The ongoing pandemic has hit a lot of industries such as health, transport, and tourism. The pandemic has also affected the movie industry causing cinema releases such as Mulan, Fast and Furious, and No time to Die to postpone their release dates.
In Nollywood, some projects have had to halt production while finished projects have had to push back their release dates. Whether or not we’re sure of their release dates, we know these movies are in the works and we can’t wait to see them on the big screen.
Yes, We’re getting Another Alakada Movie
Many criticized Alakada Reloaded for its weak plot and unnecessary cast. However, the movie made money so of course, it would have another installment. In Fate of Alakada, Yetunde Animashaun (played by Toyin Abraham) continues her adventures with Broda Shaggi as a wedding planner.
The first trailer for the film dropped in March and we are excited to see this film because it seems to contain every celebrity out there (both actors and otherwise). We have Davido, Peruzzi, BBN winner Mercy Eke, Di’Ja, Cobhams Asuquo, Timini Egbuson, MC Lively, Alex Ekubo, Odunlade, Stephanie Coker, Anto Lecky, I mean, who isn’t in this movie?
A Nigerian War Movie? Count Us in
Nollywood doesn’t have a lot of war films so when we saw Frankie Ogar’s “A Soldier’s Story” in 2015, we loved it. Critics praised the film for its visual effects and the film won many awards such as AMAAs for Best actor, best makeup, best costume design, best visual effects, and many others.
Frankie Ogar returns to direct A Soldier’s Story 2 and cast members such as Linda Ejiofor, Tope Tedela, Daniel K. Daniel will also be returning. We can’t wait to see some more action-filled drama later this year.
Did Someone Say a Time Travel Nollywood film?
We still don’t know what DOD stands for but we know it’s a time travel movie and that’s enough. Yes, you read right. Nollywood is releasing a time travel movie and we are here for it.
One of the cinema releases we are excited about follows teenagers, Chidi, and Rotimi (played by Olumide Oworu and Denola Grey). They get the opportunity to use magic to go back in time and change the financial situation of their parents.
Apart from its ambitious plot, the movie has a stellar cast of Jide Kosoko, Ireti Doyle, Ini Dima-Okojie, Toyin Abraham, and more.
Did we mention that this movie also features a monkey called Abu Saint who plays a character called Stryker? As well as a python called Jacklyn the Rock Python? Yeah, we’re definitely seeing this.
King of Boys 2. Need We Say More?
Kemi Adetiba’s gangster-themed movie, King of Boys took Nollywood by storm when it was released in 2018. The movie broke box office records and bagged award nominations despite being nearly 3 hours long.
So, it was no surprise when Kemi Adetiba confirmed that there would be a sequel. The teaser trailer dropped on March 10th and we cannot wait. We are excited to follow the adventures of Makanaki and our favorite kingpin, Eniola Salami continues their power tussle.
What other cinema releases are you excited for?