The past months have been big for Nollywood both at the cinemas and on Netflix. Ayinla and Dwindle continue to dominate the box office while titles such as Finding Hubby debuted on Netflix to critical acclaim.
Here are the top 5 Nigerian movies at the Box office and also on streaming giants, Netflix.
Directed by Tunde Kelani, the film was set in the 1970s and early 1980s and shot in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Lateef Adedimeji played the role of Ayinla, starring alongside Omowumi Dada, Bimbo Manuel, Ade Laoye, Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Ademoye and Mr Macaroni.
Ayinla is Kelani’s first major film since his 2015 release of Dazzling Mirage. The movie was produced by Nollywood powerhouse Jade Osiberu. The movie peaked at the box office in July making in excess of N70 million.
It was produced by Mimi Bartels for Filmone productions and directed by Kayode Kasum and Dare Olaitan. It stars Funke Akindele-Bello, Bisola Aiyeola, Jidekene Achufusi, Gregory Ojefua, Broda Shaggi, Adedimeji Lateef, Timini Egbuson, Efa Iwara and Uzor Arukwe. It was released theatrically on 16 July 2021.
It is a comedy film based on the story of Sogo and Buta, two friends who hijack a car and venture into cabbing and how their lives take a drastic turn when their path runs into assassins who have just kidnapped the state governor.
A romance movie written by talented writer Tunde Leye and produced by Femi D. Ogunsanwo. Ade Laoye, Kehinde Bankole and Munachi Abii played the leading characters in the movie.
The movie was initially released in cinemas on December 4, 2020 but became available for streaming on Netflix in July. It is already a huge success on the streaming app, topping the charts for weeks.
Day of Destiny
D.O.D is the thrilling adventure of Chidi and Rotimi, teenagers who get a magical chance to travel back in time and change their broke parents’ past. Day of Destiny was released on Netflix on July 13th, and had fans fall in love with its unique storyline and action sequence.
2 Weeks in Lagos
2 Weeks in Lagos was one of the top Nigerian titles on the Netflix app in July. It follows a turbulent and thrilling journey into the lives of Ejikeme and Lola. Their lives collide when investment banker Ejikeme comes home from the United States with Lola’s brother Charlie to invest in Nigerian businesses.
2 Weeks in Lagos captures the excitement, vibrancy, and complexity of everyday life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks.
We hope binging on these movies would help you rest and unwind this weekend, and that you have the best of times. Happy watching!