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Seven New Nigerian Films & TV Series Coming To Netflix Soon

These new Nigerian Movies and TV Series hitting Netflix soon will definitely knock your socks off!

  • written by Joy Onu
  • 9 min read
  • 15 Aug, 2023

The 'Lights, Camera...Naija!' event that took place in Lagos on Sunday, the 13th of August 2023, courtesy of Netflix, didn't just roll out stars looking their best, it also served as an unveiling for the cinematic goodies Netflix has in store for its Nigerian audience. Netflix has announced a captivating list of seven Nigerian films and television series that will grace our screens later this year, and the beginning of 2024.

If you're wondering what kind of shows to add to your 'to watch list' look no further, we've got you covered. Netflix has everything you could possibly need, whether that's epic films or crime thrillers, expect genres and storylines that are diverse and unique. This lineup of Nigerian movies and series have been curated by the best of the best in the Nigerian Film Industry, so we can say with all certainty that the lineup will surely blow all our minds, names like Editi Effiong, Mo Abudu, Kemi Adetiba, Kunle Afoloyan, and Charles Okpaleke.

The seven new films and series Netflix unveiled are set to captivate a global audience, and with masterminds and great talent behind each project, we can only expect the most captivating and interesting watch from all seven shows. The titles are still in their different stages of production, but once they are out, you'll be the first to know.

Here are the captivating new Nigerian projects coming to Netflix soon:

Ijogbon

Ijogbon
Ijogbon is a coming of age film that follows four Nigerian teenagers who find a bag of diamonds, and like any normal group of teenagers, they hide it, but will it come with its own set repercussions? The captivating new movie is a Kunle Afoloyan masterpiece, written by Tunde Babalola. The movie is set in a rural setting and it features some of the best actors like Bimbo Manuel, Gabriel Afolayan, Sam Dede, Tana Adelana, Yemi Solade, Yemi Sodimu, Femi Branch, and Adunni Ade. It also features some new stars, from Ruby Akubueze to Ojuolape Kayode, Fawaz of Ikorodu Bois and Oluwaseyi Ebiesuwa.

The Black Book

The Black Book
The Black Book is one of those crime and mystery thrillers that will leaving you hanging on the edge of your seat at all times, it is a very much-anticipated project created by Editi Effiong, in partnership with Anakle Films. The premise of this story begins when a group of corrupt policemen kill the only son of a man, and he begins his journey to get justice at all costs. The starstudded cast goes from Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Shaffy Bello, Sam Dede, Alex Usifo Omiagbo, Olumide Oworu, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Patric Doyle, Bimbo Manuel, Femi Branch, Denola Grey, Kelechi Udegbe, and Nobert Young.

ANÍKÚLÁPÓ (SERIES)

Anikulapo
Aníkúlápó has proved to be one of the most loved Yoruba epic stories to hit Netflix, and now we get some more of the captivating story, the spinoff is set to be a four-part sequel, with Kunle Afoloyan spearheading the production, following the success of the original netflix movie. With exceptional talent and stars such as Sola Sowobale, Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Owobo Ogunde, Gabriel Afolayan, Lateef Adedimeji, Eyiyemi Afolayan, Uzee Usman, Oyinda Sanni, and Taiwo Hassan, the Aníkúlápó series is sure to be just as captivating and memorable as the movie.

Blood Vessel

Blood Vessel
Blood Vessel combines crime and mystery to bring this project to life, the story revolves around six friends stuck in a a series of unfortunate events as they flee to South America as stowaways  following a coup brewing in their hometown along the Niger Delta. The star power and creators behind this project is enough to make you want to tune in. Charles Okpaleke and Play Network Studios birthed the visionary story, it is directed by Moses Inwang and produced by Agozie Ugwu, Arafat Bello-Osagie, and Roxanne Adekunle-Wright. 

Wrath And Revenge (WAR)

War- Wrath And Revenge
Wrath and revenge is set against the backdrop of the popular TV Series,Sons of the Caliphate, the brand new spinoff series is just as riveting, you can expect a lot of drama and backstabbing. The story follows Binta and Nuhu, Binta is the mastermind behind Nuhu Bula’s rise to the governorship of Kowa, she will do anything to see her husband win, but what happens when she finds out her husband's plan to get a second wife? Surely her wrath will be unleashed on him.

Mo Abudu serves as the series executive producer, the star studded cast includes, Mofe Duncan, Rahama Sadau, Yakubu Mohammed, Patrick Doyle, Ayoola Ayolola, Ifeanyi Kalu, Theresa Edem, Bikiya Graham Douglas, Daniel Okosun, Maikudi “Cashman”, Mickey Odeh, Sophia Muhammed, Uzee Usman, Padita Agu and Ahide Adum. 

To Kill A Monkey

To Kill A Monkey
Kemi Adetiba's crime and thriller series is set to have your hearts racing, the story is said to be written and produced by Kemi Adetiba, along with Remi Adetiba, the series is set to have lead stars that range from William Benson to Bucci Franklin and it also includes supporting cast from Bimbo Akintola, Chidi Mokeme, Dami Adegbite and Ireti Doyle. 

Òlòtūré (The Series)

Oloture
Òlòtūré, the movie, was very well created and executed, the story was relevant, and it still is, following the success of the movie, we're getting a whole series coming to Netflix. The human trafficking story continues as Òlòtūré goes on as an undercover journalist on a journey in Libya and the Niger, all the way to the Mediterranean, trying to find her way out. 

Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Beverley Osu, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Stan Nze, Amarachukwu Ono, Bukola Oladipupo, Daniel Etim Effiong and Patrick Doyle are part of the insanely group of talented actors in the series, the series also sees the return of Kenneth Gyang as the director.


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