Top 10 Romantic Nigerian Movies

We all love romantic movies, don’t we? The best romantic Nigerian movies Nollywood has to offer are movies that anyone should not miss.

This is a never-ending list of classic romantic Nigerian movies. We’ve taken our time to bring you the very best of the very best Nigerian romantic movies that you can watch anytime and still feel like they just hit the box office.

We’ll continue to add new ones as we come across these romantic movies, so keep checking back, and feel free to make suggestions. Please tell us what you think of our list of the most romantic Nigerian movies anyone can see or watch online for free.

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Here’s what the BuzzNigeria movie critics think are the 10 most romantic Nigerian movies.


The movie Isoken is about a beautiful, successful lady by the name “Isoken” who at 34, is still unmarried. Eventually, at her youngest sister’s wedding, her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze.

Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him the perfect Nigerian husband material. Just when you think she has finally found Mr Right, Isoken meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner. The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo.


Dakore Akande as Isoken, Joseph Benjamin as Osaze, Marc Rhys as Kevin, Funke Akindele as Agnes, Damilola Adegbite as Joke, Lydia Forson as Kukua, Tina Mba Mama as Isoken, Patrick Doyle as Papa Isoken.


The movie tells the story of a young couple Muna and Imoh who are the perfect lovebirds. But tragedy strikes as Imoh has an accident on his way to work went into a coma. His loving wife Muna battles financial challenges to pay his bills until the hospital threatens to take him off life support if she fails to pay. She runs to her father Mr Mba and he gives her some money that bought Imoh one more month of life support.

Worrying about Muna’s obsession with her husband’s health, her sister Tina invites Muna to the club where she meets Yemi. She tries to keep at arm’s length, but Tina tells him about Imoh since he is a medical doctor. Months later, Muna and Yemi become really close and have sex which resulted in a pregnancy. At the point Muna finds out she is pregnant, Imoh wakes up from his coma and insists she terminates the pregnancy, but Yemi is having none of that.


Adesua Etomi as Muna, Blossom Chukwujekwu as Yemi, Kunle Rhemmy as Imoh, Kofi Adjorlolo as Mr Mba, Tamara Eteimo as  Tina, Desmond Eliot as himself.

When Love Happens

The movie tells the story of a 28-year-old event planner feels the clock ticking on her chances of getting married. With a friend getting engaged and being tasked to handle the wedding, she starts online dating and a Vlog of her journey. After lots of dates, she has a real chance at love.


Weruche Opia as Mo, OC Ukeje as Dare, Beverly Naya as Jennifer, Oreka Godis as Tseju, Gideon Okeke as Tobe, Desmond Elliot as  Lanre, Wale Ojo as Mr Laguda.

Weekend Getaway  

Five couples with relationship issues who spend the weekend in a plush, exotic hotel. A bored bachelor meeting his online love, a married couple looking to revive the spark in their relationship and a wealthy cougar descend upon the tropical paradise that is Le Meridian Hotel in Akwa Ibom for a weekend getaway.


Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo, Uti Nwachukwu, Beverly Naya, Alexx Ekubo, Bryan Okwara, Uru Eke, Ekere Nkanga, Ime Bishop Umoh, Bobby Obodo.

The Wedding Party

Dunni, a 24-year-old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents, Engineer Bamidele and Mrs Tinuade Coker, is about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie, the handsome son of Chief Felix and Lady Obianuju Onwuka.

The couple took a vow of chastity and are looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. Between matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a wedding planner on a mission to succeed, the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests much to Tinuade’s horror, Dunni’s uncertainty about her new husband’s faithfulness during the time of their courtship, make us wonder if their love will get through their wedding reception unscathed.


Adesua Etomi as Dunni Coker, Banky Wellington as Dozie Onwuka, Iretiola Doyle as Lady Obianuju Onwuka, Richard Mofe­Damijo as Chief Felix Onwuka, Sola Sobowale as Tinuade Coker, Alibaba Akporobome as Bamidele Coker, Beverly Naya as Rosie, Zainab Balogun as Wonu, Daniella Down as Deardre Winston, Kunle Idowu as Harrison, Emmanuel Edunjobi as Pastor Leke, Somkele Iyamah as Yemisi, Ayo Makun as MC, Enyinna Nwigwe as Nonso Onwuka, Ikechukwu Onunaku as Sola Akinyemi.

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My Darling Princess – 2009

This is a romantic story that involves the life of a beautiful princess, the only child of a powerful king who fell in love with a charming and handsome Igbo boy and this inter-tribal love affair seems to raise the eyebrow of both families. Against all odds, the lovebirds are ready to go all out to achieve their aim of being together forever. Love knows no bound!!!


Stephanie Okereke, Muna Obiekwe, Enebeli Elebuwa, Ngozi Nwosu, Eucharia Anunobi.

Romantic Touch –

Jessica succeeds in seducing her best friend’s Fiance who ends up leaving his fiancee for her. Watch how this plays out.


Desmond Elliot, Ireti Osayemi, Ann Njamanze

Ghetto Love

George was formerly a robber until he changed his ways when he got into some bad guys trying to rape a lady, he rescued her and later they both fell in love


Segun Arinze, Ini Edo, Emeka Enyiocha.

My Girlfriend

Mercellina dumps Kalu a poor bike rider for Johnson because he is rich. Now Kalu is not ready to leave Mercellina for anybody and he is ready to fight for his woman with the last drop of his blood.


Francis Duru, Queen Nwokoye, Nonso Diobi

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Lonely Hearts – Romantic Nigerian Movies

Charles and Yemi compete for Aima’s attention. At first, they pretend they’re gay but when Aima learns the truth, it’s on.

Aima happens to be a writer for a magazine. She interviewed “Tiana,” who is some sort of celebrity. Tiana discussed an affair she had with a younger man that ultimately ruined her marriage. She revealed all of the details except the identity of the man. Aima’s boss orders her to find and reveal his identity.

Aima also has to deal with her drug addict sister Lizzy who only calls when she needs money. She wound up leaving town owing her dealer and landlord.

Another storyline focused on Debbie who is a movie director married to an abusive husband. After one hit too many, Debbie made a powerful move and left. Shortly after, she found love again.


Belinda Effah as Aima, Okey Uzoeshi as Yemi, Morris Sesay, Perez Egbi, Barbara Soky as Tiana, Ime Bishop Umoh, Uche Jombo as Lizzy, Desmond Elliott, Ini Edo as Debbie, Kenneth Okolie as Charles.

Lonely Heart

A beautiful, intelligent but overzealous young businesswoman who runs her company and her love life like a drill sergeant. Will she ever find love this way or she will have to live with loneliness for longer?


Stephanie Okereke, Olu Jacob, Ini Edo, Emeka Enyiocha, Moses Armstrong and Fina Peters.

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