2022 Netflix African movies to watch in your leisure time

Deborah Dzifa Makafui August 28, 2022
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The last few years have seen significant expansion and improvement in the African film industry, from acting abilities to recognition by prestigious film institutions to generating top-tier Netflix movies. In addition, there is nothing nearly as enjoyable as seeing a great African movie. You get carried away by the lovely, warm, and clear hues and appreciate the African culture.

In order to guarantee that members receive the best movies possible, Netflix has been providing international films from all over the world, including Africa. In reality, Netflix is swiftly taking over as the major industry standard for African content creators. Because of this, most producers are making a lot of effort to get their movies on Netflix. We find it exciting that Netflix honors African films for their originality. 

This is why we have decided to look at the top African movies of 2022. Netflix has amazing movies from African nations like Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and others. 

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The first on the list is Blood Sisters. Popular Nollywood performers like Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Ini Dima-Okojie, Nancy Isime, Uche Jumbo, and others can be seen in the short series Blood Sisters. It relates the tale of two friends who kill a man and then end up on the run, fighting for their life. The movie looks at domestic violence and other social vices in society. It was published in 2022 and is only accessible via Netflix.

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In Breaded Life, a careless young guy wakes up one day to discover that nobody he knows recognizes him, with the exception of a neighborhood bread vendor. Breaded Life, a Nigerian comedy-drama film directed and written by Biodun Stephen, is a sequel to the 2016 film Picture Perfect. The movie also included native tongues besides English. However, since there are subtitles for the same, there is no issue. The movie’s conclusion is when things are likely to take a significant shift.

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Silverton Siege is another Netflix movie to look out for. Mandla Dube, a South African filmmaker, based his film Silverton Siege on an actual incident that took place in 1980 when three members of UMkhonto weSizwe, sometimes known as MK, an organization founded by Nelson Mandela, held hostages in a bank in Pretoria.

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Kenya’s Country Queen is a must-watch. After a ten-year absence, a Nairobi event director visits her village, where she must face her history and a mining corporation that threatens to demolish her house. A city girl caught between worlds is forced to return home, confront her traumatic past in order to save her town from an invading mining business, and discover herself in the process.

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The 2022 Nigerian film Glamour Girls was produced and directed by Bunmi Adesoye. Nse Ikpe-Etim, Sharon Ooja, Joselyn Dumas, Toke Makinwa, and Segilola Ogidan are among the actresses who star in this Netflix original film about women who begin opulent lifestyles through escorting. While Glamour Girls was first hailed as a remake, it ultimately evolved into a reconstruction of the original tale with new characters and an altogether fresh plot, with certain actors from the 1994 film returning their roles.

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Nigerian movie Man of God is a prodigal son tale featuring Akah Nnani as the prophet’s son who rejects his family in order to become an Afro-jazz artist. If you’re wondering whether faith-based films are exclusively American, this film argues that they most certainly are not.

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The plot of “The Razz Guy” centers on Temi, an obnoxious senior executive who gets cursed and loses his ability to speak good English. He needs to figure out how to break the curse before a crucial business merger agreement. Along with Broda Shaggy, Frank Donga, and MC Lively, the movie also stars Norbert Young, Tina Mba, Ireti Doyle, Yemi Solade, Nancy Isime, Omotunde Adebowale David, Bucci Franklin, Ibrahim Suleiman, Imoh Eboh, Charles Etubiebi, and Nancy Isime.

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Savage Beauty is a South African television series created by Lebogang Mogashoa. The screenplays for the series were co-written by Mogashoa, Nelisa Ngcobo, and Neo Sibiya, and were directed by Denny Y. Miller, Thati Pele, and Rea Rangaka. The narrative centers on Zinhle Manzini, a lady who, after experiencing a traumatic past, embarks on a quest to track down and wreak vengeance on the affluent and influential family that wronged her. However, innocent people suffer damage as a result of Zinhle’s plan for vengeance, making it difficult and challenging. This is a must-watch. 


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