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With elections slated for 23rd February and, yet again, another inevitable lock-down of businesses and restriction of movement this coming weekend, you might be wondering how to enjoy the rest of your day, after casting your vote of course.

Not to worry. Just have your drinks, and popcorn ready, find a comfortable position, turn off the lights, turn on your mobile device or smart TV, and enjoy premium Nollywood, Bollywood or even Hollywood films and shows on any of the following platforms.


Ibaka TV is one of Africa’s fastest growing online platforms for strictly Nollywood and African films on demand. It boasts of over 15,000 hours of movie and TV content streamed on-demand.

The platform is YouTube’s biggest premium partner in Saharan Africa, with over one million subscribers from at least 220 countries.

Ibaka TV has over 1 million daily users, and you will be one of them.

Some of the films currently on the platform include ‘Ruthless’, ‘Imperfect Me’, ‘Dark Heart’, ‘How To Save My Marriage’, ‘June’, ‘Memoir Of Four’ and ‘Seducing Mr. Perfect’

Perhaps the most popular online streaming platform for Nollywood paid on-demand movies and series, iRoko TV is one of the first of such platforms to come out of the continent.

The user-friendly mobile app ensures access to over 5000 Nollywood films and soaps at very affordable subscription fee, an easily accessible app and affordable subscription – only 3,000 naira for a year’s subscription.

It was born out of the realization of the popularity of African movies and the inability of mainstream TV to meet the demand, especially in the diaspora. offers video streaming on demand for the best of Nollywood comedy, romance, epics and drama movies.

It also has a mobile app option so you can stream movies on the go, movies can be downloaded, to be played offline. Subscription is at $1.99/N700 per Month, but you will get a 30 days free trial.

Nollyland allows you to stream some of the best Nollywood videos for a monthly, yearly even daily fee.  You can also earn credits to watch premium and single movies using any of the following devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, Roku, Roku TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Windows 10 Mobile, Oculus Rift (Windows Holographic), BlackBerry 10 and Google TV.

Powered by one of Nigeria’s biggest entertainment companies Filmhouse Nigeria, it offers the perfect alternative to cinema as the platform is updated with the latest cinema content as they are released in the country.

You will find some of Nollywood’s top movies, including ‘Wedding Party 1’ and ‘Wedding Party 2’, ‘When Love Happens’, ‘Seven and a Half Dates’, ‘Moms at War‘, and all the latest Hollywood films too. You can also watch the free movies available weekly, just to get a feel of what to expect.

You will be able to rent some of the latest movies at the high definition quality for as little as 500 naira or pay 850 naira to own the movie and watch as often as you want.

Signing up to My Filmhouse is free.

NdaniTV is home to some of the finest original, cutting edge African films, and series. The popular series ‘Skinny Girls In Transit’, ‘Frank Donga’ and ‘Gidi UP’ are some of them.

It is powered by GTbank


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This article was first published on 18th February 2019


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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