6 Nollywood Films To Look Out For This December 2022

December 2022 movie watchlist

The arrival of December comes with the unofficial announcement of festivities and merriments. As we count down to the end of the year and close of work, a lot of people tend to seek out fun activities for themselves and their loved ones. 

These are six (6) new Nigerian movies and TV shows premiering this December for you to celebrate the festive season with. Enjoy.

The Stand Up | Cinemas

Richard Mofe-Damijo, AY, and a host of others come together for this comic movei about an electrician from Warri, who encounters challenges when he decides to go to Lagos in order to make it big and save his sister.

The Stand Up premieres in cinemas across the country on December 2, 2022.

Riches | Prime Video

Produced by a team that’s predominantly Nigerian, Riches has garnereds global attention already thanks to its debuting on Prime Video.

The story follows a family bickering…

After the death of Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie), his estranged kids, Nina (Deborah Ayorinde) and Simon (Emmanuel Imani) become the owners of Flair and Glory. This throws the other members of the Richards family into rage and jealousy. Claudia (Sarah Niles), the second wife of Stephen and the mother of Alesha (Adeyinka Akinrinade), Gus (Ola Orebiyi), and Wanda (Nneka Okoye), wants Gus to be in charge of Flair and Glory. She cannot bear to see Nina and Simon as CEOs and does everything she can to throw them out of the company.

Stream it on Prime Video starting on December 2, 2022.

Crime and Justice Lagos | Showmax

Following the path of its Kenyan predecessor of the same title, Crime and Justice Lagos is Nigeria’s answer to international procedural hits like Law and Order and The Blacklist.

Crime and Justice Lagos explores the activities of the fictional Serious and Special Crimes Unit (SSCU), headed by its charismatic boss, Deputy Commissioner of Police Femi Biboye (William Benson), and made up of an elite team of top detectives led by Superintendent Kelechi “KC” Farasin (Folu Storms) and Superintendent Danladi Dikko (Jammal Ibrahim).

It premieres on Showmax on December 8, 2022.

Battle on Buka Street | Cinemas

Funke Akindele has a long history of owning the Nigerian Christmas box office, and even though she may be contesting for public office in 2023, this Christmas is no different.

Battle on Buka Street sees two women (played by Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Funke Akindele) who, after a lifetime of rivalry, find themselves at loggerheads once again when they set up food businesses on the same street.

It premieres in cinemas on December 16, 2022.

Far From Home | Netflix

RMD makes another appearance on this list; this time, for a Netflix-produced miniseries.

Far From Home (not to be confused with the Spider-Man movie of the same title) follows the story of Ishaya (Mike Afolarin), a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family whose dreams suddenly appear within reach when a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school in the country catapults him into the affluent world of Nigeria’s elite. All the while a huge secret threatens Ishaya’s newfound status and, ultimately, his family’s safety.

It premieres on Netflix on December 16, 2022.

Ijakumo: The Born-Again Stripper | Cinemas

Toyin Abraham stars and co-produces this movie with a hilarious premise.

Ashabi, the daughter of a powerful spiritualist, is hell-bent on destroying the life of her former Jide, a renowned pastor of a mega church, who jilted and left her to die. With the help of Sharon, a stripper and choir leader who Jide lusts after, Ashabi figures a way to hatch her revenge plan.

It premieres in cinemas on December 23, 2022.

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