In 2020, Nollywood wasn’t immune to the limitations embargoed on the movie industry around the world by the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the turn of 2021, COVID vaccine started circulating, the world opened up and film production rolled back to life once again.

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Nollywood also got its juiced back and from across Nigeria, as breathtaking movies began streaming out once again.

From ‘Eyimofe’ to “Ayinla’, here are 10 of the best Nollywood movies produced this year:

Eyimofe

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Running time: 1hr 56mins

Starring: Sadiq Daba, Bimbo Manuel, Chi Gurl

Synopsis: The film tells the story of two people who embarked on a quest that they believe will be a better life on foreign shores.

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Ayinla

Running time: 1hr 50mins

Starring: Adedimeji Lateef, Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Ademoye, Mr Macaroni, Omowunmi Dada, Jumoke Otedola, Bimbo Manuel

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Synopsis: A biopic that details the short life of Ayinla Omo Wura, an Apala music icon. The film tells the tale of his polygamous lifestyle and the circumstance that led to his untimely death.

Soole

Running time: 1hr 58mins

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Starring: Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Sobowale, Femi Jacobs, Saidi Balogun

Synopsis: It follows the adventure of a group of people from different walks of life who boarded a bus on their way home for Christmas and how they find themselves entangled in a cat-and-mouse game with criminals.

The Ghost and the Tout too

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Running time: 1hr 50mins

Starring: Toyin Abraham, Anita Joseph, Mercy Johnson

Synopsis: A girl, who believes her ability to see ghosts is a curse, must make a difficult decision to get rid of her gift or save a life with it.

Dwindle

Running time: 1hr 48mins

Starring: Broda Shaggi, Funke Akindele, Bisola Aiyeola

Synopsis: Two friends hijack a car and venture into cabbing but their lives take a dramatic turn when they cross paths with a group of criminals who have just kidnapped a highly-placed politician.

La Femme Anjola

Running time: 1hr 58mins

Starring: Rita Dominic, Nonso Bassey, Mumbi Maina, Femi Jacobs

Synopsis: The movie tells the story of a young Lagos investment banker whose life is upended when he falls in love with the wife of a gangster.

Mamba’s Diamond

Running time: 1hr 50mins

Starring: Gabriel Afolayan, Uchemba Williams, Osas Ighodaro

Synopsis: The film follows the story of a couple of amateur thieves who accidentally steal a diamond which is one of the most valuable precious jewels in the world.

Eagle Wings

Running time: 2hrs 10mins

Starring: Femi Jacobs, Yakubu Mohammed, Uzee Usman, Funky Mallam

Synopsis: An action war thriller centred around the true accounts of the tragic experiences involving an air force fighter pilot who is caught in the heat of insurgency.

Prophetess 

Running time: 2hrs 22mins

Starring: Toyin Aimakhu

Synopsis: Ajoke, a local Prophetess makes a bogus prediction about a football match which sets off a chain of events in the community beyond her control. With her life in danger, she enlists the help of her twin sister to save her.

Progressive Tailors Club

Time running: 1hr 50mins

Starring: Femi Adebayo, Adedimeji Lateef, Lizzy Jay, Rachel Oniga

Synopsis: Members of the Progressive Tailor’s Club are headed for the election of a new leader. However, when a longstanding, trusted executive is eliminated for corruption, it comes down to a choice between the old, the new, and the ridiculous.



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