7 Nigerian movies you can enjoy with bae in February
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The month of love is upon us and what better time is there to cosy up with your partner? Here are 7 Nigerian movies you can watch with bae on Showmax this Valentines.
Kicking off our countdown is the heart-warming Plan B, which stars Brethren actor Etim Effiong, Sarah Hassan, and Catherine Kamau Karanja, among others. There is also a cameo appearance from Ugandan YouTube comedian, Anne Kansiime.
Lisa Waweru (Hassan) is a broke stylist in Nairobi who ends up pregnant for a wealthy Nigerian tech CEO, Dele Coker, after a drunken one-night stand following her breakup with her boyfriend. She and her best friend then come up with an elaborate plan to make him take responsibility for the child. Soon enough, Lisa finds that she’s taken on much more than she bargained for.
Written and directed by Nigerian filmmaker LowlaDee and produced by Hassan, Plan B is a collaboration between Nollywood and Kenyan production company Alfajiri Productions. Watch it now.
A family Christmas becomes a hotbed of drama as they celebrate their youngest daughter’s engagement. Amid the chaos, secrets come to light, and love is found in unexpected places.
Directed by Tola Odunsi (The Men’s Club) and written by Dami Elebe (Skinny Girl in Transit, Jemenji), From Lagos With Love features a host of Nollywood favourites including Shaffy Bello, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, and Sharon Ooja. Watch it now.
Comedy meets romance in this film that reunited Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli after their hit 2009 movie, Figurine. They play a couple who visit a prophet in an attempt to deal with their marital issues. Then they wake up to discover they’re trapped in each other’s bodies.
My Wife and I is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and also stars Jemima Osunde, Ngozi Nwosu, Seyi Law, Dorcas Fapson and more. Watch it.
A successful and cocky tech executive experiences a run of bad luck following a business encounter with a young lady.
Charmed was directed by Adeola Osunkojo (Rumour Has It) and stars Jimmy Odukoya, Bimbo Ademoye, Omowumi Dada and Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Elozonam.
Funso Oni is a good albeit awkward guy who is set to marry his controlling girlfriend. As his wedding day approaches, Funso and his friends head to a beach resort to celebrate his bachelors. It’s a day that will change the rest of his life.
The Eve was directed by Tosin Igho and features some of Nollywood’s new generation finest, including Beverly Naya, Meg Otanwa, Mawuli Gavor, and Adeolu Adeferasin, alongside veterans John Okafor and Ronke Oshodi. Watch it.
June is a 34-year old wedding planner who being pressured to get married by her mother. She strikes up a friendship with an unlikely ally. Is this love at last?
June was produced by Chinneylove Eze and directed by Nollywood actor and politician, Desmond Elliot. The movie sees rapper Vector tha Viper starring in his debut on screen. It also features Michelle Dede, Uche Jombo, Empress Njamah, Toni Tones and Chinyere Wilfred. Watch it.
Inspired by true events, Lagos Landing is not your run-of-the-mill romantic movie. The thriller tells the story of a French woman who comes to Lagos in search of her Facebook lover, only to end up a victim of mistaken identity.
Directed by Theo Ukpaa, the movie stars Ramsey Nouah, Emmanuel Ikubese, and Kayla Eva. It was also featured in several international film festivals, including the Athens Film festival in Greece, where it won the Neo-Len Selection for Best African Thriller. Watch it.