Trailer Thursday: Netflix and chill at home with these 10 Nollywood movies

Thanks to the Coronavirus, people have been asked to stay at home or self-isolate while waiting for the Coronavirus pandemic to pass.

As a result, many establishments are closed down – markets, banks, businesses, and even movie theatres. This is why we have to turn to the only other option for entertainment this period and stream some movies on Netflix.

For this reason, we have compiled a list of ten Sidomex Entertainment approved movies for you to watch during this self-isolation season.

The movies fall across a range of genres including comedy, drama, action, and thriller. Check out our list of ten movies below:

1. Lionheart

Lionheart caused quite a stir when it was first released. It premiered at the 2018 International Film Festival in 2018. After that, it was snapped up by Netflix for an undisclosed amount.

Lionheart, which was produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and is Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh.

It was selected as Nigeria’s entry for Best International Film at the Oscars, but was disqualified as too much of the film is in English. The film’s disqualification stirred up some drama with American director, Ava DuVernay slamming the Oscars for the disqualification.

Lionheart tells the story of Adaeze Obiagu (Nnaji), who wants to substitute for her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu (Pete Edochie), when he can no longer run his company due to health issues. Her father, however, asks his brother Godswill (Nkem Owoh) to take his place, and Godswill and Adaeze have to work hard together to save the company from debt and to not lose it to the businessman Igwe Pascal (Kanayo O. Kanayo).

Watch the trailer below:

2. Isoken

Isoken is a Nigerian romantic comedy that was released in 2017. Isoken was written and directed by Jadesola Osiberu and the film is her directorial debut.

It stars Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson, and Marc Rhys; and follows Isoken, who has a perfect life but is unmarried at 34.

In a culture obsessed with marriage, this is a problem and soon, Isoken has to choose between Osaze, an ultimate Edo man, and Kevin, who is white and who Isoken’s mother thoroughly disapproves of.

Watch the trailer below:

3. 93 Days

93 Days is a Nigerian drama thriller film which was directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas. It tells the story of the 2014 Ebola crisis in Nigeria and of how it was successfully contained by Lagos health workers.

It stars Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and Bimbo Manuel and is dedicated to Ameyo Adadevoh, a Nigerian physician who lost her life while trying to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.

Watch the trailer here:

4. Mokalik

Mokalik is a  Nollywood comedy that earned a lot of attention after casting acclaimed singer, Simi in her debut acting role.

The Kunle Afolayan directed movie was released in 2019 and also stars Ayo Adesanya, Femi Adebayo, and a host of Nollywood stars.

Mokalik follows 11-year-old Ponmile, a boy from the middle-class suburbs, who is sent to become an apprentice at a nearby mechanics shop. When his father returns, Ponmile has to decide between going back to school and taking on a full-time apprenticeship.

Watch the trailer below:

5. Dinner

Dinner is a 2016 Nollywood movie which was directed by Jay Franklyn Jituboh and stars Nollywood stars like Kehinde Bankole, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Enyinna Nwigwe, and many others.

It follows five friends who spend the night having dinner. Things get out of hand when their secrets start to spill and tempers flare and trust is broken.

Mike Okafor is invited by his childhood friend and buddy, Adetunde George Jnr, to have DINNER and spend the weekend with him and his fiancée Lola Coker as they plan for their upcoming wedding.

Mikey decides to come along with his girlfriend Diane Bassey, as he plans to propose to her. Things get out of hand when they arrive at Adetunde’s house and they get to find out secrets about each other’s relationship and the one person in the middle of it all.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch Dinner on Amazon Prime here.

6. Iyore

Iyore is a 2014 drama film which is set in the Benin Kingdom and directed by Frank Rajah Arase.

The movie stars Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin, Okawa Shaznay, Paul Obazele, Bukky Wright and Yemi Blaq, among others.

Iyore is a tale of star crossed lovers whose love grows stronger each time they are reincarnated. It tells the story of Osarugue (Rita Dominic) a married Secondary school English teacher in the ’80s who is in love with a crown prince of Benin Kingdom Azuwa (Joseph Benjamin) but it is forbidden for she already belongs to another man Osas (Yemi Blaq).

Watch the trailer below:

7. The Figurine

The Figurine: Araromire is a 2009 supernatural suspense thriller which was written by Kemi Adesoye, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan.

This film is one of those that launched Kunle Afolayan’s career as a director and producer and made him into a household name.

The movie follows two friends who find a mystical sculpture in an abandoned shrine in the forest while serving at a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp, and one of them decides to take the artwork home.

Unknown to them, the sculpture is from the goddess, Araromire which bestows seven years of good luck on anyone who encounters it, and after the seven years have expired, seven years of bad luck follow.

Watch the trailer below:

8. Up North

Up North is a 2018 Nigerian film produced by Anakle Films and Inkblot Productions, and directed by Tope Oshin. It was shot on location in Bauchi and for a week in Lagos.

It stars Rahama Sadau, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Adesuwa Etomi Wellington, Banky Wellington, Hilda Dokubo, Ibrahim Onimisi Suleiman, among others.

It follows a young rebellious heir of a wealthy family who is sent to complete his National Youth Service Corps in Northern Nigeria where love, friendship and family politics collide.

Watch the trailer below:

9. Alter Ego

Alter Ego is a 2017 Nigerian movie that was written by Jude Martins and directed by Moses Inwang. The movie stars Omotola Jalade, Wale Ojo, Jide Kosoko and Kunle Remi.

It follows Ada Igwe, a successful lawyer who has dedicated her life to using both regular and unorthodox ways to prosecuting sex offenders and making sure they face the law.

However, her high sex drive impedes her progress as she cannot help but satisfy her urge when it rises, even with her domestic workers.

She also has a sexual affair with her brother-in-law, Daniel, who doesn’t always have her best intentions at heart.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch Alter Ego on Amazon Prime here.

10. The Arbitration

The Arbitration is a 2016 Nigerian comedy film which was written by Chinaza Onuzo and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.

The Arbitration stars OC Ukeje, Adesua Etomi, Iretiola Doyle and Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama and follows Gbega and Dara, two ex-lovers who must now face off against each other in court.

In the high-pressure world of Nigerian technology, a workplace affair that led to an alleged rape leads to an emotionally-charged arbitration of the case.

Watch the trailer below:

And that’s our complete list of ten movies that should hopefully take you from now until the next Trailer Thursday next week when we share more movies for you to watch.

Let us know in the comments section below if you will be watching these movies, and which of them you’ll watch.

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