Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered


Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

Do you want to know the best Nollywood producers s in Nigeria? In this article, we have highlighted and written a lot about the best movie producers in Nigeria right now. 

Nollywood is the main and main source of income for some Nigerians, you don't need to be told that the Nigerian film industry is doing well and is well and truly among the top film industry in the world.

All these achievements are hard work and persistence combined with some skills of people and we will give them credit, they deserve credit.

Here in Nigeria, the top 10  best Nollywoord producers area; A.Y. Makun, Emem Isong, Funke Akindele Bello, Kemi Adetiba, Kunle Afolayan, Mo Abudu, Muyiwa Ademola, Tade Ogidan, Tchidi Chikere and  Tope Oshin

In today's article, we will list the best Nollywood actors who have made their name in the history of the Nigerian film industry; they have traveled far and near, produced films in Nigeria and abroad.

As we have all over the world, you don't hear the names of the producers because they don't appear in the films but the actors and actresses who are famous in because they are the ones we see.

We all need to know that apart from the movie makers, we will not know the actors and actresses and producers who made these really interesting movies in 'because of the pressure they put on the actors and the energy they put into the production to ensure that the best products are produced.

Without further ado, let's take you straight to the topic of the day.


List of Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria in Nigeria

Below is a list of the top ten film producers in Nigeria. Note that this list is not in any particular order, they are all great at their jobs;

·         A.Y. Makun

·       •  Emem Isong

·         Funke Akindele Bello

·         Kemi Adetiba

·         Kunle Afolayan

·         Mo Abudu

·         Muyiwa Ademola

·         Tade Ogidan

·         Tchidi Chikere

·         Tope Oshin


• Tade Ogidan

Akintade Ogidan aka Tade Ogidan was born in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akinola and Rachael Ogidan in Surulere, Lagos State on July 23, 1960.

He is a producer; he is definitely cut out for the job and has been producing amazing films since the beginning of his career. His career really started in the 1970s when he worked with David Orere, a television producer from NTA, the National Television Authority based in Lagos State. David Orere takes him to the studio and does a show, even though Tade doesn't like being in front of the camera, he likes to be behind the camera.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

Some of Tade Ogidan's works are "The Reign of Abiku" and "Blinking Hope", these two brought him such respect and he was able to win an award in the 80's on TV programs he became known throughout the country and many people began to meet.

In 1990, Tade Ogidan left NTA to found his own foundation. He founded OGD Pictures Limited, which deals in film production, screenwriting, filming, direction and a wide range of media related activities.

Below is a list of movies directed and produced by Tade Ogidan;

• Owo Blow – (1995)

• 7 to 12 – (1997)

• Out of Bounds – (1997)

• Hostages – (1998)

• Diamond Ring – (1998)

• Saving Alero – (2002)

• Ayomida – (2003)

• Dangerous Twins – (2004)

• Aya mi Owon: Madam Dearest – (2005)

• Family on Fire – (2011)

• Playing Games – (2012)

• Gold Statue – (2019)


Emem Isong

A beautiful and beautiful woman full of talent and wisdom, Emem Isong is one of the top actresses in Nigeria. Little is known about Emem Isong, she is from Akwa-Ibom.

Emem Isong was born on September 5th; she was well educated, studied drama at the University of Calabar (UNICAL). She is an award-winning film producer and his career in film production began in 1994 with the film "Jezebel".

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

After his first job, he began to gain recognition and was motivated to produce more. Her first solo film was released in 1996, titled "Breaking Point". Apart from producing movies, Emem Isong is also a screenwriter and director. His company produces many films and he has been working with Remmy Jez on many of his films for a good 8 years. 

Her  hard work paid off and she was given many awards some of which are; Best Producer for the movie "Memories of My Heart" by ZAFAA Awards 2010, Best Movie Producer of the Year - "I'll Take My Chance" by Eloy Awards in 2011.

She won many others but we have listed a few. In order to contribute to the development of the Nigerian film industry and Nigeria as a whole, Emem Isong founded the Royal Arts Academy (RAA) which serves as a pillar and avenue to nurture new talent, which has touched many lives and contributed in Nollywood.

Check out some of Emem Isong's performances below:

• Jezebel – (1994)

• Breaking Point – (1996)

• Private Sin – (2003)

• Promise Me Forever – (2004)

• For Real – (2004)

• Masterstroke – (2004)

• Critical Decision – (2004)

• Men Do Cry – (2005)

• I Feel U – (2005)

• Endless Lies – (2005)

• Girls in the Hood -(2005)

• Games Women Play – (2005)

• Behind Closed Doors – (2005)

• Games Men Play – (2006)

• Traumatised – (2006)

• Yahoo Millionaire – (2007)

• A Time To Love – (2007)

• Unfinished Business – (2007)

• Reloaded – (2008)

• Edikan – (2009)

• Memories of War – (2010)

• Bursting Out – (2010)

• Kiss and Tell – (2010)

• Holding Hope – (2010)

• I’ll Take My Chances – (2011)

• Silver Lining – (2012)

• Forgetting June – (2013)

• Knocking on Heaven’s Door – (2014)

• Apaye – (2014)

• Don’t Cry For Me – (2015)

• Ayamma – (2016)


• Tope Oshin

Tope Oshin is another star in our list of top Nollywood movie producers. In 2019, she was listed as one of the most influential Nigerian women in movies; she knows her stuff well and has done well when it comes to the production of movies in Nigeria. 

On the day of June 10, 1979, Temitope Aina Oshin entered the world; she studied at Lagos State University, continued her education at the Colorado Film School and studied at the Met Film School in London. We learned that he also received many certificates, but we listed only those that were made publicly.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

The name Tope Oshin should be familiar to you if you are a lover of Nollywood movies, but some may not. Tope Oshin started her career as an actor and acted in many Nollywood movies. An acting career lasted 12 years before she ventured into film production.

Temitope Oshin is the creator of many popular movies in Nigeria, she is the creator of the popular movie "The Wedding Party 2", she also made "Fifty" and many others that are top of the charts. 

It is expected that the designer has got a lot and her shelves are full of gifts and believe me, she has been rewarded for her good work. She has won many awards including "Teens Favorite Awards - Teen Favorite TV & Film Producer" and many others.

Check out some of Tope Oshin's performances below:

• Moments with Mo – (2009)

• We Don’t Live Here Anymore – (2018)

• The Young Smoker – (2011)

• Love and War – (2013)

• Conversations At Dinner – (2013)

• Tinsel – (2009-2013)

• New Horizons – (2013)

• Till Death Do Us Part – (2013)

• Walk The Talk – (2014)

• Crush – (2014)

• Ireti – (2015)

• Amaka’s Kin – (2016)

• Evol – (2016)

• Ever After – (2017)


• Kunle Afolayan

When you talk about A-list movie producers in Nigeria, the first name that comes to your mind is Kunle Afolayan. Who doesn't know Kunle Afolayan? He is one of the best producers in Nollywood and has never disappointed his viewers and fans. 

Kunle Afolayan was born on September 30, 1974 to Mr and Mrs Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan in Ebute-metta Lagos State, Nigeria. His father is a famous director and film producer (Ade-Love) who works in travel films of the 20th century.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

He is an actor, director, producer and cinematographer, he is the founder and CEO of Kunle Afolayan Productions Television (KAPTv) and Golden Effects Pictures. His business because of the skills and talents God gave him. Who made him a good businessman? His products have dominated the charts for many years and are known for delivering green films that can be seen and enjoyed at any time.

Because of his good work, he has won many awards in Nigeria and abroad, it is clear that he is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to film production. Kunle Afolayan enrolled in 2005 in Digital Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in the United States of America where he graduated.

One of his movies that really shocked the entire Nigerian community is "October 1" which is based on the story of Nigeria's independence that took place on October 1, 1960, it was released in 2014 .

This movie was the second highest grossing Nigerian movie which made him one of the top movie producers in Nigeria till date.

Kunle Afolayan has produced many successful movies, some of them are; The images: Araromire, Mokalik, Phone Swap, The CEO, Omugwo, Irapada, Citation, ROTI and The Tribunal, and many others.


• Funke Akindele Bello

Funke Akindele is a respected movie producer in Nollywood. Most of us know her well because she is a famous person. When talking about comedy production in Nigeria, Funke Akindele comes to mind, she is a prolific producer as well as an actress.

She is one of the richest actors in Nigeria; don't forget that she is the most sought after Yoruba actress and one of the most successful actresses in the Nigeria now. Funke Akindele was born on December 24, 1977 in Ikorodu Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

She studied at UNILAG where she studied LAW and obtained her OND in Communication. She is a famous Nollywood actress called Jenifa, the name Jenifa comes from her movies and she is an important force in the Nigerian movie industry.

Funke Akindele was awarded Best Actress in a Leading Role (AMAA). Her early career opened her way in the film industry and she was a great actress.  Her work shows an unparalleled talent and she has acted in more than 100 films, both those she produced and those she starred in.


• Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba was born on January 8th, 1980; she started her career at a young age after being inspired by her father Dele Adetiba who taught her a lot about the media world. How can you watch Kemi's movie and not know that she released it, there is this special touch that her movie has that is different.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

There is no doubt that Kemi Adetiba is one of the best movie producers in Nigeria who always produces good movies. We have some of her movies produced on Netflix and they are on the charts, some of Kemi Adetiba's movies are "The Wedding Party", King of Boys and many others to name a few.

It is unique in its way that apart from producing movies, Kemi Adetiba is also a director and has done memorable work with the top musicians in Nigeria for example Olamide, Waje, Niyola, Tiwa Savage and many more.


• Tchidi Chikere

Another popular actor in Nigeria is Tchidi Chikere, you must have heard his name before, he is a popular actor in Nigeria. Tchidi Chikere was born on the 10th of October 1975 and he is from Imo state in the south east of Nigeria. 

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

He is from the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and since he started his career in film production, he has produced over 100 films.

Check out some of Tchidi Chikere's movies:

• Blood – (2003)

• Stronger Than Pain – (2008)

• Gold Not Silver – (2011)

• Paint My Life/Tempest – (2012)

• Dumebi – (2013)

• Professor John Bull – (2017)

• Pink Room – (2018)


•  Mo Abudu

A famous name in Nigeria how the hell can you talk about movie production in Nigeria without mentioning Mo Abudu? Mo Abudu was born on September 11, 1964; she graduated from Ridgeway School, Midkent College, West Kent College and Westminster University before starting his career.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

She has a successful career because Forbes recognized her and chose her as "the most successful woman in Africa", you must know a lot about her. Mo Abudu is the founder of EbonyLife TV, Nigeria's best television production company. She also worked with others to produce 'The Wedding Party' and 'Fifty'.

Apart from producing movies, Mo Abudu is also the host of the popular "Moments with Mo" which is a TV show about Africa; she is a woman who sees perfection in her actions and what she talks about.


•  Muyiwa Ademola

Another Nigerian actor, actor and award-winning actor, he is also a director who got a lot of recognition when his movie titled "Ori" was released. The film alone won him many awards and was nominated as "Best Indigenous Film" by the African Movie Academy Awards in 2015, for the first time.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

Muyiwa Ademola was born on January 26, 1971 and attended St David's High School and continued his education at the University of Ibadan. Actually he started acting in the year 1991, although he was not famous at that time as he was still young, Muyiwa Ademola produced, presented and acted in various Yoruba movies that he producing some of them.

Some of the great creative works he has done are "Ami Ayo, Alapadupe, Asise, Iranse Aje, Ile, Fimidara Ire and many more".


• A.Y. Makun

Ayodeji Richard Makun also known as Ayo Makun or A.Y Makun is also one of the top ten movie producers in Nigeria. He was born in Lagos State on August 19, 1971 to Yoruba parents. AY is from Ifon and Ondo. Nigerian state under Ose Local Government Zone of State. AY grew up in Warri, Delta State, South Region of Nigeria and that is the main reason why he is called "Warri Boy" because you cannot say he is Yoruba unless we tell you.

Top 10 Best Nollywood Producers in Nigeria - Newly Discovered

A.Y's career started when he was in school but he became famous after his role in Oppa Williams' Night of a Thousand Laughs which happened in 2006. Before that, he appeared in many shows in the school and even outside the school.

During his studies he hosted many pageants such as Miss Delta, Miss Delsu and many others; he met Alibaba Akporobome who he says is his mentor.

Watch Ayo Makun's video:

• 30 Days in Atlanta (2014)

• A Trip to Jamaica (2016)

• Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018)

• Merry Men (2019)

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