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Nigerian Film 13 movies, TV series to watch in April 2016

Featuring productions starring Dolapo Oni, Omoni Oboli, Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah and Uche Jumbo.

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Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah in "76" play

Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah in "76"


Wondering what to see or what to catch up on this month? Pulse Nigeria offers some suggestions of movies and TV series you should watch at home or at the cinema. Some we’ve seen, some others we think are worth going to see.

View the list below:


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Ramsey Nouah and Chidi Mokeme on set of "76"

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"76" is a Nigerian war film inspired by events which led to and followed the botched 1976 coup d’etat. Directed by Izy Ojukwu, the film stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima and Chidi Mokeme. The release date is yet to be confirmed, but the movie trailer cut is enough to make you keep asking the box office attendants at the cinema when the movie debuts.

“Bukas and Joints”

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Olisa Adibua in episode 2 of "Bukas and Joint"

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A TV series exploring the taste of Nigerian food in different towns and cities - yes please. Broadcast media veteran Olisa Adibua is the host of this food documentary called “Bukas and Joints”.

In the weekly series which premiered on March 20, Adibua visits different eateries and roadside joints. In episode two he goes round Lagos looking for the best suya in the metropolitan city. It airs on Sundays at 7PM on AIT.


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"Dry" poster


If you haven’t seen Stephanie Linus’ movie “Dry”, you need to. The actress’ self directed film was named Best Overall Movie Africa at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. The movie based on a real life story portrays the lives a teenage girl forced to be a child bride.

The film is presently available on several online platforms including Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Sony PlayStation and VUDU.

“ Hush”


Brace yourselves, Olu Jacobs and Richard Mofe Damijo are set to appear on your TV screens five times a week in a new telenovela titled “Hush”. The TV series also features Thelma Okoduwa, Baj Adebule, Rotimi Adelegan and Meg Otanwa.

Here’s a breakdown of the synopsis: Bem, played by RMD, is one of the top designers based in Lagos State, Nigeria, and Arinola, played by Okoduwa, is one of the state’s fastest rising politicians. Bem proposes marriage to Arinola, and this sets in motion a chain of events propelled by their secrets.

“Husbands of Lagos”

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"Husbands of Lagos" official poster


Filming of season two of the iRoko TV series “Husbands of Lagos” has commenced. If you missed watching season one, now is the time to catch up. It features five men living in Lagos, and the women in their lives, and stars Bobby Obodo, Bolanle Ninalowo, Kenneth Okolie, Uche Odoputa, Head of Pulse Nigeria Rich Tanksley, Mary Remmy Njoku, Susan Peters, Moyo Lawal, Yvonne Jegede and Ovire Peggy. Season two is set to star Toyin Aimakhu and Israeli musician and actress Ronya Man.

"Snapped Nigeria"

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Snapped Nigeria


"Snapped Nigeria" made its debut on March 31 on Snapchat. The movie is Nigeria’s first made with image/video messaging application Snapchat. It was written by Bola Agbaje, directed by Kewa Oni and produced by Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju.

“Remember Me”


Produced by Uru Eke, “Remember Me” stars Femi Jacobs, OC Ukeje, Rich Tanksley, Enyinna Nwigwe, Victor Olaotan, Anthony Manjaro, Chigul (Chioma Omeruah) and is directed by Izu Ojukwu.

The movie is about corruption and accountability. It follows the a gifted woman Harida and her fiancé David ’s fight to do the right thing.



"Stalker" is a psychological thriller which stars Jim Iyke and Nse Ikpe Etim in playing lead roles. It also features Anthony Monjaro, Emem Inwang, AY Makun.

Kaylah Lawal (played by Ikpe Etim) finds her life turning into a nightmare when a cab driver who saves her life keeps appearing at her home and her job.

“Suru L’ere”

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Seun Ajayi and Beverly Naya in "Suru L'ere"

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Since it’s premiere on February 12, 2016, “Suru L’ere” is one of the most talked about movies right now. Filled with new talent and unforgettable characters, the touching comedy was directed by Mildred Okwo and co-produced by Rita Dominic.

 It follows the life of a young, timid graduate Arinze (played by Seun Ajayi) desperate to beat his financial burdens. In his journey, he meets a charming go-getter Omosigho (played by Beverly Naya). Their meeting shoots off a series of events that pressure Arinze into a get rich quick scheme.

“The Marcy Project”


If you didn’t get to see it on TV, “The Marcy Project” is now available online. Full episodes of Dolapo Oni’s show is being released weekly on her Youtube channel.

“Top Actor Africa”

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Gbenro Ajibade, Zikhona Sodlaka and Osas Ighodaro

(Top Actor Africa)

It’s not too late to catch up on BET reality series “Top Actor Africa”. The show which premiered on March 1 features aspiring actors competing for $10,000 cash, a one-year contract with international representation, and access to Hollywood auditions.

“Wives On Strike”

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Wives on Strike' poster

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Wives On Strike” makes its cinema debut on April 8. The anticipated comedy stars Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu and Kenneth Okonkwo. The movie tells the story of a group of market women who deny their husbands of sex in a bid to stir them into taking a decision.

"You and I with Monalisa"

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Monalisa Chinda on set of her upcoming show 'You and I  with Monalisa Chinda'


The second season of actress Monalisa Chinda’s talk show "You and I with Monalisa," premiered on Sunday, March 20, 2016, on AIT. Season one of the show which addresses trending social issues featured prominent celebrities like Lanre Olusola, AY Makun, Mai Atafo, Charles Novia, Liz Benson and Segun Arinze.


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