FilmOne Entertainment has announced a slate of Nigerian films that will start streaming on Netflix soon.
In the lineup are Breaded Life, The Ghost And The Tout Too, My Village People, The Razz Guy, Afrobeats: The Backstory, Prophetess, Lockdown and Dwindle.
Afrobeats: The Backstory is a documentary is a 12-part documentary produced by Ayo Shonaiya. The documentary spotlights the growth of one of the greatest music genres over a 20-year span. Originally released in March 2021, Afrobeats: The Backstory will start streaming on Netflix from May 27, 2022.
Directed by Biodun Stephen, Breaded Life is a 2021 comedy-drama about experiencing life from another’s perspective. It features Timini Egbuson, Tina Mba, Bisola Aiyeola, Bimbo Ademoye, MC Lively, Bolanle Ninalowo and Lateef Adedimeji. Breaded Life earned a little above 88 million naira during at the cinemas. It will start streaming on Netflix from June 10, 2022.
Prophetess is a 2021 comedy-drama directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. It follows the story of a prophecy about a football match and the confusion that broke out after it failed. Prophetess stars Toyin Abraham in the lead role, Kunle Remi, Deyemi Okanlawon, Lateef Adedimeji, Tina Mba, Stan Nze, Blessing Obasi, Uzor Arukwe, Kehinde Bankole and Seyi Awolowo. Prophetess grossed over 130 million naira during its run at the cinemas. It will be available on Netflix from July 8, 2022.
Toyin Abraham’s The Ghost And The Tout Too is a sequel to her 2018 The Ghost And The Tout comedy drama. The 2021 drama stars Toyin Abraham, Osas Ighodaro, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Lateef Adedimeji, Muyiwa Ademola, Iyabo Ojo, Real Warri Pikin, Adebayo Ridwan (Isbae U), Kolawole Ajeyemi, Ini Edo, Destiny Etiko and Deyemi Okanlawon. The Ghost And The Tout Too was one of the highest-grossing films of 2021, earning over 131 million naira. It will available on Netflix from July 15, 2022.
Earning over 100 million naira at the box office, Bovi Ugboma’s My Village People will be on Netflix from July 22, 2022. It is a comedy thriller that follows the story of a philandering man who meets his match in a love triangle with witches. Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, My Village People stars Binta Ayo Mogaji, Rachel Oniga, Nkem Owoh, Sophie Alakija, Charles Inojie, Venita Akpofure, Ada Ameh and Amaechi Muonagor.
Inspired by the ebola outbreak that happened in some parts of Africa between 2014 and 2016, Moses Inwang’s Lockdown is a psychological thriller released in 2021. It stars Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Tony Umez, Charles Awurum, Sola Sobowale, Ini Dima-Okojie, Chioma Akpotha, Jide Kene Achufusi, Deyemi Okanlawon, Nobert Young, Emem Inwang. Lockdown earned just above 40 million naira at the cinemas and will be on Netflix come August 5, 2022.
A Trino Motion Pictures film starring Lasisi Elenu in the lead role, The Razz Guy is a 2021 comedy-drama. It tells the story of a senior executive whose arrogance and highhandedness earns him a curse that makes him lose his ability to speak proper English ahead of a crucial international business merger deal. The Razz Guy stars Nancy Isime, Frank Donga, Bucci Franklin, Tina Mba, Nobert Young, MC Lively, Broda Shaggi and Ibrahim Suleiman. Directed by Udoka Oyeka, The Razz Guy earned over 24 million naira at the box office. It gets to Netflix on August 12.
Released July 2021, Dwindle is yet another comedy-drama coming to Netflix this year. Dwindle is directed by Kayode Kasum and Dare Olaitan. It stars Funke Akindele, Bisola Aiyeola, Jidekene Achufusi, Gregory Ojefua, Broda Shaggi, Adedimeji Lateef, Timini Egbuson, Efa Iwara and Uzor Arukwe. Dwindle grossed over 43 million naira at the box office. It will be on Netflix from August 19.
Which of the above titles is your most anticipated?