By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Because death can come any freakin’ time.
Okay, let’s begin, shall we?
Goodbye Tomorrow stars Saint Obi and Hilda Dokubo in probably what is Saint Obi’s most tear jerking role till date.
Of course, y’all know Hilda Dokubo tear-jerked through her 90s roles in Nollywood, and as emotional as this story was, it is not the only movie she let out the water works.
On a more serious note, this movie, which tells the story of an HIV+ woman and her devoted HIV- husband is one of the best Nollywood movies of the 90s.
And definitely, one of the top Nollywood films any Nollywood lover should watch.
In a time when HIV was seen as a plague, Goodbye Tomorrow presents an unusual love story – a man who stays by his wife despite all odds.
PS: Rumor has it that RMD was initially meant to play Saint Obi’s role.
Segun Arinze will never forget this movie/role. And neither should you.
Credited as one of the few movies to present one of the biggest villains in Nigerian films ever, Silent Night was a masterpiece.
And it presents a then relatively unknown Ramsey Noah in one of his best roles ever. And, when he still had hair.
Hey, I’m just kidding.
Tade Ogidan hasn’t made films in a while but he did make some of Nollywood’s classics.
In Diamond Ring, RMD plays the father of a coming of age Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin who gets mixed up with the wrong crowd as a freshman in University. This basically becomes dangerous for him, as he and his new friends piss off a dead woman whose ghost will stop at nothing until she gets her revenge.
Asides from getting to see a young extremely talented Bimbo Akintola, Teju Babyface, Sola Sobowale, the late Bukky Ajayi and Liz Benson (who plays a dead rich woman), this movie will remind you of how many great stories Nollywood has told in the past.
So you don’t sleep on the entire industry.
Tunde Kelani brought this bestselling play to life on the small screen in the best way possible.
Starring Kola Oyewo, an extremely young and gorgeous Peju Ogunmola, this Nollywood classic tackles themes like corruption, infidelity and politics in modern Nigeria.
What’s funny, this will still be relevant if remade today.
No, not the Olamide song. The 1995 movie.
A very young Femi Adebayo makes his debut in this classic as a younger Ogogo aka Taiwo Hassan.
Owo Blow is emotional, a story well told and undoubtedly a must see for any Nollywood lover.
You won’t be blowing your owo if you check this one out, I promise.
Haha, totally had to do that.
Back in 1996, Hostages was one heck of a popular movie.
One of the best love stories ever told in Nollywood, this classic took its spot in the hearts of many Nollywood lovers with its suspense filled drama.
It is no surprise it landed on the list of Nollywood films you should see before you die, it was a bold move by Tade Ogidan at the time.
Yemi My Lover
Nah fam, if you do not see this blockbuster then you’re not fit to call yourself a Nollywood fan.
See, this movie is a film with music but still isn’t a musical.
Had mermaids with synthetic weaves singing to music the way you’ve never heard it before and fishes in aquariums coming to life.
And as funny as it may seem, this movie does exist and it is something you should watch because it takes you back to the very beginning of Nollywood – when music was an integral part of movie making.
And we thought we were Indians.