Tilting towards the last month of the year, 2022, Nollywood has made incredible strides this year. With several brilliant movies produced in the industry this year, the industry continues to grow at a tremendous rate, dishing out beautiful content and unveiling new talents with each passing day.
With the various productions we have seen throughout the year, the industry is not done. Filmmakers are still putting in the work, planning to make the festive season filled with lots of fun with films scheduled to be released in the month of December.
On WN Picks, we look at 5 Star-studded Nollywood movies to watch out for in December. In no particular order, we list a combination of movies with great production, robust cast, and brilliant stories.
Battle on Buka Street
Set to be released in cinemas on the 16th of December, 2022, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ tells the story of the rivalry between two food sellers who find themselves selling on the same street.
Being her third directorial, Funke Akindele showed a comedic disposition as well as addressing serious issues like the family drama of a father mixed in the middle of a murder.
Femi Jacobs, Mercy Johnson, Kelvin Ikeduba, Bimbo Ademoye, Tina Mba, Sola Sobowale, Nkem Owoh, and Tobi Makinde, who also co-directs the film, are all featured in the cast of the movie.
‘Battle on Buka Street’ is jointly produced by FilmOne Entertainment and Funke Ayotunde Akindele Network (FAAN).
Ijakumo (The Born-Again Stripper)
This action-filled thriller written by Kehinde Joseph and produced by Toyin Abraham follows the story of the daughter of a powerful spiritualist who is on a mission to ruin the life of her ex-lover, a popular pastor of a mega-church who jilted her and left her to die, taking a stripper and a choir leader on her path of revenge.
According to Toyin Abraham, this action thriller is unlike one we’ve ever seen before and loud would be an understatement to define it.
Kolawole Ajeyemi, Lolade Okusanya, Kunle Remi, Lillian Afegbai, Olumide Oworu, and Eso Dike are among the cast members, led by Toyin Abraham herself.
‘Ijakumo (The Born-Again Stripper) is scheduled to be released in cinemas on the 23rd of December, 2022.
When you see veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo in a movie, you already know it is about to be a great one. In ‘Palava,’ the veteran actor played the role of Osage Idehen, a famous music artist with five daughters.
‘Palava’ follows the story of how his love for women constantly puts him in the middle of the drama. On the eve of his 60th birthday, a scandal is exposed, upending his life and that of his family.
Produced by Inkblot Productions and set for release in cinemas on the 9th of December, 2022, ‘Palava’ has a robust cast of actors and actresses including Linda Ejiofor, Bisola Aiyeola, Jemima Osunde, Beverly Naya, Beverly Osu, Chinedu Ikedieze, Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe, Eniola Badmus, Omawumi Megbele, Gideon Okeke and BBNaija star, Neo Akpofure, with Richard Mofe-Damijo in the lead.
Rising: City Of Dreams
This movie uses a Nigerian reality to tell an interesting story of a leadership tussle, while also showcasing the famous Oshodi side of Lagos.
‘Rising: City Of Dreams’ follows the story of two gangs engaged in a power tussle over the leadership of a market. It tells the story of gang-related crimes, using violence as a tool to paint a visual picture of the issues portrayed in the film.
The cast includes Jide Kosoko, Zubby Michael, Femi Branch, Yvonne Jegede, Reminisce, Slimcase, DJ Neptune, Yakubu Mohammed, and Bolaji Amusan.
‘Rising: City Of Dreams’ is directed by Samuel Olatunji, and produced by Wale Muraina. The movie is set to be released in cinemas on the 9th of December, 2022.
In a story of the love of money, ‘U-Turn’ follows two characters, a cab driver and a lone passenger on a long journey with unclear intentions towards each other.
Cast members include Jide Kosoko, Muyiwa Adegoke, Ebun Oloyede, Mama No Network, and Tina Mba under the direction of Gabriel Afolayan and Uche Agbambu.
‘U-Turn’ is produced by Studio 6 Multimedia Limited and will debut on Netflix on December 2, 2022.
With these 5 star-studded movies to watch in December on the waitlist, December is expected to be fun-filled. The festive period with family and friends should be fun with these interesting stories from Nollywood.