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Best (Latest) Nollywood Movies in 2022 So Far

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Nollywood movies are now becoming more popular in Nigeria and beyond. This is because of the new concepts and ideas that are being injected into Nigerian film production.

This year especially has seen a ton of Nigerian movies that are worth the hype. Therefore, if you are looking for the best titles to watch, you are in the right place to find the best 2022 Nollywood movies yet.

Here, we present you with the Best Latest Nollywood Movies in 2022 so far.

Best Nollywood Movies in 2022

Note that the following movies are listed in no particular order. Meanwhile, they are selected based on their plot account, video quality/production, realism and of course, popularity.

List of best and recent 2022 Nigerian Movies

1. King of Thieves

King of Thieves
King of Thieves


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Release Date: 2022
Director: Tope Adebayo and Adebayo Tijani
Production Company: Anthill Studios & Euphoria 360

So far, in 2022, King of Thieves is the highest-grossing Nigerian film following its massive patronage across Nigerian Cinemas.

King of Thieves follows the story of Agesinkole, a powerful terrorist who is notorious for inciting violence in a village called Ajeromi.

Until Agesinkole comes to disturb the peace of the small village, Ajeromi, as suggestive of its name, is a very prosperous land with booming economic activities.

Will the rulers of Ajeromi fold their hands and watch Agesinkole become an overlord whom nobody can question his audacity? Well, this is an answer that you will find in the movie.

For us, King of Thieves is a thriller movie that will keep you glued to your screen for some 110 minutes, from the first scene to the last scene.

The props and costume are spot on. They add reality to the plot of the movie because they translate the pre-colonial Yoruba Socio-cultural setting in which the play is set.

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Also, King of Thieves is star-studded. And, we can guarantee you that the cast delivered their roles well. Some of the cast of King of Thieves are Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Chatta, Lateef Adedimeji, Toyin Abraham, Mr Macaroni, Segun Arinze and others.

Besides, the video quality is top-notch. The sound effects and motion pictures are quite impressive too. It is definitely a must-watch movie for Nollywood movie lovers.

2. Blood Sisters— Netflix’s First Nigerian Original Series

Blood Sister Netflix series


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Release Date:May 2022
Director: Niyi Bandele
Production Company: EbonyLife Studios

Currently, Blood Sisters is the best 2022 Nigerian movie that you will find on Netflix. It is the most popular and latest Nollywood movie. This production, in particular, threw Nollywood into the spotlight due to the plausibility of its plot and the quality of its cinematography.

Blood Sisters is a four-part Netflix series that dramatises the issue of domestic violence as well as family and social dilemmas which are prominent in Nigerian society.

In this Popular Nollywood movie, we see Sarah (Dima Okojie) representing a largesse of Nigerian women under the suffocation of domestic violence and violation.

With the help of her friend and sister (Kemi), Sarah later finds the courage to say no to Kola or continue their wedding. Meanwhile, It’s their traditional wedding and Kola would not allow this disgrace.

Kemi (Nancy Isime) walks in just when Kola is manhandling her friend. She finds a gun belonging to an assassin whom Kola has engaged in a fight earlier and aims for his head.

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This becomes a puzzle for the police to fix in the next series as Kemi and Sarah have no choice but to escape for their lives.

Will the law catch up with the blood sisters or there will be some twist of fate in their favour? Blood Sisters has the perfect answer to your curiosity.

Some of the faces you will see in Blood Sisters are in the picture below.

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Blood Sisters— Netflix's first Original Nigerian Series
Blood Sisters

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3. Strangers



Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Release Date: April 2022
Director: Biodun Stephens

If you have been looking for a thrilling Nollywood movie to watch in 2022, then “Strangers” is the next best movie to enjoy. The storyline is not only hypnotic, it is also suspense-filled.

In this simple but straightforward movie, we see the story of pain, travail and triumph that revolves around Ade (Lateef Adedimeji) the major character.

From a tender age, Ade faces many frustrations that are enough for him to put a full-stop on everything or just end his life. But as a child who sees the light of tomorrow from the dimness of the present day, he promised to see the end of his problems.

One of the things that you will like about “Strangers” is the stream of emotions that the storyline connects us to through the element of pity, fear and empathy.

Another factor that makes “Stranger” one of the best Nollywood movies in 2022 is the fact that every character in the movie did a bang-up job with their roles.

Like, they embodied the characters of “Strangers” to deliver an impressive act to watch. The brilliant appearance of star actors like Adedimeji Lateef, Bimbo Oshin, Peter Fatomilola and Taiwo Ibikunle all makes the cast selection perfect!

4. Mama’s Big Stick

Mama’s Big Stick


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Release date: March 2022
Director: Okey Zubelu Okoh
Production Company: Okiza Entertainment & kamdaz Art Academy

Mama’s Big Stick is a good comic watch that you should see. It barely has any shortfall, unlike many Nollywood movies. This movie is quite dramatic and rib-cracking.

Basically, Mama’s Big Stick dramatises the life of a couple whose mothers’ arms are eager to carry their grandchildren. The old women are so serious about it that they agree to force their children to sleep together.

Meanwhile, the daughter has been using birth control pills. The plot begins to get complicated when they find out that their daughter has been using birth control pills.

What was their next line of action? Does their daughter later get pregnant? Mama’s Big Stick has a suspense-filled plot account that cannot be easily unravelled. To avoid any spoilers, we recommend that you watch this popular Nollywood movie of 2022.

However, speaking of Mama’s Big Stick’s characterization, it is no gainsaying that the cast of the movie did justice to their roles.

For one, Patience Ozokwor and Maureen Ihua delivered their roles perfectly as mothers-in-law. Mofe Duncan and Peggy Ivie also played impressive couple roles in the movie.

The Cinematographic quality of Mama’s Big Stick is top-notch. The directing is also spot on. Trust that this Nollywood movie is not a regular Nigerian Movie you will find out there.

5. The Blood Covenant


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Release date: 2022
Director Fiyin Gambo
Production Company: Inkblot Productions and FilmOne Entertainment

Another best Nollywood movie in 2022 is The Blood Covenant. This interesting movie addresses the societal problems in Nigeria such as greed, corruption, lust for money and ritual killing.

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This movie reveals the controversial part of Nigeria and as well discourages it. Recall that earlier in 2022, Nigeria was the talk of the town as a result of ritual killings and yahooism among youths.

Blood Covenant is a very realistic 2022 movie. A successful one at that. Since its premiere in April, it has attracted massive viewership from Nollywood fans.

Interestingly, it tails “King of Thieves” as the second-highest-grossing Nollywood movie of 2022. So, yeah. When we list “The Blood Covenant as one of the Best Nollywood movies in 2022, you should understand why.

‘The Blood Covenant’ stars Tobi Bakre, Shawn Faqua, Uzor Arukwe, Erica Nlewedim, Alexx Ekubo, Omowunmi Dada, Shalewa Ashafa, Chimezie Imo, and others as its cast members.

6. Foreigner’s god

Foreigner's god review
Foreigner’s god


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Release Date: May 2022
Director: Ifan Ifeanyi Michael

Foreigner’s god is about the mission of Pepper Claude, an English Documentary Photographer whose curiosity about the African god, Anyawu lands him in the Eastern part of the country.

Set in the early 1940s, the “Foreigners gods” reflect the life and times of the Igbo. Especially, their traditional supernatural beliefs, myths and philosophy.

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At this time, respect for ancient norms, tradition and culture is very much within and around so that any trespasser is dealt with according to the tenets of their traditional religious beliefs.

Everything seems to be working to plan until one night when Pepper witnesses the barbaric punishment meted out to supposed “witches” in the land.

This strikes him to the bones so much that he begins to question the philosophy of the natives. Are the natives’ answers convincing enough Pepper has to have a close supernatural encounter before he could change his mind about the African narrative?

This intriguing Nollywood movie has the perfect answer to those questions. This is why it is a must-see for you.

7. Breaded Life


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Release Date: June 2022

Writer & Director: Biodun Stephen

Breaded Life is another interesting 2022 Nigerian movie that you should take time to watch. In fact, it is one of the recent nollywood acts that re-affirms the growth of the Nigerian Entertainment industry.

The movie revolves around Summy, a spoilt, rich kid whose mother could not tame his excess until she woke up one day and decided to take a critical step that would later force her son to learn the hard way.

Somewhere along the plot, when Summy is still trying to grasp the reality that has befallen him, he is surprised that only Todowede, a local bread hawkwer, could recognise him among everybody he knows.

One of the things that makes Breaded Life stand out, among other recent Nollywood movies in 2022 is the scripting. Biodun Stephen did well to portray the Nigerian story amid plot twists and suspense.

Also, the writer took his time to create the characters who brought his thoughts to life through the impressive role delivery by the cast. Additionally, the cast main leads share good chemistry throughout.

Breaded Life has an ensemble cast of Lateef Adedimeji as Jugunu, Bimbo Ademoye as Todowede, Dior Adiele as Bank Manager, Bisola Aiyeola as Aunty Agy, Timini Egbuson as Summy, Karen Ajimobi as Jugunu’s girlfiriend, Tina Mba as Mrs Cole and others.

We recommend Breaded Life to all lovers of Nigerian comedy, and most importantly, lovers of good scripts and incredible role delivery.

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