Top Nigerian Movies on Netflix 2024

Nigerian cinema, popularly known as Nollywood, has expanded its reach in the african movie scene. Film lovers can now catch their favourite Nigerian movies streaming live on Netflix. Away from the popular direction of poor quality, Netflix only accepts film works with high cinematic graphics; the streaming is focused to give its users premium entertainment. As Netflix expands its catalog, here are the top 5 Nigerian movies you should watch in 2024. Each film showcases the talent of Nigerian filmmakers and also offers a glimpse into the culture and society of Nigeria.


  1. : The Return of the King (2023)

 King of Boys

Directed by Kemi Adetiba. The Return of the King” is a sequel to the acclaimed crime thriller “King of Boys.” The story continues with Eniola Salami, a powerful businesswoman and street boss , entering the murky waters of politics and crime as she seeks to reclaim her throne.

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Why Watch:

Known for its gripping story line and powerful performances, this sequel delves deeper into themes of power, loyalty, and the consequences of ambition, offering a thrilling cinematic experience.


  1. Oloture (2019)

 Oloture (2019)

Directed by Kenneth Gyang “Oloture” follows the story of a young journalist who goes undercover to expose human trafficking and prostitution rings in Lagos. As she immerses herself in the dangerous underworld, she faces personal and professional challenges.

Why Watch:

This Movie is Based on real-life events, “Oloture” sheds light on important social issues in Nigeria while also delivering a compelling narrative filled with suspense and a strong message about the exploitation of women.

  1. The Ghost and the House of Truth (2019)

The Ghost and the House of Truth (2019)

The Ghost and the House of Truth”  is Directed by Akin Omotoso, the storyline revolves around a dedicated police detective investigating the murder of a young girl in Lagos. As she unravels the mystery, she confronts her own painful past and the harsh realities of the city.

Why Watch:

This drama is about the fight for justice and redemption, and also offers a heartfelt portrayal of human resilience of what it means to survive in urban Nigeria.


  1. Citation (2020)

Citation (2020)

Directed by Kunle Afolayan “Citation” follows a bright university student who accuses her professor of sexual harassment. As she fights for justice, she encounters societal obstacles and confronts deep-rooted attitudes towards women in academia.

Why Watch:

“Citation” addresses pertinent issues of gender-based violence and the quest for accountability, making it a compelling watch.

The Nigerian Netflix blockbuster after its release rose to the sixth-most popular film on Netflix, it was also most-watched Nigerian movie on Netflix in 2020. Temi Otedola is the Movie lead role is performed by one of Nigeria’s  billionaire Femi Otedola. sister to Dj Cuppy

  1. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (2019)

living in bondage: breaking free (2019)

Directed by Ramsey Nouah “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free” is a sequel to the classic Nollywood film “Living in Bondage” (1992). It follows the story of a young man who gets entangled in a web of greed and dark rituals as he seeks wealth and power.

Why Watch:

This sequel combines supernatural elements with social commentary, offering a tale of ambition, morality, and the consequences of making deals you can’t keep.


  1. Chief Daddy (2018)

Chief Daddy

The Movies is directed by Niyi Akinmolayan “Chief Daddy” is a comedy-drama that revolves around the extravagant life and sudden death of a wealthy businessman. As his extended family gathers for the reading of his will, hilarious chaos ensues over inheritance claims and hidden secrets.

Why Watch

The drama series is packed with humor, memorable characters, like Nigerian rapper “Falz“, and social commentary, “Chief Daddy” offers a light-hearted yet insightful look into the dynamics of wealth, family relationships celebrity lifestyle, and normal Nigerian societal norms.

Nigerian movies on Netflix continue to push boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide with their compelling storytelling and cultural authenticity. Whether you’re a fan of crime thrillers, dramas, or social commentary,  experience the richness of Nigerian cinema from the comfort of your Netflix screen.


Tandu Emmanuel

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