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These 10 Nollywood Love Stories on YouTube Will Make You Feel Good About Your Love Life

These Nollywood films give love some much-needed perspective.

I’ll be honest, I think Nollywood movies are ridiculous—and that's because for the most part, they are. I'm almost positive that the phrase "doing the most" came about after someone saw a Nollywood film for the first time.


Yet and still, there's a reason why Nollywood remains one of the most thriving film industries in the world. It seems that no matter how implausible some of the storylines may seem, when you look past the forced accents and special effects, it’s possible to see part of yourself—or some crazy family member of yours—in them.

Nollywood is especially entertaining when it comes to love stories. Whether it’s true love, forbidden love, or love cursed by juju, if there’s one thing that Nollywood films get right, it's their portrayal of how unavoidably rocky love can be.

No matter how your love life (or lack thereof) is looking right now, there's a Nollywood film out there with an insanely overdramatic take on your situation that's sure to put things into perspective for you.

Here's a list of 10 that you can watch right now on YouTube.

1. In Love Again

When you're happy just doing you and then some fine boy or girl with no pimples decides to come along and ruin it all.

2. Bonds Of Love

Because sometimes love has a hold on you, and you have absolutely no say in the matter.

3. Treat Me Right 

Because that's what you're supposed to do, jaré. 

4. Warrior’s Heart

When the devil is working in your relationship, but you're ready for battle.

5. Wish I Was Single

When you realize that self-love is the best love, and you no longer want to share food with anyone.

6. Worlds Apart

For that long-distance struggle.

7. Marry Who You Love

When you're tired of your African parents pestering you, and you try to let them know what's up without being disowned.

8. Love Out Of This World

For that unexplainable, "Wow, I'm really doing this, huh" sort of love.

9. Smacked Down By Love

For when it's looking like another love TKO is coming for your ass.

10. Power of Love 

When you've been through SO. DAMN. MUCH.—but love still manages to conquer it all.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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