Welcoming the new year, Netflix has indicated that it will be releasing several Nollywood projects this January. Top-notch Nigerian films were released on Netflix, fast becoming the country’s most popular movie streaming service.
‘Shanty Town’ – Created by the duo of Xavier Ighorodje and Chichi Nworah, ‘Shanty Town’ is a six-part series that follows the story of three Lagos-based hustlers who unite to wage war against the biggest and most ruthless crime ring in the state.
Shanty Town” features veteran actors like Chidi Mokeme, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ini Edo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Sola Shobowale, Shaffy Bello, Ali Nuhu and Uche Jombo. Also starring in this star-studded show are Zubby Michael, Nancy Isime, Yaw Naija, Omowunmi Dada, Mercy Eke, Regina Daniels, Judith Audu, Peter Okoye of P-Square, and a host of others.
‘The Wait’, a Nigerian faith-based film directed by Yemi Morafa and Fiyin Gambo, based on God’s Waiting Room, a book by Yewande Zaccheaus, follows the lives of two couples, a job seeker and a passionate doctor, intertwine in a tale of patience and redemption.
The Wait had its theatrical release in April 2021. It starred Nse Ikpe Etim, Deyemi Okanlawon, Jimmy Odukoya, Ini Dima-Okojie, Chimezie Imo, Aisha Sanni-Shittu, Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva, and others.
The film would be one of the first Nigerian films to move to Netflix in 2023. ‘The Wait’ will begin streaming on Netflix on January 13th, 2023.
Disconnect 2 is coming on Netflix with Kate actress & Pascal Tokodi as lead actors. The sequel to the beloved Kenyan Romcom will premiere on the platform in January.
The romantic comedy film first premiered in 2018, starring Brenda Wairimu, Patricia Kihoro, Nick Mutuma, Pascal Tokodi, Pierra Makena, Catherine Kamau, and Brian Ogola. In ‘Disconnect 2’, three Nigerian actors would be making appearances they are; Tope Tedela, Wale Ojo Meg otanwa.
Disconnect 2 is set to Premiere on Netflix on January 13th
The tragic play Elesin Oba, “Death and the King’s Horseman,” written by Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka, is based on the true account of Elesin Oba, the Yoruba King’s horseman, and portrays the traditional beliefs and outlook on life and death of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
“Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman,” a Netflix original film directed by Biyi Bandele, is based on this Wole Soyinka play. Elesin Oba’s real-life experiences during British colonial rule in 1943 Nigeria were shown in the movie. The King’s horseman, Elesin Oba, was going to ritually kill himself so that he may carry the dead King to his ancestors in the afterlife.
The film will make its debut this January.