I’ll be honest, I think Nollywood movies are ridiculous—and that’s because for the most part, they are. I’m almost positive that the phrase “doing the most” came about after someone saw a Nollywood film for the first time.
Yet and still, there’s a reason why Nollywood remains one of the most thriving film industries in the world. It seems that no matter how implausible some of the storylines may seem, when you look past the forced accents and special effects, it’s possible to see part of yourself—or some crazy family member of yours—in them.
Nollywood is especially entertaining when it comes to love stories. Whether it’s true love, forbidden love, or love cursed by juju, if there’s one thing that Nollywood films get right, it’s their portrayal of how unavoidably rocky love can be.
No matter how your love life (or lack thereof) is looking right now, there’s a Nollywood film out there with an insanely overdramatic take on your situation that’s sure to put things into perspective for you.
Here’s a list of 10 that you can watch right now on YouTube.
1. In Love Again
When you’re happy just doing you and then some fine boy or girl with no pimples decides to come along and ruin it all.
2. Bonds Of Love
Because sometimes love has a hold on you, and you have absolutely no say in the matter.
3. Treat Me Right
Because that’s what you’re supposed to do, jaré.
4. Warrior’s Heart
When the devil is working in your relationship, but you’re ready for battle.
5. Wish I Was Single
When you realize that self-love is the best love, and you no longer want to share food with anyone.
6. Worlds Apart
For that long-distance struggle.
7. Marry Who You Love
When you’re tired of your African parents pestering you, and you try to let them know what’s up without being disowned.
8. Love Out Of This World
For that unexplainable, “Wow, I’m really doing this, huh” sort of love.
9. Smacked Down By Love
For when it’s looking like another love TKO is coming for your ass.
10. Power of Love
When you’ve been through SO. DAMN. MUCH.—but love still manages to conquer it all.