No doubt, Nollywood is fast raising the bar and doing so amazingly while increasing the number of Nigerians going to the cinemas to watch movies via paid streaming platforms.
One of the notable streaming platforms that have taken an interest in Nigeria and Africa is Netflix which now streams old Nollywood movies on its platform and also securing exclusive rights to stream newer movies yet to be released to the platform.
It is a big win for the movie industry, especially for movies that make it to Netflix, as it means more money for the hard work done for the movie makers.
To help you choose the best experiences, we’ve put together a top eleven list of 2021 Nollywood movies to watch on Netflix.
1. King of Boys II
This is by far the most popular Nigerian movie on Netflix in 2021, and this is owing to the level of hard work put in place by the producer, Kemi Adetiba, as well as the rest of the crew.
The original King of Boys was added to Netflix in 2018; the sequel has, however, been streaming on the platform since the 27th of August 2021. King of Boys is about a businesswoman and philanthropist, Alhaja Eniola Salami, with her bright political future.
One of the most anticipated movies of 2021 is Kemi Adetiba‘s King of Boys – the return of the king; everyone was eager to see the action Laburu would bring. After she went on exile, we knew that her return would birth fresh power tussles, bring on more drama, and we were all patiently waiting for the revenge Laburu would serve cold to all her enemies.
Laburu’s character, in King of Boys, is one that leaves the viewers with sundry emotions: anger at Laburu at first as she was the leader who killed without mercy; indignation at how she was being constantly cheated by Aare; pity when she lost her children; thirst for vengeance when she was sent to prison; hope that she would triumph over the enemies and joy when she eventually brought an end to Odudubariba’s reign. It is iconic how Kemi Adetiba had us rooting for a villain.
2. Omo Ghetto: The Saga
The comedy, which stars Funke Akindele-Bello in a dual role with Deyemi Okanlawon, Eniola Badmus, and Chioma Akpotha, is the sequel to the 2010 “Omo Ghetto” trilogy. Alexx Ekubo, Akah Nnani, Zubby Michael, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami, Mercy Aigbe, Paschaline Alex Okoli, Nancy Isimi, Tobi Makinde, Timini Egbuson, also appear in the film.
The movies speak on the story of how two twins were reunited while one was a good-hearted female gangster the other was an uptight rich sister.
Produced by Kayode Kasum, the movie was added to Netflix in June 2021. The movie speaks on the story of lady named Kambili which was played by Nancy Isime. She was determined to get married before she turns 30, as she tries to change her act of impulsive buying and do everything possible to win back her boyfriend.
This movie was directed by Moses Inwang and was added to Netflix in August 2021.
The movie tells the story of a king’s daughter who treats people poorly and without regard. Some of the popular cast in the movie include like Pete Edochie, Shaffy Bello, Matilda Lambert, Bishop Umoh (Okon Lagos), among others.
5. Quam’s Money
This movie was produced by Inkblot productions and was added to Netflix in August 2021.
Popular rapper and actor, Folarin “Falz” Falana played the lead actor alongside top actresses like Toni Tones, Jemima Osunde, and Nse Ikpe-Etim.
6. Brother Jekwu
This comic movie was directed by Charles Uwagbai and added to Netflix in August 2021.
The movie tells the story of a village hustler who was determined to make it big. Some of the popular faces in the movie include Mike Ezuruonye, Angela Okorie, among others.
This movie was first released in 2010 and was star-studded with the likes of Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Genevieve Nnaji among others. The movie was added to Netflix in 2021.
The movie narrates the story of a Nigerian woman that went abroad to defend her sister, who was accused of murder.
8. Sanitation Day
This movie was produced by Seyi Babatope and was added to Netflix in July 2021.
The movie is crime thriller and tells the story of how the Police Department investigates the death of an unidentified young man.
9. Days of Destiny
This movie was directed by Akay Mason and Abosi Ogba; it was added to Netflix in July 2021.
The movie tells the story of two brothers who took an opportunity to travel 20 years back in time.
10. Osuofia in London
The movie is by far one of the most popular Nigerian comic movies released in 2003.
Veteran actor Nkem Owoh played the lead actor. The movie was added to Netflix in June 2021.
11. The Smart Money Woman
The Smart Money Woman” tv series is an adaptation of Arese’s 2016 book with the same title. It includes a stacked cast featuring Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Lala Akindoju and Ebenezer Eno, alongside Timini Egbuson, Seun Ajayi, Temisan Emmanuel, Patrick Diabuah, Eku Edewor, Eso Dike, Mimi Onalaja, Toke Makinwa, Karibi Fubara and others.
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