Looking for love? The best Nollywood romance movies on Showmax
Romantic movies are sweet delights. Yes, they are predictable—love always wins—but their sheer “spooniness” is what makes them so enjoyable.
Maybe it’s because romantic movies are an escape from our own messy love lives; an opportunity to submerge ourselves in the dreamy ocean of always and forever. And even if love is not in your life, you can find plenty of Nollywood romance on Showmax.
Whether you are a fan of romcoms, musicals, or you just want to look at pretty people fall over for each other, we’ve got you covered.
A refreshing take on the single-at-30 storyline. June is a wedding planner who longs for her own wedding. Her boyfriend of five years isn’t ready to settle down, and his plans for caging her with a promise ring backfired and ended their relationship – leaving room for love to find June.
Why you should watch it: It’s a modern love story we can all get behind.
Who’s in it? Michelle Dede, Toni Tones, Uche Jombo, Vector and Chinyere Wilfred.
A Cinderella-esque musical with four gorgeous men singing their way into the hearts of three friends. Funsho and Yewande are getting married, but everything changes on the eve of their D-day. As Funsho dives into decadence with his friends one last time, hidden secrets come to light.
Why you should watch it: It’s a colourful, feel-good romantic comedy with a seriously good soundtrack.
Who’s in it? Beverly Naya, Toni Tones, Adeolu Adefarasin, Mawuli Gavor, Kunle Remi and Meg Otanwa.
This Nigerian-Kenyan romcom is a blast! In one eventful night, Lisa gets her heart broken, goes on a drinking spree, and enjoys a one-night stand with a mysterious, dashing gentleman. A few months later and pregnant, she discovers her mystery man is a wealthy Nigerian entrepreneur. She and her best friend devise a plan to get him on board regarding the baby. Stream it now.
Why you should watch it: It’s the perfect romcom – funny, sappy and enjoyably predictable.
Who’s in it? Daniel Etim-Effiong, Sarah Hassan and Catherine Kamau.
James, a hotel attendant, is dressed as a Navy captain when he bumps into his celebrity crush, the gorgeous Eniola Williams. He can’t believe his luck when she agrees to go on a date with him. So he continues to play the captain act, and one lie leads to a series of lies that lands him into trouble.
Why you should watch it: Aside from being hilarious, the trio of Rita Dominic, Ushbebe and Blossom Chukwujekwu are a delight.
Who’s in it? Rita Dominic, Ushbebe, Tana Adelana and Blossom Chukwujekwu.
A rib-cracking satire of the Aso-Ebi culture. Lami is a jobless lady with an unhealthy appetite for things she can’t pay for. She pressures her fiancé, a civil servant, into a high-profile wedding they can’t afford and an expensive lifestyle that becomes their doom.
Why you should watch it: It’s hilarious! And a critique of the Aso-Ebi culture is highly welcome.
Who’s in it? Joseph Benjamin, Mary Lazarus, Kehinde Bankole and Mary Remmy-Njoku.
A mushy romantic drama! Like every Nigerian family, the Pedros have converged from far and wide to celebrate the holidays. The kids all have issues they would rather keep secret – the eldest sister is unhappy in her marriage, the middle sister is dealing with the aftermath of a failed relationship, and the only son is dating a much older lady. But the bubbly younger sister has just got engaged. Stream it now.
Why you should watch it: The dialled-up mushiness, family drama and Shaffy Bello’s brilliant performance.
Who’s in it? Shaffy Bello, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Jon Ogah, Sharon Ooja and Nonso Bassey.
This one comes with our favourite stars – the hunky Bolanle Ninalowo and the suave John Dumelo. The story follows three sisters and their flawed husbands as they embark on a week-long couples’ vacation which unearths hidden secrets.
Why you should watch it: We all love couple vacation stories!
Who’s in it? John Dumelo, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ruth Kadiri, Beverly Osu and Toosweet Annan.
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