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Ten Nollywood Movies Gracing The Big Screen in December

Next month is poised to be a feast for movie enthusiast as the silver screen is set to sizzle with an array of compelling stories, star-studded casts, and unforgettable experiences
November 24, 2023
7:16 pm
A tribe called Judah

As the year gradually draws to a close, December emerges as a festive period synonymous with joy and celebration. In the realm of Nollywood, this marks a notable convergence of filmmakers directing their creative energies toward both cinemas and streaming platforms. It appears as though an unspoken agreement has been reached among industry stakeholders, fostering efforts to unveil an array of cinematic pieces during this vibrant month.


It’s as if a memo, albeit metaphorical, circulated through the industry, prompting a harmonious convergence of creative minds. This unspoken collaboration adds an intriguing layer to the December cinematic landscape, transcending individual film releases to create a collective cinematic experience. As the audience becomes the recipient of this curated cinematic offering, the unique convergence of narratives promises an immersive and diversified viewing experience, showcasing the depth and breadth of Nollywood’s storytelling prowess.


This orchestrated unveiling takes shape as a nuanced symphony of storytelling, reflecting the diverse narrative threads that characterize Nollywood’s repertoire. The anticipation is creating an air of excitement as audiences brace themselves for a multifaceted exploration of genres and themes that encapsulate the richness of Nigerian storytelling. Here are ten films to see during the festive season:



Afàméfùnà: An Nwa Boi Story

“Áfàméfùnà: An Nwa Boi Story” emerges as a cultural odyssey set to captivate audiences on Dec. 1, 2023. Directed by Kayode Kasum, the film delves into the rich tapestry of the Igbo apprenticeship tradition, weaving a narrative that follows young Igbo boys on a journey towards self-discovery and financial independence. Amid the aspirations and sacrifices, the film unveils the harsh realities of betrayal that often accompany the pursuit of success. With a star-studded cast that includes Kanayo O. Kanayo, Stan Nze, Alexx Ekubo, Atlanta Bridget Johnson, Chuks Joseph, Segun Arinze, Eso Dike, Paul Nnadiekwe, Jide Kene Achufusi, and Noble Igwe, “Áfàméfùnà” promises an immersive experience, inviting viewers to witness the nuances of Igbo traditions and the transformative power of apprenticeship.


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Double Dekoi

Double Dekoi

In the upcoming crime thriller, “Double Dekoi,” slated for release on Dec. 1, Nollywood heavyweights Sola Sobowale and Kanayo O. Kanayo join forces to deliver a riveting narrative. The film follows a young woman’s daring quest to infiltrate a criminal organization led by ruthless bosses, all in a desperate bid to clear her brother of murder charges. With a star-studded cast, including Yinka Quadri, Ronke Odusanya, and Hilda Dokubo, “Double Dekoi” promises an eventful cinematic ride into the underbelly of crime, setting it apart as a must-watch in the December film lineup.


Check out the trailer here.


Blood Vessel

Blood Vessel

“Blood Vessel,” Play Network Studios’ groundbreaking Netflix original, is poised to make waves on screens starting Dec. 8. Directed by the talented Moses Inwang and produced by Agozie Ugwu, Arafat Bello-Osagie, and Roxanne Adekunle-Wright, this crime thriller unfolds around a group of six friends entangled in the tumult of a mega coup brewing in their Niger Delta hometown. Faced with the ominous unrest, they daringly escape, stowing away on a ship bound for South America.


With a stellar cast that includes David Ezekiel, Adaobi Dibor, Alex Budin, Jide Kene Achufusi, Levi Chikere, Obinna Okenwa, and Sylvester Ekanem, “Blood Vessel” deftly navigates the complexities of their journey as they find themselves caught in the crossfire of political turmoil.


Check out the trailer here.




Nollywood stars, including Alex Ekubo, Nancy Isime, Stephnora Okere, Zack Orji, Nosa Rex, Jibola Dabo, and more, are set to dazzle audiences in the star-studded production, crafted by Nigerian filmmaker Victor Okere.


The narrative revolves around Olumide, portrayed by Alex Ekubo, and Anuli Roberts, played by Nancy Isime. The newlyweds return from their honeymoon only for Olumide to grapple with frequent bouts of drunkenness. Anuli, portrayed by Nancy Isime, is hurt and disappointed. Despite warnings from family and friends, the couple, caught up in a whirlwind romance, dismissed concerns and tied the knot within months. Now, Anuli feels like she’s married to a stranger, sparking a conflict that defines their tumultuous union. The film unfolds on the big screen on Dec. 8, 2023.


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Showmax’s latest Nigerian Original series, “Agu,” is set to premiere on 14 Dec. 2023, with subsequent episodes released on Thursdays.


“Agu” unfolds a tale centered around three main characters: Etim (Kanayo O. Kanayo), a 50-year-old lawyer battling personal demons; Pius (Nonso Odogwu), a practitioner of traditional worship accused of murdering his friend in a forest; and Victoria (Ruby Okezie), an ambitious prosecuting counsel with a complicated history with Etim. The trio becomes entangled in a court case that unravels dark secrets and explores the tension between legal and traditional belief systems. The series boasts a stellar cast, including Mofe Duncan as Sola, Tina Mba as Judge Akorede, Ireti Doyle as Lola “LS” Lateef Simpson, and ex-Big Brother Titans Housemate, Miracle Op.


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A Tribe Called Judah

Under the banner of her newly launched production house, FAAN, Funke Akindele takes the director’s chair once again in “A Tribe Called Judah.” Slated for release on Dec. 15, this feature film follows the mixed reactions to Akindele’s last release, promising a captivating narrative. The story revolves around a mother and her sons, whose lives are thrust into disarray by illness. In a desperate bid to save her, the boys embark on an unconventional plan – robbing a mall. The film takes an unexpected turn when they cross paths with real armed robbers, weaving suspense, family bonds, and the unpredictability of life into a compelling cinematic tapestry.


Check out the trailer here.


Ada omo Daddy

Ada Omo Daddy

“Ada Omo Daddy,” marking Mercy Aigbe’s debut as a cinema producer, is set to hit screens on Dec. 15. The family-oriented drama, shrouded in intrigue, aims to transcend cultural differences, offering a delightful blend of comedy and valuable lessons. With an ensemble cast featuring seasoned actors such as Sola Sobowale, Fred Amata, Dele Odule, Carol King, and Omowunmi Dada, the film invites audiences to explore the potential societal conversations it might spark, promising both laughter and insightful takeaways.


Breath of life

Breath of Life

“Breath of Life,” written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor, is about a former clergyman who, after losing everything dear to him, including his faith, embarks on a soul-stirring odyssey. Set against the backdrop of Nigeria’s historic city of Ibadan in the 1950s, the film boasts a stellar cast led by Wale Ojo, Sam Dede, Tina Mba, and Eku Edewor. Among the ensemble are Chimezie Imo, Genoveva Umeh, Ademola Adedoyin, and Chidozie Nzeribe. “Breath of Life” is set to drop on Prime Video on Dec. 15.




“Malika,” the next chapter in Toyin Abraham’s cinematic journey, directed by Steve Olufemi Sodiya, explores themes of self-discovery, infertility, and the tumultuous journey of a woman grappling with anger issues. Scheduled for a theatrical debut on Dec. 22, the film introduces a stellar ensemble cast such as Anne Kansiime, Emeka Ike, Odunlade Adekola, Adebayo Ridwan Abidemi, Uzor Arukwe, and others.


Check out the trailer here.




Directed by Damilola Olatunji and Ololade Tijani Ebong, “Ogeere” is poised to enthral audiences with its captivating romantic drama deeply rooted in Yoruba culture. Slated for release on Dec. 22, the film embarks on a folkloric journey, promising a unique blend of thrilling elements, entertainment, and valuable cultural lessons. In an interview, Ololade Tijani Ebong provides appealing insights into the essence of “Ogeere,” emphasizing its commitment to preserving and sharing Yoruba traditions. The movie is featuring a cast that includes Nollywood veterans like Jide Kosoko, Kola Oyewo, Dele Idule, Yinka Quadri, Iya Awero, Clarion Chukwura, Olaiya Kayode (Aderopoko), Peju Ogunmola, Peter Fatomilola, and emerging talents.


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In recent years, Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele have claimed the throne as Nollywood’s box office queens, dominating the December releases with hits like “Omo Ghetto the Saga,” “The Prophetess,” “Battle on Buka Street,” and “Ijakumo.” However, this year introduces a slightly different landscape with a formidable lineup of films that aim to redefine the narrative. As December unfolds, as the lineup shows, Nollywood enthusiasts are in for a treat, with a rich range of stories that transcend the ordinary and showcase the industry’s commitment to pushing creative boundaries.


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