In 2018, movie directors did some outstanding things.

These filmmakers created movies that have made financial, social and entrepreneurial impact in the outgoing year.

Bounce News has put together the top 3 movie directors of 2018 in recognition of production quality of their works, the influence of these movies  on the industry and their achievements at box office.

1.Kemi Adetiba

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Kemi made all the difference in 2018.

Her movie, King Of Boys, which had Sola Sobowale in the starring role helped change the assumption that a non-comedy film can do well at the cinemas.

Adetiba was able to engage the audience for three hours with its top production and edge-of-seat storytelling, this helped the movie stay on the number one spot for five weeks at the cinemas.

The movie raked in over 200 million Naira by FilmOne distribution, making it the first non-comedy movie to top the charts.

Kemi deserves to be on the list because she did not only break boundaries with King Of Boys but still holds the record of directing the second highest grossing film ever in Nollywood, with Wedding Party 1.




2. Tope Oshin

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Tope Oshin directed two big films in 2018, these include ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore,’  and ‘New Money.’

While ‘New Money,’ made a significant mark at the cinema box office when it came out at the beginning of the year,  ‘We don’t live here anymore,’ got a staggering 15 nominations from the AMVCA, AMAA and BON awards, in recognition of the storytelling, acting and production quality.


3. Niyi Akinmolayan

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2018 has been a busy year for Niyi Akinmolayan.

While still holding the record for directing the highest grossing film ever in Nollywood, ‘The Wedding Party II,’ (It made 500million Naira at the cinemas), Niyi Akinmolayan was engaged in 2018 to direct his second Ebonylife movie, ‘Chief Daddy.’

The December blockbuster sold over 40 million Naira worth of tickets in its opening weekend making it the second-highest opening weekend at the Nollywood box office this year.

The movie also nabbed the third-highest-ever opening weekend for a Nollywood film, making Akinmolayan a director worthy of recognition.


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