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Filming Africa’s Top Ten Nollywood Films of 2019

2019 was a big year for Nollywood movies. Amid all the good, the bad and ugly, some genuine cinematic imagination found its way onto screens large and small in 2019. As we do in our annual list, here are ten reasons to believe that the movies still have some life in them.

  1. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

Nnamdi Okeke son of Andy Okeke from Living In Bondage 1 is an ambitious young man who wants more out of life. Snag is, he can’t afford the kind of life he wants with his current income. An encounter with Chief Ibaka a family friend with a notoriously dark past opens the door to all he has dreamt. But it all comes at a great price, that will change his life forever.

2. Coming from Insanity


Coming From Insanity is a crime drama based on the awe-inspiring true story of “Kossi the Bear”, a notorious currency counterfeiter with genius-level intelligence. The trailer begins with Kossi and his crew enjoying a beautiful day at the beach, before taking us back in time to his childhood and his days as a house boy in Lagos.

3. Cold Feet


At an exotic resort with her husband to celebrate their fifth anniversary and her birthday, an ex-army colonel’s wife runs into an old flame and sparks immediately begins to fly.

4. The Delivery Boy


A runaway, teenage, suicide bomber and his newfound ally, a young prostitute, must rely on each other to survive the night while searching for answers to the terrible secrets that made them who they are.

5. The Bling Lagosians


As each member of the Holloway family work to solve their problems, they prepare for Mopelola’s party, clearly to become the year’s biggest society event. But the buzz about the party.

6. Love is War


Love is war is an intense drama about a husband and wife battling for the governorship of Ondo State.

7. Levi


Levi has loved Somi since they were children; him being classes ahead of her. He went on to chase his dreams, became very successful. He’s carried with work and would love to get more work done before settling down but a crisis happens. Levi has symptoms of a medical condition that could be fatal. Fearing the worst, he makes a quick decision to find and marry his childhood crush, Somi and then make a family before he dies. However, Somi is already married and this might be Levi’s first failure as he’s never failed at anything.

8. Gold Statue


Two young men, Wale and Chike are in search of a ‘Gold Statue’ believed to have been a deity inherited by their generation. In trying to locate where the supposed statue is located, they go through a series of unimaginable ordeal’s and put themselves through some ridiculous painful situations that leave their parents shocked.

9. Kasanova


Femi is a widower with a son (Jason). He finds it difficult to get over his late wife and so in a bid to move on, he indulges in several uncommitted relationships. Then he falls in love with Jessica, a single mom who is a preoccupied with her musical career and is impatient with her daughter, Ini.

10. The Set Up


The Set Up tells the story of Chike (Adesua Etomi Wellington) a young drug smuggler who gets more than she bargains for and is drawn into a web of deceit when she is hired by a socialite (Jim Iyke) to assist with his scheme to marry a wealthy heiress (Dakore Egbuson Akande).

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