Whatever cinema you plan on visiting soon, we have curated 7 top Nigerian movies in cinemas right now and you may just want to see them all.
LIVING IN BONDAGE: BREAKING FREE
Directed by Ramsey Nouah, the 2019 sequel tells the story of Nnamdi, Andy Okeke’s son whose quest for the lavish life takes him down the same questionable path his father took. The movie grossed ₦163.3 million at the box office. The movie came 11th place on the list of the highest-grossing movie of all time.
What would you do if you stumbled upon $800,000(₦282 million)? $800,000 what! Sugar Rush follows the story of three sisters who stumbled upon a lump sum of money, the comedy pick stars Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington, Toke Makinwa, Bisola Aiyeola, Bankole Wellington and many more. Popular rapper D’banj made his feature film debut in this movie. Despite mixed reviews, the film became a box office success and became the fifth highest-grossing Nigerian film for the year 2019.
MERRY MEN: ANOTHER MISSION
The sequel continues the original story started in the 2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demon. It tells the story of the charming foursome known as Merry Men who met their match in some ladies determined to make them pay for their atrocities. The movie featured the ex Bbnaija Alex Unusual, Nancy Isime, Ramsey Noah, Falz, Ireti Doyle, Regina Daniels amongst others. Merry Men 2 grossed ₦36.89 million in its first weekend.
Kpali is a relatable Nigerian comedy movie. ‘Kpali’ tells the story of Amaka Kalayor – played by Ini Dima-Okojie – a single investment banker who has 30 days to renew her working contract and visa in the UK or lose her job and her continued stay in London. The Executive Producer of the movie Abhulime Ehiagwina believes Kpali,’ story will further enrich the conversation about Nigerian immigrants in search of greener pastures.
THE LEGEND OF INIKPI
Mercy Johnson’s new film Inikpi was inspired by a true event that happened in the history of Igala and Benin kingdom. Inikpi tells a compelling tale of two kingdoms on the brink of war. Mercy Okojie said she was inspired to do something different from what is common in Nollywood these days.
Your Excellency is a story of a young billionaire and failed presidential candidate who is obsessed with Donald Trump. Written and directed by Funke Akindele, the movie is her directorial debut. If you love politics, this is your go-to movie with a blend of comedy.
Akpe: The Return Of The Beast is a sequel to Ushbebe’s blockbuster ‘London And The Beast’, produced in 2017. The movie tells the story of Akpe who is now deported from London and faces the choice of returning to Warri. This is a story of love and betrayal.
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