In this article, I am going to show you where to watch or download Nigerian NollyWood movies online for free of charge. You don’t need to pay anything. Read on
Nigerian movies are fondly called Nollywood movies, a name adopted from its American counterpart, Hollywood.
The boom and international acceptance of Nollywood is beyond Nigerians’ imaginations, but I have to some give credit to very creative and innovative Nigerian actors, actresses, producers, marketers, directors, and financiers who have worked assiduously to contribute to the success story of the movie industry.
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Names like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Okafor, Funke Akindele, Genevieve Nnaji, Kunle Afolayan, Pete Edochie, Ivie Okujaye, Tchidi Chikere, Emem Isong, Olu Jacobs, Ini Edo and so many other characters have become household names and are characters that Nollywood fans love to watch their movies because they have proven they know their onions in the industry.
What was more of exploring local content and appreciating made in Nigeria films, when most Nigerians were fed up with tricks from foreign films, went out of proportion and went international with the earnings of some Nollywood flicks like 30 days in Atlanta and half of a yellow sun much higher than many Hollywood films. Nollywood has become a household name around the world and the industry is worth over $5.1billion making Nigerian government to take the industry into consideration when Nigeria’s economy was rebased in 2014.
Hence, entertainment industry which Nollywood is a major part of contributes massively to Nigeria’s economy making it the largest in Africa.
Due to the unprecedented demand for Nigerian films outside Nigeria, the need to create a platform to stream these films online arose – to take it further to people in very far parts of the world. So, individuals who are into information technology businesses designed websites where fans can stream, buy, download and get updates on the latest Nollywood movies. But where can one watch Nigerian movies online?
Here are the top seven places where to watch or download Nigerian NollyWood movies online for free.
This is a Nigerian website where movie lovers can visit, read gist, stream and download Nollywood movies. They do the following:
To use this platform:
Note that this service is available on your Smartphone, tablet and computer devices. Carefully follow the steps above to watch Nigerian movies online and it does not attract extra charges; all you need is enough data.
This is often regarded as the movie database of Africa because of the large numbers of movies they have. This platform is easy to use as it doesn’t need you to register before using it. This is achieved thus:
Using this website doesn’t attract extra charges.
This is another website dedicated to viewers to watch Nigerian movies online. A visit to the website shows that it has options like “newly released films,” “most popular,” “random,” “movies,” etc. Follow these instructions to watch Nigerian movies online via this platform:
It doesn’t attract extra charges so long as you have data on your phones, tablet and/or computer system.
This platform also allows movie lovers all over the world to watch Nigerian movies online. A close look at this website reveals that it has menus like “watch movie online,” “movie,” “DVD,” “online movie,” “watch free movie online,” “video,” and “cheap DVD.” Follow these instructions to watch movie here:
Note that this works best on PC’s (Personal Computers) and tablet and may not work very well on mobile phones. Check out flicks in DVD format by clicking on “Cheap DVD.”
This is a platform where you can watch Nigerian movies online. They have Nigerian English films, Yoruba films and Ghollywood films on display. To achieve this, follow the following steps:
It is best played on computers with a flash player installed on it.
This is a popular platform where you can watch Nigerian movies online. A search for the website links you to the page where you will see the Nigerian films they have on display. There are menus for “movie trailers,” “new release,” and “all collections.” To watch films on this platform, follow the simple steps:
Note that you have to register or subscribe before you watch their films as they are highly rated in the business of sales and marketing of Nigerian films online. It can be frustrating using this website on the phone as computers and tablet are the best devices to access it with.
IRokotv.com is one of the most popular websites where many people around the world download and watch Nigerian films. IRokotv.com was launched in 2010 and it is viewed by 6 million people in over 170 countries around the world. To access and watch Nigerian movies online through this platform, you have to register with them and then stream and/or download the film at a fee.
You can pay through credit or debit card, PayPal, or SkrillDriect before downloading films through this platform.
This is a link on the popular Youtube.com platform where you can watch Nigerian movies online. It doesn’t attract additional charges but you need to have good amount of data on your device. To watch Nigerian films through this platform, follow these steps:
It is noteworthy that streaming films online consumes a lot of data, so you should ensure you have enough data before attempting to download and/or watch films online. Also, movie streaming and purchase should be done in a place where there is relatively strong Internet connection so that it doesn’t keep buffering (in case of streaming) or downloads failure which are very frustrating.
All these platforms discussed above have provided capabilities for millions of both Nigerians and non-Nigerians around the world to download and watch Nigerian movies online. Also, these platforms help in sales, distribution and marketing of Nollywood films all over the world.
Nigerian movie industry is a self-helped project which has created jobs for thousands of Nigerian youths thus, taking many people off the streets; showcasing Nigeria’s rich cultures, tourism potentials and talents; and telling the world our stories ourselves.
Perhaps this explains why Nigerian government provides stakeholders with grants so as to use them support the growth of the industry.
These government efforts must be sustained so that the industry doesn’t collapse. Furthermore, more individuals should design websites where these flicks are marketed and distributed online at a fee so that movie financiers can continuously reap the efforts of their capital intensive investments via online (softcopy) and hardcopy sales.