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Movies: Top African Movies You Should Watch This October



These are the top African movies you should try to watch in this month of October.

These are movies laced with African culture and values, history, heritage and tradition. From the costume to the language used, these are movies you will definitely love to see.


Produced by the brilliant writer and cinematographer, Kunle Afolayan, ANIKULAPO is a Yoruba movie set in the 16th century in the old Oyo Empire. A cloth weaver happened to engage in infidelity with Alaafin’s youngest and favorite wife. One thing led to another, he was imprisoned, rescued and went to another town to continue his life. Watch Anikulapo to see how the story unfolds.

Kunle Remi, Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Ropo Ewenla, Taiwo Hassan, Yinka Quadri and several other notable actors feature in this movie


Elesin Oba is an adaptation of Wole Soyinka popular play titled The King’s Horseman. Directed by the late Biyi Bandele, ELESIN OBA is a typical movie set in the old Oyo empire as well. A sneak peek through the movie will set any potential viewer to thirst for more. Odunlade Adekola, Olawale Olofooro and so many other feature.

3. The Woman King

This is a case of Hollywood actors and actress coming in to act in an African inspired movie. The story is set in the old Benin Kingdom. Despite using foreign actors and actress, the movie was really curated in a fantastic way.

Viola Davis, John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu and other actors featured in this epic movie.

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