‘The Wedding Party 1’, a romantic comedy-drama directed by Kemi Adetiba, Nigerian film producer, has been named the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of the decade.
On Monday, FilmOne Nigeria released a 10-entry listicle of the movies that grossed the highest between the year 2010 and 2019.
Adetiba’s ‘Wedding Party 1’ dominated the list, having toppled ‘King of Boys, yet another movie of hers, to rake in a total of N452 million.
Coming second on the list is the sequel to ‘Wedding Party’, which grossed N435 million, as against ‘Chief Daddy’, a 2018 film, that amassed N387 million within the period in focus.
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See the full list below:
- The Wedding Party 1 (2016) — N452 million
- The Wedding Party 2 (2017) — N435 million
- Chief Daddy (2018) — N387 million
- King of Boys (2018) — N242 million
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018) — N237 million
- A Trip to Jamaica (2016) — N181 million
- 10 Days in Sun City (2017) — N178 million
- 30 Days in Atlanta (2014) — N163 million
- Living in Bondage (2019) — N160 million
- Merry Men 2: Another Mission (2019) — N141 million
- Bling Lagosians (2019) — N120 million (Notable Mention)
The list, according to FilmOne, was in celebration and commendation of Nigeria’s ever-growing cinema culture.
‘Wedding Party’ follows the story of the wedding between Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24-year-old art gallery owner, and the wealthy IT entrepreneur Dozie Onwuka (Bankole Wellington).
Obianuju, Onwuka’s mother, however, believed her son was marrying someone beneath himself as the bride’s relatives are upset about the omission of a name during the announcements.
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