The 5 funniest Nollywood movies on Showmax right now
Whether you’re a sucker for slapstick, romcom or action-comedy, there is something for you on Showmax.
Everyone loves a good laugh and Nollywood can be a fine source … if you know where to look, like on Showmax! We’ve picked our favourite Nollywood comedies to help you relax after a long day at work. Whether you’re a sucker for slapstick, romcom or action-comedy, there’s something for you.
A romcom about a man who has lied his way into his dreamiest fantasy. When James, a hotel attendant, runs into his celebrity crush, Eni Williams, he poses as a Navy captain and Eni falls for the uniform. He stretches the game further with a series of lies that land him in hot water. Watch it!
Why you should watch it: It’s ridiculously funny.
Who’s in it? Rita Dominic, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tana Adelana and Ushbebe.
A supernatural action-comedy about a ghost in search of a soulmate in Banana Island. Patrick asks God to give him three days to find his soulmate before he is taken to heaven. While he prefers the dashing Damilola Adegbite, he must settle for the bubbly, hard-to-love Ijeoma. Watch it!
Why you should watch it: It’s an uproarious comedy with a heart. Breathtakingly gorgeous too.
Who’s in it? Chigurl, Saheed Balogun, Bimbo Manuel and Patrick Diabuah.
An action-comedy about an IT specialist who goes from being heartbroken to winning the lottery, to being a spy. While holidaying, Emmanuel Prince – called Manny by friends – gets entangled in an assassination plot without even realising it. Watch it!
Why you should watch it: It packs in enough silliness to have you rolling on the floor.
Who’s in it? Ramsey Nouah, Ay, Christine Allado, Ali Baba, Emma Oh Ma God and Dan Allen.
After his deportation from the US, JJ teams up with his friend Udo to explore crime – particularly money rituals – as a means to gather wealth and live a life of comfort. However, a chain of events that will alter their lives forever soon occurs. Watch it!
Why you should watch it: It tackles an important subject from a funny angle.
Who’s in it? Owen Gee, Daniel Lloyd, Odunlade Adekola and Frank Donga.
A slapstick comedy about a Village champion who thinks too much of himself. Jekwu follows the Naija dream – leaving the country for greener pastures – only to get stuck in an unforgiving world of crime. Somehow, he manages to survive and return home. Watch it!
Why you should watch it: It’s a hilarious movie centred on a caricature of an uneducated Igbo man.
Who’s in it? Mike Ezuruonye, Angela Okorie, Wofai Fada and Klint D Drunk.
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