There are numerous film production companies in Nigeria coming up with movies almost on a daily basis. Some of these companies are owned by producers who are also actors, directors and script writers all at the same time. Some others are professionally structures with experts in various departments of production. These are professionally well packaged film production companies which offer the resources and manpower from script to screen needed for the production of movies and they have produced quality and entertaining movies and television programmes from time to time. Coming up with a list of best may be difficult but here’s an attempt at selecting the top film production studios in Nigeria. The selection was premised on the number of productions by each studio, the quality of the productions and commercial success recorded by these companies.
12. Denziot Productions
Denziot productions is a Lagos based production and distribution film company owned by Actor and filmmaker, Desmond Elliot and his wife, Victoria Elliot. The company also partners with other filmmakers and production companies in movie productions. Among very popular movies produced by this company are The place, In the cupboard, Kamara’s Tree, Kidnap, and Finding Mercy.
11. OGD Pictures Ltd
OGD Pictures Ltd is owned by Tade Ogidan. Among the works of this company areb
Madam Dearest, Dangerous Twins, Saving Alero, Playing games, and Family on Fire. The company collaborates with local and international professionals to produce feature films, documentaries, game shows, commercials, TV series and they also provide equipments rental and multimedia support service.
10. Anthill Studios
Anthill Studios is a multimedia facility in Lagos Nigeria. The company is owned by filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan. It offers services in visual media production and post-production with speciality in Graphic Design, Storyboarding, Set extensions, Green Screen Compositing, Visual Effects, Color Grading, Film editing and Mastering. Some of their works are; Falling, Out of Luck, and The arbitration. This is one of the leading film production houses in Nigeria.
9. DVWORX Studios
DVWORKX is owned by Filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi. It is a production company that offers various services among which are providing casts, crew, equipments, security and logistics support for Producers and Filmmakers from across Nigeria and the continent. They also develop broadcast Content as well as film projects for commercial release.
Among the works produced by DVWORX are “Like father, like son” (a TV sitcom), Who wants to be a Millionaire?, Life in Lagos, Oui Voodoo, Metamorphosis, Bar Beach Blues, Ibadan -Cradle of Literati, and most recently, another documentary, “Rolling Dollar-A Legend Unplugged. Some of these works are very popular among viewers in Nigeria.
8. Wale Adenuga Productions
Wale Adenuga Productions is a household name in Nigeria. It is one of the most efficient and effective in Nigeria’s film and television production industry. They are known for excellent, educative and entertaining programmes such as Super Story, This Life, and the popular sitcom, Papa Ajasco and Company.
7. Koga Studios
Koga Studios is a creative Multimedia Studio. The company specialises in all sorts of media projects such as Films, Commercials and Television production of all types. It offers an impressive range of Studios, Production Equipments, Post-production Facilities and Support Services. Koga Studios have produced movies such as Heros and Zeros, and The Visit. The company is also a partner in the production of Kemi Adetiba’s film, The Wedding Party.
6. ROK Studios
ROK is popular for works such as Birthmark, The Hitch, Hazeezat, Husbands of Lagos, Losing Control, Cougers, and Festac Town. This is an African film and television studio and production house based in Lagos. They also own an animation studio called ROK Animations Studios. The studio specialises in the creation of content in partnership with the industry’s foremost creative talents. ROK studios is headed by actress, Mary Njoku who oversees all the production for all TV and film Creative Content.
5. Royal Art Academy Productions
Royal Art Academy is a production house owned by Emem Isong. The film company houses actresses and producers Swahili as Mona Lisa Chinda, Ini Edo among others. This company also offers continuing education through training in Acting, Directing, Editing and writing. They are known for blockbusters such as; I’ll take my chances, Apaye, Champagne, Kiss and Tell and Weekend Getaway. Royal Art Academy Productions is a household name in Nigeria in the film production sector.
4. EbonyLife Films
EbonyLife Films IA another popular film production company in Nigeria. It is noted for successful and widely acclaimed feature films anf award winning television programmes. This company is a subsidiary of EbonyLife TV, An Entertainment & Lifestyle Television. The comoany is owned by Mosunmola Abudu popularly known as Mo Abudu. Among their popular works are The Governor, and The wedding Party.
3. Jungle Filmworks
Jungle Film Works is situated in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. The company stands out particularly in the production of Reality TV shows, Live Concerts and Commercials. They collaborate with writers, directors, producers and other production houses some of which are with Golden Effects pictures on the production of Figurine and Scene one production for Jenifa’s Diary. They have also done some work for some companies such as; NESTLE PLC, GLOBACOM, NB PLC and GSK.
2. Golden Effects Pictures
Golden Effects Pictures is owned by Kunle Afolayan. It is a production house situated in Lagos. The company specialises in film production, editing, film equipment rentals, and film consulting. From Blockbusters like Irapada to Figurine and the “The CEO”, this film company proves to be among the top best in the country.
1. Mainframe Pictures
This film house is known for quality and entertaining movies which are a delight to the audience. The company specialises in giving technical support to other production houses both within and outside Nigeria. Some of their works include; The Narrow Path, Abeni, Ti Oluwa Nile, Thunderbolt and the recent Dazzling Mirage. Mainframe Pictures is owned by ace cinematographer, Tunde Kilani.
(With reports from yeyepikin movie blog)