My House Help

My House Help

Nollywood Movie Review: A hilarious comedy, starring Klint “Da Drunk” Igwemba as the only son of Chief Amadi. The family despairs over Klint’s alcoholism but nobody wants to tackle him about his drinking as his father places the blame on himself for his condition. Amazingly it is when Paddy a houseboy joins the family that a huge change for the better comes to pass.

Madam Joy

Madam Joy

Nollywood Movie Review: Madam Joy is a family woman with a husband and two sons that runs an acara stand. Her husband is very possessive and suspects her of having an affair with every man that she serves let alone talks to. It is his possessiveness that causes him to ban her from running the stand any more. Unable to work he watches Madam Joy like a hawk. When her husband dies suddenly Madam Joy takes her new found freedom as a license to frolic with every man in the village, after all, as she tells her sons, “body no be firewood.” Her sons are not at all happy with what they are witness to and make it their mission to put an end to the frequent male visitors to the compound.

Jungle Ride

Jungle Ride

Nollywood movie set in the jungle that is Lagos, Akin, a petroleum engineering graduate has been looking for work for years. One night a chance encounter in a parking lot with Honourable Jembe a friend of his late father brings about a new opportunity. Honourable Jembe recommends him for a job. He gives him his business card and writes a note on the back for the MD of the company. Luck is not on his side because he loses his wallet containing the card before he has the chance to interview at the company.

Naked Faces

Naked Faces

Frank, Leslie and Max are best friends. Leslie played by Ecow Smith Asante and given the title “Mummy’s Boy” is at loggerheads with his mother over taking over his father’s business. Max played by Prince David Osei and given the title “Mr Smooth” is constantly fighting with his girlfriend Mabel, played by Martha Ankomah who is titled “The Nag” because she wants to get married but he is not “ready for that level of commitment.” Frank, played by Majid Michel and given the title “desperado” is back in Ghana having been recently from Sweden after dabbling in the drugs trade. A central character in the movie is Leslie’s mother Catherine Cole, and she is given the title “She Who Must Be Obeyed,” and so called for reasons we found out later in the plot.

Ransom

Ransom

Anne and James’ son Henry is kidnapped by a couple Mofe and Gloria, in return for a debt owed by James. They demand a ransom of 15 million from James but their efforts are foiled when instead of bringing the money to the kidnappers James calls the police instead. The kidnappers avoid detection by the police but are at odds as to why Anne and James would put their only son’s life in jeopardy like that over the sum of 15 million Naira, an amount that they can clearly easily afford…

Chelsea

Chelsea

Sylvester played by Majid Michel is an artist who for the past four years has been consumed by a girl that he has never met. He sees her in his dreams, and has such a clear picture of her in his head that he is able to sketch her portrait in detail. He cannot believe his luck when he actually meets the girl in his dreams in person. She turns out to be Chelsea (Nadia Buari) a friend of his childhood sweetheart Katy (Brenda Bonsu). He begins a relentless campaign to win her affections. Will he ever get the girl? We also see Chelsea’s boss Marlon vying for her affection, but everything is not as it appears on the surface.

Deepest of Dreams

Deepest of Dreams

Catherine and Debbie are sisters. Debbie, played by Tonto Dikeh is known as the beautiful sister and Catherine played by Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is known as the ugly one because of a car accident that left her face scarred and lame in one foot. Catherine is derided by her sister and even perfect strangers based solely on her looks whereas Debbie’s looks are almost celebrated. Things start looking up for Catherine when Omar played by Majid Michel comes into her life. He stops one day to buy a recharge card from her and actually appears to looks past her physical appearance. They become close and when everything is going great Catherine discovers something that is to shatter her world.

White Waters

White Waters

Academically Melvin is behind at school. He is 11 years old and his brother who is 4 years his junior is surpassing him. His stepfather Emeka does not wasn’t to deal with him and so implores his mother to send him away. To save her marriage to Emeka and rid her of the unpleasant memories of Melvin’s father Desmond she sends Melvin to go and live with his grandmother…

Silent Scandals

Silent Scandals

Jessie despairs over her wayward daughter Ella. She steals, drinks, smokes and stays out all night with her boyfriend Naeto without any regard for her mother. She is uncontrollable. Her mother is at her wits end and devastated when one day she has to pick up her young daughter from a police holding cell after being caught shoplifting. This action is the deciding factor in her being sent by her mother to live in the UK to live with her father…

Through The Fire

Through The Fire

We see the relationships between three friends as well as their additional romantic relationships. Tega is in a marriage where being beaten and raped by her husband is a regular occurrence. He actually seems to derive pleasure from his horrific acts of violence and verbal abuse. Gertrude is about to wed a man that appears to be the perfect match on paper but that she is not actually in love with. Chidera is desperate to get married but chronically single, and has been so for 3 years. She seems only to be able to attract married men, which her friend Gertrude thinks is inevitable considering her skimpy dress…

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