African Movies To Watch This Christmas


Do you enjoy African cinema? Are you looking for the most recent and best films from the continent? There is no need to look any further!


This blog will highlight some of the most recent and critically acclaimed African films that are worth seeing. This blog is for you if you are a seasoned film buff or if you are just discovering the richness of African film. So come along for the ride and find out what Africa has to offer in the world of film.

Meet The In-Laws

A Yoruba man proposes to his Igbo girlfriend, but when the news eventually reaches their parents, their reactions aren’t exactly what they expected due to tribal prejudice.

Starring : Niyi Akinmolayan, Dickson Godwin, Blessing Onwukwe, Lilian Esoro, Adeniyi Johnson, Kenneth Okolie, Tina Mba, Dele Odule, Prince Emeka Ani

Our Date For Christmas

A happy family of four loses the mother in a fatal accident. As years roll by, Rowland decides to get a new wife, but to no avail because of his misbehaving children. Rowland brings the family’s seamstress home as his new friend, but the children give her cold feet.

Starring : Uchenna Nnanna Maduka, Chuka Okafor, Chinneylove Eze, Mofe Duncan, Mercy Johnson Okojie

The Maiden Who Cares For The
Sick Prince Becomes The Chosen

In this Nigerian movie the prince of Ovilivo kingdom was sick from birth. King Obidi saw it as a punishment from his ancestors. Maidens in the palace avoided the sick prince, except one who vows to stay with him. After all that transpired in the palace, the prince got recovered and made the caring maid his chosen bride. Watch hot, new movies, Nigerian latest movies, African latest movies, 2022 New movies, 2022 Nigerian movies, 2022 latest movies, 2022 romantic movies, 2021 latest family movies on this channel

Starring : Chizzy Alichi, Toosweet Annam and Elaweremi p. Elaweremi

Royal Driver

True love is more precious than all the treasures of the earth. There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. It does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does rather, it is a battle. Watch Chizzy Alichi and Frank Artus in this exceptional drama.

STARRING: Chizzy Alichi, Frank Artus, Fessa Okafor, Francis Okoli, Ngozi Ezeonu, Chioma Daniels, Emeka Udeolisa.
PRODUCED BY: Nicodemus Nwankwo.
COMPANY: Nickson Production
YEAR: 2022.

Little Things 2


In this second part of LITTLE THINGS, we follow the lives of three siblings as they navigate the challenges of making sure their mum and Obinna stay together.

As the eldest in the family, Queen is always on the lookout for her mum not to fall into the hands of the wrong man with the help of her other siblings, Sandra and Lola.


Director Carey Williams combines topical issues with pure comedy in his college party film Emergency. When two Black university friends, on very different paths, decide to have one final night out before graduation, their plans come to a halt when a young drunk white girl is found passed out on their house floor. With little options, the pair plus their other roommate decide to try and find a way to help her without falsely implicating themselves. Williams keeps the both the joke ratio and racial tension high.

After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion.

Actors: RJ Cyler, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols and Madison Thompson
Directed by: Carey Williams


Part thriller, part horror film, Mariama Diallo’s directorial debut is a gift to Prime Video subscribers. It is both subtley terrifying and thought provoking.

Three women strive to find their place at a prestigious New England university that may disguise something sinister.

Actors: Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, Talia Ryder, Talia Balsam and Amber Gray
Directed by: Mariama Diallo


An African woman hopes her new job as a nanny will help bring her young son to the United States. However, when a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and reality, it theatens to destroy everything she’s fought for.

Actors: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector and Leslie Uggams
Directed by: Nikyatu Jusu

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There is very little that is more dramatic than siblings being torn apart by their circumstances. In this case one brother grows up to be a police officer and the other a gang member. They’re then set on a collision course by a gang-related crime.

Years after surviving a childhood tragedy, two brothers fall on opposing sides of the law as a gang-linked crime tests their loyalty to one another.

Actors: Lemogang Tsipa, Thabo Rametsi, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Bahle Mashinini, Nqobile Sipamla
Directed by: Nerina De Jager

Writer: Nerina De Jager

No Simple Way Home

Directed by: Akuol de Mabior
Writer: Akuol de Mabior
Star: Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior

Genre: Documentary

Release date: February 14, 2022 (Germany)
Countries of origin:
Kenya and South Africa
Languages: English, Arabic and Dinka
Production companies: LBx Africa

Dinner at My Place

Directed: Kevin Luther Apaa
Written: Kevin Apaa
Screenplay: Kevin Apaa
Produced: Chiamaka Ebochue
Starring: Timini Egbuson,
Bisola Aiyeola
and Sophie Alakija
Production company:
Duku Pictures
Distributed: FilmOne Entertainment
Release date: January 28, 2022
Running time: 105 minutes
Countries: Nigeria
and United States
Language: English

Glamour Girls

Directed by: Bunmi Ajakaiye
Written by: Kemi Adesoye
Produced: Abimbola Craig & Charles Okpaleke
Starring by: Nse Ikpe-Etim, Sharon Ooja, Joselyn Dumas, Toke Makinwa and
Segilola Ogidan
Cinematography: KC Obiajulu
Music: Tatenda Terence Kamera
Distributed: Netflix
Release date: June 24, 2022
Country: Nigeria
Languages: English,
Nigerian Pidgin,
and Yoruba

Man of God

Directed by: Bolanle Austen-Peters
Produced by: Bolanle Austen-Peters, James Amuta and Joseph Umoibom
Starring: Akah Nnani,
Jude Chukwuka,
Dorcas Shola-Fapson,
Osas Ighodaro and Ayo Mogaji
Production company: BAP Productions
Distributed: Netflix
Release date: April 16, 2022
Running time: 111 minutes
Country: Nigeria
Language: English


Directed by: Kunle Afolayan
Screenplay: Kunle Afolayan
Produced by: Kunle Afolayan Omo and Omu-Aran
Starring: Sola Sobowale,
Hakeem Kae-Kazim,
Kunle Remi,
Bimbo Ademoye and Taiwo Hassan
Production company: KAP Productions
Distributed: Netflix
Release date: September 30, 2022
Running time: 111 minutes
Country: Nigeria
Language: Yoruba

Far From Home

Directed by:  Kayode Kasum, Kenneth Gyang and Catherine Stewart
Written by:  Damilola Elebe, Nk’iru Njoku, Chiemeka Osuagwu, Jola Ayeye and Abosi Ogba
Produced by:  InkBlot Productions
Starring: Funke Akindele-Bello, Richard ‘RMD’ Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and Bolanle Ninalowo

Elesin Oba, The King's Horseman

Directed by: Biyi Bandele
Screenplay by: Biyi Bandele (translated into Yoruba by Kola Tubosun)
Based on: Death and the King’s Horseman
by Wole Soyinka
Produced by: Mo Abudu, Quinty Pillay, Heidi Uys, Adeola Osunkojo, Judith Audu and James Amuta
Starring: Odunlade Adekola, Shaffy Bello, Olawale Ibrahim Ashimi, Deyemi Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada, Jide Kosoko, Kevin Ushi, Jenny Stead, Mark Elderkin, Langley Kirkwood, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and Joke Silva
Production companies: Ebonylife TV Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix
Release dates: September 9,2022 (2022 Toronto International Film Festival) October 28, 2022 (Nigeria) November 4, 2022 (Netflix)
Running time: 96 minutes
Country: Nigeria
Languages: Yoruba, English

Blood Sisters (2022 series)

Directed by: Biyi Bandele and
Kenneth Gyang
Starring: Ini Dima-Okojie,
Nancy Isime,
Kate Henshaw,
Wale Ojo,
Deyemi Okanlawon,
Gabriel Afolayan,
Kehinde Bankole,
Tope Tedela
Music by: Kulanen Ikyo

Genre: Nigerian Crime Thriller
Country of origin: Nigeria
Original language: English
No. of seasons: 1
No. of episodes: 4
Producer: Mo Abudu
Running time: 50+ minutes each
Original network: Netflix
Original release: May 5, 2022

The Blood Covenant

Directed by: Fiyin Gambo
Writers: Chinaza Onuzo and Chiemeka Osuagwu
Stars: Uzor Arukwe, Shalewa Ashafa and Tobi Bakre

Genres: Drama and Thriller

Release date: April 15, 2022

Country of origin: Nigeria
Language: English
Production company:
InkBlot Productions

The Set Up 2

Directed by: Naz Onuzo
Written by: Naz Onuzo
Produced by: Inkblot Productions, Film One Entertainment and Anakle Studios
Starring: Nancy Isime, Adesua Etomi and Kehinde Bankole
Production company:
Inkblot Productions
Distributed by: Film One Distributions
Anakle Films
Release date: August 12, 2022
Country: Nigeria
Language: English

The Wildflower​​

Directed by: Biodun Stephens
Produced by: Vincent Okonkwo
Starring: Toyin Abraham,
Deyemi Okanlawon,
Etinosa Idemudia,
Nosa Rex and Zubby Michael
Production company: VSL
Distributed by: Film One Entertainment
Release date: 2022
Country: Nigeria
Language: English


Directed by: Loukman Ali
Written by: Jade Osiberu and Abdul Tijani-Ahmed
Produced by: Jade Osiberu
Starring: Falz,
Tobi Bakre,
Ronke Oshodi Oke,
Sam Dede,
Toni Tones,
Basket Mouth
Production company:
Greoh Studios
Release date: September 23, 2022
Country Nigeria
Language English

A Simple Lie

Directed by: Biodun Stephen
Writer: Mannie Oiseomaye
Stars: Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, Bisola Aiyeola and Emmanuel Ikubese

Genres: Comedy and Drama

Release date: March 25, 2022 (Nigeria)
Country of origin: Nigeria
Language: English
Production company: ShutterSpeed Projects


Directed by: Emeka Bishop Nwabunze
Writer: Stephany Acholonu-Onabiyi
Stars: Uzor Arukwe, Patrick Diabuah and Kachi Nnochiri

Genre: Drama

Release date: July 15, 2022 (Nigeria)
Country of origin: Nigeria
Language: English
Production company: North Star Studios

Silverton Siege

Directed by: Mandla Dube
Produced by: Walter Ayres and Mandla Dube
Cinematography: Shaun Harley Lee
Music by: Rashid Lanie
Writer: Sabelo Mgidi
Stars: Thabo Rametsi, Arnold Vosloo and Noxolo Dlamini
Production company: Pambili Media
Distributed by: Netflix
Release date : 27 April 2022
Running time: 100 minutes
Country: South Africa
Taglines: Freedom is a Fight
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller
Languages: English, Afrikaans and Zulu

African Moot

Director: Shameela Seedat
Production: Don Edkins / STEPS, Tiny Mungwe / STEPS, Shameela Seedat / Undercurrent Film and Television, François Verster for Undercurrent Film and Television
Executive producer Don Edkins for STEPS
Co-production: Juha Löppönen for Tuffi Films, Venla Hellstedt for Tuffi Films
Cinematography: Tareq Abouamin, Moses Bwayo, Michael Carter, Bert Haitsma, Nic Hofmeyr, David Kihima, Gray Kotze, Ibrahim Muthadir, Adebayo Okeowo, Joseh Ssozi, François Verster, Luke Younge

Chief Daddy 2

Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
Writers: Mo Abudu(story)Salah Sabiti(screenplay)Heidi Uys(story)
Stars: Chika Agwuike, Dakore Akande and Violet Akhator

Genre: Comedy

Release date: January 1, 2022 (Nigeria)
Country of origin: Nigeria
Language: English
Production company:
EbonyLife Films


 Africa has something for everyone, from historical dramas to comedies. We hope our blog has introduced you to some new and exciting films from the continent. African cinema is a window into the continent’s diverse cultures and perspectives, and we encourage you to keep exploring and supporting it. Thank you for reading, and we hope to share more recommendations for new African films with you in the future. Don’t forget to watch the films we’ve recommended and share your thoughts in the comments section. Continue to support the African film industry!