Netflix is known for having an unbelievable amount of content, although Nigerians have often been left with the option of watching movies from other countries, lately there has been a huge push for Nigerian content on the platform.
We’ve compiled a list of the 12 Nigerian films you should definitely check out on Netflix this week.
The Bling Lagosians
The movie The Bling Lagosians follows an affluent, flamboyant, over the top family. ‘The Holloways’, living in Lagos. Despite not being as wealthy as they used to be, the family struggles to hold on to their past glory even if it means living in debt.
The films has an assembly of well renowned Nollywood names; Gbenga Titiloye, Elvina Ibru, Sharon Ooja..
King of Boys
Released back in 2018, the epic gangster movie King of Boys focuses on the power tussle following the story of a businesswoman and philanthropist named Alhaja Eniola Salami (played by Nollywood veteran Sola Sobowale) with growing political ambitions.
Shot in Bauchi and Lagos states, it follows the story of a rebellious heir from a wealthy family who’s sent to Northern Nigeria for his national service.
Moms at War
This follows Ebubechukwu (Omoni Oboli) and Olaide (Funke Akindele), two competitive mothers, who want their kids to always come out on top.
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
Set in Abuja, it follows four rich men (the Merry Men) played by Ayo Makun, Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke and Falana (Falz) who seduce powerful women, steal from the rich, get contracts from the political elite and give to the poor.
With N230 million, it is the fifth highest-grossing Nigerian film.
Single at 34, Isoken is manoeuvred by her mother towards a relationship with a black entrepreneur but finds herself drawn to a white photojournalist.
Viewers watch on as a young girl suddenly goes from being a shop girl to a billionaire after her father leaves her with his empire.
Set in an automobile repair workshop (mechanic village), the movie Mokalik (Mechanic) tells the story of an 11-year-old boy named Ponmile.
Born into a middle-class family, he spends his days as a lowly apprentice at the workshop to gain a different perspective on life. The film is produced and directed by veteran, Kunle Afolayan.
A mother gives birth to a child destined to give her life for her people on her 21st birthday. Things get interesting when the mother tries to avert this.
A divorced couple decides to continue sharing a home but their already-delicate cohabiting scheme unravels when they begin dating other people.
This is the story of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria that infected millions of people.
A family story based in the Eastern part of Nigeria, and Nigeria’s first Netflix original produced by the veteran, Genevieve Nnaji, shows how Adaeze steps up to run her Father’s business when all sets lose.
We are looking forward to more amazing Nigerian films for the African audience in the year 2020 and be sure that we’ll update you with any new movie you should be watching.