Disguise, a hilarious comedy starring IK Ogbonna and Nancy Isime, finally made it’s debut on the 2nd of March. The film shows in 23 cinemas across the country, beating Memoirs of 4 and the Falz Experience to make first place. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel shows in 20 locations this week, a sign the movie is still going strong. Also, stars like Gbenro Ajibade, Wole Ojo and Kehinde Bankole appear in more than one big screen production this week, i.e. Memoirs of 4 and Bachelor’s Eve. While we savour the diversity of genres, find listed 10 Nigerian films you should check out this week:
A millionaire tasks a group of young adults to answer the age old question: ‘What do women want?’ In a bid to win the ultimate prize of N10m, a couple of friends decide to disguise themselves as the opposite sex to find the truth.
STARRING: IK Ogbonna, Nancy Isime, Wale Ojo, Desmond Elliot, Toyin Abraham
RUNTIME: 1hr 40mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake, Uyo), GDC (The Palms, Port Harcourt, Delta, Abuja, Owerri, Maryland, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall), Filmhouse (IMAX, Surulere, Dugbe, Samonda, Akure, Port Harcourt, Kano, Benin), Kada Cinemas, Ozone Cinemas
2. Falz Experience: The Movie
In the movie, Falz plays multiple characters, featuring in separate scenes as a preacher, a waiter, a lawyer, and a musician. In each scene, he runs into some kind of trouble through which he provides comic relief.
STARRING: Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Bisola Aiyeola, Adunni Ade, Frank Donga
LOCATIONS: GDC (The Palms, Port Harcourt, Delta, Abuja, Owerri, Maryland, Gateway Mall, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall), Filmhouse (IMAX, Surulere, Dugbe, Samonda, Akure, Port Harcourt, Kano, Benin), Ozone Cinemas
The story tells of a woman who starts seeing a man from her past as people think she’s going insane. The lines between reality and the subconscious become blurred and her nightmare becomes her waking life.
STARRING: Seun Akindele, Sambasa Nzeribe, Michael Isokpan, Lilian Esoro, Efosa Efef Iyamu, Matilda Obaseki
RUNTIME: 1hr 29mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja), GDC (Port Harcourt, Delta, Owerri), Filmhouse (Surulere, Akure, Benin), Kada Cinemas
4. In A Strange Land
The story is based on an incredible true life story of a young girl trafficked to London for domestic servitude. This movie seeks to raise awareness and educate Africans in Diaspora and at home on modern slavery.
STARRING: Sam Obiago, Roseline Sanni-Ajose, Ngozi Thompson, William Kemeh, Toyin Moore, Larry King, Lucien Morgan, MA Benson
RUNTIME: 1hr 45mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja, Uyo)
5. Memoirs of 4
The story tells of four friends experiencing different emotional roller coasters brought about by the pressure, frustration and agony that most unmarried ladies within certain age brackets face in some parts of Africa. It tells the story of how some were able to withstand the storm and how some found strength in their fall.
STARRING: Kehinde Bankole, Wole Ojo, Gbenro Ajibade, Doris Simeon, Adesua Etomi, Joseph Benjamin, Blossom Chukwujeku, Linda Ejiofor
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake, Uyo), GDC (Port Harcourt, Delta, Owerri, Gateway Mall), Filmhouse (Surulere, Akure, Kano), Kada Cinemas, Ozone Cinemas
6. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
In this 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, Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja), GDC (The Palms, Port Harcourt, Delta, Abuja, Owerri, Maryland, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall), Filmhouse (IMAX, Surulere, Dugbe, Samonda, Akure, Port Harcourt, Benin), Ozone Cinemas
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 a Bridezilla from hell?
STARRING: Uche Jombo, Michelle Dede, Empress Njamah, Vector D Viper
RUNTIME: 1hr 46mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Festac, Uyo)
8. 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.
STARRING: Wole Ojo, Bade Smart, Jennifer Ikeji, Kehinde Bankole, Gbenro Ajibade, Frankinsense Eche-Ben, Doris Simeon, Kehinde Olurunyomi, Jumoke Odetola
RUNTIME: 1hr 20mins
LOCATION: Silverbird (Uyo)
9. 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
LOCATION: Silverbird (Uyo)
10. The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai
In this sequel, Nonso has continued his romance with Deirdre, the bridesmaid from London. Nonso proposes while on a dinner date and sets off a chain of events too powerful to stop. Deirdre’s upper-crust British family are against the match, as are some members of the Nigerian clan, but Deirdre’s determination can’t be contained.
STARRING: Banky Wellington, Patience Ozokwor, Ireti Doyle, Enyinna Nwigwe, Richard Mofe Damijo, Adesua Etomi, Somkele Iyamah
RUNTIME: 1hr 37min
LOCATION: Ozone Cinemas
If you’ve not seen any of the movies, endeavour to do so this week.