20 Best Nigerian Christian Movies About the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Nollywood will forever remain a huge blessing for Nigeria as it not only helps in creating employment but is also a platform that helps to teach the people about religion and other belief systems and values. In addition to the many romantic and epic movies that are put out every other week, the Nigerian film industry also produces a good number of Christian movies that are well received by the public. In no particular order, we list 20 must-watch Nigerian Christian movies that have a message about Jesus Christ.

Best Nigerian Christian Movies About the Gospel of Jesus Christ

1. Mission Malaika

  • Date of Release: 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Toluwase Tolulope Timothy 
  • Director: Toluwase Tolulope Timothy 
  • Cast: Lily Perez, Oladipo Joshua, Okpako Ernest, Oyede Timileyin, and others

Mission Malaika is one of the many Nigerian Christian movies that would have you reflecting on your Christian journey and keep you on your toes. The movie involves a prophet (woli agba), who gave a prophecy about a woman called iyaalaje (which is a market leader) regarding her daughter. It also speaks of the little foxes that are often overlooked by the Christian body.

The significance of the movie is a wake-up call for the Church to be in unity at heart and in deeds. Mission Malaika premiered on May 1 2021 and it has so far generated over 19 thousand views on YouTube with lots of positive reviews too.

2. Abattoir (1 & 2)

  • Release Date: July 2020
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Mount Zion Production
  • Director: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Mike Bamiloye, Kayode Awejori, Goodness Adegbola, Kayode Babalola, Korede Area

Abattoir is a TV series that tells the story of a young Christian man, Martins, who seemed to be reliving his troubled past. Martin was born into a rich and wealthy home but his sweet and innocent life got a twist after he lost his mother. His cultist father had sacrificed her in his bid to attain a grand Master rank in his secret cult, “No blood, no money”.

The movie series that premiered on Damilola Mike-Bamiloye’s youtube channel is full of suspense in each of the episodes in the two seasons of the show. It is loaded with messages that buttress man’s inspiration to make wealth and the repercussion that comes with it. While there are no known reports or reviews the movie has so far gotten, the massive views each of the series has garnered prove that it is a movie worthy of your time.

3. Rapture Night-Mare

  • Release Date:  July 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Joshua Mike Bamiloye
  • Director: Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Mike Bamiloye

Rapture Night-Mare is one of the most recent movies produced by Mount Zion productions. With a massive positive rating garnered from its viewers, the movie (as the name implies) tells of the pains and trouble that will face Christians who missed the rapture.

Mike Bamiloye, the main and only cast in the movie, narrates his experience in a revelation he received about the end-time event when all Christian believers who are alive, along with resurrected believers, would rise “in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” This 20-minutes movie was written by Mike Bamiloye himself and is sure going to remind you of that most crucial day.

4. Second Coming

  • Release Date: 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Temilola Israel
  • Director: Owah James
  • Cast: Nike Owah, Omawunmi Olatunde, Kayode Owojori, Seun Adetumobi

Second Coming does not only have a great storyline but also quality production that includes other things like the set and music. The movie’s storyline gives a message of the second coming of Jesus Christ. It tells of a young married woman who grew weary of waiting for her husband who was spending some time in jail after being accused of kidnapping.

Like the second coming of Christ, which according to Bible teaching would take place suddenly and unannounced, she got herself in a dilemma a few moments after her jailed husband returned home as he found her with another man. The second coming has garnered massive YouTube views of over 248 million, accompanied by over 2.8 million likes which indicates that the film was highly accepted by viewers.

5. Abejoye – The Kingmaker (Season 1-5)

  • Release Date:  2018
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Mount Zion
  • Director: Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Mike Bamiloye, Wole Adeyi, Gloria Bamiloye, Adegbenga Adeboye, Bambo Adeyi

Obviously, Mount Zion Production is the biggest when it comes to Nigerian Christian movies. The movie Abejoye which had its first season premiere on February 14th, 2018, is an African Epic movie with a modern setting in a modern world. It centres on the conflict between the pentecostal belief system and that of the African traditional beliefs.

Olayiotan ABEJOYE, a character portrayed by Evangelist Mike Bamiloye, is an African Traditionalist and elderly man who travels to a city in the United States to spend some time with his son. During his visit, he had conflicts with his son on his traditional beliefs and the pentecostal faith of his son and his household. This led to the exposure of his son’s hidden fake life, the faithlessness of his wife, and the innocent love of their children for their grandfather. Every episode of each season of the movie is packed with so much humor and inspirational message from the word of God.

6. I am Sarah

  • Release Date:  2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Peace Adewale
  • Director: Wole Soyinka
  • Cast: Marvelous Samuel, Bamidele Isreal, Sukanmi Ogunwole, Aasa Enoch and many others

I am Sarah is a powerful short movie about Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped in 2018 by the Boko Haram terrorist organization along with 276 Chibok schoolgirls. While the other girls were later released by their captors, Leah remained under captivity because she refused to accept their condition to change her Christian faith.

Although a very short movie, ‘I am Sarah’ drives a message of faith, courage, and undying love for God. The short YouTube drama has over 4 thousand views as of May 2021 with lots of likes too.

7. Kemmbe Isonu

  • Release Date: 2019
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Prem films Int’l, Nigeria 
  • Director: Adeoye Omoniyi 
  • Cast: Issac Femi Akintunde, Sola Oyin Adejobi, Seyi Pedro Adetola, Femi Adebile, and many others

Kembe Isonu is a Christian Yoruba drama that tells the story of a Christian couple who were missionaries. This couple are executed in Alajogun village, where idol worship is common. Gbadebo and Gbenro (their kids) are about to be offered as a sacrifice to appease the village gods. They eventually run away to Bayegun Village, where Ewekoro captures them and makes them sacrifice themselves to the gods.

Kembe Isonu so far has four seasons with each season presenting a storyline that reflects the almighty God’s irresistible powers. The first season of the movie premiered in 2019 and it has over 175 thousand views and over 1.3k likes. Its follow-up seasons equally have massive views and likes as well. 

8. OoSa (1&2)

  • Release Date: 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Francisca Olukoju
  • Director: Issac Femi Akintunde
  • Cast: Victor Olukoju, Ijila Itunnu, Kayode Babalola, Issac Femi Akintunde and others

OOSA is a contemporary Christian movie written by Nigerian Christian pastor and filmmaker, Victor Olukoju. It tells of a young corps member (Omooba) who was kidnapped alongside other young people, for some rituals. But through the strong payers of her parents and other Christian folks, she eventually regained her freedom. 

Oosa is one of those rare Nigerian Christian movies that have gained positive reviews as it relates to the recent insecurity cases taking rounds in the country. It hints so much at the importance and power of prayer in times of dire situations.

9. Hole on Fire

  • Release Date: 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Fejosbaba tv
  • Director: Adeoye Omoniyi
  • Cast: Adeoye Omoniyi, Seyi Pedro, Femi Adebile, Gbenga Ayoola and many others

Written and produced by Femi Adebile, Hole on Fire is one of those Nigerian Christian movies that centers on Deliverance and Freedom. The piece of gospel work talks about a man (Kunle) who was forced to take another woman because his wife was unable to bear a child. The simple mistake caused him lots of pain as the second wife chooses to frustrate him.

Hole on fire has a lot to do with all the challenges some Christian couples face and how patience and faith in God help them overcome their troubles. It is a must-watch movie that has generated lots of views and likes on Youtube.

10. God Calling 

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Omarinsojo Spain, and Heart in Motion Pictures
  • Director: Bodunrin Sasore
  • Cast: Kabiri Fubara and Ademola Adedoyin. Zainab Balogun, Richard Mode Damijo, and many more

This is one of the must-watch Nigerian Christian movies that talks about redemption. It tells the story of a young lady Sade, family, faith, and the impact of a unique encounter with God in the modern age. Sade suffers a tragedy and encounters God in an unconventional way, which changes her family life and faith forever.

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The 2-hour-long drama is uplifting and is a must-watch. It was rated 6/10 and has lots of views with up to 2k likes on YouTube.

11. The Train

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Director: Joseph Yemi Adepoju and Issac Femi Akintunde
  • Cast: Seun Adejumobi, Lara Ayoola, Adetoye Adeola, Modupe Zion Adejoprin and many others

This movie doesn’t stray too far from the theme of sin that has remained the major theme of Nigerian Christian movies produced by the Mount Zion Ministries production. This 2020 production tells the story of Abayomi (Mike Bamiloye) who is faced with many challenges as he struggles to pursue his passion to preach the gospel through Christian drama. Nevertheless, he trusted God in all regardless of the unfavorable situations, until he became a success.

The train is said to be a true-life story of Mike Bamiloye and the challenges he faced when he chose to go into Christian drama ministry full-time. The movie released on May 3rd, 2020 on YouTube is said to be the first Nigerian movie to hit a million views on YouTube in two weeks. As of May 2020, the movie amassed over 2.5 million views. It also became a hit receiving great traffic on all social media platforms.

12. Eternity is So Near

  • Release Date: 2016
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Obinna Nnebue and Kenneth Nnebue
  • Director: Obinna Nnebue
  • Cast: Zack Ajayi, Mike Ukonu, Vivian Ogundu, Chikadibia Daberechi, etc

Mrs. Tope Boaz is a Christian that somehow gets to be too much self-centered to worry about others. Because of that and the things she is hiding, her family is getting destroyed. That is the theme of this movie that was produced by Ladtem films. The movie features actors such as Busayo Asikhia, Rotimi Akinlesi, and Lekan Asikhia.

13. Heart Pain

  • Release Date: 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Mike Bamiloye
  • Director: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Ayodele Adedayo, Samson Jamiwa, Adegbife Testimony, Issac Femi Akintunde and others

This is another Mike Bamiloye film that reminds us of the need to pay attention to our family and the demands of the home while treating the work of God with diligence and sincerity. The movie tells the story of Reverend Nelson, who is trying to get the ministry and all the benefits that come with it. He sells his house along the way and his family is devastated by it. His only child also dies along the way.

The movie Heart Pains has its contents centered on themes the viewer can easily relate to. It had its setting in Lagos, Nigeria and its message cuts across various aspects of life. The movie has over one million views with over 4k likes on YouTube.

14. Shackles

  • Release Date: 2019
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producers: Margaret Anenih & Wole Adeyi
  • Director: Pastor Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Mike Bamiloye, Gloria Bamiloye, Idiagboanya Samuel, Margaret Anenih

Here’s another Mount Zion film that will leave you with lots of emotions. The movie is about a woman who was married for many years without any child of her own. She tries to seek help from other sources, which landed her in trouble, but God intervened and saved her.

The movie is a movie that carries the theme of long-suffering. The movie also has a great change of narratives with little or no effect of dialectic sounds.  it has so far generated over 500k views with lots of likes from viewers, since its release in 2019.                

15. Not Too Late

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Dasola and Steven Bamidele
  • Director: Issac Femi Akintunde
  • Cast: Omoniyi Adeoye, Deborah Adeola, Matthew Bamidele, Grace Femi Akintunde, Issac Femi Akintunde, and others

This is a Nigerian movie that Evangelist Matthew Bamidele wrote. This film will greatly impact your life while you watch it and motivate you in your Christian race. It is one of the great and insightful movies in the Nigerian Christian movie industry. It has many views and up to 800 likes on YouTube.

16. Legion

  • Release Date: 2021
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Director: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Toluwalope Charles, Broda Martyns, Joshua Mike Bamiloye, Tomisin Esan and others

Here comes yet another Mike Bamiloye film. It focuses on a young man who is possessed with many spirits that leads to a battle for his soul. He gets mad after refusing to keep to his promise with a cult he got involved in. However, after so many spiritual battles and follow-up prayers from his parents, he gets delivered from the power of darkness.

Legion is a “Holy Spirit” inspired project that reminds Christians and everyone to keep alert about their spiritual lives. It also contains messages of hope, love, joy, salvation, and gratitude. The drama has over one million views on YouTube which speaks a lot about its content.

17. Jailer

  • Release Date: 2021
  • Genre: Drama 
  • Producer: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Director: Damilola Mike Bamiloye
  • Cast: Martha Ogunma, Afolabi Dipeolu, Damilola Mike Bamiloye, Johnson Odesola and many others

Jailer is one of the Nigerian Christian movies that premiered in 2021. The movie tells the story of a young boy Temilola, who tries to get justice for his father who was murdered by a group called the Black Scorpion. Jailer has received many positive reviews for its technical success – the beautiful costuming and excellent picture quality. It was written by Pastor Johnson Funso Odesola, who is the Assistant General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and directed by Damilola Mike-Bamiloye. It has many views and up to 15k likes on YouTube.

18. One in 50,000 (The Wonder)

  • Release Date: 2019
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Mojisola Ogunlana
  • Director: Daramola Kayode Babalola
  • Cast: Victor Olukoju, Lara Ayoola, Kolade Segun Okeowo, Ifoluwalose Ogunlana, Joju Ogunlana, etc.

The movie is based on the true story of a Christian couple. It focuses on their daily struggles in managing and coping with their daughter, born with Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare genetic disorder characterized by distinctive abnormalities of the head and face.

Full of emotions, the movie touches the heart in a very unique way. It also centers on endurance, long-suffering, faith in God, and assurance of the future. It got many views and up to 500 likes on YouTube.

19. Dire

  • Release Date: 2019
  • Genre: Romance 
  • Producers: Ronke Gladys Abraham and David Seun Abraham
  • Director: David Seun Abraham
  • Cast: Morolayo, Laditi Olaniyi Joe, Adeoye Omoniii, Sam Aliu, and OluwatomilolaTokun, among others

The movie ‘Dire’  is one of Mount Zion’s productions that is a must-watch for every unmarried Christian. It tells the story of Tony, a young man who rejects a marriage proposal but he begins to second-guess his motives after learning about the horrible past of his would-be wife.

The movie makes you reflect on your choices. No doubt the movie has received a few negative reviews because it is devoid of any background music, but a larger percentage of viewers give positive ratings for the movie’s spectacular storyline and character effect. It premiered in May 2019 and has many views with up to 300 likes on YouTube. 

20. Costly Sacrifice

  • Release Date: July 2014
  • Genre: Drama
  • Producer: Mount Zion Production
  • Director: Ben Ope Johnson, Sam Adigun
  • Cast: Sola Adeaga, Felix Bankole, Omolara Ogunsanya, Adekusibe

This may end up being one of the most powerful Christian films produced by Mount Zion. Shot and produced in 2013, Costly Sacrifice is about the dirty lifestyles of people in their pursuit of money, fame, and power. It is about a woman who engaged in fornication and abortion. Because of that, she has lost her calling and in the end, she died because of it. The movie was written and directed by pastor Mike Bamiloye.

Recap of the Best Nigerian Christian Movies About the Gospel of Jesus Christ

1. Mission Malaika

2. Abattoir (1 & 2)

3. Rapture Night-Mare

4. Second Coming

5. Abejoye – The Kingmaker (Season 1-5)

6. I am Sarah

7. Kemmbe Isonu

8. OoSa (1&2)

9. Hole on Fire

10. God Calling

11. The Train

12. Eternity is So Near

13. Heart Pain

14. Shackles

15. Not Too Late

16. Legion

17. Jailer

18. One in 50,000 (The Wonder)

19. Dire

20. Costly Sacrifice

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