Moses Inwang’s Merry Men 2 is coming to Netflix, according to producer Ayo ‘Ay’ Makun. “Just because you asked for it, Merry Men 2 is on a mission to take over Netflix. Release date coming soon,” he writes.
The action-comedy picks up from its prequel—Merry Men: Real Yoruba Demons—after helping the authorities catch corrupt politician Dame Maduka, the charming foursome have left their old ways of robbing and scheming rich women.
Naz, now married, is prepping for fatherhood. Ayo is looking forward to forever with his law enforcement fiancée, Dera. But not so much has changed with Amaju and Remi, who are still basking in the freedom of bachelorhood. While on holiday, enjoying their new lives, ghosts from the past visit them.
Anthony Kehinde Joseph returns as screenwriter, and his screenplay is more engaging than the prequel’s—the reoccurring themes of a hunted past inject a much-needed emotional core to the franchise. Inwang brings Fast and Furious filmmaking style (on Naija budget and technical knowhow), and the result, while not great, is much a better film.
Merry Men 2 features more vital female characters with the addition of Linda Osifo, Ufuoma McDermott, Regina Daniels, and Nancy Isime. Returning cast includes Ayo Makun, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Ireti Doyle, Jim Iyke, Damilola Adegbite, and Ramsey Nouah.