7 Nollywood movie set accidents you probably don’t know about

Behind the scenes of some Nollywood movies are a long list of accident scenes.

While some resulted to a pause on production, others were quite minor and had no effect on production.

We have put together a list of notable accidents which occurred during the shooting of some of your favourite Nollywood movies, which we bet you probably didn’t know happened.

Here we go;

1. Funky Mallam

While filming in 2015, the actor was hospitalized for food poisoning. He took to his Instagram page to share a photo of himself on a hospital bed with the caption;#HazardWeFaceAtWork #Hospital #FoodPoison #HighFever #GettingBetter #NaGodWin #Alhamdulillah“.

Funky Mallam receiving treatment for food poisoning. Funky Mallam receiving treatment for food poisoning.


2. Samuel Robinson

During filming of the 2016 movie “8 Bars and a Clef,” the actor twisted his ankle while performing an intense scene.

“I twisted my ankle performing an intense scene and was incapacitated for a few days. It was a very intense project and I literally sweat, bled and cried for this movie,” he said to Pulse Nigeria.

Samuel Robinson in promo poster for "8 Bars and a Clef" Samuel Robinson in promo poster for “8 Bars and a Clef”

3. Denrele Edun

During filming of the movie “Pepper Soup,” the former Soundcity VJ bashed an eye on the floor.

All in a bid to make my acting more convincing, I was supposed to drop into a faint in the very first scene of the movie “PEPPER SOUP” but I guess I miscalculated and fell hard on a metallic object on the floor that pierced my face” he said after accident.

Blood Denrele Edun Blood Denrele Edun

(Instagram/denrele_edun )

4. Sanyeri

The actor injured himself while performing a stunt on set of his new movie “Asiwaju.”

“The character I was playing had to climb the roof of a house because he had some spiritual problems. When the landlord of the house realised that someone was on his roof, he called the police and while avoiding arrest, the character had to jump off the roof of the house,” the actor said.

“That was how I broke my leg and the doctors said that the cast would be on my leg for a month.”

Sanyeri Sanyeri

(Playground TV)


5. Emma Ehumadu

The actor injured himself in 2014 while filming a robbery scene alongside Jim Iyke. The actor crashed his head from a fall.

Emma Ehumadu

6. Uche Jombo

The actress suffered an accident while on the set of the 2012 movie, “Ikenna.” The actress dislocated a bone while preparing to film a scene.

Uche Jombo Uche Jombo


7. Femi Adebayo

The actor alongside his production crew, were attacked by suspected hoodlums while shooting a movie in Ilorin, Kwara State in 2014.


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