In no particular order, top 5 nollywood producers are:
5. Emem Isong
Emem Isong started off her career writing and co-producing the 1994 movie Jezebel . She has produced several successful titles since then including Games Women Play, Reloaded and Knocking on Heaven’s Door. She has also opened up the industry to many other female filmmakers.
4. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele balances various aspects of filmmaking including writing, acting and producing. She wears the hat of a producer pretty well having produced both Yoruba and English titles alike, but the crowning achievement for Funke Akindele’s producing career is the wildly popular Jenifa’s Diary series which started in 2015 and has since led to many nominations and wins for its cast and for the show itself.
3. Omoni Oboli
The actress, producer and director has excelled in production to the extent that practically everything she touches translates to a box office hit. Her production credits include such titles as First Lady, Okafor’s Law, Wives on Strike Wives on Strike: The Revolution, and Moms at War.
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2. Ayo Makun
The comedian branched into the world of Nigerian film with the massive comedic hit that was 30 Days in Atlanta . His ability to replicate the success of 30 Days in Atlanta in his next backed title – A Trip to Jamaica put a spotlight on his production ability, and Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, which was a huge success.
1. Mary Remmy Njoku
Mary Remmy Njoku is the head of ROK Studios as well as an actress and producer. She has used the platform afforded her by ROK to produce a range of movies that find homes on both the Iroko TV platform and the ROK channel on DSTV. The continued acceptance and consumption of ROK original content which now numbers over 150 titles since its launch in 2013 points to Mary Remmy Njoku’s success as a producer in Nollywood.