It seems Nollywood filmmakers are determined to eat our money this December 2023, and honestly, we aren’t complaining. The titles and trailers are giving and might be worth spending on cinema tickets.
“A Tribe Called Judah”
Following the mixed reactions that trailed Funke Akindele’s last release, She Must Be Obeyed, the actress makes a return to the big screen in December with A Tribe Called Judah.
Akindele takes the director’s chair for the film which follows the story of a mother and her boys. When the mother falls ill, the boys devise a means to save her — rob a mall. Their operation is foiled when they meet real armed robbers at the mall.
A Tribe Called Judah stars Funke Akindele, Pere, Tobi Makinde, Timini Egbuson and Olumide Oworu, among others. It’s out in cinemas on December 15.
“Ada Omo Daddy”
Mercy Aigbe is launching her first cinema project with this title, Ada Omo Daddy, and we can’t wait to see what she serves on screen. Little is known about the project, but according to Mercy, “It’s a movie that attempts to unify our cultures, regardless of our differences. It is a beautiful family-oriented drama that will have lots of comedy as well as some valuable lessons.” Fingers crossed.
Ada Omo Daddy’s all-star cast features Sola Sobowale, Fred Amata, Dele Odule, Carol King and Omowunmi Dada, among others. It’s out in cinemas on December 15.
Ijakumo actress, Toyin Abraham, is gearing up for a major cinema release of the year, and we’re sat. This time around, the actress’ offering is Malaika, Yoruba for “angel”.
Directed by Steve Sodiya, Malaika is about a woman who struggles with infertility in her marriage and goes on a spiritual journey to find a solution.
Malaika stars Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and Emeka Ike, among others. It’s out in cinemas on December 22.
“Breath of Life”
Following rave reviews at the recently concluded Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), BB Sasore’s Breath of Life finally comes to the general public.
The inspirational title tells the story of a man of God who loses everything and becomes a shadow of his former self. However, an encounter with a young man would change the course of his life.
Breath of Life stars Wale Ojo, Eku Edewor, Genoveva Umeh and Chimezie Imo, among others. It drops on Prime Video on December 15.
Obara M director, Kayode Kasum, takes a spot in the loaded December line-up with his latest offering, Afamefuna: A Nwa-Boi Story.
The title also screened at AFRIFF. It dives into the Igbo apprenticeship system and how it plays a significant role in wealth building. Afamefuna stars Kanayo O. Kanayo, Segun Arinze, Paul Nnadiekwe and Noble Igwe, among others. It hits the cinemas on December 1.
When King of Boys actress, Sola Sobowale and “Nnayi Sacrifice”, Kanayo O. Kanayo, link up for a crime thriller, you know you’re in for an eventful ride.
Double Dekoi is about a young lady who infiltrates a criminal organisation led by ruthless bosses, in a bid to free her brother of murder charges. The movie also stars Yinka Quadri, Ronke Odusanya and Hilda Dokubo. It’s out in cinemas on December 1.