5 Upcoming Nollywood Films With Blinding Star Power
From "Lion Heart" to ''Yoruba Demons", these upcoming movies feature A-list Nollywood stars.
In recent times films like "October 1," "76," "The Wedding Party" and "Three Wise Men" have had an impressive array of film stars.
While having many popular faces in one movie does not guarantee commercial success, it is still enough to get movie lovers excited.
On that note, we bring you 5 Nollywood movies with enough star power to have us excited in anticipation.
1. "Lion Heart"
Genevieve Nnaji's second attempt at making a film has a strong combination of veterans, newbies and even popular musicians.
The celebrity list includes Onyeka Onwenu, Pete Edochie, Kalu Ikeagwu, Kanayo O Kanayo, Steve Eboh, Nkem Owoh, Ngozi Ezeonu, Yakubu Mohammed and Sani Muazu, with Jemima Osunde representing the new school.
"Lion Heart" also stars rapper, Phyno and singer, Peter Okoye.
Written by C.J Fiery Obasi and based on a screenplay by Ishaya Bako and Emil Garuba, "Lion Heart" follows the story of an Igbo family that is into transport business.
2. "Chief Daddy"
Ebony Llife Productions has often used star studded line ups as part of their sales pitch for their movies a la ''The Wedding Party" and "Fifty'', but the stars in “Chief Daddy” can make you go blind.
Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan who was at the helm for the record breaking ''Wedding Party 2'', the movie stars a long list of Nollywood sweethearts including Linda Ejiofor, Shaffy Bello, Bisola Aiyeola, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Lepacious Bose, Dakore Egbuson, Folarin 'Falz' Falana, Mawuli Gavor and Kate Henshaw.
It also stars Ayo Lijadu, MI, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya, Nedu, Uti Nwachukwu, Taiwo Obileye, Chioma 'chigurl' Omeruah, Rachel Oniga, Beverly Osu, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor and Joke Silva.
"Chief Daddy" tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses.
3. "Gold Statue"
With "Gold Statue" veteran film maker, Tade Ogidan reunites old hands in Nollywood, Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Femi Durojaiye, Tina Mba, Norbert Young and Ali Baba.
The movie also stars talented actors such as Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Rycardo Agbo, Kelvin Ikeduba, Kunle Fawole, Segun Arinze, Francis Onwochie, Greg Ojefua, Etinosa Idemudia, Adeniyi Johnson, Woli Arole, Bisola Ayeola, Kenny Blaq, Judith Audu and Tunrayo Adeyemi.
"Gold Statue" is a comedy adventure drama that follows the adventure of two young men in search of a ''Gold Statue'' believed to have been a deity inherited by their generation.
4 "Lara and the Beat"
This is the second film produced by Biola Alabi after ''Banana Island Ghost''.
Th emovie stars Seyi Shay, Vector, Somkele Idhlama, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Manuel, Chioma Akpotha, DJ Xclusive and Deyemi Okanlawon.
It also features Ademola Adedoyin, Saidi Balogun, Shaffi Bello, Lala Akindoju, Wale Ojo, Akah Nnani and Uche Jombo.
This film is the production company's contribution to both the film and music industry.
"Lara and the Beat" is a coming of age movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the center of a financial scandal with their late parents’ media empire.
5. "Yoruba Demons"
AY Makun, who is behind one of Nollywood's highest grossing films assembles a rich cast for his latest project.
"Yoruba Demons" stars AY Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe Damijo, Fathia Balogun, Jim Iyke, Falz, Damilola Adegbite, Nancy Isime, Ireti Doyle and Rosy Meurer.
Which of these upcoming movies would you love to see?