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Pulse List 5 anticipated new Nollywood movies you should know about

Grab your popcorn for awaited Nollywood films set to unspool over the next two months before the end of 2016.

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Nollywood movies to anticipate

Nollywood has had a riveting year with great films like "Oloibiri," "The Arbitration," "Green White Green," "93 Days," Wives on Strike" among others.

Also in 2016, eight Nollywood films got to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the festival's City to City programme.

It's two more months before the end of 2016, and the Nigerian film industry still has more to offer movie lovers.

Pulse movies have put together five Nollywood movies to watch out for before the end of the year.

Here we go:

1. "Ayamma"


Set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in beautiful Akwa Ibom state, ‘Ayamma’ is the story of Ihuoma, the poor but beautiful village maiden with the voice of an angel.

Her voice coming out of the forest, so haunts Prince Daraima, the handsome heir to the throne that he does all he can to reach her so as to claim her hand in marriage. His efforts are however, constantly thwarted by the envious Princess Ama a princess from a neighbouring village, betrothed to Prince Daraima and who will stop at nothing to secure her rightful place as his bride.

All this is played out under the watchful gaze of his younger brother Ekong who harbours his own dark secret. Set in the lush, green fertile land of Akwa Ibom state, Ayamma is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama.

The movie stars  Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong and Ekere Ekanga.

"Ayamma" will premiere in Nigeria on December 23, 2016.

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Majid Michel for "Ayamma"


2. "The Wedding Party"


Set in Lagos, Nigeria, "The Wedding Party" is a riveting tale of the complexity of love. It is the story of Dunni Coker, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie. The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple.

The date has been set and the bride’s parents, who have recently enjoyed a surge in their fortunes, are going all out to make this the wedding of the century. Dunni’s about to be mother-in-law, Obianuju, is having second thoughts about allowing her son marry into a family she considers as beneath them.

Between matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a wedding planner on a mission to succeed, the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests and the groom’s ex-girlfriends looking to make their mark, it is clear the Wedding Party will be the talk of the town.

Will it all be too much to bear for the bride or will true love stand even the most chaotic of wedding celebrations?

The romantic comedy stars Adesua Etomi as Dunni CokerBanky W as Dozie, Alibaba and Sola Sobowale as Dunni’s parents, and Ireti Doyle  and Richard Mofe-Damijo as Dozie’s parents.

"The Wedding Party" also stars Zainab Balogun, AY, Ikechukwu, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMaGod, Lepacious Bose amongst others.

"The Wedding Party" will be in Nigeria cinemas from December 16, 2016.

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The Wedding Party official poster

3. "3 Wise Men"


After many years of service in different government parastatals, the three aged men are retired and they all settled in a suburb  to enjoy their retirement benefits.

The movie revolves around how they decide to spend their retirement money.

"Three Wise Men" was previously scheduled to premiere on October 28, 2016. A new release date is yet to be announced.


4. "Dinner"

A star studded movie, "Dinner" stars Deyemi Okanlawon, Kehinde Bankole, Enyinna Nwigwe, Keira Hewatch, Okey Uzoeshi, RMD and Ireti Doyle.


Mike Okafor is invited by his childhood friend and buddy; Adetunde George Jnr, to have ‘ DINNER' and spend the weekend with him and his fiancée Lola Coker as they plan for their upcoming wedding.

Mike decides to come along with his girlfriend Diane Bassey, as he plans to propose to her.

Things get out of hand when they arrive at Adetunde’s house and they get to find out secrets about each other’s relationship and the one person in the middle of it all.

“Dinner” will be out in cinemas across the nation on November 11, 2016.

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Official poster for "Dinner"


5. "76"

Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-Level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Their budding romance was almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnant her walls came crumbling when the news of her husband's involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.

The anticipated movie stars talented actors like Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme, Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owuruwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.

"76” will be out in cinemas across the nation in November.

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76 poster

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