There is a silent battle ongoing between the different streaming platforms on who can offer the best Nigerian content and the influx of Nigerian titles on the various platforms reflects this. Just last week, we featured eight titles that will be available on Netflix soon. In this post, we highlight ten Nollywood movies that were released in 2021/2022 and are already streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
The list includes titles from Inkblot Productions and Anthill Studios, who both signed distribution deals with Amazon Prime in late 2021/early 2022. No doubt this influx of Nigerian content on Amazon Prime is due to the deals.
Irrespective of who signed what deal however, having more Nigerian content on these streaming platforms is sure to impact positively on Nollywood.
Without further ado, below is the list of ten Nollywood titles you can binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Featuring Shaffy Bello, Ngozi Nwosu and Princess Damilola Adekoya, Crazy Grannies follows the story of three grandmothers as they vacation at a resort. The dramedy, which is directed by Kayode Peters and Tope Alake, premiered in cinemas in August 2021.
Also starring Mercy Aigbe, Debo Adedayo, Chinonso Arubayi, Rosemary Abazie, Bolanle Ninalowo, Marvellous Dominion and Jimmy Odukoya, Crazy Grannies did not do so well in cinemas, grossing slightly above 25 million naira. It started streaming on Amazon Prime on May 13, 2022.
If you have ever lost money to a get-rich-quick investment scheme, then Ponzi will not sound strange to you. The Kayode Kasum-directed comedy spotlights the dangers of get-rich-quick schemes.
Ponzi stars Jide Kosoko, Chinyere Wilfred, Timini Egbuson, Tope Tedela, Broda Shaggi, Mawuli Gavor, Zubby Michael, Eso Dike, Uzoamaka Aniunoh and Debo Adedayo. Released in March 2021, Ponzi earned 32 million naira at the box office.
Also directed by Kayode Kasum, The Therapist follows the story of a woman who survives domestic abuse who then goes ahead to counsel other women facing the same challenge. It features Rita Dominic, Michelle Dede, Chidi Mokeme, Shaffy Bello, Toyin Abraham, Anthony Monjaro and Saheed Balogun.
Produced by Onome Odometa and Esse Odometa, The Therapist earned over 26 million naira in cinemas.
Suga Suga tells the story of an elderly billionaire’s lust for young women. The romance drama features Ayo Adesanya, Yomi Obileye, Gregory Ojefua, Wole Ojo, Charles Inojie, Tana Adelana, Priscilla Okpara and Vivian Anani.
Directed by Richard Omos Iboyi, Suga Suga debuted in cinemas in April 2021 and premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 16 May 2022.
Released in cinemas in October 2021, Progressive Tailors Club follows the story of members of the Progressive Tailors Club who have gathered for a meeting to elect their new leader. However, when a longstanding, trusted executive is eliminated for corruption, it comes down to a choice between the old, the new and the ridiculous.
Progressive Tailors Club is directed by Biodun Stephen, produced by Victoria Akujobi and Niyi Akinmolayan. It stars Rachel Oniga, Jaiye Kuti, Femi Adebayo, Lateef Adedimeji, Beverly Osu, Lizzy Jay, Blessing Obasi, Kolawole Ajeyemi and many more. The political satire movie earned 28 million naira at the end of its cinema run.
Charge And Bail is directed by Uyoyou Adia, written by Naz Onuzo, and produced by the duo of Eku Edewor and Matilda Sola. It stars Zainab Balogun, Stan Nze, Femi Adebayo, Folu Storms, Bimbo Manuel, Tope Olowoniyan, Eso Dike, Craze Clown and Chigul.
The legal drama follows the story of Boma, a high-flying lawyer from the upper class, who was deployed to a charge and bail law firm run by two brothers for her youth service. A culture clash ensues between the haves and the have-nots as Boma tries to navigate the new world.
Charge And Bail debuted in cinemas in October 2021 and began streaming on Amazon Prime in April 2022.
Marking Jim Iyke’s production debut, Bad Comments features Sharon Ooja, Patience Ozokwor, Chinwetalu Agu, Ruggedman, Ayo Makun, Osas Ighodaro, Timaya, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot and Francis Duru.
Bad Comments tells the story of a successful businessman, Frank Orji (Jim Iyke), who determined to go after a set of trolls who shared bad comments about him online. Things quickly unravel from here, leaving Frank’s family and friends worried about his mental state.
The film, which is directed by Moses Inwang, premiered in cinemas in August 2021, earning 66 million naira at the box office.
A late 2021 release, Superstar features Nancy Isime, Daniel Etim Effiong, Timini Egbuson, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ufuoma McDermott, Teniola Aladese and Eku Edewor. The movie follows the story of Queen, an up-and-coming actress, as she tries to navigate life and love in 21st century Nollywood. She must find a balance between artistry and stardom whilst surviving the demons of her past.
Written by the trio of Uyoyou Adia, Chinaza Onuzo and Akhigbe Ilozobhie, produced by Zulumoke Oyibo and Chinaza Onuzo and directed by Akhigbe Ilozobhie, Superstar‘s cinema release was in December 2021. I grossed 67 million naira at the box office.
April Showers is a romantic drama directed by Richards Omos Iboyi. It follows the story of Linda, whose 41st birthday marks the disappearance of her hopes of getting married after several heartbreaks. Until she makes a life-changing decision. Nollywood stars in April Showers include Eyinna Nwigwe, Gbenga Titiloye, Kunle Remi, Lilian Esoro, Pere Egbi and Thelma Ibemere.
The movie debuted in cinemas in October 2021 and started streaming on Amazon Prime in May 2022.
Following years of delay Obi Emelonye’s biopic, Badamasi: Portrait Of A General, finally found a home on Amazon Prime Video.
The biopic gives an insider look into the motivation, demons, and ambitions that drove the past Nigerian Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
Featuring Enyinna Nwigwe in the lead role, Badamasi: Portrait Of A General began streaming on Amazon Prime on 18 May 2022.