Here’s A List Of Films To Watch On Netflix Naija This Valentines Day

In the spirit of love..

With the arrival of Netflix Naija, the slew of Nollywood films we are watching these days have been varied in their content and message. In modern films such as Damilola Orimogunje’s ‘For Maria Ebun Pataki’ and Kayode Kasum’s ‘This Lady Called Life’, more societal matters are addressed, giving room for nuanced conversations on mental health and parental abuse in Nigeria. 

Yet for every didactic message shared in these recent films, Netflix Naija has now followed this up with easy, feel-good releases that entertain us without necessarily teaching us any moral code. This Valentine’s Day, especially there are a number of romance films to endlessly dig into as we celebrate the day of love. Everyone knows how a typical Nollywood love story used to end up back in the days, it was either there was the was a feud between the families of the couples or something goes wrong on the day of the wedding.

Whether you’re celebrating with a partner or just looking to binge movies on your own, here are some Netflix films you can get into this Valentines Day. 

Wedding Party

As the highly anticipated wedding arrives, Dunni Coker and Nonso Onwuka’s lavish wedding plans turn into a nightmare of exes, fighting parents, and uninvited guests. The Kemi Adetiba-directed film features Banky and Adesua Wellington as the lead actors of the film and Zainab Balogun, Sola Sobowale Ireti Doyle and more as supporting cast.

Tango With Me 

The newly married couple Lola and Uzo merge self-discovery and healing while they deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event on their wedding night. The 2010 nollywood film directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun features Genevieve Nnaji & Joseph Benjamin as lead characters. 

Dear Affy

An engaged couple hit a number of speed bumps and obstacles on their road to matrimony including major career complications and questions of fidelity This film stars Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Kehinde Bankole, Enyinna Nwigwe and more and is directed by Samuel Olatunji. 

2 Weeks In Lagos 

A businessman returns back to his Nigerian home and falls in love with his friend’s sister irrespective of his family’s plans for him to marry a politician’s daughter. The cast includes Mawuli Gavor, Beverly Naya, Shaffy Bello, Efe Irene & more. 

The Bridge 

A Yoruba prince and a young lady from a well-to-do Igbo family face tribal prejudice and parental pressure when they secretly get married. The 2017 film is directed by award-winning actor and film producer Kunle Afolayan. 

Hire A Woman

An uptight man attempts to make his ex-girlfriend jealous when he pays his co-worker to act as his lover at a university reunion, starring Nancy Isime, Erica Nlewedim, Uche Nwaefuna, Alex Ekubo. 

Lara and The Beat

When their glamorous lifestyle comes to a screeching halt, two sisters try to rebuild their fortunes through music and enterprise. The 2020 film which stars Seyi Shay, Vector, Sharon Ooja, Shaffy Bello and more, is directed by Tosin Coker.

The Eve

At an epic beach party thrown by his buddies, a groom-to-be meets a lovely stranger who makes him rethink the meaning of life and true love. The 2018 Tosin Igho-film features Adeolu Adefarasin, Beverly Naya, Kunle Remi, Mr Ibu, Meg Otanwa and more.

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