11 movies to watch in 2012
By  Samuel Olatunji
Sunday, February 05,  2012

Twenty-eleven witnessed the emergence of movies that literally set the box office on fire, movies like the Return of Jenifa, Tango with Me, Figurine, among others. Now that 2012 is here, which of the movies below would grab the headlines and keep movie lovers on the edge of their seats? We bring you a preview of what the films below have to offer…

The Meeting
Rita Dominic upped the ante on this one by stepping into the shoes of industry friends like Monalisa Chinda, Uche Jumbo and others when she co-produced this movie with Mildred Okwo. The movie boasts of the likes of Rita Dominic, Jide Kosoko, Basorge Tariah Jnr, Nse Ikpe Etim, Chinedu Ikedieze, Chika Chukwu, Femi Jacobs (Tinsel) and other seasoned acts.

Last Flight To Abuja
Fresh off the commercial success of Mirror Boy, producer Obi Emelonye has released another movie, Last Flight to Abuja. The movie is a fictional/reality story of a plane that got into trouble mid-air. It looked at the circumstances that led to the set of people on the flight from Lagos to Abuja on a Friday evening and how the crew and passengers had to come together to put things right. The movie features the likes of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kazeem, Ali Nuhu and others.

Family on Fire
Family on Fire is a movie produced by the veteran himself, Tade Ogidan. The likes of Sola Fosudo, Sola Sobowale, Segun Arinze, Lanre Hassan, Bukky Amos and Felix Ologbosere featured in the movie that was premiered in London recently.

Phone Swap
Fresh off the commercial success of his last work, The Figurine, prolific actor and film maker, Kunle Afolayan, is out with another mind-blowing movie, Phone Swap. It would be recalled that the last two movies from the established actor, Irapada and Figurine, set a benchmark for filmmakers in the country and has placed the actor on A-list in terms of quality and style. Little wonder people now look forward to seeing his movies, believing that content and technique won’t be lacking. Phone Swap boasts of a very impressive and interesting cast with the likes of sultry Nollywood diva, Nse Ikpe Etim; screen legend and role model, Joke Silva; Wale Ojo, Chika Okpala and Ghanaian Lydia Forson.

Mr. & Mrs.
Joseph Benjamin and Nse Ikpe Etim joined forces in this romantic movie that focuses on Nigerian marriages. The movie is a story of couples whose marriages are threatened by age old economic and social divisions in our society. The movie was produced by Chinwe Egwuagu and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka. It was shot on Canon 5D by DOP Tom Robson.

Maami is the work of ace producer, Tunde Kelani, of Mainframe Film and Television Production. It features the likes of Funke Akindele (Jenifa), Olumide Bakare, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Yinka Davies, Wole Ojo, Tamilore Kuboye and a host of others. The movie will hit the big screens this month.

The movie stars A-list Nollywood and budding songstress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. It was shot in London and directed by a UK-based director, Christian Ashaiku. The movie is an emotional drama about Amina, who is disillusioned that all men had to offer were sorrow, pain and humiliation after an unwanted pregnancy at 16.

Ties that Bind
Hollywood, Nollywood and Ghollywood met on this one, as three icons in these movie industries came together in this blockbuster that features Nia Long, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and John Dumelo. The movie also features Ama K. Abebrese, Eammon Walker, David Dontoh, Ebbe Bassey. It was written and directed by Leila Djansi.

I’ll Take My Chance
The dance-themed movie boasts of an impressive cast that include the ever radiant Ini Edo, one-time Mr. Nigeria, Bryan Okwara; President of ANTP, Jide Kosoko; Sam Loco Efe of blessed memory, Biola Williams, Lilian Ikpe, the dance sensation Ashleigh Clark, among others. It was directed by Desmond Elliot and produced by Ini Edo and Emem Isong.

Heroes & Zeros
This is a love story that features delectable model cum actress and one of the best hands in the Ghanaian movie industry, Nadia Buari and one of the icons in the Yoruba movie industry, Funsho Adeolu. The movie promises much therefore, it is only right to look forward to seeing it.

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