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#MondayMovieMadness: 9 Nollywood Films To Catch In Cinemas This Week!

With a new week comes an exciting debut to look forward to. As fresh titles fill up showtimes, others gradually disappear to probably resurface at a festival in the future. This week showcases a list of romantic comedies we can’t wait to lay our eyes on. The highly anticipated “Bandit” has been released, and so has “Potato Potahto”, Frimpong Manso’s latest feature starring the multi award winning OC Ukeje and his co-lead Joselyn Dumas.

Now check out more films showing till the end of November below:

1. Bandits

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: 98 minutes

2. Christmas is Coming

A romantic comedy about a slobby 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 McDermota, Sola Sobowale, Chioma Akpotha, Zack Orji, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Mary Lazarus, Gregory Ojefua, Michael Okon

Runtime: 106 minutes

3. 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 minutes

4. 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 Dike

Runtime: 107 minutes

5. 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

6. 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 minutes

7. 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?

Starring: Ik Ogbonna, Queen Nwokoye, Mike Ezurounye, Denrele Edun, Fred Amata, Shaffy Bello

Runtime: 90 minutes

8. 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

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? This film shows at the Filmhouse Cinemas, Marina Resort, Calabar.

Starring: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Okey Uzoeshi

Are there other films you think should be on this list? Kindly share in the comments.

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