The Nigerian movie industry otherwise known as Nollywood has evolved and has produced top-class movies that kept viewers glued to their screens. Some of these movies, unknown to some people, were shot outside the shores of Nigeria.
We’ll take a look a look at a few of them. Below are 5 Nollywood movies that were shot in the US;
1. Special Jollof
Special Jollof is a 2020 Nigerian-American romantic comedy drama film produced and directed by Emem Isong. The film stars Joseph Benjamin, Uche Jombo and Femi Adebayo in the lead roles. The film was predominantly shot in both Nigeria and United States. The theme of the film is set as a love story with immigration in the background. The film was released on 14 February 2020 coinciding with the Valentine’s Day and also with the celebration of the black history month in the United States.
Muna is a 2019 Nigerian action crime drama film directed by Kevin Nwankwor. The film’s plot revolves around a vibrant young African girl who narrowly escapes a child sex-trafficking ring, lands in America, and trains as an assassin with vengeance in mind, played by Etomi Adesua. Muna, who is ready to take down the entire corrupt organization, falls in love with a key member of the resistance.
Some of the film’s sequences were shot in the United States.
Ijé is a 2010 Nigerian drama film directed by Chineze Anyaene and starring Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji. Its plot revolves around Chioma, a young idealistic lady who travels from Nigeria to the United States to assist her blood sister, Anya, who is accused of murdering three men, including her own husband.
The film was made in Los Angeles, California, USA.
4. 30 Days in Atlanta
30 Days in Atlanta is a Nigerian romantic comedy film directed by Robert Peters and released eight years ago.
Some of the important scenes in the film, starring Ayo Makun and Ramsey Nouah, were shot in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
5. Black November
Black November is a Nigerian action drama film that was released ten years ago. Black November, directed by Jeta Amara, stars Akon, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies, Nse Ikpe Etim, and Persia White.
Some of the scenes in the film, which show the battle of the Niger Delta population against their government and a multinational oil business to defend their ecosystem from constant damage due to excessive oil drilling, were shot in Los Angeles, California, USA.