What are the best Yoruba movies in 2016?

Are you wondering what movies from Nollywood are worth watching? What among them came out recently? We can find all the information in this article.

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Nigerians love watching movies. It’s like they are trying to see how it feels like to live someone else’s life or walk in someone else’s shoes. Apart from that having so many hard times in their country we believe that watching movies, especially Yoruba latest comedy movies is a way of leaving troubles behind and enjoy a good scene.

Therefore, we have gathered a list of the latest Yoruba movies, some of them by Funke Akidnele, presented in 2016 for you to see and enjoy.

Thus, save out the list and see which of them you’ll be able to find online.

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Greatest and Latest Yoruba Movies in 2016

“The visit.”

This movie is a story which is about four people who live in the same building, yet are completely different. They have their own life until one day their various life paths got into each other which led to an interesting plot with interesting turns of events and developments no one saw coming.

Enjoy this movie and see how adults can sometimes be blind.

“Stay with me.”

This movie has an amazing cast including MVCA Best Actor (Female) Adesua Etomi, Sika Osei of 53 Extra, Linda Osifo of Tinsel and Desperate Housewives Africa and a lead role by TV sweetheart Bolanle Olukanni of Moments on EbonyLife TV. With these professionals in the movie, you are destined to enjoy every little bit of it.


We will tell you the story how it was retold by those who watched it: “Set mainly on a beautiful beach resort on the outskirts of Lagos in Nigeria, “The CEO” is a mystery-thriller surrounding five top executives from across Africa who are despatched on a 1-week leadership retreat by a multinational telecommunications firm, to determine which one to appoint as the company’s new CEO. Things go awry when one-by-one the executives are eliminated in unforeseen death circumstances, and the finger falls on the last two remaining executives as prime suspects.”

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Okay, we know it was not released in 2016, but it is brilliant, so we have decided to still add it to our list. So, this movie is a drama which appeared as a response to the Child marriage issue raised by the authorities of the country.

It is centred around the Vesicovaginal fistula condition and underaged marriage among young women,

narrating the story of a thirteen-year-old girl, Halima (Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge), whose poor uneducated parents marry her off to Sani (Tijjani Faraga), a 60-year-old man, who regularly rapes her.

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Once she gets pregnant, she experiences the condition mentioned above. As a result, her husband leaves her all on her own, and people around her show no sign of support whatsoever. However, one day she meets a kind-hearted doctor who was once in the same situation. So, she decides to save the girl and give her at least a ray of hope for a brighter future despite the beliefs of society


It was filmed at the end of 2015, so we also added it to our list. The movie is a drama of a young lady’s life. She has a beloved man who given an unfortunate turn of events got injured and spent several months being unconscious. We get to see how she feels, what she thinks, and what situations in life she has to overcome when fighting for her love.

The movie is quite promising given that Desmond Elliot, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tamara Eteimo, Koffi DJ Rollo and Adesua Etomi are in it. Also, keep in mind that it was produced by Uduak Isong Oguamanam, and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.

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This movie is about lives of young people who suffer and rejoice over the same things as all of us do. So, you can watch it and enjoy seeing how they manage to go through the hard times so that we can do it too.

The movie which features Dakore Akande, Bryan Okwara, Alexx Ekubo, Osas Ajibade, Wale Ojo, Wole Ojo, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Sadiq Daba, Kemi Lala-A kindoju, Femi Jacobs, Stephanie Coker, Zainab Balogun and more is set to hit our big screens come Friday, 29th April 2016.

People who watched highly recommend everyone else to check it out too not to miss the incredible sense hidden in it.

“Wives on strike.”

This one is not a drama for those of you who are tired of constant scenes in life and want to take a break at least when watching movies. So, the plot is quite simple yet fun: it is showing about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their own hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father. The women, who hilariously interpret their roles, set a series of events in motion to give the movie many moments of laughter without missing a beat on the reason for everyone to know why they are on strike.


This Yoruba movie is about years after civil war. It shows the life of a young officer who had a romantic relationship with a woman who was from the South East of the country. As the producers say: “Their budding romance was almost ruptured with the daunting task of military posting. Now heavily pregnant, her world came crumbling when news of her husband’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hit the headlines.

’76 celebrates the quality of the African Woman by exploring the usually invincible pain of a soldiers’ wife: it highlights the enduring Nigerian cultural values of courage, resilience, patience, loyalty, faith and family. It is visually pure, emotionally engaging and amorously therapeutic.”

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This is one of the latest and most funny Yoruba comedies which shows what life of people who just got married is like. They strive to make everything work; however, they experience many surprises and unexpected turns of events after a few days of marriage.

The cast includes AY, Ireti Doyle, Beverly Naya, Victor Olaitan, Yvonne Jegede, Seun Akindele, Buchi Franklin, Peggy Ovire, Abiola Segun Williams, Onoge Tega Ben and others.


It’s a story of a young man who has just graduated from the University and is striving to improve his overall financial situation. As a result of meeting with a proactive and bright Omosigho, he is involved in a suspicious scheme. Let’s see what happens to him next. Stars like Seun Ajayi and Beverly Naya should encourage you to watch this movie for sure.


The movie was honoured to have celebrities like Jim Iyke, Nse Ikpe-Etim, AY, Anthony Monjaro, Emem Inwang and Caroline Danjuma to be in it. This story is about a woman and a man who both had their problems. Watch how they resolved them and what this led them to.

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“Road to Yesterday”

This movie was filmed a year ago but it had the most response in 2016, so we added it to the list. The cast is brilliant as there are Genevieve Nnaji and Oris Erhuero in lead roles, with Majid Michel and Chioma 'Chigul' Omeruah in supporting roles. The film, which is co-produced by Genevieve Nnaji, is the actress' first effort as a producer.

This is a story pf a family that is having hard times in their marriage. One of their close people dies, so they hit the road to this person’s funeral and while on the way they decide to give this marriage another try. If only it truly worked that way. Watch it see what happened to this young couple and how their efforts were paid back.

“Beyond Blood.”

The director of the movie is Nollywood veteran Greg Odutayo, so it has to be magnificent. The cast is outstanding as it includes people like Kehinde Bankole, Joseph Benjamin, Deyemi Okanlawon, Carol King, Bimbo Manuel, Wole Ojo, Okey Uzoeshi, Shan George, Francis Onwochei, Uzor Osimkpa, Ifeanyi Kalu, Ijeoma Grace Agu and Marion Bott.

The movie is not the easiest one to watch. However, the plot is intriguing and not at all predictable. It’s about a woman who wanted to run away from her fears and troubles, but she got in a series of events which made her life even more enjoyable. It’s a must watch given the cast and the director who never produces dull films.


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