Top 10 Nollywood Movies on Netflix Right Now (2021)

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The Best 10 Nollywood Movies Streaming on Netflix Right Now

The business relationship between Nollywood and Netflix is still new, but growing stronger. In 2015, the streaming platform obtained Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 and Biyi Bandele’s Fifty. The relationship bloomed to a more current level in 2018 with the acquisition of Genevieve Nnaji’s dramedy, Lionheart, in front of its reality debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), making it the principal Netflix unique film from Nigeria.

From that point forward, Netflix has obtained more than 40 Nollywood films, from blockbusters like King of Boys, Chief Daddy, and Isoken to less mainstream pictures like Kasala! and Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo). With the expanded number of Nigerian movies on Netflix, it very well may be an overwhelming assignment to choose the best ones to watch.

However, we have picked the 10 best Nollywood films currently streaming on Netflix

1. Citation

Cast: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Sadiq Daba, Temi Otedola, Joke Silva, Gabriel Afolayan, Bienvenu Neba, Ray Reboul, Adjetey Anang, Yomi Fash Lanso, and Ini Edo
Length: 151mins
Director: Kunle Afolayan

Producer: Steve Ayorinde, Yinka Oyedeji, Seun Soyinka

SYNOPSIS: The movies narrates the ordeals faced by a female postgraduate student, Moremi Oluwa (Temi Otedola) who is forced to find a way to deal with an awkward situation of sexual harassment from a popular male lecturer, Prof. Lucien Nd’yara (Jimmy-Jean Louis).

2. Oluture

Cast: Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Patrick Doyle, Segun Arinze, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Wofai Fada, Beverly Osu, Ada Ameh, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Omowunmi Dada, David Jones David, Daniel Effiong, Emmanuel Ilemobayo, Sambasa Nzeribe, Gregory Ojefua, Beverly Osu, Yemi Solade, Bukola Oladipupo, and Omawumi.
Length: 1hr 47mins
Director: Kenneth Gyang
Producer: Steve Ayorinde, Yinka Oyedeji, Seun Soyinka

SYNOPSIS: The movie is the story of a young, naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking. Unused to this brutal environment, crawling with ruthless traders and pimps, Oloture finds warmth and friendship with Blessing, Linda, and Beauty, the prostitutes she lives with. However, she gets drawn into their lifestyle and finds it difficult to cope. In her quest to uncover the truth, she pays the ultimate price – one that takes her to the verge of no return.

3. Love is War

Cast: Femi Branch, Shaffy Bello-Akinrimisi, Bimbo Manuel, Akin Lewis, Jide Kosoko, Omoni Oboli, Richard Mofe Damijo, Yomi Black, Toke Makinwa, Uzor Osimkpa
Length: 1h 51m
Director: Omoni Oboli
Producer: Tomi Adeoye, Omoni Oboli, Zulu Onuekwusi, Chinaza Onuzo

SYNOPSIS: The movie is about an adoring couple who decided to test the strength of their marriage. This they did by running against each other for the office of a state governor. Its was produced by Omoni Oboli

4. The SetUp

Cast: Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Jim Iyke, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Tina Mba, Joke Silva, Kehinde Bankole, Uzor Arukwe, Ayoola Ayoola.
Length: 1h 44m
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
Producer: Chinaza Onuzo

SYNOPSIS: The movie is about a young woman who gets more than she bargains for and is drawn into a web of deceit when she is hired by a socialite to assist with his scheme to marry a wealthy heiress.

The movie was produced by Anakle Films

5. King of Boys

Cast: Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Akin Lewis, Remilekun Safaru, Paul Sambo, Chinedu Ani Michael, Toni Tones, Illblis, Jide Kosoko, Kemi Adetiba, Nzube Ezikeohae, Omoni Oboli.
Length: 2h 49m
Director:  Kemi Adetiba
Producer: Kemi Adetiba, Remi Adetiba, Kene Okwuosa

SYNOPSIS: The movie follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?

 

6. UpNorth

Cast: Banky W, Rahama Sadau, T. Boss, Ibrahim Suleiman, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Adesua Etomi, Michelle Dede
Length: 2h 49m
Director: Tope Oshin
Producer:  Editi Effiong, Isioma Osaje, Zulumoke Onuekwusi, Uyai Umoren Effiong

SYNOPSIS: UpNorth tells the story of a pampered heir who must complete his National Youth Service to inherit his father’s wealth. But in the process of doing that in an unfamiliar region, he created new goals for himself.

7. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

Cast: idekene Achufusi, Ramsey Nouah, Kenneth Okonkwo, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Munachi Abii, Nancy Isime, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Kalu Ikeagwu, Ndidi Obi, Shawn Faqua, Ebele Okaro
Length: 2h 29m
Director: Ramsey Nouah
Producer: Charles Okpaleke

SYNOPSIS: The movie tells the story of Nnamdi, Andy Okeke‘s mysterious son, and his vaunting quest for the big life, one that he would do whatever it took to realize. Nnamdi’s untamed quest for the quick buck, fast car, easy living, inevitably took him on a perilous journey.

 

8. Moms At War

Cast: Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli, Yul Edochie, Michelle Dede, Eucharia Anunobi.
Length: 1hr 32mins
Director: Omoni Oboli
Producer: Moses Babatope

SYNOPSIS: The movie is about two mothers who live in the same neighborhood, but hate each other.One felt that the other was a village girl who just got into money and is not fit to be in society with them. But both their kids coincidentally attend the same school and there was a competition that was done for the kids, and both were the top of their class. It comes down to one of them winning the competition and the mothers just go crazy, doing all sorts of antics. It’s a story of friendship, sisterhood, and bonding in spite of everything.

9. Lara and the Beats

Cast: Cast: Somkele Idhalama, Seyi Shay, Vector, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Uche Jombo, Chinedu Ikedieze, Shaffy Bello, Sharon Ooja, Chioma Chukwuka, Akah Nnani, Bimbo Manuel, Toni Tones, Deyemi Okanlawon, DJ Xclusive, Folu ‘Storms’ Ogunkeye.
Length: 2hr 20mins
Director: Tosin Coker
Producer: Tosin Coker, Tolu Olusoga

SYNOPSIS: It a movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the center of a financial scandal with their late parents’ Media Empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble and must learn to build their own future – through music and enterprise – to salvage their family’s past.

10. Coming From Insanity

Cast: Gabriel Afolayan, Udoka Oyeka, Damilola Adegbite, Dakore Akande, Wale Ojo, Bolanle Ninalowo, Sani Musa Danja, Tina Mba, Sharon Ooja, Adeolu Adefarasin, Sambasa Nzeribe, Temidayo Akinboro, Wole Ojo, Odunlade Adekola
Length: 1hr 37mins
Director: Akinyemi Sebastian Akinropo
Producer: Ibidolapo Ajayi

SYNOPSIS: The movie is about an ambitious currency agent becomes determined to bring a talented counterfeiter to justice. Based on a true story.

 

References

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