See How Your Favourite Nollywood Celebs Stepped Out For Netflix Movie, Shanty Town Premiere

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Netflix’s latest movie Shanty Town is a Nigerian crime thriller series which premiered on 20th January 2023.

Xavier Ighorodje and Chichi Nworah produced the six parts series.

Shanty Town follows the story of three Lagos-based hustlers who unite to wage war against the biggest and most ruthless crime ring in the state.

Shanty Town features Nollywood stars such as Ini Edo, Chidi Mokema, Nse Ekpe-Etim, as lead characters.

Followed by Sola Shobowale, Uche Jumbo, Nancy Isime, Judith Audu, Shaffy Bello, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ali Nuhu, Zubby Michael, Yaw Naija, Omowunmi Dad, Mercy Eke and one of the Nigerian music duo, P-square, Peter Okoye.


The producer of the movie series, Chichi Nworah, before the movie released said; “’ Shanty Town is a unique show in that it is at once different as it is familiar. The tale of redemption will especially resonate with audiences familiar with the grit and hustle mentality of Lagos, and, indeed other fast-paced and vibrant cities around the world. We are spotlighting the underbelly of the city and bringing to life the various character dynamics that exist beneath the cover of everyday “normal life,” thus telling a truly fresh and compelling story. I cannot wait for the entire world to see Shanty Town!”

As usual, The blockbuster Nollywood movie had an exclusive party/ soirée before its premiere and the stars of the movie dressed uniquely in celebration.


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Ini Edo

The famous Nollywood icon, Ini Edo, dressed in leather leggings a black and white strip blouse alongside a red long booth.

She scores another hit in her career line by making her international debut with the production of the Shanty Town movie for Netflix.

In the project, Ini Edo also doubles as a lead character, where she plays the role of Ese, equally referred to as ‘The Fire Brand’.

Chidi Mokemo

Famous Nollywood actor Chidi Mokemo wore royal blue pants alongside a sky blue shirt and brown shoes.

Chidi Mokeme’s is another strong lead character. The father of ones’ performance in the movie was absolutely outstanding and professional. Through his interpretation as the kingpin Scar, Mokeme has won many viewers’ hearts.

Mercy Eke

Ex-BBNaija housemate Mercy Eke wears cargo trousers and a black crop top alongside a black booth.

The reality TV star plays the role of a prostitute, Jackie, and acts beautifully in the star-studded movie.

Many praised Mercy Eke for her incredible performance and lauded her acting skills despite it being the second movie she has acted in.

Fans accredit her ability to convey emotion, despite being new to acting. Many were particularly impressed with Mercy Eke’s performance, who made her Netflix debut with the series.

The influencer, who is still having a moment in the euphoria of acting in the movie, shares a series of posts commending her acting skill. with this, she reveals her availability to star in any movie, see tweet below;

Omowunmi Dada

Famous actress, Omowunmi Dada styled her beautiful outfit in a blue short skirt and blazers alongside a black top bra and black heels styled by herself.

She revealed the release of the Shanty Town movie in an Instagram post and captions;

Got back and Netflix came calling.
So I Stepped out in style for Shanty Town Soiree.

Shanty town will be out on Netflix from tomorrow, January 20th,, you don’t want to miss it ❤️

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Ali Nuhu

The popular Nollywood actor Ali Nuhu, is styled in a white and black Ankara style alongside a black palm. Ali Nuhu has starred in multi-lingual Nollywood movies and receives loads of credits for his amazing scenery performance.

Lilian Afegbai

Famous actress and filmmaker, Lilian Afegbai bedecks in a black short body con gown alongside a black and something that looks like a silver heel.

After starring in the newly released Shanty Town movie, she calls herself the Ashanti of Shanty town”

In this respect, she shares a post on Instagram and captions;

Na me be Ashanti of shanty town 😂Shanty Town is now showing @naijaonnetflix
If you haven’t seen it 😳😳 you are missing
This movie is everything, no jokes 

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Tope Tedela

Tope Tedela wears a two-piece blue outfit styled by @light.inthemarketplace, alongside blue and white sneakers.

Upon announcing the release of the movie via a post on Instagram, he congratulates the entire cast and crew of Shanty Town.

He captions his post;

“Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Shanty Town. It’s out on @naijaonnetflix tomorrow! 💪🏼…”

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