Most Nollywood movies are shot in locations around Lagos, the Nigerian New York. Due to this, we have decided to consider not only the location but other factors in making this list. These movies will give you an insight on how to get around in Nigeria’s biggest city.
You may think you understand the struggle of an average Nigerian who has no defined source of income. Watch ‘Hakkunde’ if you want to understand unemployment in the country. In ‘Hakkunde’, you also get to see a little bit of the trading areas in Lagos though the movie is not about trades.
For us, this movie is a win if you want to get a real picture of Lagos before coming. There is no better way to see Lagos on screen than in ‘Taxi Driver’. The Nigerian Pidgin was fluently used here and the saying that ‘Everywhere leads to Everywhere’ is real in Lagos. ‘Taxi Driver’ takes you all around Lagos in a taxi before your arrival. The yellow bus ride is particular to this Nigerian city and you may also see them in other Nollywood movies.
‘Lagos Real Fake Life’
In Nigeria, every tribe of the country meets in one place, Lagos. Everyone with their own stories and people fake everything, including family. So watch to see how different tribes and people in Nigeria mix up in the country’s biggest city.
‘It’s Her Day’
High-end weddings may sound like an everyday thing in Nigeria after you watch ‘The Wedding Party‘. But Bovi, in this movie, will show you how it is done and done well with a low budget in Nigeria.
Warri will always be Warri and meeting a Warri smart person in Nigeria is different from meeting a regular Nigerian. There are certain things you should not say in Nigeria particularly to a Warri person. We have covered that in one of our recent articles.