Every movie lover still remembers soundtracks from "Chain Reaction," "Witches," "Most Wanted" among others. Listen to 10 modern ones you should know.
However, despite the memorable soundtracks from Nollywood movies, the importance of sound in Nigerian movies have been overlooked since the inception of the industry. While few filmmakers pay attention to it, many consider it inconsequential.
Most Nigerians can relate to the above tweet. Unlike Hollywood and Bollywood, Nollywood is a stranger to promoting a movie with its soundtrack, and it is usually a difficult task to find your favourite track from a Nollywood movie online.
Contrary to popular thoughts, not every Nollywood soundtrack reveals a whole plot and not every Nollywood soundtrack is 'crap.'
Over the past 10 years, Nollywood has produced original soundtracks that are subtly, perfect for moments in the movie, and possess lyrics and melodies that conjure visual memories from the story being told.
Pulse Movies have put together 10 great soundtracks from modern Nollywood movies.
The music video for the original soundtrack of the AMVCA winning movie "Falling" is by George Nathaniel.
The movie stars Adesua Etomi, Kunle Remi and Blossom Chukwujekwu.
The original soundtrack to the movie "No Good Turn" is titled "In the City" by Brymo.
The movie which tells the story of the deadly Boko Haram is produced and directed by Nigerian film-maker Udoka Oyeka.
Aside from its entertaining and unique storyline, the perfect and inspiring soundtrack of "Lunchtime Heroes" is something else to love.
It is by Capital Femi and is titled "I Believe."
Call it a chant, but the soundtrack for Kunle Afolayan's "The Figurine" is everything - soulful, deep, and brilliant.
Produced by Netto for Cisum Entertainment and George Nathaniel, the sound is by Wale Wave.
Omotayo's 'Stay' for "Couple of Days" is emotional and perfect for the romantic drama which stars Kiki Omeili, Adesua Etomi, Enyinna Nwigwe, Okey Uzoeshi, Lilian Esoro among others.
Directed by Dipo Abdul, the soundtrack is by Ebisan, and is titled 'Suru.' "Tango with Me" stars Genevieve Nnaji, Joseph Benjamin, Ahmed Yerima, Bimbo Akintola, Joke Silva, and Bimbo Manuel. It is directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun.
Produced by Str8buttah’s Teck-Zilla, the soundtrack "Good Time" is by Maka, and features cast of movie "Dinner," including Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle among others.
The soundtrack from the movie 'Knocking On Heavens Door' is written by Evaezi, and produced by George Nathaniel.
Produced by Emem Isong and Ini Edo for Achievas Entertainment, the movie was directed by Desmond Elliot, and stars Majid Michel, Ini Edo, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Adesuwa Etomi, Evaezi, Leelee Byoma among others.
Featuring Karma and Blackah, the "How You Dey" soundtrack from "Head Gone" is directed by Joe Chad.
The movie features top Nigerian entertainers including Ali Baba, Basket mouth, 2face idibian, Basorg tarilh jnr, Ik Osakioduwa, Zark Orji, Afeez Oyetero (Saka) among others.
The soundtrack for the movie is "Baahele Mi" by Bernie Anti.
The music video features footages from the film which stars Yvonne Nelson, Deyemi Okanlawon, Becca, Ghanaian boxer, Ayittey Powers, Bismark Nii Odoi among other talented actors.
Here's what some Nigerians think of Nollywood soundtracks.