Do you 2022 was a year in which numerous Nollywood movies were featured on Netflix? The industry is reaching new heights and raising the country, Nigeria in the global entertainment spotlight, from honors and recognitions earned within Nigeria to outside appraisals.
Netflix’s acquisition of Genevieve’s “Lionheart,” the first Nollywood film, was historic. The 2018 movie was purchased by the corporation as the first step in developing additional collaborations with the streaming service and the Nigerian film industry. Currently, over a hundred Nigerian films, including originals, are available on Netflix. In this article, I highlight the best 10 Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2022. Read down carefully.
Nollywood Movies on Netflix in 2022 | The Best 10
Below here is a highlight of the top 10 Nollywood movies on Netflix:
Anikulapo tops the list of the best Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2022. This movie reveals the story of love, betrayal, and death. Saro, quite an innocent wanderer, sleeps with the king’s wife, Queen Arolake, and is sentenced to death. Besides, when a mysterious bird named Akala wakes him from the dead, Saro is granted a second chance at life. He is also granted the ability to raise the dead, making him a powerful and well-liked man in the town.
The Anikulapo movie has featured top Nollywood actors like Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Remi, Taiwo Hassan, Oga Bello, and Sola Sobowale, among others.
Brotherhood is a Nollywood movie that reveals the story of twin brothers (Akin and Wale) who are compelled to live separate lives after the death of their parents. Wale becomes an investigator in an anti-crime unit while Akin becomes an armed robber. Akin became part of a gang of robbers and his brother Wale is assigned to investigate the gang.
3. Blood Sisters
Blood Sisters is the 3rd among the 10 best Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2022. This movie tells the story of two best friends, Sarah and Kemi who became fugitive sisters after killing a man in self-defense. Also, the influential family of the deceased man hunts the sisters by all means and wants them dead.
The Nollywood movie, Blood Sisters has starred popular movie stars and actors like Ramsey Noah, Kate Henshaw, Uche Jumbo, Nancy Isime, and Ini-Dima Okojie, among others. This movie is so popular that it is listed on the top 10 charts in over 31 countries like Canada, the U.S, Japan, Brazil, and many others.
The Nollywood movie, Ayinla reveals the story of an Apala musician who made use of his musical career to talk about the issues in contemporary society. He praised and criticized societal behaviors. Ayinla is produced and directed by Jadesola Osieberu and Tunde Kelani respectively. It features actors and actresses including Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Afolayan, and Kateef Adedimeji, among others.
5. The Set Up 2
Set Up 2 falls in the 5th position of the best Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2022. This movie tells of Chike who is trying to understand her new job as an agent for a global organization when Usi, a criminal kidnaps one of the people closest to her. At that point, she is forced to leave everything behind to hunt after Usi. But Chike didn’t know that the kidnap was just a ‘set up’ to draw her in.
The Set Up 2 has Nollywood stars like Adesua Etomi Wellington, Nancy Isime, Kehinde Bankole, Kate Henshaw, and Uzor Arukwe, among others.
6. King of Boys: The Return of the King
The movie, King of Boys: The Return of the King was released in August 2021 on Netflix and has gained popularity over the years. It is a follow-up to the ‘King of Boys’ that was released in 2018. In this follow-up, Alhaja Eniola Salami carries on with her struggle for power but in a different position as State Governor. She displayed a more focused and ruthless character.
King of Boys: The Return of the King is produced, co-produced, and directed by Kemi Adetiba. It features casts like Toni Tonnes, Sola Sobowale, Titi Kuti, etc.
7. Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopsters
Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopsters is the 7th out of the best Nollywood Movies on Netflix in 2022. This movie is directed by Adebisi Adetayo and is the first Nigerian Anime movie. The Nollywood movie is seen as a game-changer for the Nigerian film industry. Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopsters movie tells the story of a girl whose guardians’ bakery closed down in 1956. After wishing to go back in time to change things, the young girl finds herself in the future times. Also, she is seen living as a ‘bucket’.
8. The Wildflower
The trending Nollywood movie, The Wildflower reveals the story of 3 women undergoing assault of several kinds from the men in their lives. Out of the three women, the 24-year-old Rolake Dabiri chooses to speak up and revolt against the men. Now, she finds herself in a dangerous situation where she could lose everything. Also, the other 2 women now decide to speak up against abuse. The question is will they get justice?
9. Omo Ghetto the Sage
‘Omo Ghetto the Sage’ was released in September 2021 on Netflix and grew in popularity over the years. This film displays a street lifestyle and ‘gangsterism’. Funke Akindele, the lead actor acts as a twin (Ayomide and Lefty) and these twins have nothing in common. Lefty is always on the streets and doesn’t look like the kid of a rich parent. On the other hand, Ayomide is gentle, and successful, and mirrors her mother’s lifestyle.
Omo Ghetto the Sage stars popular movie stars like Mercy Aigbe, Yemi Alade, Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, Eniola Badmus, and many others.
10. The Man of God
The Man of God falls in the 10th position of the best Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2022 and is directed by Bolanle Austen Peters. This movie tells about a tender man, Sam who is lost in the cruel reality of a desire to live a faithful life despite fighting from others. Besides, ‘The Man of God’ features Nollywood talents like Osas Ighodaro, Eucharia Anunobi, Prince Nelson Enwerem, and Mawuli Gavor, among others.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Top Trending Nigerian Movies on Netflix?
These are the top Nollywood movies that are trending on Netflix in 2022:
- Anikulapo (2022): a 5-star review
- Brotherhood (2022): a 5-star review
- The Setup 2 (2022): 5-star review
- Blood Sisters: 5-star review
- For Maria Ebun Pataki: 5-star review
- The Blood Covenant: 4-star review
- The WildFlower: 4-star review
- A Naija Christmas: 4-star review
What is the Watched Thing on Netflix in 2022?
As of October 2022, the most popular English-language Netflix TV show of all time was the fourth season of the American science-fiction series “Stranger Things,” based on the number of hours viewed in the show’s first 28 days on the platform. It counted over 1.3 billion hours viewed.
Does Netflix have Nigerian movies?
Yes, these are some of the movies:
- The Razz Guy
- A Naija Christmas
- Man of God
- Made by Design
- Fine Wine
- Breaded Life
How Many Nigeria Movies are on Netflix?
“Hello Nigeria!” Since then, Netflix has made over 40 Nollywood movies, from blockbusters like King of Boys, Chief Daddy, and Isoken to less popular films like Kasala, etc.
Nollywood is one of the best film industries in the world and Africa at large. With so many Nollywood films available on Netflix, it may be difficult for people to choose wisely when looking for a movie on the top streaming service in the world. For this purpose, go through the article above carefully to see the 10 best Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2022.