Nigeria: Drama, Not Comedy, Is Nollywood’s Main Movie Style – Report

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The perfect-performing movies have been decided by a ₦50 million gross and above within the cinemas.

Drama was named Nollywood’s main style in 2023 for dominating 45.5 per cent of the highest 44 Nollywood movies launched on the field workplace.

In line with a report by movie insights publication In Nollywood’s The Trade Journal, the best-performing movies have been decided by a ₦50 million gross and above within the cinemas.

Different indices embody a high ten rank for over per week and excessive viewers social interplay for movies with unique streaming debuts.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that drama beat comedy as extra filmmakers and audiences leaned into the style, countering the development in earlier years.

It additionally confirmed that regardless of the heavy recognition of initiatives within the epic style, they solely account for six.8 per cent, whereas crime and motion thrillers account for 25 per cent mixed.

The cultural epic, additionally known as the “conventional movie”, is a thriving Nigerian style characterised by outdated Nigerian conventional setting, costume and method of talking.

Though drama led the field workplace grosses forward of comedy for many components of 2023, it misplaced the earnings race to comedy as a result of record-breaking feat of Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Referred to as Judah.’

There have been solely 5 main comedy initiatives within the high 40 all year long with a complete gross of ₦194.69million earlier than Akindele’s undertaking made its method to the cinemas, in keeping with the report.

NAN reviews that Akindele’s movie has grow to be the primary Nollywood movie to hit one billion naira in cinemas.

The one billion mark was solely ever achieved by Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly.


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