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Fall in Love with Seven Romantic Nollywood Films This Valentine’s Day

From heartwarming comedies to fated love stories, these Nollywood gems offer the perfect Valentine’s Day blend of romance, drama, and culture.
February 14, 2024
2:32 pm
Breaded life

As the most romantic day of the year arrives, audiences are seeking out engaging and culturally authentic romance films to set the mood. For those desiring more than just typical Hollywood love stories, Nigeria’s booming Nollywood film industry offers a unique alternative.


Known for vivid storytelling and natively Nigerian perspectives, Nollywood has quickly blossomed into the world’s second largest film industry. Romantic comedies, dramas and more dominate the Nollywood landscape, showcasing Nigeria’s acting talent and diverse cultures.


To spotlight the best of Nollywood’s romantic offerings, we’ve compiled these seven recent standout films perfect for Valentine’s Day viewing or anytime one wants to get lost in a captivating love story. From lighthearted rom-coms to steamy thrillers, these expertly crafted films run the gamut of tones, styles and perspectives that modern Nollywood does so well.


Breaded Life (Netflix, 2022)

Directed by Biodun Stephen, “Breaded Life” follows the story of Todewede and Sumi on a journey of self-discovery and love. Starring Bimbo Ademoye and Timini Egbuson, this romantic comedy is available on Netflix


Big love

Big Love (Prime video,2023)

Also directed by Biodun Stephen, “Big Love” (2023) tells the story of Adil and Adina, whose love faces social barriers as they navigate the complexities of their backgrounds. The film features Kalu Ikeagwu and Teniola Aladese and is currently streaming on Prime Video


Sunday Affair

 A Sunday Affairs ( Netflix, 2023)

Starring Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Alexx Ekubo, and Hilda Dokubo, this movie explores the tale of love, friendship, and sacrifice. Lifelong friends Uche and Toyin’s loyalty is tested as they both fall for the same complicated man, leading to heartbreak.


Dead Serious

Dead Serious (Premiered on February 9, 2024)

By Moses Inwang, “Dead Serious” (2024) stars Sabinus as he faces comedic obstacles attempting to win approval for his marriage. The film features Sharon Ooja, Nkem Owoh, and more. It’s currently showing in the cinemas.


The Silent Intruder

The Silent Intruder (Premiered on February 9, 2024)

Directed by Uyoyou Adia, this steamy drama follows the story of  a married couple seeking therapy for their sexual issues, only to face a dangerous obsession from their unconventional sex premiered on February, 9 in the Cinemas.


I love you regardless

I Love You Regardless (Premiere: February 9, 2024)

In this lively rom-com, Jide Kene Achufusi and Titi Joseph star as unlikely lovers forced to cohabitate, sparking a blend of laughter, romance, and lighthearted fun.  It was also released to the Cinemas on February, 9


All’s fair in love

All’s Fair in Love (February 14, 2024)

Premiering on today, “All’s Fair in Love” stars Deyemi Okanlawon and Timini Egbuson as longtime friends and business partners falling for the same woman, testing their relationship with love triangles and laughs.


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