#MondayMovieMadness: 12 Nollywood Films Currently Showing In Cinemas!

Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Ishaya Bako’s latest cinema release, now shows in 23 cinemas across the country, leading the pack with June in second place. Among directors, Desmond Elliot ranks as the only one with two movies to his credit, June and Getting Over Him. As an actor he appears alongside Jimmy Jean Louis (Phat Girls, Doctor Bello) in the cast of Charles Uwagbai’s Esohe.

Among movie stars, Toyin Abraham appears in three productions this week: Esohe, Wives On Strike 2, and Celebrity Marriage. Deyemi Okanlawon (Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Getting Over Him) and Uche Jombo (Wives On Strike 2, June) follow her closely, appearing in two movies each. Fingers are crossed as we patiently await Rotimi Raji’s Bachelor’s Eve coming on the 16th February, 2018.

See below, the list of Nigerian films currently showing near you:

1.     Royal Hibiscus Hotel

In this spritely Nollywood romantic comedy, an aspiring restaurateur returns to her home in Lagos to try and refine the fare at her family’s little hotel, only to find that her parents are planning on selling out to a rich (and devilishly attractive) buyer.

STARRING: Zainab Balogun, OC Ukeje, Kenneth Okoli, Deyemi Okonlawon, Jide Kosoko, Rachael Oniga
RUNTIME: 1hr 46mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, SEC Abuja, Festac, Ikeja, Jabi Lake Abuja, Ibom Tropicana Uyo), Filmhouse (IMAX, Dugbe, Samonda, Old GRA Port Harcourt, Akure, Kano, Benin, Surulere), Ozone Cinemas, GDC (The Palms, Port Harcourt, Delta Mall, Ceddi Plaza, Owerri, Maryland, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall Abuja)

2.     June

June is a romantic comedy that follows a wedding planner played by Michelle Dede who is in search of love but will she be able to overcome the Bridezilla from hell.

STARRING: Uche Jombo, Michelle Dede, Empress Njamah, Vector D Viper
RUNTIME: 1hr 46mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, SEC Abuja, Festac, Ikeja, Jabi Lake, Ibom Tropicana Uyo), Filmhouse (IMAX, Dugbe, Samonda, Old GRA Port Harcourt, Akure, Benin, Surulere), Ozone Cinemas, GDC (The Palms, Port Harcourt, Delta Mall, Ceddi Plaza, Owerri, Maryland, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall Abuja)

3.     The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai

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 Wellington, Patience Ozokwor, Ireti Doyle, Enyinna Nwigwe, Richard Mofe Damijo, Adesua Etomi, Somkele Iyamah
RUNTIME: 1hr 37min
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (SEC Abuja, Ikeja, Jabi Lake, Ibom Tropicana Uyo), Filmhouse (IMAX, Dugbe, Old GRA Port Harcourt, Akure, Surulere), Ozone Cinemas, GDC (Owerri)

4.      Sergeant Tutu

Contents from a stolen bag motivates two crooked cops on an investigation that quickly goes downhill.

STARRING: Uzor Arukwe, Stanley Chibunna
RUNTIME: 1hrs 42mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, Ikeja, Ibom Tropicana Uyo, Kano), GDC (Delta Mall)

5.     Getting Over Him

Mimi finds out her boyfriend has been two timing and she may have been the side chic. Heartbroken she finds solace in a blog that takes her on a step by step guide to finding love again.

STARRING: Majid Michel, Matilda Obaseki, Deyemi Okanlawon, Bimbo Ademoye
RUNTIME: 1hr 38mins
LOCATIONS: Filmhouse (Kano), GDC (The Palms, Port Harcourt, Gateway Mall Abuja)

6.      Wives On Strike: The Revolution

Domestic violence has hit close to home and the women must engage the government or become the government. The situation, it seems, is impossible to ignore. Twists, drama, frustrations and schemes makes this tug of war a hilarious revolution.

STARRING: Omoni Oboli, Kenneth Okonkwo, Julius Agwu, Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Toyin Abraham
RUNTIME: 1hr 33min
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Ibom Tropicana Uyo), Ozone Cinemas

7.     Esohe

Gary Barbar is a troubled man looking for the truth and meaning behind the nightmares, violent flashes of visions of a past that knows nothing about. He expects to find answers as he journeys to his fatherland but he is totally unprepared for the complications awaiting him in Benin. It’s a story of undying love, unflinching loyalty, deviously woven intrigues, and traditions.

STARRING: Jimmy Jean Louis, Misty Lockheart, Desmond Elliot, Chris Attoh, Bimbo Manuel, Ufuoma McDermott, Toyin Abraham, Jemaima Osunde, Monica Omorodion Swaida
RUNTIME: 1hr 43min
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Ikeja, Ibom Tropicana Uyo)

8.     Busted

A controversial love story set around Queen, a girl born into a decent home who gets lured into lesbianism as a result of her father’s strictness and her mother’s ignorance.

STARRING: Paul Obazele, Liz Benson Ameye, Kate Henshaw, Tony Umez, Ik Ogbonna, Bryan Okwara, Lisa Onu Chika Kalu, Janelle Ezeanaka, Vanessa Onu
RUNTIME: 1hr 47min
LOCATION: Silverbird (Ibom Tropicana Uyo)

9.     The Blindspot

A thrilling story concerning a young lady who got married to the love of her life. They were never able to consummate their marriage due to the fact that her husband had an issue which they thought was medical.

STARRING: Femi Jacobs, Rita Dominic
RUNTIME: 1hr 35mins
LOCATION: Silverbird (Ibom Tropicana Uyo)

10.     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: 1hr 44mins
LOCATION: Silverbird (Galleria)

11.     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, Tonto Dikeh, Odunlade Adekola, Jackie Appiah, Kanayo O Kanayo, Osita Iheme, Calista Okoronkwo, Susan Peters
RUNTIME: 1hr 47mins
LOCATION: Silverbird (Galleria)

12.     Bachelor’s Eve

The story tells of a handsome player ready to tie the knot with the love of his life. Their relationship is made in heaven, but twenty-four hours to the D-day a dark secret rears its ugly head. Bachelor’s Eve will be in cinemas on February 16th, 2018.

STARRING: Wole Ojo, Bade Smart, Jennifer Ikeji, Kehinde Bankole, Gbenro Ajibade, Frankinsense Eche-Ben, Doris Simeon, Kehinde Olurunyomi, Jumoke Odetola

If you have not checked any of the movies out, make sure you do so now!

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