By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
In time for Valentine’s day, we thought to bring you the best onscreen chemistry from classic Nollywood movies.
If you were born in my generation (late 80s), you will agree with me that most of the movies listed here are mostly just memories now. However, you will also agree that they make for good memories. As a little girl, I watched my mother and her twin sister get excited while they watched these movies and let’s not begin on how they analysed the leading men and the chemistry.
If you never saw any of these classics, you should totally binge watch soon enough.
Check out some of the most beautiful onscreen chemistry in Nollywood history…
Richard Mofe Damijo and Ego Boyo – Violated
Richard Mofe Damijo and Ego Boyo created a classic love story in this Amaka Igwe movie. Decades after, Violated still tops the charts of best love movies Nollywood ever produced.
Kabirat Kafidipe and Taiwo Ibikunle – Eji Owuro
Eji Owuro is one of the biggest love stories ever told in Nollywood. With a catchy soundtrack (which went on to sell thousands of copies and launched Singer Shola Allyson’s career) and undeniable chemistry between Kabirat Kafidipe and Taiwo Ibikunle, the films stars easily took a place in our top spot of the best onscreen chemistry in Nollywood history.
Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo – Iro Funfun
Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo turned on the heat in this romantic drama. And even though the movie is the most recent on this list of best onscreen chemistry in Nollywood, the Actors both worked hard to ensure they created one of the most talked about chemistry onscreen in Nollywood.
No wonder their fans wanted them to be together after the movie was wrapped.
Kunle Afolayan and Kabirat Kafidipe – Saworoide
Long before Kunle Afolayan evolved into a respected filmmaker, he was the handsome young man who fell head over heels for the Princess of Jogbo kingdom in Tunde Kelani’s 1999 classic, Saworoide.
And no matter how we want to tell the story of how Saworoide became a hit, we can’t help but discuss the strong chemistry his character Arese had with Kafidipe’s character Arapa.
Richard Mofe Damijo and Genevieve Nnaji – Critical Decision
When RMD’s suave and handsome character met Genevieve Nnaji’s character in this critically and commercially successful movie, she was in a seemingly happy relationship with her boyfriend. But you know that we wanted them to get together badly way before they even did. And when they did, we did not want the movie to end because we wanted to carry that chemistry into real life!
Kate Henshaw and Ramsey Noah – Silent Night
These two had no business together in this classic crime thriller, but they got together anyway. And you best believe they gave us one of the best onscreen chemistry in Nollywood history!