5 Family-Oriented Nigerian Movies Your Family Will Enjoy Watching
Lately, streaming giant Netflix has acquired a lot of Nigerian movies. A lot of these movies are great to watch with the kids on a rainy weekend, or during the holidays. Netflix offers so many options that if you don’t know what to look for, you will easily be overwhelmed. To help you out, we have compiled a list of the 10 most popular Nigerian movies with family themes. See the list below:
The Bling Lagosians tells the story of a powerful Lagos family, The Holloways. The matriarch – played by Elvina Ibru – prepares for a flamboyant 51st birthday party. While her husband fights to prevent the family’s company and legacy from being ruined despite his frivolities. As each member of the Holloway family work to solve their problems, they prepare for Mopelola’s party, clearly to become the year’s biggest society event. But the buzz about the party compels the Asset Management Corporation to foreclose on ST. IVES, the family business, after the death of his God Father Baba Eko who had been protecting Akin Holloway. He must then fight a bigger battle – getting Mopelola to cancel her party and maintain a low profile to get them off the radar, while he tries to save the business.
‘Mokalik’ follows the career of an 11-year-old boy, Ponmile, from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks – When his father arrives to take him home; Ponmile has to make up his mind if he wants to return to school or take on his apprenticeship full time.
A mother gives birth to a child destined to give her life for her people on her 21st birthday. Things get interesting when the mother tries to avert this. This is the story of one woman’s journey to motherhood that sets off a thrilling cross-country adventure in this action story.
It begins with the chaos that prevails when two families prepare for a lavish wedding. Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, the sequel to The Wedding Party follows characters as one of them accidentally proposes marriage by accident. Nonso continues his romance with Deirdre, the bridesmaid from London. While on a dinner date, Nonso proposes to Deirdre by accident and sets off a chain of events too powerful to stop. Deirdre’s upper-crust British family are against the match, as are members of the Nigerian clan, but Deirdre’s determination can’t be contained, setting us on another colourful, chaotic journey to everlasting love.
Based on a Nigerian novel, this story takes place over two days and tells the story about a single mother and her young son, Kashimawo, who are desperately poor. Maami is a kind-hearted woman with a brave soul. She tries to protect her son from the father he has never known who carries a dark secret.