In a bid to make more African/Nigerian content available to its audience, Netflix has added four Nollywood movies to its platform this August, with more to come.
The movies range from historical to comedy, from old to new, with the oldest released in 2010 and the newest, 2020. Wondering which movies we are talking about? Read on!
Ijé: The Journey
Number one on our list is Ijé: The Journey. The movie, which follows the story of two sisters, was initially released to the public in 2010. Directed by Chineze Anyaene, Ijé: The Journey stars Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Jeff Swarthout, Clem Ohameze, Ulrich Que and Odalys Garcia.
Ijé: The Journey won many awards during its initial release including the Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival and the Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.
The movie became available for streaming on 3 August 2021. Watch the trailer here.
Second on our list is ’76. This movie is a historical fiction film set six years after the civil war. ’76 was produced by Izu Ojukwu and stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima.
The movie first came to cinemas in 2016 and became available on Netflix on August 4, 2021. Click here to watch the trailer.
Quam’s Money was released in 2020 and is the sequel to the 2018 movie, New Money. The movie is an action drama which follows the story of a security guard-turned-millionaire.
Kayode Kasum directed the movie which features Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Toni Tones, Jemima Osunde, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Williams Uchemba, Buchi Ojeh, Karibi Fubara, and Michelle Dede.
Quam’s Money has been streaming on Netflix since August 6. Want to know if it’s something you want to watch, let the trailer convince you here.
Last but not least is Mike Ezuruonye’s Brother Jekwu, a comedy-drama about a village hustler determined to make it big.
Brother Jekwu is directed by Charles Uwagbai and stars Angela Okorie, Juliet Ochienge, Angela Okorie, Huddah Monroe, Catherine Kamau and Wofaifada
The movie was released in 2016 and Netflix started streaming it on August 11. You can watch the trailer here.