Hello Ndi Nkem!
How is everyone doing? Summer is in full swing where I am, so I am trying to take advantage of the fact that outside is open. However, I am still very much a home buddy. One of my favorite things to do is to watch tv. Anything from movies, series, documentaries, reality tv, etc. If its on television, I am there. That’s part of why I love youtube, and I hope y’all have checked out my channel.
One of the streaming services that I have and love is Irokotv. It is a streaming platform that hosts Nigerian movies and series. It also allows viewers to rate and comment on movies. Y’all this is the best feature ever. There are some movies I know will be rubbish cause of the ratings and comments, so I don’t even bother. For the most part, movies with 85% and above are really good. Over the past few years, I have curated some of my favorite movies and I would love to share them with you. So in no particular order, here it goes.
This is one of my favorite Nigerian movies of all time. This romantic comedy stares Mary Njoku and Bolanle Ninalowo and they gave me all the feels. Kumbi is a tailor who meets Jobe when her car breaks down. The drama and eventual romance that ensues will have you awwing all through the movie. I also love the unconventional ending. The movie is honestly a must-see. 9.8/10
This movie stares one of my faves, Enado Odigie, as Vivian. She is relentlessly pursued by Martins and ends up falling for him. She later finds out that her whole love story was a bet he had with his boys. Honestly, this is a good Friday night chilling movie. 9.5/10
Another brilliant movie from Biodun Stephen. This movie explores the life of young girl who is emotionally and physically abused by her mother. I love some of the topics that this movie highlights. A lot of times, we think parents, especially mothers, can’t abuse their children but this movie tells us otherwise. It also has a really cool ending. Be prepared to cry a little. 10/10
Aww this movie stares my baby girl, Ruth Kadiri. A young pregnant lady who does all she can, including lying, to get a job and secure a life for her unborn child. She ends up finding love in her employer and his daughter. This romcom will give you all the butterflies in your tummy. You will just be smiling the whole movie. 9.5/10
Ah this movie had me crying like a small child. As in full on snort-filled, headache-inducing tears. The movie is about a young lady who choose the joy of motherhood over her own life. There is a particular scene where Jennifer Eliliogu was giving her monologue that I was just weeping. I can’t remember when last a movie made me cry like that. 9.8/10
Looking for Baami
My girl Bimbo Ademoye came through with an amazing performance in this movie. She is a young girl who after the death of her mother decides to go in search of her father. This emotional comedy takes you on a true roller coaster of feelings. One moment you are cracking up and the next you have tears in your eyes. It’s the perfect feel good movie. 9.7/10
This is a movie about the plight of many Nigerian women in their matrimonial homes. It chronicles the experience of domestic abuse that a woman and her daughter face at the hands of her husband, as well as society’s expectations of her as a woman. Honestly, the ending broke my heart, albeit how realistic it was. 9.4/10
Time and chance
This is another romantic comedy starring Bimbo Ademoye. After being involved in a car accident, she has to choose between being married to a stranger, or facing an excruciating jail term. This lighthearted movie is a cute attempt and showing us that love can truly be found in the most hopeless of places. 9.4/10
Y’all this movie was very wild. So my man, Bolanle Ninalowo, is a womaniser (as he usually is), who leaves his babe for another woman. This woman who falls for him wholeheartedly ends up becoming just one of his flings. Omo, na there she decide to do her own back. Her whole revenge is so creepy with juju vibes. I recommend if you are not weary of watching spiritual movies. 9.2/10
This movie was so cute and a definite tear-jerker. Bisola Aiyeola stares as a mute makeup artist who falls in love with the son of one of her clients. Their romance and how they navigate the trauma that led to her loosing her voice will have you soaking your pillow with tears. In fact, I might go and rewatch this movie because it is that good. 10/10
Have you watched any of the movies on this list? Which ones have you watched and what did you think? Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Till next time, K’odi!
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