Eucharia Anunobi is one of the most iconic actresses to ever grace our screens in Nollywood. She’s beautiful, talented, and has a commanding screen presence. It’s hard not to love her. With a career spanning almost three decades, she’s managed to rake up a large body of work. But, which ones do I think are her most iconic five?
Here are my Top 5 movies from Eucharia Anunobi:
Glamour Girls (1994)
A reboot for Glamour Girls is almost here, so expect to see more of this classic movie in conversations, moving forward. This movie kick-started the careers of a lot of today’s Nollywood (veteran) stars, including Eucharia Anunobi. Glamour Girls is also popular for its infamous, way-ahead-of-its-time bathroom sex scene between Eucharia Anunobi and Zack Orji. Oh, my!
The movie is about independent single women embarking on their own paths within Nigeria’s traditionally patriarchal society.
The Last Burial (2000)
Last Burial tells a story of a man who had financial difficulties, as a result of his predicament he was introduced to an occult group by his friends, and as a result of being introduced, he had to make some human sacrifices. For years the man enjoyed the good life, then it was time for him to die. When he died his burial created a lot of problems. The movie was based on the real-life happenings surrounding the death of Ogbuefi Nnamani.
Abuja Connection (2003)
Before the likes of Blackberry Babes and Beyonce vs. Rihanna, there was Abuja Connection. Eucharia Anunobi starred as one of the two lead characters vying over the vast Abuja territory.
The film reflects on the struggle for power and money, and how having influential connections in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, can bridge the line between poverty and wealth. Jennifer (Clarion Chukwura) and Sophia (Eucharia Anunobi) are rivals in this game, they happen to belong to the same clan and have inside information about each other’s mission.
The Man of God (2022)
Eucharia Anunobi role in The Man of God as the boisterous Mummy G.O. was a short one, but it was also one of my favourites from the actress.
The movie follows Samuel, who forsakes his harsh religious upbringing to live his own life — but his soul remains caught between the world and the faith he left behind.
Foreigner’s God (2022)
After a tumultuous long wait, Ifan Michael’s Foreigner’s God is finally available to the general public to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
It’s a stylistic period piece about an English documentary photographer who, while searching for a story, falls for an accused witch living in subhuman conditions in colonial Nigeria. Eucharia Anunobi stars as one of the main characters called Nnebugo.
What’s your favourite Eucharia Anunobi movie? Let me know in the comments.