Nollywood Movies You Cant Miss in 2022


Nollywood Movies You Cant Miss in 2022

Nollywood has a rich history of producing amazing movies, from old school Nollywood movies to the latest releases, we have you covered.

By Iverson Akhigbe

October 18, 2022

It that time of the, yeah the last quarter of the year and as we get ready for new beginnings, and what's better than ending off the last quarter of the year by taking a trip down memory lane with a good old Nollywood movie? If you're looking for a list of Nigerian movies to watch in 2022, you've come to the right place. We've compiled a list of past Nollywood films that are sure to keep you entertained all year long.

From lighthearted comedies to heart-wrenching dramas, we've got something for everyone. So grab some popcorn and get ready for some quality entertainment!

Old Nollywood Movies You Need To Watch

It's no secret that Nollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world. With over 2,000 movies produced every year, Well, that's because they make some pretty awesome movies between the early 2000's to 2021, some of the best Nollywood movies were released, and 2023 is shaping up to be just as good.

We cant start this list without having having a major throw back to some amazing Nollywood blockbusters. it can be tough to know where to start. But don't worry, we've got you covered. 

Here are  classics that you need to watch

Knocking On Heaven's Door

Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, and Blossom Chukwujekwu appear in the 2014 Nigerian musical romance drama film Knocking on Heaven's Door, which was written by Vivian Chiji, produced by Emem Isong, and directed by Desmond Elliot. The movie had its premiere on April 18, 2014, at Victoria Island's Silverbird Galleria in Lagos.

It relates the tale of Debbie's (Adesua Etomi) and Moses' (Blossom Chukwujekwu) marriage and how an untold tale from Moses' past seeks to threaten their ostensibly perfect partnership. When Thomas Dacosta (Majid Michel), a music producer, enters their life, the plot takes an exciting turn.


The Meeting (2012 film) - Wikipedia

The Meeting

The Meeting is a 2012 romantic comedy drama film from Nigeria that Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic produced. Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe Etim, Linda Ejiofor, Kehinde Bankole, and Jide Kosoko make guest appearances, along with Femi Jacobs, Rita Dominic, Linda Ejiofor, Kehinde Bankole, and Jide Kosoko. It won the prize for the category Achievement In Make-Up at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards after receiving six nominations.


Lara and the Beat - Wikipedia

Lara And The Beat

Seyi Shay, Vector, Somkele Iyamah, Wale Ojo, Sharon Ooja, Shaffy Bello, and Uche Jombo feature in Tosin Coker's 2018 drama film Lara and the Beat.
The movie debuted on July 8, 2018.
In the coming-of-age tale Lara and the Beat, the stunning Giwa Sisters find themselves in the center of a financial controversy involving the media empire of their late parents. The sisters must learn to create their own futures and save their family's heritage through music and business after being thrown out of their affluent bubble.


The Wedding Party (2016 film) - Wikipedia

The Wedding Party

Kemi Adetiba is the director of the 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film The Wedding Party. On September 8, 2016, the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and on November 26, 2016, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, respectively, hosted the premieres. The Wedding Party 2, the movie's sequel, set the record for highest-grossing Nigerian movie in 2017 after the original's global release on December 16.


Hire a Man - Wikipedia

Hire A Man

A 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy film called Hire a Man was produced and directed by Desmond Elliot. The movie stars Zynnell Zuh, a Ghanaian actress, as well as Enyinna Nwigwe, IK Ogbonna, Nancy Isime, Bayray McNwizu, and Daniel Lloyd, actors and actresses from Nollywood. The pressure society puts on women to get married as they become older is shown in the film.



October 1

The 2014 Nigerian psychological thriller movie October 1 was produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan, with a screenplay by Tunde Babalola. It debuts Demola Adedoyin and has Deola Sagoe in a special appearance. It also stars Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Nick Rhys, Kunle Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Manuel, and Ibrahim Chatta. The movie takes place in 1960 during the final months of colonial Nigeria.

How Nollywood Is Changing the Film Industry

If you're a fan of Nollywood movies, you're going to love what's coming in 2023. This year, the industry is blowing up with some amazing new films that are sure to entertain and excite.

But Nollywood isn't just churning out mindless entertainment—these films are changing the face of the entire industry. For one thing, they're using more professional equipment and better production values, which means the overall quality is getting better and better.

They're also telling more complex and interesting stories, which is attracting a new audience of movie-goers. So if you're looking for a good film to watch this year, be sure to check out the latest offerings from Nollywood. You won't be disappointed.

What to Expect From Nollywood in 2023

From blockbuster movies to thought-provoking dramas, Nollywood is always churning out quality content that's worth watching. So what can you expect from Nigeria's film industry in 2023?

Well, for starters, we can expect more of the same—ambitious and creative productions that will keep you entertained for hours on end. But there will also be a strong focus on social issues, with movies that tackle important topics such as corruption, family, poverty, and inequality.

We can also expect to see more big-name stars taking on leading roles, and more collaborations between Nigerian and international filmmakers. So mark the date in your calendars—Nollywood is set to take over in 2023!

As we get ready for  the New Year, it is only befitting to have a list of past Nollywood movies that will keep you glued to your screens.

This list has a mix of movies that would thrill you, make you laugh and some that would simply leave you thinking deep into the night. Get your popcorn popping and begin watching!