Kunle Afolayan’s The Bridge (starring Kedike‘s Chidinma Ekile) makes the list of films to go see this festive season. Also fresh in the cinemas is Dagger, a drama written, produced and directed by Saheed Apanpa (Trapped, Power of Tomorrow). Upon it’s release the trailer looked exciting, and as such the movie’s expected to match the hype.
The hugely anticipated sequel to The Wedding Party will be launched nationwide come this Friday, December 15th. Note however that a screening will be held in advance on Wednesday and Thursday at the Filmhouse and Genesis Deluxe cinemas.
And in-case you missed Excess Luggage or Blood in the Lagoon (no longer on the big screen), worry not, for there are newcomers. Check out these Nigerian films showing near you this week:
1. The Bridge
A Yoruba prince and a young lady from a distinguished Igbo family are a couple whose relationship is threatened by tribal prejudice and parental plans for each’s life. When the couple secretly wed against their parents’ wishes, the consequence shakes the very foundation and sustenance of both families.
Starring: Zack Orji, Tina Mba, Kunle Afolayan, Demola Adedoyin, Chidinma Ekile, Ken Erics
Runtime: 110 mins
Frances Benson has been married for just six months. Six months of lies, deceit, betrayal and denial. What happens when he employs someone to trail his wife? What happens when the wife seeks for attention in the wrong place? What happens when he finds out his idol’s marriage is all a facade?
Starring: Bola Ninalowo, Seun Akindele, Lucy Ameh
Runtime: 90 mins
3. Christmas is Coming
A romantic comedy about a tomboy who has a string of ill-luck after being transformed to a “lady” by her mischievous flat mates just a few days to Christmas. She unintentionally falls in love quickly and has to deal with the immediate consequences.
Starring: Ufuoma McDermont, Chioma Akpotha, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Mary Lazarus, Gregory Ojefua
Runtime: 106 mins
4. Potato Potahto
A divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflame emotions and turns an already complicated situation into a roller coaster ride.
Starring: OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Chris Attoh, Blossom Chukwujekwu
Runtime: 104 mins
5. Little Drops of Happy
Mano Ojo has to deal with the infidelity of her ‘actor’ husband. This leads to a series of challenges she has to confront and overcome. The challenges soon become too overwhelming to the extent that she loses her poise. Nevertheless, in the midst of her chaotic experience she has to save not just herself, but her estranged husband from his promiscuous stance.
Starring: Mercy Aigbe, Ayobami Ajayi, Motunrayo Ajayi
Fred is willed what he feels is a worthless painting by his late Uncle. His friends sell the painting for a cheap amount. He tries to recover the painting after he discovers that his Uncle left him a 90 million Naira cheque behind it.
Starring: Joke Silva, Chigul Omeruah, Linda Ejiofor, Senator, FunnyBone
Runtime: 100 mins
7. Celebrity Marriage
A group of top celebrities who have faced real-life failed marriages show us behind the scenes in this comedic movie what life was really like. Based on two Nigerian celebrities, one turns a victim of domestic violence while the other falls under pressure to get pregnant.
Starring: Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Tonto Dikeh
Runtime: 107 mins
8. Accidental Spy
When IT specialist Emmanuel Prince gets blindsided by his cheating girlfriend, his world comes crashing down. While wallowing in his sorrows, his best friends encourage him to take a trip to America to “breeze out” and refocus his energy. In the meantime, a national studying abroad invents an experimental source of energy for Nigerians.
Starring: Ramsey Noah, Ayo Makun, Ali Baba, Emma Oh My God
Runtime: 104 mins
9. Couples Award
A wife unable to conceive after a failed artificial insemination soon finds out her husband is having a baby with their neighbour’s wife. She subsequently tries to convince her husband to use his lawyer status to get custody of the child.
Starring: Kate Henshaw, Gbenro Ajibade, Kehinde Olorunyomi, Regina Chuckwu, Frankincense Eche-Ben
Runtime: 80 mins
10. Bridge of No Return
In the early 18th century, a young princess (Eme) leaves her father to go out in search of a lover (Esu) kidnapped and sold into slavery by her suitor. Esu was taken to the bridge of no return, a popular place in the Southern Nigeria, he was about to be shipped with others slaves to Europe. Africa’s vast population meant nothing in a sweeping rage of slavery… and at the bridge no single soul returned, except one.
Starring: Zack Orji, Ruth Kadiri, Moses Armstrong, Queenlois Akpabio
Runtime: 110 minutes
Bonus (Friday): The Wedding Party 2
A wealthy Nigerian accidentally proposes to his British girlfriend and has to deal with objections from both families and the hilarious cross-cultural consequences.
Starring: Banky W, Adesuwa Etomi, RMD, Ali Baba, Patience Ozokwor
Runtime: 97 mins
Are there other films you think should be on this list? Kindly share in the comments.