Netflix Naija: 5 Of The Most Anticipated Films Coming To Your Screen!

Ever since Netflix made an official entry into Nollywood with Netflix Naija, it’s been constant premium content on our screens.

In recent times, Netflix Naija has been dropping teasers on some new releases from book adaptations to controversial stories. So, as we count down to some of the best from Nollywood, here are 5 of the most anticipated films right now!

1. Citation


Citation tells the story of a young post-graduate (Moremi) who faces sexual harassment from her lecturer and struggles with dealing with this terrible situation. Speaking to an urgent subject matter, Citation chronicles the ordeals of the average (female) student in Nigeria. The film was directed by Kunle Afolayan and stars Temi Otedola in her debut role as the lead character. The cast lineup also features the Chairman of First Bank Nigeria, Ibukun Awosika; Afrobeat artiste, Seun Kuti, Joke Silva; Haitian-French actor and model, Jimmy Jean-Louis; Ini Edo; Ghanaian actor, Adjetey Anang, Sadiq Daba, and Gabriel Afolayan, amongst others. Citation will be debuting on Netflix Naija on November 6, 2020.

Watch the teaser for Citation here:

2. Oloture


Oloture is a compelling story about a young Nigerian journalist who goes undercover as a Sex worker in a bid to expose the dark world of human trafficking in Lagos, Nigeria. This dangerous mission puts her life at risk in a rapidly unfolding story that tackles a topic generally seen as a ‘taboo.’ The film is directed by Kenneth Gyang and stars Sharon Ooja as the lead actor. It also features Nollywood stars like Blossom Chukwujekwu, Omoni Oboli, Ada Ameh, and Beverly Osu, among others. It is slated for release on Netflix on October 2, 2020.

Watch the teaser for Oloture here:

3. King Of Boys 2

If you saw King of Boys in the cinemas, then its sequel does not need that much of an introduction. Ace producer Kemi Adeitba is making a comeback with one of the highest-grossing films of 2018. This story follows the life of a notorious businesswoman threatened by power struggles and a dark past. In this sequel, Sola Sobowale will continue to shine in her role as the lead actor, but there has been cast additions. King of Boys 2  will include Nse-ikpe Etim, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Deyemi Okanlawon. There is no official date for launch yet, but we know that it is coming in 2021, hopefully with crazier plot twists.

Watch the teaser for King of Boys 2 here:

4. Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives 



An African literary classic will be adapted to Netflix as a series! Written by Lola Shoneyin, Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives chronicles the shocking details of a polygamous home. Through the voices of Baba Segi and his four wives, Shoneyin infuses humour in an otherwise tragic story. Right now, the only details we have about the series are that it will be produced by Mo Abudu of Ebony Life Films.

Mo Abudu x Lola Shoneyin


5. Death and the King’s Horseman

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Another African literary classic will be hitting our screens, this time as a movie! Death and the King’s Horseman is a play by Nobel Prize Winner Wole Soyinka. It is based on a true story from the British colonial period in Nigeria, where a horseman was stopped from ritual suicide by the colonial masters. Mo Abudu of Ebony Life Films will also be producing this classic, and we still have our ears out for more details of its release.

Which of these films are you looking forward to the most? Share your replies in the comment section!

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