Top 20 Highest-grossing Nigerian Films

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Highest-grossing Nigerian Films

The highest-grossing Nigerian films are some of the most interesting Nigerian movies of all time.

As the saying goes, “Numbers don’t lie,” these movies are some of Nigeria’s best films, thus, their high earnings.  

Additionally, they are worth your trip to the cinema and the cost of the ticket. Besides, the movies in this article range from comedy to action to drama to romantic.  

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They are suitable for people of varying taste in movies and age range.

Some of the highest-grossing Nigerian films are; 

1. Omo Ghetto: The Saga

This film is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. Besides, it is a gangster comedy film that Funke Akindele and her husband, JJC Skillz, directed.  

Also, this movie was released in 2020 and featured Nigerian movie stars such as Mercy Aigbe, Chioma Akpota, Funke Akindele, Eniola Badmus, Nancy Isime, and Deyemi Okanlawon, among others.  

Furthermore, the movie centers around Lefty, a gangster, and her squad in the ghetto, who often get into trouble. Additionally, this movie grossed ₦636,129,120. 

2. The Wedding Party

This movie is second on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films. Moreover, this movie is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 2016, and Kemi Adetiba directed it.  

Besides, some stars in this movie include Banky Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, Iretiola Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome, Sola Sobowale, Enyinna Nwigwe, and Beverly Naya, among others. The plot of this movie is in the name of the film.  

It is about the events that happened during the day and evening of the wedding of Dunni Coker and Dozie Onwuka, who are from wealthy families.

Additionally, this movie grossed ₦453,000,000. 

3. The Wedding Party 2

This movie is next on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films. Moreover, this movie is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 2017, and Niyi Akinmolayan directed it.  

Besides, some stars in this movie include Banky Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, Iretiola Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome, Sola Sobowale, Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniella Down, and Patience Ozokwor, among others.  

Besides, this movie is the sequel to The Wedding Party. It follows the relationship of Nonso, Dozie’s elder brother, and Deirdre, one of Dunni’s bridesmaids.  

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While on vacation in Dubai, Nonso accidentally proposes to Deirdre.

The movie shows the event from the engagement ceremony to a wedding between Nonso’s family and Deirdre’s British family. Additionally, the film grossed ₦433,197,377. 

4. Chief Daddy

Chief Daddy is on the list of the highest-grossing Nigerian films, this movie was released in 2018, and Niyi Akinmolayan directed it.  

Moreover, this movie is a comedy-drama film that shows the event that followed Chief Beecroft, a benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, mistresses, and household staff dies.

Besides, his sudden death and will causes chaos among his extended families.  

Furthermore, this movie contains several stars: Joke Silva, Rachael Oniga, Shafy Bello, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, Dakore Akande, Funke Akindele Linda Ejiofor, Folarin Falana, and Bisola Aiyeola, among others.

Additionally, this movie grossed ₦387,540,749. 

5. Sugar Rush

With ₦287,053,270, Sugar Rush is next on the list of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. Moreover, this movie was released in 2019, with Kayode Kasum as the director.  

Besides, this movie is a crime-action comedy film about the event that follows after three Sugar sisters accidentally discover the sum of $800,000 in the house of Chief Douglas, a corrupt man.  

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On seeing the money, these ladies lavishly spend it and end up in serious trouble when mafias come to claim their stake of the money only to find out that someone else stole the money from the Sugar sisters.  

Additionally, some of the stars in the movie are Adesua Etomi, Bimbo Ademoya, Bisola Aiyeola, Uzor Arukwe, Tobi Bakre, Mawuli Gavor, and Toke Makinwa. 

6. King of Boys

King of Boys is next on the highest-grossing Nigerian films with ₦244,775,758 on the Box Office. Besides, this movie is so good that it has been made into a Netflix series.  

The original movie was released in 2018 with Kemi Adetiba as the director. Furthermore, this movie centers on Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a promising political career drawn into the struggle for power.  

Meanwhile, in the journey to become successful, she becomes ruthless. The stars in this movie are Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi, Illbliss, Reminisce, Sharon Ooja, Jide Kosoko, Osas Ighodaro, and Toni Tones, among others. 

7. Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons

This movie is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films, released in 2018, with Toka Mcbaror as the director.

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Besides, this movie is an action-comedy film about four rich friends (the Merry Men) who seduce powerful women, steal from the rich to give to the poor, and get contracts from politicians.  

Furthermore, this movie shows the challenges they face when they attempt to save the poor people in a particular community where a notorious and corrupt politician plans to ruin so he can build a shopping mall.  

Additionally, this movie grossed ₦235,628,358. Also, the stars in the film are AY Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Falz, Richard Mofe Damijo, Iretiola Doyle, Damilola Adegbite, Jide Kosoko, and Rosaline Meurer, among others. 

8. Merry Men 2: Another Mission

This movie is the sequel to Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, and it is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films.

Also, this movie is an action comedy film released in 2019, and Moses Inwang directed it.  

Furthermore, this movie was focused on the four friends who have stopped robbing the rich to give to the poor. The friends are now determined to run their businesses and build a family.

However, they have to go on one last mission before retiring from their extracurricular activities.  

Additionally, this movie grossed ₦234,505,169. Also, the stars in the movie are AY Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Falz, Nancy Isime, Ufuoma McDermott, Iretiola Doyle, Damilola Adegbite, Linda Osifo, and Rosaline Meurer, among others. 

9. Your Excellency

Your Excellency is the second movie on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films which Funke Akindele directed.

This movie was her directorial debut. Besides, it is a political satire drama-comedy that was released in 2019.  

The movie shows Chief Olalekan Ajadi, a bumbling billionaire businessman and failed Presidential candidate obsessed with Donald Trump during his political campaign.  

Additionally, the movie shows how Olalekan became a challenging, credible contender with the help of social media and the support of a majority party.  

Also, the stars in this movie are Akin Lewis, Funke Akindele, Shafy Bello, Alex Ekubo, Eku Edewor, Helen Paul, Osas Ighodaro, Ini Dima-Okojie, Falz, Deyemi Okanlawon and Kemi Lala Akindoju, among others.

Lastly, this movie grossed ₦186,340,948. 

10. A Trip to Jamaica

Grossing ₦180,264,964, A Trip to Jamaica is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. Moreover, this movie is a comedy-drama that was released in 2016 with Robert Peters as the director.  

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This movie follows Akpos and his fiance, Bola, traveling to the United States then Jamaica while experiencing cultural shocks.

Some stars in this movie are AY MakunFunke Akindele, Dan Davies, Nse Ikpe Etim, Chris Attoh, and Eric Roberts. 

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11. 10 Days in Sun City

This movie is next on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films. Besides, this movie was released in 2017, grossing ₦176,705,669 on the Box Office.

Moreover, this movie is a romantic action comedy film released in 2017 with Adze Ugah.  

Furthermore, the movie follows the life of an aspiring beauty queen who gained stardom through the help of a wealthy man.

But she had to pay the price of her fame with her peace and joy, even denouncing her fiance/manager.  

However, before her God Father enslaved her, some people he had deprived of their benefits in the past dealt with him.

Thus, freeing her and reuniting her with her true love, her ex-fiance.

These movies are AY Makun, Richard Mofe Damijo, Adesua Etomi, Mercy Johnson, Folarin Falana, Yvonne Jegede, and Gbenro Ajibade. 

12. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

This movie is the sequel of the Nigerian 1992 classic Living in Bondage, and with earnings of ₦168,770,202 on the Box Office, it makes it on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films.  

Besides, this movie is a supernatural thriller film released in 2019 with Ramsey Nouah as the director. The movie follows Obinna, Omega’s son, who murdered his young daughter for a money ritual with the original story plot.  

Throughout the movie, the daughter’s spirit torments him, leading to his sudden death towards the end.

However, the movie features characters from the original film/prequel, with Andy being an ordained man of God and Chief Omega, an Imo State governorship aspirant.  

Additionally, some of the stars in the movie are Kenneth Okonkwo, Ramsey, Nouah, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Enyinna Nwigwe, Jidekene Achufusi, Munachi Abii, Nancy Isime, and Charlene Chisom Ignatius, among others. 

13. 30 Days in Atlanta

30 Days in Atlanta is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. This movie is a romantic comedy film that was released in 2014 with Robert Peters as the director.  

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Besides, this movie follows Akpos and his cousin, Richard, on a 30-day prize trip to Atlanta, which Akpos won at a party. During their journey, Akpos experienced cultural shocks.  

Additionally, several stars are in this movie. AY Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe Damijo, Racheal Oniga, Juliet Ibrahim, Desmond Elliot, Vivica A. Fox, Majid Michel, and Omoni Oboli, among others. Also, this movie grossed ₦163,351,300. 

14. Prophetess

Prophetess is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. Moreover, this movie is a sports comedy film that follows the story of a local prophetess.

The prophetess made a bogus prediction about the outcome of a local club football match which was beyond her control.  

Besides, prophetess gained popularity when she correctly predicted the UEFA Champions League and Big Brother Naija TV reality show. Thus, she started predicting the future in exchange for money.  

Furthermore, this movie was released on April 2, 2021, with Niyi Akinmolayan as the director.

Also, some of the stars in the movie are Toyin Abraham, Uzor Arukwe, Kehinde Bankole, Stan Nze, Waliu Fagbemi, Deyemi Okanlawon and Kunle Remi.

Additionally, this movie grossed ₦131,441,252. 

15. The Bling Lagosians

The Bling Lagosians is next on the list of highest-grossing Nigerian films. Besides, this movie is a 2019 drama film that Bolanle Austen-Peters directed.  

Moreover, the movie centers around Holloways, a wealthy Lagos-based family, and their mother, Mopelola, to celebrate her 51st birthday.

Furthermore, there are several feuds and fights between the family members.  

Meanwhile, their father, Akin, takes steps to stop the Asset Management Corporation from foreclosing their family’s business.  

The stars in this movie are Osas Ighodaro, Toyin Abraham, Tana Adelana, Alex Ekubo, Jide Kosoko, Jimmy Odukoya, Sharon Ooja, Ayoola Ayoola, and Gbenga Titiloye.

Also, this movie grossed ₦120,135,139. 

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16. The fate of Alakada: The Party Planner

This movie is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. It is an action comedy film that was released in 2020 with Kayode Kasum as the director.  

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Besides, this movie is based on a poor young lady who makes up stories about her financial and social status on social media because of an inferiority complex.

She makes up these lies to fit in with people, especially the people on social media.  

Furthermore, some stars in this movie are Toyin Abraham, Broda Shaggi, MC Lively, Stephanie Coker, Mercy Eke, Timini Egbuson, and Mabel Makun.

In addition, this movie grossed ₦113,226,100. 

17. My Village People

My Village People is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. This movie is a comedy thriller released on June 6, 2021, with Niyi Akinmolayan as the director.

Besides, this movie centered around Prince, a young man who has a weakness for women.  

Eventually, Prince gets into trouble when he is caught in a love triangle with witches.

Also, some of the cast members in this movie are Bovi Ugboma, Nkem Owoh, Charles Inojie, Zubby Michael, Amaechi Muonagor, Rachael Oniga, Ada Ameh, Venita Akpofure, and Sophie Alakija.  

Additionally, this movie currently grossed ₦100,703,800 on the Box Office.

However, the movie is still running in theaters, which means the movie is still generating income (at the time of writing)

18. Up North

Up North is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films, earning ₦94,006,142 on the Box Office. Moreover, this movie is a drama film released in 2018, and Tope Oshin directed it.  

This movie shows how friendship, love, and family politics collide when the rebellious young heir of a wealthy family is sent to the northern part of Nigeria for national youth service.

Also, Banky Wellington, Adesuwa Etomi, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Hilda Dokubo, Rahama Sadau and Michelle Dede. 

19. Isoken

Isoken is one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. This movie is a romantic comedy that was released in 2017 with Jadesola Osiberu as the director.

Besides, this movie centers around Isoken, a beautiful, successful, unmarried 34years old female.  

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Since Isoken is in a culture obsessed with marriage, her unmarried status is a cause of serious concern to her family, and things worsen when her younger sister gets married.

After the sister’s wedding, Isoken’s mother tried matchmaking her with an Edo man, Osaze.  

While Isoken and Osaze were getting to know each other, Isoken met and fell in love with Kevin, a white man. However, because Kevin is white, “Oyinbo” is also an issue for Isoken’s family.  

This movie explores racial stereotypes, cultural expectations, and bonds between families dramatically and comedic way.  

Additionally, some of the cast members of this movie are Dakore Akande, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson, Joseph Benjamin, Marc Rhys, Nedu Wazobia, Tina Mba, and Damilola Adegbite, among others.

Lastly, Isoken grossed ₦93,697,726.  

20. Quam’s Money

Quam’s Money is the last movie on our list of the highest-grossing Nigerian films. Besides, this movie is the sequel to 2018’s movie, New Money.

Moreover, this movie is an action-comedy that was released in 2020 with Kayode Kasum as the director.  

This movie follows Quam, a security guard who turned into a millionaire. However, his life takes a turn of one chaotic event after another after he loses N500 million to fraudsters.  

Additionally, some of the cast members in this movie are Falz, Jemima Osunde, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Toni Tones, Nse Ikpe Etim, Buchi Ojeh, Michelle Dede, and Williams Uchemba. Also, this movie grossed ₦92,100,070. 

Conclusively, these are some of the current highest-grossing Nigerian films, and these movies are worth your trip to the cinema or Netflix.

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