Dear streaming giants, Netflix is not leaving any stone unturned in the quest to expand its Nigerian market. It recently announced plans for more original content from various prominent Nigerian producers.

Also, in recent months, the number of Nollywood movies on Netflix has increased a great deal. August isn’t any different. Here are five Nollywood productions you shouldn’t miss checking out, this August.

The Governor

Director: Ema Edosio

Starring: Caroline Chikezie, Bimbo Manuel, Baaj Adebule, Kachi Nnochiri, and Simi Adejumo.

“The Governor”; an EbonyLife Film Production, follows the Deputy Governor of Savannah State, who with no governorship ambitions finds herself suddenly entangled in a web of political intrigue after the untimely death of the incumbent Governor. As audiences embark on this journey with Angela, they get to see how with the help of her trusted Chief of Staff, she learns how to maneuver through the rough and shark-infested waters of politics whilst balancing the demands of her matrimonial home.

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Set in Savannah, a coastal state in Western Africa established in 1964 and extremely rich in iron ore, “The Governor” will take viewers through the shadowy often gruesome corridors of power. Can Angela stand up to her rivals and assume her place as Governor? Will the fear of losing her husband cause her to forfeit this opportunity?

Written by Yinka Ogun, Debo Oluwatuminu and Tunde Babalola. The lead character ‘Angela Ochello’ is played by British-Nigerian actress Caroline Chikezie.


Director: Chris Eneaji

Starring: Adesua Etomi, Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Ime Bishop Umoh, Theresa Edem, Moses Armstrong

The film explores the culture of the Ibibio people of Nigeria. It is clouded with music, dance and comedy. Prince Daraima, the charming heir to Obong Ikpaisong, repeatedly dreams of Ihuoma, the poor but beautiful maiden whose beauty is matched only by her voice. In Daraima’s dreams, flowers blossoms and birds gather when Ihuoma sings.

This film was shot at locations in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the producer’s homeland. It received funding from various sources, including a loan from the Bank of the Industry.

Sin City

Director: Pascal Amanfo

Starring: Kunle Remi, Yvonne Nelson, and Adjetey Anang

Netflix Release Date: August 5

Philip and Julia are a couple high up on the ladder of success and living the dream life.. Their marriage seems perfect except for the suppressed fact the couple can’t seem to get to spend time with each other owing to Philips’ frequent trips. When they finally decide to spend time together and go away for a few days, they head for an exotic hotel. What follows is a tale of several twists, turns that spills a can of worms and ultimately pulls each person in the emerging web of deceit.


Director: C.J Fiery Obasi

Starring: Weruche Opia, Gbenro Ajibade, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Carol King, Emmanuel Ikubese and Shaffy Bello.

DERE is Nigeria’s very own adaptation of the well-known folktale, Cinderella.This mini-series follows Dere, a privileged only child of the Kosoko family. Before returning to Nigeria, she studied in Scotland at St. Andrew’s University, making her cultured, educated and quite spoiled. However, when she returns, her world is flipped upside down after a series of events, including a breakup with her long-time boyfriend, which threatens the wonderful life she once had.

Diamond in the Sky

Director: Kunle Afolayan

Starring: Joke Silva, Ali Nuhu, Yvonne Jegede Fawole, Mogaji Majinyawa Yemi Shodimu, Prof Ayo Akinwale and Ebun Oloyede

Diamonds In The Sky, a movie produced by Femi Adebayo and directed by multi-award winning director, Kunle Afolayan. It is a family drama that takes viewers through a roller coaster of emotions like love, joy and disappointment that comes together to play in what makes this movie an outstanding flick.

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