The festival veteran and highly anticipated Potato Potahto will debut this Friday (along with Christmas Is Coming) on the 24th of November. Muyiwa Aluko’s Bandits and Pascal Amanfo’s Celebrity Marriage were released last Friday, with the trailer for the later (starring Chigurl Omeruah and Joke Silva) proving to be a comedy must-watch.
Check out more Nigerian films showing and expected in cinemas this week:
1. 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.
Cast: Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Tonto Dikeh
2. 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.
Cast: Zack Orji, Ruth Kadiri, Moses Armstrong, Queenlois Akpabio
3. IDAHOSA Trails
An inglorious journalist sets out to interview a deceased Preacher. He is introduced to a young pastor who obliges to be of assistance in getting his story, but ends up having an encounter that would change his life forever.
Cast: Kunle Idowu, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Liz Ameye, Patrick Doyle
A hardworking and relentless young lady unknowingly gets into a toxic relationship with a man that never takes responsibility for anything. With abuse and violence on the rise, she becomes emotionally and mentally drained but won’t give up on her marriage.
Cast: Kiki Omeili, Tina Mba, Rotimi Salami, Gregory Ojefua, Stan Nze
5. Excess Luggage
An illiterate village man with his family are headed to a church summit but their car breaks down. They have no choice but to stay with an unlikely but wealthy family member. With the comfort they experience, will they ever leave their family member’s home to go to their summit or back to the village?
Cast: Ik Ogbonna, Queen Nwokoye, Mike Ezurounye, Denrele Edun, Fred Amata, Shaffy Bello
6. Dance To My Beat
A jobless high class sociable lady mounts pressures on her fiance (Raymond) with a meager salary to get married to her immediately or face her wrath. Raymond loves her so much and begs for more time as he complains his resources will not be enough to fund the high class wedding of her dreams.
Cast: Joseph Benjamin, Kehinde Bankole, Toyin Aimakhu, Lilian Afegbai
7. Body Language
A mysterious stranger comes into a stripper’s life at the same time a serial killer murders ladies across town. A mere coincidence or an ominous design of fate?
Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Tana Adelana, Ken Erics
8. The Women
At a getaway event, a group of malicious women are met with challenging trials that each must confront or succumb to. This is another adventure from the producers of Lekki Wives (TV Series).
Cast: Omoni Oboli, Ufoma McDermott, Kate Henshaw
9. Blood In The Lagoon
Against all odds, a young boy, from the devastatingly poor fishing slums of Lagos is determined to pursue the dreams of his brother who is murdered. With no support, but with focus, commitment, hard work, reliance on God and good moral judgment, how far does he go?
Starring: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Okey Uzoeshi
10. 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
Over the past few years, a menace threatens a portion of Northern Nigeria. This forces some people to take to begging on the streets of Lagos. Safara is a spectacular true-life movie packed with emotions, soul stirring challenges and surprises. This film shows at the Filmhouse cinemas in Kano, Nigeria.
12. Christmas Is Coming
A tomboy has a string of ill-luck after being transformed to a ‘lady’ by her mischievous flatmates just a few days to Christmas. She unintentionally falls in love quickly and has to deal with its immediate consequences.
Cast: Ufuoma McDermott, Sola Sobowale, Chioma Akpotha, Zack Orji, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Mary Lazarus, Gregory Ojefua, Michael Okon