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7 classic Nollywood comedy films you should rewatch this weekend

These seven classic comedy films are timeless treasures that showcase the comedic brilliance inherent in Nollywood.

'Baby Police' is a classic Nollywood comedy [YouTube/Rocknollywoodtv]

The early 2000s, in particular, marked a pivotal era in Nigerian comedy filmmaking, birthing timeless classics that continue to evoke laughter and nostalgia.

Let's journey back in time to celebrate seven classic Nigerian comedy films from before 2005 that remain not only hilarious but also integral to the evolution of Nollywood's comedic landscape.

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Directed by Kingsley Ogoro, Osuofia in London is a comedic masterpiece with the iconic Nkem Owoh playing the titular character. The film takes Osuofia to, well, London, resulting in uproarious cultural clashes and misadventures.

Starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze, this classic follows the comedic escapades of two mischievous brothers, Aki and Pawpaw. The film's humour lies in the duo's chemistry and the situational comedy they find themselves in.

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Directed by Andy Chukwu, Mr Ibu stars John Okafor as the lovable and bumbling titular character. Known for its slapstick humour, the film became a benchmark for Nigerian comedy.

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The Moses Ebere-directed comedy follows the misadventures of the mischievous character, Spanner, played by Ikedieze. The film's humour is a mix of situational comedy and clever dialogue, providing consistent laughs.

Directed by Amayo Uzor Philips, Baby Police is a comedy that revolves around the misadventures of a bumbling police officer, played by Iheme. The film's humor is driven by the comedic situations the character finds himself in, leaving audiences in stitches.

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This comedy classic, also directed by Ebere, follows a man's attempt to win back the love of his life after she marries a rich man. Atinga shines with the combined comic genius of Owoh and Sam Loco Efe.

The Victor Osuagwu-led comedy revolves around the life of a village teacher. Osuagwu's comedic prowess elevates the film, also starring Iheme and Ikedieze, making it a timeless favourite.

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These seven classic Nigerian comedy films from before 2005 are not just cinematic relics; they are timeless treasures that showcase the comedic brilliance inherent in Nollywood.

Rewatching these films allows audiences to revisit an era when laughter was paramount, and the charm of Nigerian comedy began leaving an indelible mark on the global cinematic stage.

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