Nollywood movies are created to teach moral lessons, entertain viewers and sometimes share information.
There are however some Nollywood movies that are produced majorly to Move or create awareness about societal ills, medical conditions, or political vices. Movies like this have successfully passed important messages about several issues that affects the society. Nolly Silver Screen has put together in this article, eleven Nollywood movies that create an awareness.
- Nimbe : Directed by Tope Alake, Nimbe tells the story of a teenager, whose parents are often at loggerheads. Nimbe is also a boy constantly bullied by his peers but he finds consolation, love and relevance in a street gang he is introduced to by an elderly neighbor he meets by chance. In this company, he is introduced to the dangerous world of drugs where he experiences the accompanying challenges and consequences prevalent of such a life. Crime, prostitution, cultism, corruption and other such societal vices are the themes expressed through the movie.
- The Summer of Black Sunlight : Directed by Yemi Eniolorunda, this movie, tells the tragic tale of two lovers who couldn’t be together because of the societal vice, lynching
- The Boy Child : Directed by Titi Alpha, The Boy Child elaborates on the importance of caring for and training the male child in a society where there are more feminists than humanists.
- 76: The Story behind the Story : Directed by Adeola Osunkojo, this movie is a documentary that focuses on the wives and children of the soldiers executed following the 13th February 1976 abortive coup,it also focuses on their unanswered questions and unaired views. The movie also discusses the then head of state General Obasanjo, responding to some allegations. This documentary uses real life footages.
- Sweet Face : Directed by Kayode Kasum, Sweet Face tells the story of Tobi and Nkem who are deeply in love but struggle with the difficulty of conceiving a child. Nkem eventually gets pregnant and 4 months into the pregnancy, they are told by their doctor that the baby has a congenital disorder, Down Syndrome. The distraught couple were torn between getting rid of the baby or keeping the baby.
- Power of 1 :Directed by Izu Ojukwu, this movie exposes the sociopolitical landscape of Nigeria to its foundation. The use of social media almost lands a talent manager in trouble with the government.
- My Mfon : Directed by Michael Ama Psalmist, My Mfon, tells the story of election day. The fear and realities of general elections in Nigeria.
- Nightfall in Lagos : Directed by James Amuta, Nightfall In Lagos explores the not -so – hidden world of transactional sex in a country where prostitution is illegal.
- Life At the Bay : Directed by Nora Awolowo, Life at the Bay tells the story of the life of women struggling for survival On Tarkwa Bay Island as well as their contributions to the society.
- A life called Tears : Directed by Peter Fada, this movie tells the story of Simi Pam, who after migrating from the northern part of the country due to communal clashes, settles in a suburb in Lagos. Subjected to poverty, eleven year old Simi is forced into child labour which leads her into the hands of a rapist. Simi eventually has to battle VVF.
- Dry: Directed by Stephanie Linus,Dry tells the tragic story of a young girl who lost her childhood to child marriage and the medical condition, VVF.