With the energy Nigeria filmmakers are channelling into movie making, you’re often spoilt for the choice of film to see the next time you’re going to the theatres or swiping through your favourite streaming platform.
No doubt, the Nigerian film industry is brimming with loads of output. This is unsurprising as Nollywood has maintained the record for being the second-highest producer of films on the globe.
For this weekend’s TFC Lists, here are five Nollywood movies you should not miss.
1. This Lady Called Life
Written by Toluwani Obayan, This Lady Called life is a 2020 drama produced by Kayode Kasum and Abisola Yussuf.
Abandoned by her family, young single mother Aiye struggles to survive but remains focused on her dream of becoming an elite chef.
This Lady Called Life is a Kayode Kasum’s direction and is currently streaming on Netflix.
2. Omo Ghetto: The Saga
Now showing on Netflix, Omo Ghetto: The Saga is a 2020 Funke Akindele, JJC film produced by SceneOne Productions with John Dems having Cinematography credit.
Twins are reunited as a good-hearted female gangster and her uptight rich sister takes on family, crime, cops, and all of the trouble that follows them.
The movie made ₦636.1 million at the box office.
3. Elevator Baby
Elevator Baby is a 2019 Nigerian drama thriller film directed by Akay Mason and produced by Niyi Akinmolayan. It was created by Niyi’s production company Anthill Studios and stars Toyin Abraham, Timini Egbuson, Sambasa Nzeribe, Samuel Olatunji, Emem Ufot and Shafy Bello.
Elevator Baby was listed among the highest-grossing Nigerian films of 2019 and is currently streaming on Netflix.
4. Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo
After his father dies, a naive young village mechanic heads into the bubbling Lagos city to drive the old man’s taxi. He runs across prostitutes, assassins, and a motley crew of other urban weirdos.
The Daniel Oriahi’s direction is a 2015 movie that starred Odunlade Adekola; Femi Jacobs; Ijeoma Grace Agu; Hafeez Oyetoro.
Taxi driver is currently streaming on Prime Video.
5. Gold Statue
A Tade Ogidan direction, starring Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Richard Mofe Damijo and others, Gold statue follows the story of Two young men, Wale and Chike, who are searching for a ‘Gold Statue’ believed to have been a deity inherited by their generation. In trying to locate where the supposed statue is located, they go through a series of unimaginable ordeals.
The 2019 film is currently streaming on Netflix.