You Can Bingewatch These Funny Nigerian Movies Of All Time With Your Kids
The classic Nigerian comedies released in the 90s remain dear to our hearts. Osuofia, Sam Loco, Aki and Paw Paw entertained us while we grew up and your kids will have fun watching them with you
If there is one thing Nigerians are known for apart from their grit and mettle, it is our sense of humour. We are known to find a reason to laugh in everything literally. We have even been called the happiest people in the world. Visit the Nigerian Twitter or Facebook space for a demonstration of this. Little wonder some of that joking spirit translated to Nollywood over the years, producing some of the funniest Nigerian movies of all time.
For most of us who grew up in the '90s, we have fond memories of these classic comedies. I recall the rush to rent movies and watch in groups. It was a good and safe way to pass time with family and friends.
Well, here are the funniest Nigerian movies of all time.
- Osuofia in London
The movie directed by Kingsley Ogoro was all the rage in 2003 when it came out. The lead character, Nkem Owoh, is well known for his talent on screen, his wit and humour. The movie follows a character named Osuofia, who goes to London from the village to claim his brother's inheritance. For its abundant humour, to this day some people know Nkem Owoh only as Osuofia, the character from the movie.
- Aki Na Ukwa
If you're a close follower of Nollywood, you must know Aki (Osita Iheme) and Pawpaw (Chinedu Ikedieze). Furthermore, this movie was so influential that it launched their career when it came out. Aki and Pawpaw are still called by the characters they played in this movie. The movie follows the daily lives of two mischievous brothers, making life unbearable for other villagers.
This movie had a lot of Nigerians glued to their televisions and other gadgets, all in a bid to catch sight of the funny bone that was Jennifer in Jennifer's diary. Jennifer stands out as a funny character because of the accent she employed in the movie as a secondary school dropout. Funke Akindele plays the role and still retains that wit and humour that made her popular. In 2012 a sequel of Jennifer's Diary was released, followed by a TV series in 2014.
This is another movie that left Nigerians in stitches. Furthermore, it stamped Nkem Owoh as a respected Nollywood actor. He is original in interpreting his role. Nkem Owoh's natural talent for humour, Sam Loco's rounded acting, and Patience Ozokwor's wicked reputation on-screen, kept Nigerians entertained. Furthermore, performances from Rita Nzelu and Amaechi Muonagor are also lauded for injecting even more spirit and humour that made this movie one of the greats.
- One Dollar
In One Dollar, a character named Nneka leaves the man she loves for another in America. This is because of the mounting pressure from her parents to get married. The movie is star-studded and did not disappoint. It features actors like Victor Osuagwu, Jim Iyke, Chiege Alisigwe, and Bob Manuel Udokwu.