A TRIBE CALLED JUDAH: Southwest Must Be Commended for Cinematic Storytelling Prowess – Reno Omokri

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The Southwest of Nigeria must be commended for their cinematic storytelling prowess. Almost 100% of the top ten highest-grossing Nigerian movies have been delivered by directors of Southwest origin. Not only do they dominate in Nollywood, but they also are the cream of Nigeria’s music industry, having produced all of Nigeria’s Grammy Award winners, including:

Sade Adu (1986), Babatunde Olatunji (1991), Sikiru Adepoju (1991) and Seal (1996), Burna Boy (2021), Wizkid (2021), Temilade Openiyi AKA Tems (2023), and Burna Boy (2021).

The above are either wholly or partially Yoruba.

This vindicates my 2023 post where I said that if the rest of Black Africa can be as true to their indigenous culture as the Yorubas of Nigeria are, their culture will help them dominate the global creative industry.

Let me also congratulate Funke Akindele for smashing the record of not just the highest-grossing Nigerian movie but also establishing a new record as the first movie of Nigerian origin to achieve the two billion Naira box office mark. Well done, and may you achieve even more positive historical firsts.

I also call on ivory towers around the world to study Yoruba Omoluabi Lukumi culture to understand why it has such a dominance in the arts and provide lessons on how the cultural practices which led to such creative successes can be replicated in other cultures.

Top Nollywood Movie Directors By Domestic Gross Value


Funke Akindele: ₦2.55bn

Niyi Akinmolayan: ₦1.11b

Kayode Kasum: ₦763.34m

Kemi Adetiba: ₦697.06m

Robert Peters: ₦609.20m

Moses Inwang: ₦499.99m

Biodun Stephen: ₦436.17m

Tope Adebayo: ₦397.97m

Loukman Ali: ₦328.88m

Adebayo Tijjani: ₦278.50m

Omoni Oboli: ₦253.02m

Kunle Afolayan: ₦245.64m

Ramsey Nouah: ₦239.59m

Toka Mcbaror: ₦235.63m

Akay Mason: ₦222.61m

As of 3 Jan 2024. Source @StatiSense

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