A Naija Christmas: the review

A Naija Christmas: the review

A Naija Christmas by NCR

I’m a huge fan of Christmas movies, and I always wondered why Nollywood didn’t exactly produce a lot of those. Thankfully, this year, A Naija Christmas came to the rescue. It took just a one-minute trailer for me to know that it was going to be a good one. And it didn’t disappoint.

A Naija Christmas tells a story of a single mother of three young men who are of marriageable age and are yet to be married –to the distaste of their mother. She doesn’t only dread this reality but is also pressured by the women in her social group about it, so she resorts to giving her children an ultimatum and a prize for whoever wins the ‘challenge’ so to speak. Her boys seem to welcome this idea due to personal interests, so they go wife hunting. It is this story that the whole plot centres around. After a series of really dramatic and even hectic (at some point) encounters, the family reaches a ‘good conclusion’ – where of course their mother has her way. Lol.

Kunle Afolayan (as the trailblazer that he is) seems to have set the standard for what a typical Nigerian Christmas movie should be like, as he features a list of most of our favourites in the Nollywood scene: Rachel Oniga(God rest her soul), Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, Abayomi Alvin, Linda Osifo, Carol King, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Lateef Adedimeji, Ade Laoye, among others in this very relative and enjoyable drama.

Seeing that this is one typical story of love interwoven among other themes and actions, it would be easy for this film to be a mediocre one. However, that was not the case. The production infused major highlights of comedy and major plot twists to keep the interests of the audience as fixed as it was from when the movie started. Major highlights for me has to be the “I-do-it” scene. That was epic, lol. And plot twist? Yo!!! No one saw the face behind Sammy coming. It was so shocking! Sadly Chike got served hot breakfast at night for that matter!! crying He learned the hard way: stay away from married people!! Whether they got married in Ikoyi registry or not. Lol.

The actors did an excellent job. The scriptwriting was on point too: conversations flowed so beautifully! The scenes were beautiful, characterization, OMG!!! That was so brilliant! Especially the character Obi, and the actor’s ability to bring it to life. Wonderful, really.

There is really not much to say here except that this movie was a good one and it is 100% recommended if you’re looking for a Christmas movie with the Naija vibe.

That’s it for now guys. Unitl next time, stay jiggy!

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