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Self-isolation: 7 Nollywood movies you should see on Netflix


With many Nigerians being forced to stay  at home, boredom can have a negative impact on your mental health. With businesses, schools and religious organizations closing in some parts of the country, options can be limited on how we can keep ourselves busy.

Some good news? There are a couple of non-clinically tested transformative cure for boredom and one of them is watching movies.


Below are 7 Nigerian movies you can watch on Netflix

1. Isoken

‘Isoken’ is a classic interracial romance complete with the finest performances. The Jadesola Osiberu film stars Dakore Egbuson, Marc Rhys, Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson and Tina Mba.



2. 93 Days

The Steve Gukas directed thriller is based on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and the medical practitioners who saved Nigeria. The general mood of the film is sad but, it’s a great way to reflect on the true heroes of world. It stars Bimbo Akintaola as Dr. Stella Adedavoh, Danny Glover, Somkele Iyamah among others.


3. Phone Swap

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In Nigeria, you probably can never go wrong with a good romantic comedy. Film lovers want to fall in love and have a good laugh while at it. There’s no need to judge especially not in these dire times. This Kunle Afolayan movie is a fine selection especially for lovebirds isolating together. ‘Phone Swap’ follows the story of Mary (Nse Ikpe-Etim) , a seamstress who accidentally swaps her phone with Akin (Wale Ojo), an arrogant alpha male.


4. Potato Potahto

The romantic film is based on an estranged couple who rediscover their love and fall back in love. The Shirley Frimpong- Manso directed Ghanaian/Nigerian collaboration stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh and Nikki Samonas.


5. Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo

The dark comedy directed by Daniel Oriahi follows the story of a naive young man who moves to Lagos to continue his deceased father’s taxi service business. The movie’s cinematography is one of the many endearing features of this flick. It stars Femi Jacobs, Odunlade Adekola among others.


6. The Arbitration

For film lovers looking to get that rush of adrenaline from unraveling a story ripe with suspense, this Niyi Akinmolayan directed drama is a sure bet. The movie is ridden with entertaining plot twists surrounding a sexual harassment theme. It stars Adesua Etomi, OC Ukeje, Iretiola Doyle and Somkele Iyamah.


7. The Wedding Party

If you missed the box office king in cinemas, now might be the best time to catch up. ‘The Wedding Party’ is no stranger to Nollywood filmmakers. Its thrilling wedding themed story and its ensemble cast is till date a fan-favourite.


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