Lionheart and the other Nigerian Movies on Netflix
While Genevieve Nnaji’s love letter to Enugu, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Nigerian original; it is not the first Nollywood movie to appear on the streaming platform. There have been several Nigerian movies on Netflix long before the Lionheart deal.
Netflix is an option for Nollywood filmmakers to make more profit off their art.
It is also home for movies rejected by the Nigerian cinemas as in the case of Abba Makama’s Green White Green. Making it one of the best platforms for fans at home and in the diaspora to enjoy Nigerian movies.
So, if you are looking to Netflix and chill, below is a list of all the Nigerian movies on Netflix.
NB: Click on the title to go to the movie’s page on Netflix.
Fifty is the first movie from Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Films. The movie focuses on the lives of four women – Tola, Kate, Elizabeth, and Maria – approaching fifty and with unique problems.
Tola is a popular reality TV star with a complicated marriage; Maria has a secret affair with a married man; Elizabeth, a successful obstetrician with a taste for men half her age, has a disastrous relationship with her daughter; Kate’s battles with a life-threatening ailment has turned her to a devout Christian.
Chief Daddy is the biggest Nollywood movie released in 2018.
Its story revolve around he death of billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft who dies unexpectedly while having lunch.
Billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft, who dies unexpectedly while having lunch, leads an unexpected family reunion as they are forced to unite and organize a fitting farewell for Chief Daddy. His wife, sister, children, household staff and assorted mistresses all jostle to position themselves for their share of the funeral budget – just in case they are not included in the will. Once the will is read, Chief Daddy will have the last laugh from beyond the grave.
Cast: Falz, Funke Akindele, Ini Edo, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Rachel Oniga, Joke Sylvia, Linda Ejiofor, Bisola Aiyeola, Zainab Balogun, and Dakore Akande.
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan.
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