Top 5 Nollywood Movies in 2023

Top 5 Nollywood Movies in 2023

Do you love Nollywood movies? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Nollywood movies in 2023.

From comedy to drama, these films are sure to keep you entertained. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our selection of the best Nollywood has to offer.

2023 has been a wonderful and amazingly entertaining year in Nollywood as there have been amazing and top-rated Nollywood movies that have gotten viewers glued to their seats.

Gradually, Nollywood is earning more respect from its viewers than ever before due to its premium content this year.

The top 5 Nollywood movies in 2023 are;

1: Gangs of Lagos:

Gangs of Lagos is a Nigerian gangster thriller film produced and directed by Jade Osiberu and performed by Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi, Iyabo Ojo, Demi Banwo, Chioma Akpotha, Damilola Ogunsi, Tayo Faniran, Zlatan Ibile, Bimbo Ademoye, Toyin Abraham and Yvonne Jegede, Yinka Quadri, Chike, Pasuma and many others.

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This movie centers around the political and thuggery lifestyle of Isale Eko. However, there has been backlash from the indigenes of Isale Eko, but that doesn’t take away the fact that the movie is an action and super-packed movie.

The film premiered on Amazon Prime Video on April 7, 2023, as the first Amazon Original Movie from Africa and is one of the latest Nollywod Movies you should look out for.

2: Shanty Town:

Shanty Town is a 2023 Nigerian crime thriller created by Xavier Ighorodje and Chichi Nworah and produced by Chinenye Nworah, the six-part series was released to Netflix on 20 January 2023.

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The story centers around a group of courtesans’ attempts to escape the grasp of a notorious kingpin- but political corruption and blood ties make freedom a near-impossible goal.

The series stars Chidi Mokeme, Ini Edo, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Sola Sobowale, Nancy Isime, Shaffy Bello, Ali Nuhu, and a host of others.

3: Wura

Wura tells the story of Wura Amoo-Adeleke, the ruthless CEO of the fictional Frontline Gold Mine, and the perfect wife, a mother of two, who will do anything to maintain her ground in the gold mining industry.

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The series is best known to be Nigerian first longest Showmax original series, starring Scarlet Gomez, Yomi Fash Lanso, Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, Lanre Adediwura, Oluwaseyi Akinsola, Ropo Ewenla, Miracle Gabriel, and Tersy Akpata.

This is a series with 100 episodes which have been nothing short of entertainment.

4: Orisa

A movie directed by the great veteran actor, Odunlade Adekola. Orisa centers around a king who begins losing respect for the gods and his people, putting the kingdom at risk. The queen must help fight a dangerous terrorist and save the land from captivity.

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The movie starred Nollywood stars such as Binta Ayo Mogaji, Dele Odule, Eniola Afeez., Eniola Ajao, Femi Adebayo, Ireti Osayemi Bakare, Iya Rainbow, JIDE KOSOKO, Kemi Afolabi, Mr Latin, Muyiwa Ademola, Segun Ogungbe, Shaffy Bello.

5: Jagun Jagun

If you were a lover of King of Thieves by Femi Adebayo, you would love this movie.

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Jagun Jagun (The Warrior) is a 2023 Netflix original epic Yoruba film produced by Femi Adebayo Salami and Euphoria360 Media.

The story centers around a young man determined to become a powerful warrior who joins an elite army, he encounters the wrath of a maniacal warlord and the love of a fierce woman.

It was directed by Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami. The film starred Femi Adebayo, Adedimeji Lateef, Bimbo Ademoye, Faithia Balogun, Mr. Macaroni, Bukunmi Oluwasina, Ibrahim Yekini and Muyiwa Ademola.

It was released on the Netflix streaming platform on 10 August 2023.

How many of these movies have you seen? And which has been your best so far?

Let me know in the comments section.

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