From “Blood Money” to “Out of Bounds,” check out five classic Nollywood movies turning 20 this 2017.
Although it may feel like yesterday, but some of your favourite classic Nollywood movies were released 20 years ago.
Pulse movies has put together five movies that would take every movie lover back to their addiction days.
Here we go;
1. “Blood Money”
Do you remember one of those classic Nollywood occult movies “Blood Money?” A 1997 movie, the classic movie stars Zack Orji, Kanayo Kanayo, Sam Dede and Francis Duru.
Directed and written by Chico Ejiro, the movie revolved around a man who lost his bank job, and was drawn into the world of rituals.
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In 1997, a timeless love classic produced by Tunde Kelani, “Oleku,” was released. The movie sparked a fashion revolution in Nigeria with the short aso oke Iro and Buba called Oleku.
An adaptation of Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola’s novel of same name, “Oleku” was released by Mainframe Film and Television Productions in 1997.
The movie tells the story of Ajani, a final year student of the University of Ibadan in search of a life partner due to pressures from his mother. He finds himself in a love quadrangle as he becomes involved with three beautiful women- Asake, his old time girl friend; Lola, a first year student he just met; and Sade, a childhood acquaintance who gradually becomes the centre stage of the love drama.
Directed by Andy Amaechi, the classic ‘horror’ movie was written by Kenneth Nnebue.
It featured veterans including Paul Adams, Ejike Asiegbu, Pete Edochie, Obot Etuk, Sola Fosudo, Kanayo O Kanayo among others.
4. “Out of Bounds”
Who remembers watching Richard Mofe Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, Rachael Oniga, Steve Rhodes among others in the 1997 classic?
Written and produced by RMD, the movie was directed by Tade Ogidan.
“Sango: The Legendary African King “ was written by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode.
The film depicts the life and reign of the legendary fifteenth century African king Sango, who ruled as the Alaafin of Oyo and became an important deity of the Yoruba people.
The movie earned the talented Wale Adebayo the moniker Sango.
It would be fun to re-watch some of the movies you grew up with – poke fun at their fashion trends and admire what your favourite actors looked 20 years ago.