The rumors have been confirmed- six Kunle Afolayan’s films are coming to Netflix this September. Speaking at the French + Nigeria Cinema Days, Afolayan announced that Netflix has acquired his latest film Mokalik and some of his older work. The director didn’t mention the other films so we are bringing you a list.
Mokalik follows the career of an 11-year-old boy, Ponmile, from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks. When his father arrives to take him home; Ponmile has to make up his mind if he wants to return to school or take on his apprenticeship full time.
The Figurine (Araromire)
Regarded by many as Afolayan’s best film and one of the modern classics from Nigerian cinema.
Two friends find a mystical sculpture that bestows good luck for seven years but has dark consequences in the years that follow those.
Obadare, a Yoruba prince and Stella, a young lady from a distinguished Igbo family, are a couple whose relationship is threatened by tribal prejudice and parental plans for each’s life. When the couple secretly weds against their parents’ wishes, the consequence shakes the very foundation and sustenance of both families
It’s September 1960 and Nigeria is on the verge of independence. A northern Nigerian Police Detective, Dan Waziri, is urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community.
On getting to Akote, more murders are committed. With local tension rising, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.
Five of the top members of a company are sent to a retreat and told one of them will become the new CEO. The cordial atmosphere quickly turns into a competition to see who can outdo all the others.
Akin and Mary meet for the first time at an airport where they accidentally bump into each other and mistakenly swap their identical phones. This leads to a destination mix-up after they receive one another’s text regarding a travel destination. Consequently, Akin ends up traveling to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa. Neither knows about the swap until they have reached their opposite destinations.
As a result of the phone swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phone. But it’s not as easy as they both think as new obstacles and complications rise at every turn as they both struggle to adapt to their alien environment and situation. Mary has to walk in Akins shoes and represent him in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her family meeting. This they do with hilarious results…