If you’ve binge-watched all the new Nollywood content, this June, there are seven fresh, critically acclaimed Nigerian films to be added to your watchlist. Cinemas and on streaming services; they’re there for your entertainment.


Written and directed by Biodun Stephen, it first premiered in 2022, and is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime since June 1st. This epic starring household names like Kehinde Bankole, Deyemi Okanlawon, is about  a single mom who fights to keep her children and shield them from their deadbeat father who returns suddenly to be in their lives. Since its debut on Prime, many viewers have come back with impressive reviews that has marked this movie as a must-see for everyone.


Originally hit the box office in 2022, but now showing on Netflix since June 2nd, 2023. It focuses on two characters, Funke (Mercy Johnson) and Oscar (Jim Iyke), from two different worlds. The bourgeoisie guy Oscar, needs the skills of Funke the ghetto tomboy to help him recover a stolen passport. This film also focuses on an unusual angle that brings lonely people together. It’s tense and funny— Jim Iyke has a way with words when it comes to dishing out insults.

Tiger’s Tail

The title of this film is giving hot action. Also premiered in 2022, but only available for viewing on Prime since June 2nd, 2023. In this thriller directed by Victor Okpala, you’ll see how Amara, a returnee from the UK tries to establish a rehabilitation centre for street boys but ends up being kidnapped by a violent gang leader. Is it now a bad thing to help people? Come and see too, let’s judge this matter together.


June 9th, Daddy is coming to cinemas near you to show you a heartwarming story that revolves around the life and struggles of a protective father. We’ll be present at the cinemas to see actors like Femi Jacobs and Charles in action. There’s no chief or sugar prefixing this daddy. This is a real fatherhood story.

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Battle on Buka Street

Given the way Nigerian men talk about food, I can  believe food is the cause of tension in this film. It was released in cinemas in December 2022. This Tobi Makinde and Funke Akindele’s directed comedy-drama tells the story of two food sellers who are also half-sisters, Yejide and Awele. They never saw eye-to-eye due their rivalry and battle to be the real King of Buka Street. This Funke Akindele’s project which is now one of the highest grossing Nollywood films, will be showing on Prime on June 19th.

The Men’s Club 4

First of all, shout-out to Dami Elebe, the writer of this compelling show. She’s one of the women reshaping Nollywood’s narratives. This show which originally started as a web-series on YouTube, will now also have its fourth season installment showing on Prime on June 30th. The Men’s Club is a drama that explores the tales of four young men in Lagos; deep in the business and flocked by women. Can’t wait to see faces like Sharon Ooja, Ayoola Ayolola, Efa Iwara, Sola Sobowale, etc., grace our screens again.

The House of Secrets

This Niyi Akinmolayan-directed picture will be the first production from Anthill Studios scheduled for 2023, and it’s set to be shown on Prime on the 30th of June. This story revolves around a woman whose past haunts her when she lands in prison for being in cohort with her spy hubby. The cast list includes skilled actors like Kate Henshaw, Femi Jacobs, Ede Irele, Onajite Dede and many others. If you’re a fan of gloomy grey, black and white shots, you’ll enjoy this film noir.



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