10 Recommended Nigerian Films Showing This Week!
Every new week brings with it enthusiasm, rekindled optimism, and the latest Nollywood movies. Body Language by Royal Arts Academy and ROK Studios will be out this Friday and it promises to be a looker. All work and no play is bad advice, so check out a Nigerian film this week in Lagos, Abuja, Uyo, Kano, or any of the cinemas across the country. Here are ten films showing this week:
1. Catch.er (Drama, Thriller)
When a young business executive is found murdered, two gritty detectives begin a puzzling investigation. As the investigation deepens, dark revelations unfold at every corner. The film is an intriguing Nollywood who-dun-it.
Cast: OC Ukeje, Beverly Naya, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tope Tedela
2. Heartbeat (Drama)
Thelma’s marriage suffers domestic violence as her husband has become a nightmare. Despite pleas from friends and relatives, Thelma refuses to call it quits in a bid to cure him of the dreaded psychological ailments that lead to his behaviour.
Cast: Ruth Kadiri, Frederick Leonard, Karo Benedict, Favour Puskas
3. The Women (Drama/Comedy)
From the producers of Lekki Wives, The Women tells of a group of malicious women at a getaway event and the challenging trials that each must confront or succumb to.
Cast: Omoni Oboli, Ufoma McDermott, Kate Henshaw
4. Mentally (Comedy/Adventure)
Mentally is the story of a young Nigerian man, Akin, who despite his mother’s warnings, decides to relocate to Lagos where his only friend, Emeka (a former schoolmate) promises him enormous opportunities of having a better life.
Cast: Toyin Aimakhu, Adekunle Gold, Frank Donga, Woli Arole, Okagbue Chris, Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson
5. The Silver Spoon (Drama)
This film tells the story of a serious minded but spoilt 24 year-old girl placed on a succession plan by her parents to take charge of the family business. But she then comes across a disgruntled job seeker who discovers his sought-after job wasn’t what he expected.
Cast: Desmond Elliot, Wole Ojo, Yvonne Jedege, Jennifer Eliogu, Sophia Alakija, Eyinna Nwingwe
6. Dance To My Beat (Comedy)
Lamide, a jobless high class sociable lady mounts pressures on her fiancé to get married to her immediately or face her wrath. He loves her so much and begs for more time to fund the high class wedding of her dreams but these pleas fall on deaf ears.
Cast: Joseph Benjamin, Kehinde Bankole, Toyin Aimakhu, Lilian Afegbai
7. Dognapped (Comedy)
Dognapped is a family comedy movie about the life of an upcoming comedian who forms a relationship with a talking dog. They both go on a roller-coaster ride as they conquer their fears, battle their enemies, fall in love and rise to fame.
Cast: Julius Agwu (as Bruno), Odunlade Adekola, Tope Tedela, Lota Chukwu, FunnyBone, Paul Utomi
8. Amara (Drama)
It’s the story of a 42 year-old Nigerian man based in Europe who decides to return to Nigeria in search of a wife after a failed marriage to an European. He gets entangled with two Nigerian female bankers – one who wants to have him at all cost, and another who’s indifferent.
Cast: Ali Nuhu, Anthony Monjaro, Jennifer Schmid, Marco Zubinden, Yvonne Jegede
9. My Wife & I (Comedy)
My Wife & I is set around a couple who exchange minds and end up in each other’s bodies after a visit to a famous Pastor. Is it a miracle or a curse? Who knows? Unable to switch back, they are forced to masquerade as each other until a solution can be found.
Cast: Omoni Oboli, Ramsey Nouah, Seyi Law
10. Body Language (Thriller)
Body Language is the story of how a mysterious stranger comes into a stripper’s life at the same time a serial killer goes around town murdering ladies. One is left to wonder if it’s a mere coincidence or an ominous design of fate?
Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Tana Adelana, Ken Erics, Patrick Nnamani, Lawetta Richards, Emem Ufot