What are the best Nollywood Yoruba movies you should watch? What are they about? Who are playing in it and why is it a must-watch for you? Learn more about it here

There are good movies, but there are the best ones. And you should only spend time watching the best ones. We know that watching a movie can be an amazing experience which you can learn from as well as just have some meaningful time for rest.

So, for those of you who are interested in watching the best movies produced by the Nollywood professionals, then here is what you should watch right away.

Ayo Aye

This is one of the Nollywood movies you should watch for sure. It has a great cast and a plot which will not leave you indifferent. We promise you will enjoy every second of watching this film. To save you from possible spoilers but also to make you want to watch this film, we will introduce you to the Nolyywood male and female actors who are in the movie:

  1. Adebayo Salami (one of the greatest actors of Nollywood who also was in moview like “Ilari,” “Ogun Ajaye,” “Omo Orukan,” “Comdey half hour,” and “Ija Orogun.” Watch the movie to see the best of him)
  2. Odunlade Adekola (also seen in movies like “Baleku,” “Oro,” “Alani pamolekun,” ‘Omo Colonel,” “Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho,” “Sunday gboku gboku,” “Adebayo Aremu Abere’,” and “Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo.”)
  3. Fausat Balogun (starred in many films including “Olowo Laye Mo,” “Omoge Elepa,” “Imported Lomo,” “Owo Onibara,” “Leyin Akponle,” “Omo Elemosho,” “Abgara Obinrin,” ‘Serekode,” etc.)

Sonto Alapata

Another amazing movie which features many popular Nollywood stars we will talk about in a second. People have been waiting for this movie for a long time, and the directors along with producers promised that this waiting was absolutely worth it. Among many of the talented Nollywood stars who played in it were also:

  1. Femi Adebayo (a talented young actor who has already played in Nollywood videos including “October,” “iya Alalake,” “Anini,” “Omo University,” “Owo blow,” “ Atona,” “Onise Iku,” and “Ounje Ale.”)
  2. Yinka Quadri (also featured in “Abulesowo,” :Abeni,” “Odun Baku,” “Ekun,” “Ojiji,” “Araba,” “Kura,” ‘Egbinrin Ote,” and “Agbodorogun.”)
  3. Saheed Balogun (he also starred in movies like “Family on fire,” “Third Party,” and “Modupe Temi.’)


We came to one of the greatest things in Nollywood industry. This movie is about inequality: a story of a father who loved his male kid more than his female one. It all resulted in a big dramatic story. Besides, you should watch this movie for the stars playing in it. Among these stars ar

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  1. Lere Paimo (he appeared in movies like “Obamoro,” “Ogbori,” and many others)
  2. Taiwo Aromokun (An amazing actress who holds several award for her gifted performance in movies like “Gongoso Lojo Idajo 2,” and “Gongoso Lojo Idajo.”)


It is a story of a naïve man trying and seeing what his fortune might lead him to. The plot will not let you feel bored, as the scene keeps changing all the time. So, if you are looking for a good Nollywood action movie, then this one might be exactly what you need.


This a family drama in which a desperate wife realizes that her husband started cheating on her. She looks for help and turns to her sister. She asks her to live with her for some time for comfort and be her advisor on how to make her husband come back to the family. However, by the end of the film, the man comes home to her sister instead. The story is full of pain and real-life frustrations. Watch it if you are tired of all silly Nollywood comedies and just want something meaningful to see.


Owuye Ni

This film is about a family life in which the wife believes that they are happy, while the husband has a different opinion. Watch the story of a real family in which dramatic secrets, lies, and other pitfalls are about to come to the surface.

You will enjoy this movie for sure, as the producers picked the best cast including:

  1. Odunlade Adekola (also seen in movies like “Baleku,” “Oro,” “Alani pamolekun,” ‘Omo Colonel,” “Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho,” “Sunday gboku gboku,” “Adebayo Aremu Abere’,” and “Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo.”)
  2. Bimbo Oshin (also seen in movies like “Omo Elemosho”)
  3. Yomi Fash Lanso (a famous Nigerian actor who also appeared on stage of many great films including “Tani kin fe?” “Omo Elemosho,” “Idoti oju,” “Aje metta,” “Dazzling Mirage,” “Kadara Mi,” “Opolo,” “Temidun,” and “Jenifa.”)

All in all, there is plenty of what you can check out when looking for good Yoruba movies. However, we highly recommend you watching these ones, as they are made in the best traditions of Nollywood industry. There is everything you need in a movie: the intriguing plot, talented performance of the actors, and the gifted work of producers. Download them now and enjoy!

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