What are highly anticipated Nollywood movies?

Let’s read about 5 nollywood movies 2016. Also you can watch the trailers here. Prepare popcorn and enjoy watching:)

Nollywood movies

Eight Nollywood films got to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the festival's City to City programme. There are a lot of movies for every taste. Here read about 5 nollywood movies 2016 and watch trailers:


Ayamma, is the story of Prince Daraima, the charming heir to Obong Ikpaisong, who repeatedly dreams of Ihuaoma, a poor but beautiful maiden whose beauty is matched only by her voice. In Daraima’s dreams, flowers blossoms and birds gather when Ihuoma sings. He is in love with the girl of his dreams. In the real world, Prince Daraima is to marry Princess Ama, the arrogant child to a neighboring monarch. During a dance presentation to welcome princess Ama to the kingdom, Daraima is shocked to see that one of the dancing maidens is Ihuoma— a girl who hitherto existed only in his dreams. "Ayamma" will premiere in Nigeria on December 23, 2016.

2."The Wedding party"

Love, laughs, family, intrigue, and a big old wedding. Romantic comedies offer particular pleasures, and no one does them like Nollywood: brighter, more colourful and often more outrageous than its Hollywood counterpart, the Nigerian romcom is something to behold. So here comes The Wedding Party.

Art gallery owner Dunni (Adesua Etomi) is the cherished daughter of Bamidele Coker (Atunyota Akpobome, popularly known as Ali Baba) and his wife, Tunuade (Sola Sobowale). When Dunni and her fiancé Dozie (Banky Wellington) elect to marry, the Cokers decide to throw the wedding of the century. Success in Nigeria's oil industry has given them new wealth, so why not splash out for their only daughter? Besides, their reputation is at stake. While Dozie's parents, Felix (Richard Mofe-Damijo) and Obianuju Onwuka (Ireti Doyle), believe their son is marrying beneath him, for the sake of tradition they're willing to leave the big day to the bride's parents. Barely.

3. "3 Wise Men"

After many years of service in different government institution, the three aged men are retired and they all settled in a faubourg to enjoy their retirement benefits. The movie revolves around how they decide to spend their retirement money.

"Three Wise Men" was previously scheduled to premiere on October 28, 2016. But a new release date is yet to be announced.



The movie, ‘Dinner’ centers around relationship among friends. Mike Okafor is invited by his childhood friend and buddy; Adetunde George Jnr, to have DINNER and spend the weekend with him and his fiancée Lola Coker as they plan for their upcoming wedding. Mikey decides to come along with his girlfriend Diane Bassey, as he plans to propose to her. Things get out of hand when they arrive at Adetunde’s house and they get to find out secrets about each other’s relationship and the one person in the middle of it all.

 Dinner is written, directed and produced by Jay Franklyn Jituboh, director of the short film “Once” selected at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival.

5. "76"

Set six years after the civil war, a young officer from the Middle Belt gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student from the South-eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. The soldier gets accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, and the heavily pregnant wife, gets entangled in an emotional dilemma.

The historical account in '76 went through a seven-month approval period at the Nigerian Military before filming started. The film which is set in the '70s was shot in Ibadan, Oyo. The film has been in production for about five years.

Izu Ojukwu stated that “it’s a story told from a dual point of view – from the soldier’s patriotic perspective and from that of the officer’s wives.” Ojukwu also makes it clear that the film pays homage to the strength of Soldiers' wives, “As far as I’m concerned, the wives are the real soldiers,…they are the ones who suffer from whatever decisions their husbands make — whether on the battlefield or within their office complexes.”

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