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#MondayMovieMadness: 11 Nigerian Films Showing In Cinemas This Week

Filmmakers aren’t stepping on the brakes, and since 2018 kicked off it’s been one cinema release after the other. The Eve and 200 Million will be out on the 29th and 30th of March respectively. But before that, New Money will be released this Friday, marking the end of a long wait. Disguise and Mummy Dearest 2 (both of which star Daniel K. Daniel) are currently showing in most locations, beating the more recent Dr Mekam and Frank Arase’s Bound. These and a couple of others (listed below) are part of the 11 Nigerian films you should endeavour to check out this week.

Here we go:

1.     Dr Mekam

A highly successful diaspora based Nigerian medical Doctor decides to return home and run for the office of the Governor of Anambra state as “a humble stepping stone to becoming the President of Nigeria,” but navigating through the murky and very diabolical waters of the Nigerian politics proves quite an uphill task.

STARRING: Seun Akindele, Kalu Ikeagwu, Yemi Blaq, Oby Olebara Uzoukwu, Gloria Anozieyoung, Chika Chukwu, Emeka Okoye, Eric Obinna, Eva Appiah, Uche Jombo
RUNTIME: 1hr 30mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake, Uyo), GDC (Port-Harcourt, Delta, Owerri), Kada Cinemas

2.     Bound

The story follows Chinenye, a single 35-year-old career woman facing pressure from family. She meets and falls in love with Elochukwu, who despite Chinenye’s indecisiveness and fear of commitment, remains in her life with a resolve to show her unconditional love. Unknown to everyone, Chineye has a lifelong secret: She battles spiritual, emotional and physical forces that make her emotionally unfit to commit herself to anyone, no matter how hard she tries.

STARRING: Rita Dominic, Eyinna Nwigwe, Joyce Kalu, Nicole Banner, Duke Emmanuel, Neye Balogun
RUNTIME: 1hr 20mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, Festac, Ikeja, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake, Uyo), GDC (Port-Harcourt, Delta, Owerri)

3.     Mummy Dearest 2

The movie tells the story of a young man sent to his home town to head his company’s project. Knowing he’s becoming successful in life he decides to propose to his girlfriend. After the move, she begins to assume the position of a prospective wife which naturally does not sit well with his mum.

STARRING: Liz Benson-Ameye, Okagbue Chris, Daniel K. Daniel, Uti Nwachukwu, Mary Lazarus
RUNTIME: 1hr 40mins
LOCATIONS: Silverbird (Galleria, Ikeja, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake), Filmhouse (Dugbe, Port-Harcourt, Akure, Kano, Surulere), GDC (The Palms, Port-Harcourt, Delta, Ceddi Plaza, Owerri, Maryland, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall), Ozone Cinemas, Kada Cinemas

4.     Disguise

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, Daniel K. Daniel
RUNTIME: 1hr 40mins
LOCATIONS: Silvervird (Festac, Ikeja, Jabi Lake, Uyo), Filmhouse (IMAX, Dugbe, Samonda, Port-Harcourt, Akure, Kano, Surulere, Benin), GDC (The Palms, Port-Harcourt, Delta, Ceddi Plaza, Owerri, Maryland, Novare Mall, Gateway Mall), Ozone Cinemas, Kada Cinemas

5.     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: Filmhouse (IMAX, Surulere), GDC (Port-Harcourt), Ozone Cinemas

6.     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
RUNTIME: 1hr 30mins
LOCATIONS: Filmhouse (Kano), Ozone Cinemas

7.     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: Silvervird (Festac, Uyo), Filmhouse (Kano)

8.     Crushed

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 (SEC Abuja), Filmhouse (Benin), Kada Cinemas

9.     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
LOCATION: Silverbird (Uyo)

10.     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)

11.     New Money

The movie tells the story of a young girl, who goes from being a shop girl to a billionaire, after her father leaves her his empire to run.

STARRING: Jemima Osunde, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Wale Ojo, Dakore Akande, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana

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