2015 was a good year for Nollywood no doubt, we saw lots of great movies, and I mean the likes of Gbomo Gbomo Express, The Visit, Dry, Taxi Driver and lots more. But I think you would agree with me when I say 2016 is more promising for our precious New Nollywood, we are still in February and 2016 has already seen great movies like Suru’Lere, Fifty, Dairy of a Lagos Girl and Couple of Days.
So I made a list of Nollywood movies to watch out for in 2016 because there are going to be box office success. I know this, don’t ask me how 🙂
1 Oxford Gardens
From the man who brought us “last Flight to Abuja”, “Mirror Boy”, “Thy will be done” is bringing you another movie to watch out for. The AMVCA winner Obi Emelonye is set thrill fans with his Boxing themed movie Oxford Gardens.
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Julius is a broken, down-on-his-luck ex-boxer, in search of redemption. Munachi is a pretty, bubbly young girl with a dark secret.
Their chance meeting on a park bench in Oxford Gardens one summer afternoon sets in motion an unlikely friendship and an uplifting journey through their respective fears; and through hope, faith and love; to a stoic acceptance of whatever life throws at them.
The upcoming film stars Ngoli Okafor, (2 time Golden Gloves, Heavyweight champion, top model and Hollywood Actor) Ngozi Thompson Igwebike, Savanah Roy.
This is my favorite of all the movies coming out this year. The costume, the settings, the story, everything about this movie is top notch and Ramsey Noauh is an actor that always delivers.
Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-Level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
Their budding romance was almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnantt her walls came crumbling when the news of her husband’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.
76 features talented actors like Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme, Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owuruwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.
The official release date for this movie is yet to be known but 76 is likely to be out in 2016.
3 The CEO
This is the most anticipated nollywood movie, everybody is waiting for this one and it is going to be a box office success. From the Ace Director and Producer Kunle Afolayan who has made his mark in the industry with Nop Notch Nollywood Movies like Figurine, October 1, Phone Swap and others.
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The CEO tells the story of TransWire Communications, a global phone network with major operation in Nigeria. The CEO, an expatriate, has retired hence the Global Chairman has decided to send five nominees amongst his most senior level staff across Africa on a Leadership course in order to determine which one to appoint as the new CEO of Nigeria.
All five arrive from their respective destinations and check into the beach resort where the course is holding. Although they all appear cordial and chummy with each other, they all know what is at stake – they each desperately want the CEO’s chair. And to this purpose, they attempt to covertly outdo one another throughout the duration of the course.
4 93 Days
93 Days is a movie every Nollywood lover should see. It tells the story of the Ebola crisis, though an official release date is yet to be announced. The film was inspired by late Adadevoh of First Consultants Hospital in Lagos, her family and team involvement during the Ebola crisis.
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Starring Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey as Patrick Sawyer,Bimbo Akintola, Dr Stella Adadevoh, Gideon Okeke, Somkhele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel and Danny Glover.
5 Wives On Strike
Wives on Strike is a comedy movie by the Nollywood Actress and Director Omoni Oboli, this comedy film which will hit cinemas on April 8, features Nollywood talents, such as Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, Kenneth Okonkwo and many others
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Wives on Strike, is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their own hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father.
The women, who hilariously interpret their roles, set a series of events in motion to give the movie many moments of laughter without missing a beat on the reason for everyone to know why they are on strike
Here are our top 5 Nollywood Movie to watch out for this year, which of these movie are you eager to see? Well I just can’t wait to see Ramsey Noauh and his hideous moustache in 76.