November has arrived, and the Nollywood film industry is set to dazzle the screens with a range of exciting and engaging Nollywood movies.
As the year approaches its conclusion, Nollywood is continuing to deliver a diverse selection of films. We’ve compiled all the essential information about the upcoming releases this November, so get your calendar ready and start marking those dates!
“Ifediche” tells the story of a university-educated young woman from a rural village who chooses to reconnect with her roots in pursuit of her ambitious dreams, which the big city couldn’t fulfil. However, she must overcome unexpected challenges arising from her hometown and the aspirations she holds dear.
Victor Okwuchukwu Onwudiwe and Ben Cassie Sandra directed the movie.
The production team for Ifediche scheduled its official premiere on November 12, 2023, and secured its official release with Blue Pictures Distribution Company in cinemas on November 17, 2023.
“Adire” is an enthralling story written by Jack’enneth Opukeme, focusing on the life of a young female fashion entrepreneur, played by Kehinde Bankole. She grapples with a troubled past as a sex worker and strives to build a new business while facing the consequences.
Directed by Adeoluwa Owu, known as Captain Degzy, the movie features a talented cast, including Femi Branch, Kelechi Udegbe, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Ibrahim Chatta, Yemi Blaq, Yvonne Jegede, Lizzy Jay,Mike Afolarin, Tomi Ojo, Damilola Ogunsi, Onyinye Odokoro, Ifeanyi Kalu, and Layi Wasabi.
“Adire” had its premiere on Sunday, October 29, 2023, and is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on November 3, 2023. Don’t miss this captivating story of redemption and transformation.
3. MINEE (Laws of the Street)
“Minee“, created and directed by Richard Omos Iboyi, is a compelling narrative that explores an unfair society where a young woman’s mother becomes a victim of a tragic incident.
The film delves into the dark realm of organ harvesting and trafficking, shedding light on this disturbing practice.
With a talented cast that includes Daniel Etim-Effiong, Ireti Doyle, Segun Arinze, Priscilla Okpara, AyoAdesanya, and Kevin Ikeduba, “Minee” is a crime drama that is sure to engage and captivate its audience.
Up next is “Egun“, a suspenseful story co-written by Kayode Kasum and Dare Olaitan. The plot unfolds in a corporate office, where employees receive an unexpected package containing supernatural juju. A chilling phone call warns them that anyone who views the contents of the box is destined to meet a grim fate.
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Directed by Carmen Ike Okoro, this dark drama features a talented ensemble cast, including Gideon Okeke, Omowunmi Dada, Uzor Arukwe, Femi Jacobs, Bolaji Ogunmola, Adedimeji Lateef, Olarotimi Fakunle, Yekini Ibrahim, Vee Iye, Tomike Adeoye, Darasim Nadi, Ejiro Onajaife, and Taye Arimoro.
Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience as “Egun” makes its debut on November 10, 2023, in theatres nationwide. The lingering question is, who will escape the curse? Find out.
Directed by Obi Martins, the cast features Hadiza Abubakar, Tina Mba, and Kunle Remi. “Praise Party” is a suspenseful tale filled with unexpected twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The movie is set to premiere on November 5.
“Ololade” is a highly anticipated series that recently grabbed headlines for its acquisition by Netflix. This drama, co-written by a team led by Lani Aisida, explores the lives of two friends: Shina (played by Frank Donga), a discontented high school teacher, and Lateef (portrayed by Femi Adebayo-Salami), a boisterous and unscrupulous auto-mechanic.
Mysteriously, their lives take a turn for the better after facing numerous challenges and establishing a thriving business. However, they soon confront the severe consequences of their actions.
Directed by Adeniyi Joseph-Omobulejo, the cast includes Mercy Aigbe, Mide Martins, Liz Da-Silva, JaiyeKuti, Damilola Oni, Frank Donga, Mr. Macaroni, Oluwatobi Olubiyi, Debby Felix, and AyanwaleOlanrewaju.
This culturally rich six-part series will debut on the streaming platform on November 24, 2023.
At the centre of the drama lies Saro’s forbidden love affair with Arolake (Bimbo Ademoye), the wife of the powerful Alaafin of Oyo (Taiwo Hassan). Their secret romance is exposed, forcing them to flee. However, Saro’s attempt to escape takes a drastic turn when he’s captured and nearly beaten to death.
In a surprising turn of events, Arolake intervenes, saving Saro’s life by confronting Akala, the mythical bird responsible for transporting souls to the afterlife. She steals Akala’s powerful gourd, granting Saro the ability to raise the dead.
This newfound power brings immense wealth to Saro, but it also unleashes his greed. Unfortunately, his insatiable desire ultimately leads him to a tragic downfall.
The film ends with Akala, the mythical bird, furious about his missing gourd. Although Saro lies dead, Arolake has emptied the gourd, which still poses a risk to Akala’s power. Worse yet, Saro had already used the gourd to bring people back from the dead, dangerously disrupting the delicate balance between life and death.
As Saro’s greed and desire for more escalate, Queen Arolake reaches her breaking point. When Saro refuses to use the gourd unless given the king’s daughter in marriage, Arolake takes a decisive stance.
Knowing his dependence on the gourd, she cleverly empties it, rendering him powerless and trapped in the palace. Arolake, with her experience in escaping, gathers her belongings and flees the village. She leaves Saro with his newfound wives and the angered king.
Meanwhile, Alaafin Ademuyiwa, Arolake’s first husband, continues his relentless pursuit of her and Saro, seeking vengeance for their betrayal.
The film reaches a tragic conclusion with Saro’s demise. Blinded by greed, he demands the hand of a princess in exchange for resurrecting her brother, the prince. However, his empty promises and reliance on the stolen gourd backfired.
Unable to fulfil his side of the bargain, Saro faces the king’s wrath. The enraged villagers brutally attacked him and left him for dead outside the village.
In the final act, Akala, the mythical bird, retrieves his stolen gourd and carries Saro’s lifeless body to the afterlife, forever bound by the consequences of his actions.
Get ready to be thrilled with Ebuka’s exciting adventure across Africa! The travel-reality series “Ebuka Turns Up Africa,” a Prime Video original, premieres on March 1, 2024.
Hosted by the renowned Nigerian TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the series takes viewers on an unforgettable journey as he explores Africa with his celebrity friends: actors Timini Egbuson, Zubby Michael, Jimmie Akinsola, Onoja Adole, and Alistair Englebert Preston.
This group of friends embarks on a luxurious VIP adventure across the continent, creating a captivating series that delves deeper than just the tourist experience. It not only showcases the diverse beauty of Africa but also reveals the personalities of these celebrities beyond their public personas.
While exploring the continent, the friends experience moments of joy, ignited by their shared spirit of adventure. However, the journey isn’t always smooth sailing, as the press release hints at personality clashes and occasional disagreements. Ultimately, the series aims to capture the magic of friendship and the unifying power of shared experiences.
Produced by Rapid Blue Productions Nigeria and executive produced by Ziyanda Ngcaba and Erika Klopper, “Ebuka Turns Up Africa” promises to be an entertaining and insightful watch.
Mark your calendars for the premiere on March 1st, with the first two episodes dropping, followed by episodes three and four on March 8th.
Episodes 1 & 2 of Ebuka Turns Up Africa arrive on Prime Video on 1st March
When South Africa’s rising pop star, Tyla, chooses her clothes, there are two essential qualities she looks for: the ability to allow her to dance freely and the ability to move comfortably.
While describing her personal style, the young and talented artist who brought us the hit song “Water” emphasized the importance of feeling comfortable. However, her definition of comfort does not extend to casual attire like sweatpants and jerseys, particularly when she is in the public eye.
Additionally, the rise of her online presence on TikTok, which now boasts over 7.2 million followers, has seen “comfortable” translate to performing her own dance routines in unique outfits like macramé tube tops and very short miniskirts.
Just weeks ago, “comfortable” meant a glamorous, seafoam green Versace gown shimmering with fishnet overlays—a dazzling costume fit for a modern Venus. Tyla wore this as she proudly accepted the first-ever Grammy for Best African Music Performance for her chart-topping R&B hit, “Water.” Today, “comfortable” has a whole new meaning: a stylish linen set as she dances effortlessly in Gap’s Spring 2024 campaign, marking her debut with a major global fashion brand.
The video showcases Tyla and a group of dancers performing Shay Latukolan’s energetic choreography to “Back On 74,” a catchy, genre-blending song by the British group Jungle, which has amassed over one billion views on TikTok.
Each dancer is adorned in comfortable and flowing pieces from Gap’s spring collection, crafted from breathable linen fabric. Tyla’s outfit features a stylish cropped top and relaxed-fit cargo pants, accented by a swaying chain-link belt. The video not only highlights the comfortable nature of the clothing but also demonstrates how it can convey confidence and a touch of elegance, making it perfect for both movement and style.
“I love marrying my music and the way I look, I feel like it goes hand in hand,” Tyla explains. “I see that also sonically with my album that’s coming out, and with the Gap campaign.”
As Tyla embarks on her first major tour and showcases her characteristic drive and ambition, the artist is infusing her on-stage style with even more personal expression.
A passionate supporter of South African designers, such as the talented LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize winner Thebe Magugu, she proudly weaves elements of her heritage into her fashion choices.