Top 10 Most Interesting Nollywood Movies On Netflix

Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Here is my list of the top ten Nigerian Nollywood movies to stream on Netflix.

1. Lionheart

Top 10 Most Interesting Nollywood Movies On Netflix

Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji makes her directorial debut and plays the lead in Netflix's first Nigerian Original film Lionheart.
When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business -- alongside her uncle -- and prove herself in a male-dominated world.

2. Lagos Real Fake Life

Lagos Real Fake Life

Two mooching friends vie for the attention of wealthy, beautiful women only to discover that their lavish lifestyles are bogus.

3. Phone Swap

Phone Swap

A fashion designer and an arrogant businessman reluctantly try to help each other after accidentally swapping phones in the airport.

4. The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

As their big day arrives, a couple's lavish wedding plans turn into a nightmare of exes, fighting parents and uninvited guests.

This colorful Nigerian-made rom-com had the country's biggest opening of any Nollywood film to date.

5. Moms at War

Moms at War

Two fierce mothers become rivals when a school contest forces their kids, both model students, to compete against one another to be the best in class.

6. Chief Daddy

Chief Daddy

When a wealthy patriarch unexpectedly drops dead, his money-crazed family, friends and staff scramble for his billionaire fortune.

7. The Accidental Spy

The Accidental Spy

Nursing a broken heart, an IT specialist moves to London to audition for a reality TV show that unexpectedly turns into a real-life cartel drama.

8. The Bling Lagosians

The Bling Lagosians

With a matriarch bent on having a lavish 51st birthday party, her family's debt is on the verge of exposure, threatening their business -- and legacy.

9. The Bridge

The Bridge

A Yoruba prince and a young lady from a prominent Igbo family face tribal prejudice and parental pressure when they secretly wed.

10. Payday


After an expensive night out, two flatmates get tangled in an overnight misadventure to recover their rent money to pay their dead landlord's daughter.

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