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12 Fun Movies to Celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day!

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It’s an Independence Day weekend, yay! Hmmm, you aren’t excited are you? Maybe excited about the weekend but not so much about our dear country Nigeria clocking 56 years of independence with not much to show – it’s going to be the same routine – talk, talk, talk! At least you should be grateful for life, family and friends, so get your cinema behaviour on and go see a movie this weekend with loved ones. A Trip to Jamaica is showing, hopefully, it’s better than its prequel.  Watch trailers below:

Happy Independence Day!

1. A Trip to Jamaica

AY Makun and Funke Akindele are off to an adventure in 30 Days in Atlanta. Proposing to his girlfriend (Funke Akindele), the tenacious two are off on another adventure filled with action, suspense mystery and fun. Starring: Ayo Makun(aka AY), Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan and Ras Kimono, Eric Roberts, Dan Davies, Jamaica acts Paul Campbell, Rebecca Silvera, Chris Attoh

2. The Magnificent Seven

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke

3. 93 Days

93 Days is based on the true story of men and women who risked their lives and made sacrifices to save Nigeria from the consequences of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Starring: Bimbo Akintola, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Gideon Okeke, Somkhele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel, Danny Glover and Tim Reid

4. It’s Her Day

When a man proposes to foot the bill for the wedding of his bride, little does he know that she will stop at nothing to have a fairytale wedding; even if it requires his funeral to achieve it. Starring – Bovi Ugboma, Ini Dima-Okojie, Toni Tones Adefuye, Omoni Oboli, Shaffy Bello, Najite Dede, Amanda Ebeye, Adunni Ade, Gregory Ojefua, Thelma Ezeamaka!

5. When the Bough Breaks

Find out what happens next after a surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father. Starring: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco

6. Sully

A true story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers. Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

7. Nine Lives

A very busy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his daughter’s cat, to get out, he has to reconnect with his family. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell

8. Mechanic 2 – Resurrection

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents. Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones

9. Skiptrace

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal. Starring: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan

10. The Arbitration

After an office affair ends, Dara sues Gbenga and accusing him of rape. An Arbitration panel is constituted to find out the truth… Starring: O.C Ukeje, Adesua Etomi, Ireti Doyle, Beverly Naya

11. Finding Dory

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill

12. Legend of Tarzan

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I am not excited about today at all.
    This is the first time I am so sad about Nigeria that I do not want to wished or wish anyone a Happy Independence day.

    But I am grateful for life, for family, for friends and for progress.

    Hey, I just learned a new word “prequel”, that’s something to smile about.

    Thanks for the movie recommendations Mfonobong. I could use some major cheering up.

  2. I will definitely want to see 93 days and of course, Its her day.
    We know the storylines. I just feel it will be fun and refreshing, watching those clips and forgetting about the misery, Nigeria is.
    If we can’t get things right as a country, we can as well have good fun.
    It’s Her Day is the normal Nigerian cliched theme-Weddings. E no go fall hand…

  3. I would like to see ‘when the bough breaks’ and ‘Nine lives’. I like the theme of the former and the later for the review i read on Happenings.com. Like i said , i think some people will benefit from being trapped in a cat’s body.

    Anyway, Today i am not quite celebrating Nigeria. The pain in the land is too much abeg.

    Today my adorable daughter turns 2. She is a joy to behold. She brings so much joy and laughter to my world. Happy birthday Olanna, Claire. If you have no reason to celebrate, please be happy for me.

    Thank you for the movie list

  4. Happy belated birthday to your adorable daughter Nneka, that just put a smile on my face. I wish her many more beautiful years ahead and may Nigeria be better in her time. Cheers!

  5. Too bad(sulking).

    Was one of those off days.
    Lovely movies though but i didn’t go to watch them.
    The only thing we can be happy about is the gift of life for ourselves and our kids but honestly Nigeria hasn’t given us any reason to be happy.. So why even think of making merry say Nigeria turn 56?

    Make man pikin dey think of school fees ojare.

  6. Yeah amidst all the anger and frustration with our dear country,I’m grateful for life and my loved ones especially.

    And thanks for the movie head ups. I watched the Legend of Tarzan yesterday it was really interesting. Later today, I’d be watching ’93 days’ and ‘Finding Dory’ .

    Happy birthday to your daughter Nneka. She’ll continually be a source of joy to your family.

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