A mother whose health seems to be deteriorating tasks her three sons to get married by Christmas. The catch is that whoever ties the knot first will inherit her property.
Kunle Afolayan excels in making comedy movies as well as serious ones. With A Naija Christmas, he brings the holiday cheers and fun with a thoroughly entertaining flick.
Starring the late Rachel Oniga as Agatha Agu, this film revolves around her character who is unhappy with the fact that none of her three sons have settled down in life.
After she is rushed to the hospital, Agatha tells her sons that whoever marries first will get the mansion she resides in.
The three young men (played by Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, and Abayomi Alvin) must race against time to get a lady to say yes to their proposal amid the sibling rivalry and bickering that threatens to tear them apart.
Since the film is a comedy, the tone is light and there are exaggerated acts here and there, spiced with the needed jokes in between. Everything works in tandem to give the viewer a truly satisfying experience.
The late Rachel Oniga steals every scene she appears in but it's the competition among her sons and their endless disagreements that make the film very entertaining.
The actors who portray the three sons are all impressive in their performances but I feel the last one, Chike (Abayomi Alvin) was sidelined a little.
Let me also mention that Adedimeji Lateef's portrayal of a creepy antagonist is both comical and unsettling. I also found it convincing.
The cinematography is very good, the shots and sound editing perfect and the entire story ended in the best possible way.
A Naija Christmas is the perfect holiday movie and once again Kunle Afolayan shows that he is at the top of his game.