Ten Nollywood Short Films You Should See

Stream These Nollywood Short Films

Short films as the name rightfully implies, unlike their feature film counterparts, are characteristically brief. They run for anything between a minute to forty minutes. Short films have served as the launching pad for the careers of many filmmakers. The lovely thing about short films is that they focus majorly on one core idea, which makes for ease of consumption.

Listed below, in no particular order, are some Nollywood short films that you should definitely check out.

THE ENCOUNTER

Filmmaker’s Synopsis:  Set in 1967 during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, an imprisoned Emmanuel Ifeajuna is summoned by Biafran Commander-in-Chief for one last conversation, one last encounter.

Directed by: Tolu Ajayi

Produced by:  Trino Studios

Release Date: June 2016

Starring: Amara Onoh, Stan Nze, Gregory Ojefua, Henry Nwachukwu and Ezekiel Kayode.

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HORN FREE DAY

Filmmaker’s Synopsis:  Conceptualized, Shot And Edited Within 18 Hours To Mark The First Ever Lagos State Horn – Free Day.

Directed by: Stanlee Ohikhuare

Produced by: Stanlee Ohikhuare

Release Date: October, 2014.

Starring: Kelechi Udegbe, Dennis O. Daniel, Gregory Ojefua, Wisdom Igwe and Chisom Uchendu

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BOLA’S DIRGE

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Bola’s Dirge is an avant-garde short film about the struggle of a young woman through poverty and the circumstances that lead her to a life of prostitution; her quest for redemption when she chooses to keep a pregnancy.  It is a different take on the archetypal story of the prostitute with the ‘heart of gold’, breaking the fourth wall and urging the audience to engage with the films central character – a troubled, troublesome and strong-willed young woman.

Directed by: Ishaya Bako

Produced by: Homevida

Release Date: April 2015.

Starring: Tomi Odunsi, Suleiman Yusuf, Kennedy Obeahon, Jide Bolarinwa, Tehila Ofuchi, Chris Eneh and others.

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BORN

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: A young girl recalls a traumatic time in her past.

Directed By: Michael Omonua

Produced by:  Daniel Oriahi

Release Date: July 2016

Starring: Valerie Dish, Duke Elvis, Maryjane Ogu, Folakemi Ekeade and Friday Francis.

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BARIGA SUGAR

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Ese is a reclusive 8-year-old girl living in Bariga Sugar – a ghetto brothel in Bariga, Lagos. Her mother Tina is one of Bariga Sugar’s working women. 10-year-old Jamil and his mother Hanatu move into the brothel, Ese and Jamil begin an unlikely friendship.

Directed by: Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo

Produced by: Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and Ikenna Edmund Okah.

Release Date: February 2017.

Starring: Tina Mba, Gregory Ojefua, Lucy Ameh, Halimat Olarewaju, Tunde Azeez, Blessing Samuel.

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BLINK

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Blink is a horror short film, of nemesis catching up with a young man who abused his wife and killed her.

Directed by: Tolu Ajayi

Produced by: Rapport AV

Release Date: February 2013.

Starring: Deyemi Okanlawon, Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi, Florence Uwaleke, Seun Faleke

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BRAVE

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: A childless married woman, after two years of trying for a baby finally, sees her dream of falling pregnant come true, however, her extreme joy is suddenly cut short on the night she celebrates her second wedding anniversary with her husband.

Directed by:  Lowla Dee

Produced by: Lowla Dee

Release Date: April 2014.

Starring: Wole Ojo, Adesua Etomi, Diana Yekini, Patience Mohie, Funmi Sobayo

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NO GOOD TURN

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: “No Good Turn” tells the story of the immediate aftermath of a Boko Haram terrorist attack and is set in an overcrowded Emergency Room of the town’s deteriorating hospital. The doctor on duty, Dr. Gbenga, has his hands full especially when one of the suspected terrorists is brought into the hospital. Dr. Gbenga must fight to keep everyone’s values in check, including his own.

Directed by: Udoka Oyeka

Produced by:  Udoka Oyeka and Olufemi D. Ogunsanwo.

Release Date: on January 2017

Starring: Udoka Oyeka, Norbert Young, Sani Muazu and Waje, amongst others.

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OBLIVIOUS

Filmmaker’s Synopsis:  Oblivious is a short movie about a man’s infidelity to his ailing wife. He is bent on leaving her for another woman. He offers her the house and other possession as spelt out in his divorce papers but gets entangled when she asks him to carry her down the stairs for the next 31 days before leaving. This was her only request as a condition for granting the divorce. At the end, he realizes that he still loves her and decides to break up with the other woman and stay with his wife; but he soon finds out that he will have to live with his previous decisions.

Directed by: Stanlee Ohikhuare

Produced by:  Grace Edwin – Okon

Release Date: November 2014.

Starring: Deyemi Okanlawon, Kiki Omeli, Uzor Osimkpa

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Room 315

Directed by: Niyi Akinmolayan

Produced by: Emmanuel Uduma.

Release Date: December 2016.

Starring: Tina Mba, Bimbo Manuel, Gregory Ojefua, Jessica Opara

Filmmaker’s Synopsis: Dr. Stone, in sessions with his clients, discovers how life holds all four of them, including himself, in one intricate web.

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This is not an all-encompassing list of Nollywood short films. It isn’t a list of the best Nollywood Short films either. What are your favorite Nollywood short films that you feel should be on this list? Kindly tell us about them in the comment section below. Thanks.

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