Watchlist: All The Netflix Naija Originals

A list of all the Netflix Originals from Nigeria for your viewing pleasure.

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If there was ever a good time to be a fan of Nollywood, that time is now. Thanks to Netflix and other international streaming services that have set up shop here in Nigeria, the quality of our film productions have, undeniably, improved by a wide margin.

With the recent release of Man of God, Netflix continues to flesh out its plan to dominate the Nigeria filmosphere and, by extension, the entire African continent.

In 2018, Netflix commissioned its first Nigerian Original when it purchased the worldwide rights to the Genevieve Nnaji movie Lionheart. Since then, the streaming service has gone on to release more movies from some of the choicest filmmakers in the country.

This is a comprehensive list of every Netflix Naija Original available to stream. The list is updated regularly, as soon as a new project is announced.

Lionheart (2018)

When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business — alongside her uncle — and prove herself in a male-dominated world.
Starring:Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie
Dir: Genevieve Nnaji

Castle & Castle season 2 (2018 – )

A pair of high-powered, successful lawyers find themselves defending opposite interests of the justice system, causing a strain on their happy marriage.
Starring: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Blossom Chukwujekwu

Namaste Wahala (2020)

An interracial romance hits humorous and heart-wrenching hiccups as the couple’s parents fight tooth and nail against their relationship.
Starring: Ini Dima-Okojie, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Richard Mofe-Damijo
Dir: Hamisha Daryani Ahuja

Citation (2020)

A bright student in Nigeria takes on the academic establishment when she reports a popular professor who tried to rape her. Based on real events.

Starring: Temi Otedola, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joke Silva

Dir: Kunle Afolayan

Oloture (2020)

In Lagos, a journalist goes undercover as a prostitute to expose human trafficking. What she finds is a world of exploited women and ruthless violence.

Starring: Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Blossom Chukwujekwu

Dir: Kenneth Gyang

King of Boys 2: The Return of the King (2021)

Alhaja Eniola Salami starts anew and sets her sights on a different position of power, fueled by revenge, regret and ruthlessness.

Starring: Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones, Richard Mofe-DamijoCreator: Kemi Adetiba

Swallow (2021)

Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Nigeria, Tolani becomes involved in drug smuggling with her streetwise friend and must face the fallout.

Starring: Eniola ‘Niyola’ Akinbo, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Deyemi Okanlawon.

Dir: Kunle Afolayan

Amina (2021)

In 16th-century Zazzau, now Zaria, Nigeria, Amina must utilize her military skills and tactics to defend her family’s kingdom. Based on a true story.

Starring: Lucy Ameh, Ali Nuhu, Clarion Chukwura

Dir: Izu Ojukwu

A Naija Christmas (2021)

A mother’s Christmas wish — and the grand prize that comes with it — sets off a fierce competition between her sons.

Starring: Rachel Oniga, Kunle Remi, Segilola Ogidan

Dir: Kunle Afolayan

Chief Daddy 2: Going For Broke (2022)

The Beecroft family are ready to spend all of Chief Daddy’s inheritance, but not if the CEO of his company has anything to do with it.

Starring: Shaffy Bello, Funke Akindele-Bello, Joke Silva

Dir: Niyi Akinmolayan

The Man of God (2022)

Samuel forsakes his harsh religious upbringing to live his own life — but his soul remains caught between the world and the faith he left behind. Read more.

Starring: Akah Nnani, Osas Ighodaro, Atlanta Bridget Johnson

Dir: Bolanle Austen-Peters

Blood Sisters (2022)

Bound by a dangerous secret, friends Sarah and Kemi are forced to go on the run after a wealthy groom disappears during his engagement party. Read more.

Starring: Nancy Isime, Ini Dima-Okojie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Daniel Etim-Effiong, Kate Henshaw, Genoveva Umeh, et al.

Dir: Kenneth Gyang, Biyi Bandele.

Glamour Girls (2022)

The world of high-end escorts promises glamour, wealth and the chance of reinvention for a group of women — till a killing and theft threaten it all. Read more.

Starring: Sharon Ooja, Nse Ikpe Etim, Toke Makinwa, Segilola Ogidan, Joselyn Dumas, Taymesan Emmanuel, et al.

Dir: Bunmi Ajakaiye

Anikulapo (2022

After an affair with the king’s wife leads to his demise, a zealous traveller (Kunle Remi) encounters a mystical bird with the power to give him another chance.

Starring: Kunle Remi, Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Hakeem Kae-kazim, and more.

Dir: Kunle Afolayan

Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman (2022)

The King’s Horseman tells the story of Elesin, the king’s horseman, who is expected to commit ritual suicide following the death of the king, but who is distracted from his duty. The story is based on a historical event.

Starring: Odunlade Adekola as Elesin Oba, Shaffy Bello as Iyaloja, acclaimed musician Brymo as the Praise Singer, Deyemi Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada, Jide Kosoko, Kevin Ushi, Jenny Stead, Mark Elderkin, Langley Kirkwood, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Ajoke Silva, et al.

Far From Home

Ishaya, a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family, finds his dreams within reach when he becomes the recipient of a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school in the country. Thrust into a new world filled with rich kids from affluent parents, Ishaya must find his own path while trying to outrun his path that threatens to catch up to him.

Starring: Mike Afolarin, Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bolanle Ninalowo, Bucci Franklin, Bimbo Akintola, Linda Ejiofor, Chioma Akpotha, Femi Branch, Carol King, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Elma Mbadiwe, Genoveva Umeh, Gbubemi Ejeye, Olumide Oworu, and Natse Jemide, and more.

Writer: Dami Elebe

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