Nigerian Movies Coming to Cinemas in September 2017

We are starting the month of September with the Salah holiday, and this presents an excellent opportunity to binge on movies. For the Nigerian movies lovers, there is some new stuff from Nollywood showing this weekend.

If you are also trying to schedule your movie calendar, we have got an exciting list of Nollywood movies coming to cinemas this month.


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5 Nigerian Movies to watch this September

This month, Nollywood is giving us some good stuff. We have legal drama focused on discrimination albinos face in Nigeria, a contemporary African movie, and a live action animated comedy.

1. The Tribunal

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Kicking off things is Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie – The Tribunal. This film focuses on the discrimination against Albinos in the Nigeria society.

The story follows Jimi Disu, a washed-up lawyer, who was contacted to represent Ifeanyi against his former employers. Ifeanyi has just been fired, and he is convinced he was fired simply for being an albino.

The movie stars some of Nollywood most talented actors including Omotola Jalade, Nobert Young, and Funsho Adeolu.

The Tribunal is available in cinemas nationwide and in Accra, Ghana from September 1. You can watch the trailer here.

2. Tatu

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Tatu is probably the most anticipated movie on this list. It is unapologetically African and Don Omope directed and produced it. Don Omope directed the popular Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo) and blockbuster hit, The Wedding Party.

Tatu is the film adaptation of a book by Dr. Abraham E. Nwankwo.

Powering the movie is Patriarch Technologies and Bank of Industry in conjunction with FilmOne Production.

Here is the official synopsis:

Tatu is a contemporary take on the classic African epic adventure story. A fast-paced action drama centered around the conflict arising from a mother’s quest to have a child and all the complications that followed.

The cast members, which is an assembly of award winning actors, includes Segun Arinze, Toyin Abraham, Desmond Elliot, Gabriel Afolayan, Sambaza Nzeribe, Rahama Sadau, Frank Donga and Hafiz Oyetoro aka Saka.

Tatu will be released in cinemas on September 15, 2017. Watch the trailer below.

3. Dognapped

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Dognapped is one of the movies on this list I am really looking forward to reviewing. It is “Nigeria’s first live action animated comedy.” The concept here is common in Hollywood movies but I have never seen it in Nigerian movies.

Below is the official synopsis:

Dognapped is a family comedy about the life of an upcoming comedian, Andy, who forms a relationship with a talking dog, Bruno. They both go on a roller-coaster ride as they conquer their fears, battle their enemies, fall in love and rise to fame.

Dognapped stars some of the Nigeria’s funniest including Julius Agwu (Bruno’s voice) Odunlade Adekola (the meme’s man), Tope Tedela, Senator, Funnybone, Wofaifada, Paul Utomi and Lota Chukwu.

Dognapped hits cinemas on Friday, September 29. Watch the hilarious trailer below.


4. What Lies Within

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Image Source: Twitter

What Lies Within is Nollywood Drama-thriller that chronicles 24 hours in the life of two women; Ireti (Vanessa Nzediegwu) and Fiona (Michelle Dede).

The movie was directed by Vanessa Nzediegwu, who played one the lead characters – Fiona and produced by AMVCA winner – Tope Tedela.

What Lies Within hits cinemas nationwide on Friday, 08 September 2017.

You can get the full cast details, official synopsis and official trailer here.

5. The Silver SpoonThe Silver Spoon nigerian movies - Nigerian Movies Coming to Cinemas in September 2017


Actor turned Lawmaker, Desmond Elliot, returns to Nollywood with this drama. The Silver Spoon is produced by Anita Odia and directed by Desmond Elliot.

Here is the official synopsis:

A bright, hardworking and serious-minded girl of 24 years placed on a succession plan by her parents to take over the family business comes across a man who took her for a mere pretty face. This young man, a disgruntled job seeker, finally gets a job in her company and discovers the job was not what he expected.

The Silver Spoon features mostly young Nollywood actors including Sophie Alakija, Jennifer Eliogu, Wole Ojo, Ayo Adesanya, Enyinna Nwigwe, Yvonne Jegede, and Anita Odia.

The Silver Spoon hits cinemas in Nigeria on Friday, September 22. Watch the trailer below.


That’s our list of the 5 Nigerian movies to watch this September. Are you going to see any? Tell us in the comment section. I will probably see all of them.

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Daniel Okechukwu
Daniel is a Nollywood blogger; he discusses the latest happenings in the Nigerian Film Industry. His writings on Nollywood have appeared on Okayafrica, Africa is a Country, Konbini, and Culture Custodian.

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