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    9 Nollywood films to watch for this weekend

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    On the list this weekend is Kill Boro, Criminal, The Trade, My Village People and more.

    Is a Nollywood marathon on your weekend’s menu? Look no further as a variety of films are available for your selection in cinemas and on streaming platforms.

    After a demanding week, it can be challenging and exhausting to constantly look for something to watch. Don’t worry—Pulse has you covered.

    Here are nine must-watch Nollywood films to see this weekend:

    1. Kill Boro (2024)

    Synopsis: The film follows a father drowning in debt and his desperate child as they struggle for survival. Kill Boro is a compelling story that tackles the themes of family, survival, sacrifice, and the unwavering hope of forgiveness. It is set in the little hamlet of Azuama along a river.

    Director: Courage Obayuwana

    Cast: Blessing Oreva Uzero, Michael Dappa, Philip Asaya, Brutus Richard, and Gregory Ojefua

    Where to watch: Prime Video

    2. Criminal (2024)

    Synopsis: It follows the story of a brother who holds a hospital hostage as he seeks medical help for his brother.

    Director: Dolapo Adigun

    Cast: OG Tega, Austine Onuoha, Bryan Okoye, Chuks Joseph, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, and Uzor Arukwe

    Where to watch: Cinema

    3. The Trade (2023)

    Synopsis: This is the story of a notoriously cunning kidnapper known only by name, who has ravaged the southern part of Nigeria for over a decade.

    Director: Jade Osiberu

    Cast: Ese Lami Afegbai, Nengi Adoki, Denola Grey, Sidney Esiri, Abayomi Alvin, Gregory Ojefua, and Blossom Chukwujekwu

    Where to watch: Prime Video

    4. My Village People (2021)

    Synopsis: Prince, a selfish womaniser, finds himself in bubbling hot water after his reckless lifestyle accidentally attracts the attention of a coven of witches who want a mixture of revenge and romance.

    Director: Niyi Akinmolayan

    Cast: Oge Amuta, Amaechi Muonago, Mimi Onalaja, Bovi Ugboma, Fares Boulos, Venita Akpofure, Sophie Alakija, and Azubuike Egwu (Zubby Michael)

    Where to watch: Netflix

    5. The Last Man on Earth (2024)

    Synopsis: This follows the story of Zara, who is perceived as Ebisan Arayi’s side chick and causes problems not only in his household but also in the home of her friend.

    Director: Moyin Ezekiel (MoyinSage)

    Cast: Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna), Rachel Edwards, OluwaDolarz, Pharm Saviour Akpan, Ekete Chinyere, Boma Martins Akpore, and Fruitful Simon.

    Where to watch: YouTube

    6. Strangers (2022)

    Synopsis: Forgotten in a remote village and battling a life-ending disease, a young boy’s future could change forever when strangers show up.

    Director: Biodun Stephen

    Cast: Myde Glover, Chris Iheuwa, Peter Fatomilola, Nonso Odogwu, Lateef Adedimeji, and Bolaji Ogunmola

    Where to watch: Netflix

    7. House of Secrets (2023)

    Synopsis: This follows the story of a woman, who suffers from memory loss and needs to remember a secret document her husband, ‘Panam’ gave her years ago, which is the only thing between General Sani and his bid to become the president.

    Director: Niyi Akinmolayan

    Cast: Matein Ebiwari, Fiyinfoluwa Asenuga, Tobi Daniels, Najite Dede, Moyinoluwa Olutayo, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, and Emeka Nwagbaraocha

    Where to watch: Prime Video

    8. A Father’s Love (2024)

    Synopsis: It follows the story of a devoted, low-income taxi driver who discovers an abandoned baby in his cab. As he embarks on a relentless quest to reunite the infant with its mother, he collides with a shocking revelation about his wife, forcing him to navigate the complexities of love, sacrifice, and unexpected revelation

    Director: Sebastian Ukwa

    Cast: Yvonne Jegede, David Jones David, Darasimi Nadi, Patrick Diabuah, Beloved Osagie, and Chibunna Stanley also known as Funnybone.

    Where to watch: Prime Video

    9. Aburo (2024)

    Synopsis: When Aburo, a street-smart boy with outstanding speed steals from Mide, a failed international athlete, his sprinting ability does not go unnoticed as Mide is determined to make him a star. Aburo now has to battle through the ties that bind him with his street gang and his great destiny.

    Director: Yemi Morafa

    Cast: Yemi Cregx, Maleek Sanni, Efa Iwara, Darasimi Nadi, Toni Tones and Charles Inojie

    Where to watch: Cinema

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