Friday, January 14, 2022

The Top 10 Best NIgerian Movies in 2021

The Top 10 Best NIgerian Movies in 2021

NIgerian filmmakers produced over twenty outstanding movies both on film and video, even though none fulfilled the criteria to qualify for the NIgerian entry for the Best International Feature category of the 94th annual Academy Awards coming up on March 27, 2022.

The following are my selection of the top ten best NIgerian movies in 2021 based on peer reviews, film criticisms, awards and nominations and thematic importance, relevance and significance on contemporary issues of current affairs and history of NIgeria in the screenwriting, directing and cinematography.

1 Eyimofe by Chuko and Arie Esiri

2. Eagle Wings by Paul Apel Papel.

3. Ayinla by Tunde Kelani.

4. Juju Stories by C.J. Obasi, Abba Makama and Michael Omonua.

5. La Femme Anjola by Mildred Okwo.

6. Swallow by Kunle Afolayan.

7. Amina by Izu Ojukwu.

8. Black Mail by Obi Emelonye.

9.  Gone by Daniel Ademinokan.

10. Collision Course by Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters.

Notable Mentions

Prophetess by Niyi Akinmolayan.

Blackout by Abbey Abimbola, aka Crackydon.

A Soldier's Story 2 by Frankie Ogar.

Best Actor
OC Ukeje as "Chinda" in Blackmail
Best Actress
Rita Dominic as Anjola in La Femme Anjola.

 Rita Dominic is one of the best actors not only in NIgeria, but the rest of Africa and the world. She is one of the few actors I know who can turn a bad screenplay into a masterpiece.

The cinematic experience of "La Femme Anjola" will be more romantic when dubbed in the French language and Spanish language. Mildred Okwo should have the theatrical release of the French language copy in French speaking countries and the Spanish language copy in Spanish speaking countries.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry since 2013,, printed in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Art and book design by Juvelin Aripal in the Philippines.
Published by International Digital Post Network Limited.

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