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Thursdays are for throwbacks


Today's throwback features, Nigerian horror movies.

"Go to bed Aghogho!", my Mum would say to me as they were about to watch a scary home video ( we called them home videos then) but I wouldn't listen. I wasn't stubborn o(okay, maybe just a little). The problem was that I knew already that they were preparing to watch a scary film and even if I hadn't seen that particular one yet, I had seen enough for my imagination to run wild. I could not be alone. I would then decide to stay downstairs with the adults and add some more scary visuals to my memory bank. Fast forward to later at night, "Mummy, I want to go and wee wee". Now I'd need an escort to go with me to the bathroom before my shadow turns into a bat and whiffs me away.


starring these people and that cat
A quote from a Hollywood scary film " I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner" - Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the Lambs. A quote from a Nollywood scary film "Ekukuleku kuleku kuleku "*witches cackle*" - Witches, Witches lol!
Your typical Nollywood witch


The OG of scary Nigerian movies. This one haunted my dreams. My sister thought it was funny to sing the song or yell "ayamatanga" whenever I was in the toilet. Is it a surprise that I have to have all the lights on in the bathroom now?  
AYAAAAAAAAAAMATANGAAA
Ello Sir! Ello Ma! You gave me nightmares please


This movie taught us not to join bad gangs. RMD made it not so  bad to watch though *love sigh*


Then there was this movie "After School Hours"(no photo available), which I think was Nollywood's take on "Matilda"(Channelstv showed this one all the time). If the girl in that movie was in Harry Potter, she would be an Animagus (she turned into a cat to do her "winching") but here, she was just a small "winch".

Let me just drop this one right here
*chills*


Before Falz made the cool song about her, she was terrorizing my dreams along with her sister "Nneka the pretty serpent"

Shoulder pad Queen
Pestilence and Igodo nko?

 

Well, I am definitely sleeping with the lights on tonight. 


Do you remember any scary Nigerian movies that haunted your dreams and will haunt mine? Leave a comment and tell me about them.
Nollywood's favourite ritualist says tell your friends to read this blog or else!

6 comments:

Tanny said...

I Love the way you Write, Keep it up Dear.
Yup, Those Movies were Definitely Scary.

The Adult Child said...

Thanks!!!!

Miriam said...

OMG! I saw all the scary movies except Ayamatanga. My peeps did not allow me watch. (sad). They all put the fear of God in me. Sadly, nollywood no longer create classics like these.
Did you see Deliverance? Till date, I pull back whenever I see an artwork.

The Adult Child said...

Lol! I don't remember seeing Deliverance but i'm glad i didn't.

Unknown said...

why am i now seeing this lol i remember karishika i can even sing th song very well there was this one from ghana called babina hmmm everyone in my house is sleeping lol no long talk lol

Debbie June said...

why am i now seeing this lol i remember karishika i can even sing th song very well there was this one from ghana called babina hmmm everyone in my house is sleeping lol no long talk lol

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