Hausa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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The Delivery Boy (2018)

66 min | Drama, Thriller

A runaway, teenage, suicide bomber and his newfound ally, a young prostitute, must rely on each other to survive the night while searching for answers to the terrible secrets that made them who they are.

Director: Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe | Stars: Ibrahim Jammal, Jemima Osunde, Charles Etubiebi, Jude Chukwuka

Votes: 30

October 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 148 min | Thriller

As Nigeria prepares for independence from the British in 1960, a seasoned police detective rushes to find the serial killer slaughtering its native young women.

Director: Kunle Afolayan | Stars: Sadiq Daba, Kayode Aderupoko, Ademola Adedoyin, David Bailie

Votes: 300

Lionheart (2018)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father is forced to take a step back due to health issues.

Director: Genevieve Nnaji | Stars: Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu

Votes: 1,201

Chocolat (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Jean-Claude Adelin

Votes: 2,624 | Gross: $2.32M

Sons of the Caliphate (2018– )


This is a drama series about the lives of three rich, entitled, passionate and ambitious young men: Kalifah, Nuhu and Diko. Elections are fast approaching and there's a tussle for the ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Doyle, Mofe Duncan, Yakubu Mohammed, Ibrahim Rufai

Votes: 14

Cameraperson (2016)
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Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Jacques Derrida, Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 2,214 | Gross: $0.10M

King of Boys (2018)

169 min | Drama

King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society -- loved by ... See full summary »

Director: Kemi Adetiba | Stars: Sola Sobowale, Remilekun Reminisce Safaru, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Paul Sambo

Votes: 241

Tenere (2020)

93 min | Documentary

The arduous journey of Bachir and his companions in a truck resembling Noah's ark. We see how they struggle both physically and emotionally with harsh natural conditions, thirst and many other problems.

Director: Hasan Söylemez

Votes: 23

Hakkunde (2017)

99 min | Comedy, Drama


Director: Oluseyi Asurf | Stars: Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson, Seyilaw, Ali Nuhu, Tunbosun Aiyedehin

Votes: 29

The Great Green Wall (2019)

90 min | Documentary

Academy Award®-nominee Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Malian musician Inna Modja take us on an epic journey to the frontline of the climate crisis along Africa's ambitious Great Green Wall.

Director: Jared P. Scott | Stars: Inna Modja, Songhoy Blues, Didier Awadi, Betty G.

Votes: 37

Dry (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

An inspiring true story of Zara, a successful doctor who lives in Wales, and Halima, a young 13 year old girl who is about to be wed in a rural part of Africa. However as time goes on Halima develops a disease, which she gets shunned for. Through out her journey she is some what alone until her path collides with Zara. The day they meet their lives change forever.

Director: Stephanie Linus | Stars: Ferdinand Afo, Rekiya Attah, Samuel Beavis, Liz Benson-Ameye

Votes: 56

Land in Between (1996)

78 min | Drama

Three episodes of everyday immigration in 90s Italy: a group of Nigerian prostitutes, one-day Albanian workers, an Egyptian worker at an oil station.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Pascal, Barbara, Tina, Euglen Sota

Votes: 159

Motherland (2010)

123 min | Documentary

Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Molefi Kete Asante, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, Tony Browder

Votes: 65

Shehu Umar (1976)

142 min | Drama

Shehu Umar film is released in 1976 but long forgotten that to my opinion should the film be revisited and shown to this generation would have educate the more

Director: Adamu Halilu | Stars: Mairiga Aliyu, Umaru Dembo, Umaru Ladan, Assad Yasin

Votes: 8

Black Mangrove: The Wiwa Story (2021– )

Action, Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

When Nigeria's brutal oil-fueled military regime arrests and executes writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, it sends shock waves around the world. His brother Owens' life spins out of control and he must fight to survive.

Nigerian Trade

Crime, Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Jadesola Osiberu | Stars: Rita Dominic, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Shawn Faqua, Gideon Okeke

Henna (2015)

22 min | Short

Henna is a story about 13 year old Reina with dreams in a village where young girls a married out at a young age. She is terrified as she is asked to drop out of school and get married but ... See full summary »

Director: Ishaya Bako | Stars: Maryam Bala, Zainab Bala, Nita Byack-George, Agamalafiya James

Sakace (2005 Video)


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Director: Dan'Azumi Baba | Stars: Sani Musa Danja, Abba El-Mustapha, Amina Garba, Saratu Gidado

Dijangala (2008 Video)


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Director: Ali Nuhu | Stars: Lawan Ahmad, Ummi Alamin, Hauwa Ali Dodo, Amina Garba

Waiting for Hassana (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Short

In 2014, 276 teenage girls came together for exams in Chibok, Nigeria -- by dawn, nearly all had disappeared and their school was burnt. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.

Director: Ifunanya Maduka

Votes: 12

Colonial Gods (2009)

30 min | Short, Drama

A complicated friendship between a Somali man and Nigerian man unfolds against the chaos of gentrification and displacement in a small immigrant community in Cardiff, Wales known as Tiger Bay.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Sule Rimi, Cornell John, Said Mohamed, Steve Northy

Votes: 48

Sabon shafi (2008 Video)


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Director: Isyaku Adbsulam Jalingo | Stars: Maimunatu Abba, Safiya Ahmed, Sani Musa Danja, Saratu Gidado

Le retour d'un aventurier (1966)

34 min | Short, Western

Back from the US to his village in Niger, a man brings western outfits to his close friends, who immediately identify with cow-boys. A bloody western begins in the savannah...

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Harouna Diarra, Djingareye Maiga, Zalika Souley, Boubakar Souna

Votes: 61

Lagos/Koolhaas (2002)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

Architect Rem Koolhaas and a team of students from The Harvard Project on the City, went to Lagos regularly to research the type of urbanity that is produced by uncontrolled, explosive ... See full summary »

Director: Bregtje van der Haak

Votes: 13

Dan tijara (2009 Video)


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Director: Isah Alolo | Stars: Aisha Dan Kano, Kabiru Nakwango, Musa Mai Sana'a

Juyin Sarauta (2017)

186 min | Drama

Sarki Yusufa of Jadarwa faced with multiple family threat to inherit him after his demise. Each of his wives tries as much as she can to make sure is only her son get the crown. On their battle and struggles, they had each hit to doom.

Director: Falalu A. Dorayi | Star: Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino Mon

Labari (2008 Video)


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Director: Bello K.C. | Stars: Nakongo, Ali Nuhu

Jarumai 2 (2006 Video)

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Director: Yakubu Mohammed | Stars: Zainab Booth, Sani Musa Danja, Abba El-Mustapha, Nura Hussain

The Fruitless Tree (2017)

52 min | Documentary

The director, a married woman without children, deals with the issue of infertility in the country of Niger, by sharing stories of stigmatized wives, husbands who refuse to be tested (or ... See full summary »

Director: Aicha Macky

Votes: 6

Hadijatou J'accuse (2017)

70 min | Documentary

A documentary about Hadijatou Mani, the first woman who reported Niger's Goverment on account of her slave's condition - and the first to win. This historic event marks a turning point for ... See full summary »

Directors: Rosa Cornet, Lala Gomà | Stars: Hillary Clinton, Lala Gomà, Hadijatou Mani, El Hadj Souleymane Naroua

Votes: 34

The Happiest People on Earth (I) (2015)

50 min | Documentary

Poverty, terror, illiteracy and corruption are embedded in vast West African communities. How do people manage to sustain happiness and peace of mind? Filmmaker Bello Galadanchi explores the people of Kano, Nigeria.

Director: Bello Galadanchi

Jalil (2020)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: Leslie Dapwatda | Stars: Sadisu Abba, Ibrahim Aburafiqa, Isaac Benjamin, Maryam Booth

The Dawn of a New Day (2011)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A South African plastic surgeon, Dr, Tertius Venter, wants to leave his private practice to join a hospital ship providing free surgeries to the poor - but at a personal cost his wife Trudi... See full summary »

Director: Ryley Grunenwald

Votes: 10

Ikram (2006 Video)


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Director: Abdulhadi Dalhatu

Kukan kurcia (2002 Video)

91 min

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Director: Ifeanyi Onyeabor | Stars: Sherifatu Abdul Amid, Amina Ibrahim, Akoke Inna, Ladidi Tortey

Kada River (2018)

105 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In the midst of an age long rivalry between two warring towns, Jerome and Nadia hold on to their young love in a bid to restore peace and save their tribes from an ungrounded hate.

Director: Toka McBaror | Stars: Okagbue Chris, Fella Makafui, Rachael Oniga, Joke Silva

Daushe kura (2007 Video)


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Director: Aminu Mannir K. Eza | Stars: Abubakar Dan Auta, Baffa Cinnaka, Ibrahim Gatari, Rabiu Ibrahim

Love, Labor, Loss (2005 Video)


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Director: Lisa Russell

Wedding Marriage (1962)

30 min | Short

In this hybrid of fiction and documentary, Alassane chronicles the married life of a young Zharma ethnic Muslim couple living in the Niger River valley.

Director: Moustapha Alassane | Stars: Soumana, Zenabou

Mir wëllen net bleiwen (2010)

110 min | Documentary

Five stories, five cultures, five destinies of men and women who help us understand and define the country they are all linked to: Luxembourg.

Directors: Pascal Becker, Yann Tonnar

Votes: 10

Fardadowar Borno (2017– )


This is a 10 part documentary series about the aftermath of Boko Haram attacks on the North Eastern Region of Nigeria, with specific attention to Borno. The series follows ten internally ... See full summary »

Yayan baiwa (2008 Video)


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Director: Najjashi S.B. Jakara | Stars: Ari Baba, Rabiu Daushe, Gatar Fati, Saratu Gidado

Ikram 2 (2006 Video)


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Director: Abdulhadi Dalhatu

Kasarmu Ce: This Land Is Ours (1991)

84 min | Thriller

A West African thriller that draws on the traditions of Hausa and Western-style storytelling. The plot centers on the efforts of a young man to avenge the murder of his grandfather. The ... See full summary »

Director: Saddik Balewa | Stars: Umaru Uba Gaya, Mustafa Mohammed, Sani Muhammad Shira

Votes: 7

Igama (2007 Video)

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Director: Musa Muh'd | Stars: Isaku Abubakar, Nabila Ali, Baballe Hayatu, Musa Muh'd

Dare da wawa (2006 Video)

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Director: Aminu Saira | Stars: Sani Musa Danja, Shamsiyya Habib

Kamaruz zaman (2009 Video)


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Director: Yakuba Mohammad | Stars: Samira Ahmed, Sani Musa Danja, Ibrahim Maishunku, Fati Usman

La Robe du temps (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Malam Saguirou

Takunsaka (2007 Video)


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Director: I.K. Jalen | Stars: Saratu Gidado, Ali Nuhu, Zainab Umar Shua'ibu, Adam A. Zango

Autail mata (2006 Video)


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Director: Muhammad Ashiru Nagoma | Stars: Baballe Hayatu, Shuaibu Lawa

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