My Top 10 Nigerian Movies

I watch a ton of Nigerian movies and often get asked by friends and family for movie recommendations. Today I am here to give you the plug. Grab your popcorn and take a seat.

⁣⁣  Going through graduate school, I was often homesick. One of the ways I would get through the loneliness was to watch Nigerian movies. If you listen to my podcast, you will hear all about the different ways I coped with loneliness while studying abroad.

I often get asked by non-Nigerians for movie recommendations, and so below is a list of 10 movies that you can feel free to recommend to your non-Nigerian friends.

These are movies with a great storyline that showcase the true Nigerian spirit. 

All the movies I will recommend can be found on Netflix or Amazon prime video.

Don’t have Amazon Prime? Don’t worry, click on the link below to signup for a 30-day free trial.

1. The Wedding Party

Nigerians are known for their lavish and elaborate wedding celebrations. This movie showcases the typical Nigerian wedding celebration.

It is about an insecure virgin bride, a reformed playboy groom, two over-bearing mothers who can’t stand each other, one philandering husband, a high strung wedding planner, a thief on the loose, a best man with a flash-drive full of secrets, a sexy EX with vengeance on her mind, two loyal bridesmaids ready to go to war, and a brother seeking his father’s approval


2.  The Wedding Party 2

Nonso continues his romance with Deirdre, the bridesmaid from London. While on a dinner date, Nonso proposes to Deirdre by accident and sets off a chain of events too powerful to stop. Deirdre’s upper-crust British family are against the match, as are members of the Nigerian clan, but Deirdre’s determination can’t be contained, setting us on another colourful, chaotic journey to everlasting love.


Based upon the acclaimed novel, Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this beautiful sweeping story of two sisters caught up in the events of the Nigerian Civil War, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire world.

4. Isoken

Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken. Although she has what appears to have a perfect life, Isoken is still unmarried at 34. At her youngest sister’s wedding, her overbearing mother introduces her to the ultimate Edo man, Osaze. . But Isoken also meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with . The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo (Caucasian)!love.

5. Nigerian Prince

After being sent to Nigeria against his will, a stubborn, first generation Nigerian-American teenager and his cousin, a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer, retaliate by teaming to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.

6. Fifty

Set in Lagos Nigeria, four successful women at the verge of 50 take stock of their lives and loves, over the course of a week.

Available on NETFLIX


In order to save her father’s ailing bus company, competent but perennially overlooked Adaeze must find a way to work alongside feckless uncle Godswill, in the sharp and comically observed directorial debut from Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji.

Available on NETFLIX

8. DRY

An inspiring true story of Zara and Halima who find themselves in the same cultural trap regardless of their background,they each struggle to make meaning to their lives…



The movie tells the story of a young girl who goes from being a shop girl to a billionaire after her father leaves her his empire to run


A disillusioned London chef visits Nigeria and struggles with her matchmaking mother and restoring the family’s rundown hotel. She’s heartbroken when she discovers the man she loves is buying it.

you can watch all these movies on amazon prime video for free if you already have amazon prime membership. if you do not have the membership, here’s a link to a free 30-day trial! signup and startup watching today!

Be sure to let me know what you think of these movies and what your favorite Nigerian movies are.

Dr. Ozi

Dr. Ozi

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