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Top Short Films You Should See

Nollywood is replete with movies but not many of them have been made in the short film category. Short films have proven to be equally as entertaining and easier to watch especially if you are a very busy person. They most often range from about 10 to 30 minutes. Here are few short movies we recommend.

The Housewife 

The film tells the story of Mr Donald who maintains a highly satisfying job, great children, and a wife who takes very good care of him. However, despite his seemingly perfect life and family, he is increasingly suspicious of the wife, and cannot shake off the feeling that something is not right.

The 10-minute drama is directed by Jay Franklin Jituboh, produced by Sidomex and stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Kiki Omeili, and Kachi Nnochiri.


Tolu tells the story of a young girl living in a small Nigerian fishing community with her family. She embarks on a fishing trip on her own with the hope of proving herself valuable to the community and break the prevalent gender stereotype. On her journey, she is shown a side to reality she has never knew existed when she meets a wise old man.

This fantasy movie produced in 2017 stars Wale Ojo, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Halimat Olarenwaju, and Karibi Fubara.


Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, the movie is set in a village and tells the story of how a youth corps member named Preye helps a little girl, Hanatu, rediscover her confidence and hope for a bright future, following the loss of her father and her leg in a fatal accident.

It features Gabriel Afolayan, Bimbo Manuel, Segun Akintunde, Teslimat Abubakar-Eradiri and Joan Momodu.

Room 315 

In sessions with his clients, Dr Stone discovers how life holds them all, himself inclusive, in one intricate web. It stars Tina Mba, Bimbo Manuel, Gregory Ojefua, and Jessica Opara.

Room 315 is Nigeria’s first crowd-sourced movie project and is directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.

The Life of a Nigerian Couple 

This rib-cracking comedy chronicles the attempt of a young Nigerian cross-cultural couple at living peacefully without killing each other over their cultural differences.


Cliché portrays John Smith and Elizabeth Adams who get into a relationship after meeting in a very cliché setting. They overcome all the challenges associated with a typical long distance relationship and are making plans to finally get married. However, they aren’t exactly the perfect couple they look.

The Dark Box
This Yemi Jolaoso produced film is a multiple award winner. It stars Seun Kentebe and Linda A Osifo as Fido and Kiki respectively. It tells the story of Fido who is eager to win Kiki’s heart using his time machine. Unknown to him, his box has a dark side. It is an adaptation of Sean E Crouch’s One-Minute Time Machine. Kindly share the link to the film if you find it online.

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Akwaowo Willie

Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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