It’s no longer news that Nollywood movies are getting better each year; some are aired on Netflix, in theatres, on YouTube, on Prime Video, and on other platforms.
In this write-up we take a look at some of the 2022 blockbusters:
Man Of God
Samuel’s narrative is told in this nearly two-hour film, which was released in 2022. In this tale, Samuel chooses to live his own life despite his strict religious upbringing and background. Akah Nnani played the primary role, with support from actors like Osas Ighodaro, and others, it was directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters.
Anklápó tells the tale of Saro (played by Kunle Remi), a traditional textile weaver who utilises the “aso-ofi” loom and method and has just lately arrived in Oyo. Saro has an unlawful relationship with Queen Arolake (played by Bimbo Ademoye), who is obligated to have relations with the king despite being despised by the king’s wives and having no interest in him. Young and uninterested in the older king’s continual attention, she likewise lacks maturity.
Due to his fondness, she is treated poorly by the other, older queens, with whom she has rivalries. She and Saro start dating. As they prepare to go, the king learns of their relationship and executes Saro. Saro receives the moniker Anikulapo (Anikluápó), which means the “one that has death in his purse,” based on the fabled Akala bird that awakens him from death, thanks to the cunning deeds of Arolake. Saro acquires the ability to resurrect the dead through a gourd stolen by Arolake.
The movie featured lots of amazing actors like Sola Sobowale, Taiwo Hassan, Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, and so on. It was directed by Kunle Afolayan.
AGESINKOLE (King of Thieves)
The story of King of Thieves (Ogundábède) takes place in the famous town and prosperous kingdom of Ajeromi. Up until the arrival of Agesinkole, a fearsome bandit and terrorist, things in the Ajeromi kingdom were going according to plan. The Ajeromi Kingdom, however, sought to eliminate this Agesinkole bandit using all of their resources, including their hunters, witches, and wizards. It starred Toyin Abraham, Ibrahim Chatta, Broda Shaggi, Odunlade Adekola, Lateef Adedimeji, Mr Macaroni, etc, it was produced by Femi Adebayo.
The movie, which is based on a true story, takes place in southwest Nigeria’s Oyo Town in the 1940s. Following custom, Elesin Oba must commit ritual suicide in order to join his recently deceased king in the afterlife. This will allow the king to enter the domain of the gods freely, preventing tragedy from befalling the town.
Elesin Oba avoids a deadly encounter with the British as a result of his sexual cravings, with disastrous results. When the horseman is unable to carry out his final duty, his ghost wanders the earth, portending disaster for the region and its inhabitants. It features Odunlade Adekola, Shaffy Bello, Deyemi Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada, and so on. It was produced by Mo Abudu and directed by Biyi Bandele.
BATTLE ON BUKKA STREET
In order to obtain the famous title of “King of Buka Street,” which is awarded to the greatest local food vendor in the area, two women compete against one another in a food competition.
It starred the likes of Sola Sobowale, Mercy Johnson, Tina Mba, Femi Jacobs, Bimbo Ademoye, and so on. The amazing movie was produced by Funke Akindele and directed by her humble self and Tobi Makinde.
A fictional historical play called “The Griot” was shot in a Nigerian community. The storyline of the film follows the ascent of a storyteller to fame and fortune. The plot is uncomplicated. The film is based on a proverb that has been passed down through the ages.
The setting of the film is stunning. The cameraman generously showcased Nigeria’s splendor while filming in a remote Nigerian village. The usage of the natural surroundings was maximized throughout. The captivating setting helped the story connect with the audience.
It featured the likes of Lateef Adedimeji, Yewande Adekoya, Funso Adeolu, Kunle Afod, Opeyemi Dada, Imoh Eboh, and so on.
The protagonists of the Nigerian film Brotherhood are two twin brothers named Wale (Falz; Folarin Falana) and Akin (Character played by Tobi Bakre). These boys lost both of their parents on New Year’s Day, leaving them young orphans.
After the church’s customary crossover service, their parents were making their way home.
Brotherhood Nigerian Movie shows Wale and Akin living on the streets of Lagos as orphans with the sole aim of surviving.
Later, they would build a life for themselves, although it seems that one of them may not have had the best life possible. In the film Brotherhood, Falz’s character Wale joins the police force, while Tobi Bakre’s character Akin develops into a seasoned criminal and joins a band of robbers.
When Wale is assigned to the task force that is supposed to catch his brother and the band of thieves, things start to go wrong.
This is where the movie Brotherhood gets its name. As they must compete against one another, the brothers’ relationship is put to the test. It starred the likes of Tobi Bakre, Folarin Falana(Falz), Toni Tones, Basketmouth, and so on. Directed by Loukman Ali.
Ijakumo depicts the tale of Asabi, a disgruntled lover on a mission of vengeance to end the life of her ex-lover Jide, who has since become a well-known pastor of a megachurch and abandoned her to die. Assisted by Sharon, a choir director, and stripper who Jide lusts after. Ashabi manages to carry out her intended retribution strategy.
The movie was produced by Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi and featured the likes of Kunle Remi, Lolade Okusanya, Bimbo Akintola, and so on.
FAR FROM HOME
Ishaya Bello (Mike Afolarin) is a gifted but impoverished teen who is battling to follow his artistic passion. He is fortunate to find the uncommon chance to obtain a scholarship to the prestigious Wilmer Academy, but he just wants to use the money for his journey to London, where he has been offered an apprenticeship with renowned artist Essien (Deyemi Okanlawon). Ishaya steals from the nightclub where he works as a server when his mother Patricia (Funke Akindele) uses his hard-earned cash to care for her ailing husband Ishaya Senior (Paul Adams) without his permission. This puts an end to his goal.
He promises to sell MDMA to the Wilmer students in order to avoid being killed by cartel leader Oga Rambo (Bolanle Ninalowo), but he again comes dangerously close to death by using Rambo’s second-in-command Government’s (Bucci Franklin) supply. Ishaya’s illegal maneuvers while posing as a student cause more upheaval at Wilmer, at home, and throughout the cartel hierarchy. Following the abduction of his sister, Ishaya’s schoolmate Frank (Emeka Nwagbaraocha) suffers trauma as Rambo’s group kidnaps him. When Rambo then attacks Wilmer Academy, Ishaya and his family are put through greater hardship.
The amazing movie starred Bolanle Ninalowo, Mike Folarin, Richard Mofe Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, Funke Akindele, and so on, and was directed by Catherine Stewart & Kayode Kasum.
The plot centers on Richard Mofe Damijo’s character Osa Wonda, a high-life musician who is experiencing a comeback and has his life and family turned upside down by the revelation of a scandal on the eve of his 60th birthday. Palava’s story combines drama, romance, and music.
It was Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, and features Richard Mofe Damijo, Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo O Segun Arinze, Bisola Aiyeola, Chinedu Ikediez, and so on.
Most of these movies are currently showing in the cinemas and on NetFlix, you can watch them this festive period.