Nigeria turned sixty earlier this month, and although it can sometimes be tasking to find reasons to celebrate, we cannot ignore how our food, music or film industries have given us products to be proud of. Interestingly, since Netflix launched in Nigeria, movies previously accessible only in cinemas are now available for streaming. We decided to make a movie list you should look forward to, or if you like, watch them on weekends. This set of movies are deeply reflect our society, they are important and informative. Hope you enjoy them.
Journey of an African Colony
This is a docuseries about the creation of Nigeria. It is a very important film, I think every Nigerian should watch it because our history is not taught in schools. The producers of this docuseries did their homework. You’ll learn a lot from watching this one.
This film is generating lots of conversation on social media. Some say the ending was horrible, others have said it was amazing. I am not going to form an opinion on it, all I can say is that you should watch it and tell us what you think.
I am always ringing a bell about this movie. Joy is a very raw movie that shows us what we do not want to see but is our reality. Add Joy to your movie list. It will be hard to watch but you will come out of it a better person.
Coming from Insanity
This is another movie that pushes the problems of our society in our faces. I like that Nigerian movies have shifted from romance and extreme comedies to movies that tackle our problems as a society. You won’t regret watching this one
Lara and the Beat
This movie is much lighter than the others above but still a very interesting movie to watch. What happens when girls try to save their parents legacy in Nigeria? Are they going to be hit with forces of the patriarchy? Will they succeed?
Diamonds in the Sky
This one hit close to home for me. It is a situation my family has had to do deal with. What happens when cancer strikes a close family member? How do Nigerians cope with it, seeing as our health care system is nothing to write home about? This movie will tug at your heart strings.