Review: Afamefuna, a 2023 Netflix Movie

In the heart of Nnewi in Anambra State, genial billionaire, Afamefuna Okoli, and his radiant wife Amaka, throw a lavish funeral party for Afam’s deceased father. In the midst of the mega shinding, officers of the Nigerian Police arrive and privately invite Afam to the station.

The Cast 

  • Jide Kene Achufusi
  • Segun Arinze
  • Eso Dike
  • Alexx Ekubo
  • Noble Igwe
  • Atlanta Bridget Johnson
  • Chuks Joseph
  • Kanayo O. Kanayo
  • Moc Madu
  • Paul Nnadiekwe
  • Stan Nze
  • Chisom Oguike
  • Ezeh Peter
  • Karl Smith
  • Dan Ugwu

The Crew

  • Produced by: Omobayowa Alabi, Lawumi Fajemirokun
  • Directed by: Kayode Kasum
Afamefuna, the movie

The Review

I am not Igbo but I have always loved indigenous language movies, and while I only understand very few words in Igbo, I truly love the way Afamefuna showcased the Igbo language. This movie says it is an Nwa Boi movie, but it has romance, comedy and whodunnit, all mixed together in it, making for a very interesting movie.

The story has a good grip on the audience, and the characters are totally relatable. Anyone who has entered any of the markets has experienced the selling skills of the boys in the market. The issues the movie treats are salient issues in the society, and taking an alternative view makes for an interesting storyline. 

In the beginning, Odogwu taught Afamefuna about loyalty and hard work. We see him embody these qualities, even when it was not the easy path to take many years after.

The issue of paternity fraud is also treated in the way that Igbo culture treats it. The Igbo culture does not have the concept of illegitimate children: every child born in a man’s house belongs to him.

Stan Eze totally eats up his role in this movie. He is in a class of his own, and nobody else could have portrayed the role as he does.  Kanayo O. Kanayo keeps showing us he is a true legend, and I am delighted with the way the directors keep integrating both the experienced veterans and newbie actors; it provides for an enjoyable cinematic experience. Segun Arinze is a surprise with the accents and his command of Igbo. He is a true professional.

The picture quality shows the evidence of good sponsorship, and the advert placement is professional and subtle. 

I truly enjoyed the movie, and it has great rewatch value for me.

NollyRated Score for Afamefuna

Score: 4/5 (Great Movie)

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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1 thought on “Review: Afamefuna, a 2023 Netflix Movie”

  1. A succinct and accurate review as always. How about I just finished watching and I agree with your review. I absolutely loved watching and I will certainly watch again. Thanks for the professionalism in your reviews…

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