Top Six Nollywood Films to Look out for in Cinema in 2018


Izu Ojukwu is known for his impeccable desire to tell African Stories in such unique manner that Hollywood and the rest of the world often marvel at. After his last film that “76” that gave him many awards both from within and outside the country, he has turned his attention to something that will surely redefine epic genre in Nollywood. The trailer for “Amina” has drawn the attention of potential watchers with outstanding visuals, well-choreographed action scenes and a start-studded cast. The film focuses on the 16th century Queen Amina of Zaria, the legendary female warrior and has shown potential to be an instant hit at the box office. It is one of our top films to watch out for in 2018.

Lion Heart

Genevieve Nnaji is a smart lady of many sides, so her directorial debut is something everyone is looking forward to after being accustomed to seeing her in front of the camera instead of behind it. The movie “Lion Heart” she went out of the usual faces we currently see in cinema in Nigeria and turn her attention to truly national and international notable names in the Nollywood such as Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh (Osuofia), Steve Eboh, Jemima Osunde, Yakubu Mohammed and Sani Muazu. The movie follows an Igbo family into transport business. Although the details regarding the movie are limited, nonetheless, it should be a piece of work all should look forward to, and lots of movie watchers are expecting a lot from her already.

Gold Statue

Tade Ogidan is one man riot filmmaker. His type comes once in a while and this time he has teamed up with the likes of RMD, Sola Sobowale, Segun Arinze, Ali Baba and a host of others to bring together what is looking like a blockbuster already. The Film “Gold Statue” will hit the cinema sometime this year, 2015. The cast list parades lots of big wings, and there is no iota of doubt that the movie will be a big bang. Recall that Tade is behind such masterpieces like “Diamond Ring” and “Hostages”.


For the first time we are seeing Adesua Etomi on the big screen in an action thriller. She will get to show off her martial arts skills with Mayling Ng who played Orana in DCs blockbuster hit, “Wonder Woman”. “Muna” by the US-based Nigerian director, Kevin Nkem and producers of Tempting Fate, a 2015 movie along the same lines that had viewers stunned. The cast also includes Falz, Onyeka Onwenu and Ebele Okaro. It is keeping theatre-goers waiting as much has been said about the movie.

King of Boys

Kemi Adetiba is known for many things, one of suvh is making good movies. Adetiba has proved her remarkable talent from the record-breaking ‘The Wedding Party.’ Her next move, “King of Boys” has movie fans already anticipating. The movie features Adesua Etomi and Sola Sobawale once again after “The Wedding Party 1” with others like Paul Sambo, Osas Ajibade, Toni Tones, Sani Muazu, Demola Adedoyin, Akin Lewis and Omoni Oboli joining them. Following the success of the web series ‘The King Women,’ Adetiba saw the potential and made the move to make a movie project out of it. By the look of it, the risk was one worth taking

So Far Away

A one-man cast film by Uche Agbo. The film features veteran actor, Segun Arinze as the main man. It’s something out of the ordinary as the producer and Director, Uche Agbo has made us to believe that we will be seeing just SEGUN ARINZE from the beginning of the film till the end. We have had instances in the past with Hollywood doing this kind of film, a few times. So for Nollywood to attempt it is not just daring but puts movie watchers at the edge to see how the young director is able to handle such technical film.

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