Hollywood has acknowledged Nigeria in a number of films and has made references to its geography, its people, and its culture, whether those references be positive or bad.
The following films have so far portrayed or made mention of Nigeria.
1. Black Panther
In the beginning of the Wakanda movie, Nigeria was used although in a negative light.
It shows the movie star in a forest in Nigeria fighting terrorist.
2. Mister Johnson
In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity — an educated black man who doesn’t really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been to England.
He is always scheming, trying to get ahead, which lands him in a lot of hot water.
3. Sanders of the River
Sanders of the River is a 1935 British film directed by the Hungarian-British director, Zoltán Korda, based on the stories of Edgar Wallace. It is set in British Nigeria.
The lead Nigerian characters were played by African-Americans Paul Robeson and Nina Mae McKinney.
4. Countdown at Kusini
The film which was predominantly filmed in Lagos, Nigeria.
An Afro-American jazz pianist (Greg Morris) becomes involved with a patriot (Ossie Davis) hunted by a mercenary in Africa.
5. The Cursed Ones
The Cursed Ones is a 2016 British film that was directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah and produced by Nicholas K. Lory.
The original screenplay was written by Maximilian Claussen.
The film tells the story of a disillusioned reporter and an idealistic young pastor, who fight to free a girl accused of witchcraft from the clutches of a system of corruption and superstition in the heart of West Africa.
6. Tears Of The Sun
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action war drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K.
Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital.
7. The high command
Some scenes of this british movie was shot in Nigeria. The High Command is a 1937 British drama film directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring Lionel Atwill, Lucie Mannheim and James Mason. It was shot at Ealing Studios and on location on the Gold Coast.
8. The last tree
The movie which was shot in Lagos, Nigeria, shows the story of a british boy with Nigeria origin, Femi who lives a happy life with his foster mother in the countryside of London. However, he finds it difficult to live in the culture of London city after he starts living with his birth mother.
9. Phat Girls
Jazmin Biltmore is a plus-sized, smart-mouthed, disgruntled, wannabe fashion designer who works at a department store and is preoccupied with her weight.
Jazmin has never been thin, in contrast to her cousin Mia, who is. Jazmin gets a weekend getaway at a five-star resort in Palm Springs.
The first day at the spa is embarrassing for her and her best friend Stacey because hotel robes don’t fit and the massage table is too narrow for their bulky frames.
They give up in frustration and head out to join Mia, who is swooning over a Nigerian man who is swimming in the pool. Jazmin is astonished when he introduces himself as Tunde and is too shocked to recall her own name.
One year later, she to travels to Nigeria to apologize to the man she realizes she loves. A woman opens the door holding a baby. Jazmin asks if she is Tunde’s wife, and the woman agrees.
Jazmin has the girls go to the taxi because she does not like to be rejected with an audience. She tells Tunde that he has changed her life, but she won’t be a “homewrecker”.
The film ends with Jazmin and Tunde in bed, while Jazmin insists on having the lights on to see every sexy thing on Tundes body With the credits ending.
10. X-Men Origins (Wolverine)
Towards the beginning of the X-Men Origins (Wolverine), there was a part that the General’s crew went to a place they called Lagos, Nigeria and in the scene there were people with diamonds.
That scene also featured a Nigerian man who spoke the Igbo language flawlessly.