Are Some of the Most Popular Nigerian Movies?

A romantic comedy called "Phone Swap," a drama called "Things Fall Apart," the epic tale "Sango: The Legendary African King" and a thriller called "The Figurine" are the most popular Nigerian movies rated on imdb.com, as of 2015. The movies are rated from 7.7 to 8.3 out of 10 stars.

"Phone Swap," released in Nigeria in 2012 has a rating of 8.3 out of 10 stars. Kemi Adesoye wrote the script, and Kunle Afolayan directed. Referred to as a "Nigerian comedy of a lifetime," the movie stars Nse Ikpe-Etim, Wale Ojo, Joke Silva and Chika Okpala.

The 1971 film "Things Fall Apart" is based on a novel written by Chinua Achebe. It was directed by Hans Jurgen Pohland and stars Elizabeth of Toro, Johnny Sekka and Orlando Martins. Filmed in Nigeria and West Germany, the movie is also known as "Bullfrog in the Sun."

"Sango: The Legendary African King" was released in 1998 and tells the story of the exalted Nigerian King of Oyo. Bunmi Sanya plays the part of the king. The movie also stars Wale Adebayo and Wale Ogunyemi, and was directed by Femi Lesode.

"The Figurine" was released in Nigeria in 2009. The movie follows the fate of three people down on their luck, who discover a peculiar figurine in a deserted shrine.

Additional popular movies from Nigeria include "The Lost Number," "Cry Freedom," "Maami" and "The Lost Number."