Netflix has gradually increased its content list to include more African movies. If you are a fan of African movies, you would have noticed that already. Netflix has even gone a step further by announcing a series of Netflix Nollywood originals coming soon to its catatlog. This article will focus on new Nollywood movies to watch on Netflix in June 2020.
New Nollywood Originals Coming Soon
According to Techpoint, Netflix looks to partner with Mosunmola Abudu, founder of EbonyLife TV, to produce some classics. The partnership will bring to life two new originals, a series and other licensed movies. There will also be adaptation of Titilola Shoneyin’s the Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives and a film-adaptation of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman.
A series-adaptation of @LolaShoneyin'sThe Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives and a film-adaptation of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Death And The King's Horseman! 🇳🇬
— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) June 12, 2020
New Nollywood Movies on Netflix in June 2020
1. 4th Republic
The ‘4th Republic’ is a Nollywood political thriller. It stars Kate Henshaw, Bimbo Manuel, Sani Mu’azu, Linda Ejiofor, Yakubu Mohammed, and Enyinna Nwigwe. After the election-night murder of her campaign manager at a polling site, a gubernatorial candidate challenges the corrupt incumbent’s victory. This Nollywood movie became available on Netflix on 14 June 2020.
2. Merry Men 2: Another Mission
Since the release of the part 1, things have changed for the charming foursome, the Merry Men. They’ve hung the boots on robbing the rich to give to the poor and focus squarely on running their businesses. Merry Men 2 continues the adventures of Ayo, Naz, Amaju and Remi on a fast-paced and high-tension mission. This time though, they may be way in over their head, egged on only by their love for and desperate determination to save Kemi.
3. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
4. Last Flight To Abuja
This is a movie about how mid-air difficulties forces a Nigerian commercial plane into an emergency landing with devastating consequences. The movie starrs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke.
A set of everyday Nigerian travelers’s board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006. But like a bolt out of the blue, through a mixture of human error, technical failure and bad luck, the plane rapidly develops major difficulties that sends it teetering on the brink of disaster. This movie will be available on Netflix from 15 June 2020.
5. Elevator Baby
Elevator Baby tells the story of Dare (Timini Egbuson), a privileged young man with a fiery temper, who got stuck in a faulty elevator with a semi-literate pregnant woman in labour (Toyin Abraham). Dare is left with no choice but to try and save both mother and child. This experience brings him face to face with his inner demons. This Nollywood movie will be available on Netflix on 19 June 2020.
6. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
The film tells the story of how aspiring restaurateur (Zainab Balogun) returns to her home in Lagos to try and refine the fare at her family’s little hotel, only to find that her parents are planning on selling out to a rich (and devilishly attractive) buyer (Kenneth Okolie). The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, coming on 22 June 2020 to Netflix, was directed by Ishaya Bako stars Rachel Oniga, Joke Silva, OC Ukeje, Charles Inojie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Lala Akindoju, Akah Nnani and Ini Dima Okojie..
After losing his wife, a single father indulges in flimsy flings until he meets his sons’s music teacher, who impacts a few lessons on love. Kasanova tells the story of, well, a casanova. Femi (Wale Ojo) is a widower with an affinity for anything in skirts. The Nollywood movie which ensembles a cast of famous actors and actresses will be coming on 26 June to Netflix.
As Netflix adds to it catalog, we will update this list of new Nollywood movies to watch on Netflix.