The festive season (December) is usually an interesting one at the box office. Nollywood has never backed down in her release of interesting movies. 2021 saw the release of Omo Ghetto, a Funke Akindele film during the festive season. The movie went on to rank as one of the highest grossing movies in the box office.
Below are a list of movies to be on the lookout for this December.
- Far From Home
Far From Home is coming to Netflix on December 16th. The movie revolves around students at the Willmer Academy.
The movie is a limited series with top Nollywood stars as cast: Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Funke Akindele, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Bolanle Ninalowo, Bimbo Akintola, Linda Ejiofor, Chioma Akpotha, Femi Branch, Carol King, and Ufuoma Mcdermott. Far From Home is produced in partnership with Inkblot.
Palava is an inklot production set for release in the Cinema on December 9th. Palava!’ features Linda Ejiofor, Bisola Aiyeola, Jemima Osunde, Beverly Naya, Beverly Osu, Chinedu Ikedieze, Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe, Eniola Badmus, Omawumi Megbele, Gideon Okeke and BB Naija star, Neo Akpofure.
The movie revolves around Richard Mofe Damijo who plays the role of Osage Idehen, a renowned musical artist with five beautiful daughters. His love for women constantly lands him in drama and problems, a theme that informs the movie’s title. His life and family is turned upside down when a scandal is revealed on the eve of his 60th birthday.
3. Battle On Buka Street
Battle on Buka Street is coming to the Cinema on December 16th. The cast includes Femi Jacobs, Mercy Johnson, Kelvin Ikeduba, Bimbo Ademoye, Tina Mba, Sola Sobowale, Nkem Owoh and the movie’s co-director, Tobi Makinde.
The movie is a chronicle of a food challenge between two women fighting over the best local food seller title — the ‘King of Buka Streets’.
4. ‘Ijakumo’ (The Born-Again Stripper)
Ijakumo is set for release in cinemas on December 23, 2022. It features cast such as Toyin Abraham, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Lolade Okusanya, Kunle Remi, Lillian Afegbai, Olumide Oworu and Eso Dike.
‘Ijakumo’ (The Born-Again Stripper) is a thriller that follows the daughter of a powerful spiritualist, who is hell-bent on destroying the life of her former lover, a renowned pastor of a mega-church, who jilted and left her to die. She partners with a stripper and choir leader to exert her revenge plan on her former lover.
5. ‘The StandUp’
The StandUp’ premieres in cinemas nationwide on December 2, 2022. It features like Richard Ayodeji Makun (AY), Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Anita Asuoha (RealWarriPikin), Jide Kosoko, Mofe Duncan, Dibor Adaobi Lillian, Stephanie Zibili, Paul Olope and Eso Dike.
This movie is about the struggles of an electrician who travels from Warri to Lagos to make it big in his profession and save his sister, who is being held ransom because of the debts accrued by his late father.