Nollywood has fed us all year round, and this month is no different. We’re getting a range of movies and shows, from a deity’s descent into crime to epics that follow warriors of the ancient Yoruba kingdoms. They’re giving it all, and we’re nothing but ready receivers.

“Jagun Jagun”

From the title, you can tell this film will give action goodness. Jagun Jagun is a period film set in an ancient Yoruba kingdom, starring Femi Adebayo, Adedimeji Lateef, Bukunmi Oluwashina, Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Yekini Itele, Fathia Balogun, Yinka Quadri, Adebayo Salami and Dele Odule. It follows a bloodthirsty warlord who feels threatened by a young warrior who wants only love and power. The film is coming to Netflix on August 10th, 2023.


Produced by Anthill Studios and written by Niyi Akinmolayan, Mikolo is a family adventure CGI movie. It follows a large blue bird, which the movie is named after, that oddly reminds us of the dragon from “How to Train Your Dragon.” The movie is coming to cinemas on August 18th, 2023, and the cast will include Pamilerin Ayodeji, Fiyinfoluwa Asenuga, Yvonne Jegede and Daniel Etim-Effiong. 

“The One for Sarah”

The One for Sarah is a romantic drama about Sarah, who has been through emotional abuse and is on the path to rediscovering her self-worth and finding love. The romantic drama stars Beverly Naya, Bucci Franklin, Uzor Arukwe and Daniel Etim-Effiong. It will make its Netflix debut on the 11th of August. 

“A Bag of Trouble”

Written and directed by Michael Chimex Onwunali, A Bag of Trouble stars Broda Shaggi, Bimbo Oshin, Jide Kosoko, Hafiz Oyetoro and Sabinus. It follows a struggling young man whose world takes a sharp turn after receiving a token of gratitude from a wealthy politician. Suddenly finding himself rich beyond his imagination, he must fight the evil he perceives closing in or slide back into the tough world he knows too well. The comedy film will be released in cinemas on the 18th of August.

“The Rise of Igbinogun”

The Rise of Igbinogun is an epic with a star-studded cast. A warrior incurs the fury of the king’s guards but becomes a legend among the people when she steals from the rich to empower the poor. It stars Femi Branch, Damilare Kuku, Akin Lewis, Enyinna Nwigwe, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Shaffy Bello, and will be available on Netflix on August 25th.


Kesari is a Yoruba language action film follows a once-revered deity’s descent into the world of crime as a notorious robber. The film stars Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Yekini, Lateef Adedimeji, Yemi Elesho, Kelvin Ikeduba and Yvonne Jegede. Ibrahim Yekinni produced and co-directed with Tope Adebayo

“The Modern Woman”

The Modern Woman tells the story of a young woman’s carefully balanced life, which spirals into chaos when she faces the devastating loss of her pregnancy. In a fight to reclaim her identity, she must navigate a treacherous path towards self-discovery, challenging societal norms and embracing her own truth. The film stars Bimbo Akintola, Timini Egbuson, and Sharon Ooja and will be in cinemas on the 18th of August. 



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