Last week, “Finding Messiah” threw the X app into a frenzy. Users swore it’s the best teaser they’ve seen and should convince anyone to start seeing Nigerian films.

Well, we’ve found five more captivating Nollywood movies that will hit the screens shortly. Find out about them.

Finding Messiah

You don’t see Nollywood teasers that are five minutes long everyday. Written and directed by Ghanaian-Nigerian music executive and entrepreneur Oscar Heman-Ackah, the film is about the politics, corruption and the power tussle in the fictional country of Zambay. Its diverse cast boasts of Pete Edochie, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Daddy Showkey and Ngozi Ezeonu.

Aside from the plenty of drama that Finding Messiah is about to serve us, its impressive and colourful costumes can’t be ignored. Tiannah Styling, is that you?


The title translates to “Blacksmith” in Yorùbá. This bilingual (English and Yorùbá) movie is set in the 90s and focuses on two desperate friends and blacksmiths who are tired of being poor. After going in search of wealth, they’re given the price to pay. Will they take it or find another way? Find out on April 19 of this month when this hits the cinema. 

Gabriel Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Kehinde Bankole, Fathiat Williams and Jaiye Kuti are co-stars in this production.

Red Circle

The first thing you need to know about this film is that it will bring veteran actress Bukky Wright out of retirement. 

No idea how soon it’s coming out but we know it also has appearances from, Folu Storms, Femi Branch and Ruggedman. 

Red Circle is written by Abdul Tijani-Ahmed who co-produced alongside Nora Awolowo and directed by Akan Mason.

The Man Died

Wole Soyinka’s “The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka” is the latest to be adapted into a Nollywood film. Featuring performances from Sam Dede, Segilola Ogidan, Nobert Young and Wale Ojo, The Man Died will premiere in July —around Soyinka’s 90th birthday.

She He They

Love, friendship, relationship, genders, sexuality are explored in this upcoming web series about what it means to be queer in Nigeria. She He They is executively-produced by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERsNigeria), and directed by Uyaidu Ikpe-Etim and Ayo Lawson. 


“Aburo” (meaning “Younger one”) shows dreams and aspirations, streets, poverty, love and altruism. A talented, young athlete has all it takes to further his dreams abroad, but will it come to fruition? We’ll find out at the cinema on May 1, 2024.



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