Nollywood movies are becoming more and more famous. Cinemas are showing them, streaming services have them available and discs are selling.
Netflix has also caught the Nollywood bug with a number of movies available on the popular streaming service.
Below we want to take a look at 7 of such movies you should check out now.
Of course we were going to add Genevieve Nnaji’s blockbuster movie. It made headlines as the first Nigerian movie acquired by Netflix and it follows the adventures of Adaeze Obiagu played by Genevieve herself as she steps up to take over her ailing father’s business and how she was able to overcome adversity to make it profitable again. It was directed by Nnaji and produced by Chinny Onwugbenu.
Nigeria hasn’t really had any notable horror movies in recent times which is a shame as the 90s were filled with amazing horror movies such as Diamond Ring and Living in Bondage. The Duplex harks back to those good old days with a tale about a couple (Mike Ezuruonye and Omoni Oboli) who buy a house at a pretty low price only to find that they were not alone in the house.
Lunch Time Heroes
Who doesn’t love a wholesome family movie? Lunch Time Heroes is one of such and it follows a teacher (Diana Yekinni) who isn’t much liked at school and to change this perception she decides to lead her class into a cooking competition. It’s just nice, clean wholesome fun.
Road To Yesterday
Another Genevieve Nnaji movie makes the list. The Road to Yesterday is a romantic drama that stars Genevieve Nnaji and Oris Erhuero as a struggling couple whose marriage is more or less off the rails. While travelling by road for a relative’s funeral, the two try to reconnect and get back to a happier time.
Green White Green
Green White Green was directed by talented filmmaker, Abba Makama and tells the coming-of-age story of three friends who get up to all sorts of things as they wait to enter university. It tackles modern teenage culture in Nigeria, the obsession with travelling abroad and a couple of social issues plaguing society.
A more recent movie, Chief Daddy is the hilarious story of intrigue, greed and family. When a Billionaire suddenly dies, there is a mad scramble for his wealth which leads to all sorts of unexpected results. The movie was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and written by Bode Asiyanbi.
Rounding off the list is this 2016 movie about workplace politics and a tense arbitration. The movie follows Gbenga (played by OC Ukeje) a tech entrepreneur, who must defend himself after one of his employees Dara (played by Adesua Etomi) accuses him of rape. There’s an arbitration case and the bulk of the movie takes place there. The Arbitration was written by Chinaza Onuzo and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.
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