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NETFLIX NAIJA: 3 movies you should watch this weekend

September 23, 2020

  If you have not noticed that the Nigerian movie industry has leveled up then you are definitely missing out on a lot. I do not mean the home videos that Africa Magic gives us,  those ones you will be wondering if the scriptwriter was paid 500 naira to do the job. Even the play most of us acted in primary school is better but that’s not what I’m recommending for you.


I have been binge-watching Nigerian movies on Netflix because they know how to trigger emotions and the stories feel closer to home. These are my top three recommendations, honest reviews and worry not, there are no spoilers.


1. BLACK ROSE: I couldn’t find sleep that night so I went on Netflix because my monthly subscription cannot waste. The plan was to see ”Nimbe” but Blossom Chukwujekwu and JideEkene got my attention. My two husbands in one movie! Who am I to say no? Well, after seeing the movie, I caught myself in tears at 2 am in the morning. Emotional rollercoaster is a thing guys! 

Quick Synopsis: Rose (Echelon Mbadiwe) like every teenage girl, sees a well-dressed Desmond (Blossom Chukwujekwu) and has an automatic crush on him. He notices her but his plans for her are not good ones. Nelo (JideEkene) who is a mechanic has a crush on Rose but she doesn’t rate him because he is a mechanic. Rose who is the apple of her mother’s eyes somehow finds herself in a situation with Desmond. The drama unfolds as you watch.

Movie Time: 2hrs

What to expect: Tears and Laughter.

It should have been tears alone but the ending was cliche for me.

Rating: 9/10


2. COMING FROM INSANITY: For starters, if anyone knows the real-life character, like the main guy who’s story was told, please tell me. My mind is still blown by the storyline, the way the characters played their roles, everything. I saw a hype about it on Twitter and I decided to check it out, you should too.

Quick Synopsis: Kosi (Gabriel Afolayan) was trafficked into Nigeria at a tender age. He became the housemaid to Onyi’s (Damilola Adegbeti) family. His curiosity on how to make money grew, he started making counterfeit dollars, moved into his own place with his friends. If you think he was caught and the story ended, you are in for a cruise!

Movie time: 1hr 37 mins

What to expect: An open mouth at the end and also your curiosity level will be triggered. Maybe a little bit of saying ”mad oo”.

Ratings: 9.5/10 (should have been a 10 but they played with my emotions because I can’t find back up story online. WHO IS KOSI?)

LARA AND THE BEAT: If you love a storyline that does not really add up but with top-notch cinematography then this is it. People love the storyline but not me, I feel the could have done better with the roles and the story. This is my opinion. Is it a good watch? Yes! Do you love Vector? Then you should watch this one. 
Quick Synopsis: Lara (Seyi Shay) is a spoilt brat and her sister Dara (Somkele Iyamah) is invested in the family business. Their family business crumbs, money is gone and now they have nowhere to go. As the story unfolds, Sal (Vector) and Lara make music, you will find out the rest in the movie.

Movie Time: 2hrs 20mins

What to expect: I honestly can’t define how you will feel but I felt some mixed feelings.

Ratings: 5/10

I’m patiently waiting for the second day of October to see this movie, Oloture. I love Sharon Ooja and the trailer I saw is still blowing my mind. So I’m clicking ”remind me” on this one and you should too. You can also watch the trailer on Netflix, I’m sure you will get caught up like me. 

I wrote a script for a short movie and I can’t wait to add it to my movie recommendations! Is it too soon to set up a YouTube account? [gives a nervous laugh and pushes the idea off].

Safe to say the weekend came early? Have fun and don’t forget to recommend some movies in the comment section.

What movie or series are you currently watching?

What Nigerian movie can you recommend?


Hi, faves! I’m Ndubuaku Lynda, a blogger, content creator and storyteller. I’m also a freelance writer. I also inspire millennials through my blog show. There are different categories on the blog. Get comfortable! Need to reach me? Send an email to ndubuakulynda@gmail.com or a dm to @whitenigeriangirl on IG

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Ehyyyy these movies are too notch no cap, the way I am anticipating Oluture ehhh, I can’t wait to watch Coming from insanity my brother has hyped the movie too much. As for Black rose as long as Jidekene is there am so going to watch it.
    Another one is “Citation” I cannot wait for it to be out I might just pray to God to fast forward the days 😁
    I have seen the trailer and the movie is going to be a blast.It hasTemi Otedola as one of the cast

  2. Ehyyyyy this movies a top notch no cap, the way I am anticipating oluture and coming from insanity ehhh my brother has hyped these movies too much.For Black rose as long as Jidekene is there am so going to watch it 😊😊

  3. Ozee says:

    I’ve seen Lara and the beat and I totally enjoyed it!! I really can’t wait for Oloture, I loved the trailer and also happy that I’m going to see Sharon Ooja play other roles other than the stereotypical boujie, rich girl. Been stalling on watching coming from insanity, can’t wait to get to it.

    • WhiteNigerianGirl says:

      It’s nice to see Sharon explore other roles honestly. I set a reminder for October 2nd and I can’t wait to do a review. Lara and the best is a good movie but…

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