Four Exciting Nollywood Projects To Look Out For This January

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If you also fall victim to scrolling through your Netflix discovery page for hours before you decide on a movie or show, then turn off the TV or fall asleep in less than 30 minutes because it wasn’t worth the long search, or you make your way down to the cinemas in anticipation of a great movie experience only to wish you had stayed in bed, we got you.

There are going to be some rather tasty Nollywood releases feast this January, and we have narrowed them down to five projects that we think would be worth your while.


                                                                                               Shanty Town

Date of Release: January 20th

Type: Series

Production Company: Giant Creative Media, Champion One Entertainment, Minini Empire Production.

What’s it about? A six part crime thriller series, Shanty Town follows the story of three Lagos State hustlers who unite to wage war against the biggest and most ruthless crime ring in the state. Featuring Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Sola Sobowale, Peter of P Square, Nancy Isime, The show will premiere on Netflix on January 20th.



                                                                                                        The Trade

Date of Release: January 13th

Type: Movie

Production Company:  Foresight Global Films

What’s it about? The Trade follows the story of Dike Maduka, aka Eric, a notorious genius billionaire kidnapper, who ravaged the southern part of Nigeria for several years. After evading arrest for two decades, a fast rising police officer and head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Superintendant Khalid Abubakar leads a high-stakes investigation into the famous kidnapper’s activities. Directed by Jade Osiberu and featuring Blossom Chukwujekwu, Rita Dominic, Emeka Nwagbaraocha and more.




                                                                                                               The Wait


Date of Release: January 13th

Type: Movie

Production Company: Eventful and Lordtanner Studios

What’s it about?  Inspired by Waiting Room a faith-based book by Nigerian lawyer, Yewande Zaccheaus,  The Wait is an emotional and suspense-filled thriller that follows the lives of different individuals and families as they try to navigate the disappointments and obstacles on their fertility journey. The film stars Nse Ikpe Etim, Inidima Okojie, Deyemi Okanlawon and more. It drops on Netflix on January 13th.




                                                                                                             All Na Vibes

Date of Release: January 27th

Type: Movie

Production Company: Sable Media, ContentDocks

What’s it about? Taiwo Egunjobi’s 2021 directed urban drama, All Na Vibes, is set in present day Ibadan against the backdrop of a crippling university strike and an undercurrent of political unrest. Three out of school teenagers- Abiola, Lamidi and Sade- grapple with varied existential crises on what’s next with their lives. It stars Tope Tedela and Jide Kosoko and premieres on Netflix on January 27.