It’s amazing how Nigerian movies have upgraded so far. While you might still doubt it, Nigerian cinema is one of the top and largest film industries in the world.
The “Oga at the Top” streaming platform, Netflix has taken up another level in Nigeria by signing deals with top Nigerian movie makers in the such as EbonyLife and more.
In February 2020, on the 25th to be precise, Netflix announced the arrival of Netflix Naija with a newly created Twitter account.
N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you’re looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/js8z3LIyM3
— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) February 25, 2020
Making the announcement with top Nigerian actors and actresses, they captioned it
N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you’re looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria!
It’s super exciting to see Nigerian movies in the top streaming platform in the world. So if you are new to Nollywood movies or you’re already a guru, here are movies you need to see ASAP.
What to know : Nigerian Prince has been a hit with viewers since it landed on Netflix, and many are taking to social media to praise the film. After his mum sends him to Nigeria against his will, stubborn Nigerian-American teen Eze (Antonio J Bell) joins forces with his cousin Pius (Chinaza Uche) – who runs an online scamming business – to try and earn the money for his flight back to the US.
Starring: Antonio Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba
What to know : This well-loved comedy-drama film is about a billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft, a larger-than-life benefactor to a vast extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses – until he suddenly drops dead. Who’s in the will, and who will inherit his enormous wealth? One thing’s for sure: it’s not going to be straightforward.
Starring: Taiwo Obileye, Joke Silva, Falz
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What to Know : Niyi Akinmolayan’s The Set Up is a suspenseful crime-drama about best friends Grace (Kehinde Bakole) and Chike (Adesua Etomi), who become drug dealers in order to survive. But Chike gets more than she bargained for when she is hired by socialites Edem (Jim Iyke) and Madame (Tina Mba) to marry a wealthy heiress (Dakore Akande).
Starring: Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Jim Iyke, Dakore Akande
What to know : Chief Olalekan Ajadi, a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, is obsessed with Donald Trump. Just when his campaign looks set to be another disaster, Ajadi is anointed by a major party and becomes a credible contender, all through the power of social media.
Starring: Akin Lewis, Funke Akindele, Kemi Lala Akindoju
What to Know : Following a young girl from a poor family, who as a result of her inferiority complex, engages in the act of making up stories about her financial and social status in order to fit in with the crowd.
Starring: Kehinde Bankole, Lilian Esoro, Bolaji Amusan
What to Know : A surprise resort getaway to celebrate a fifth anniversary descends into chaos as two couples’ lives collide when Omoye (Joselyn Dumas) bumps into her old love, Tare (Enyinna Nwigwe).
Starring: Jim Iyke, Joselyn Dumas, Enyinna Nwigwe
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