Merry Men 2 is coming soon to Netflix and it has joined the exploding list of Nollywood titles that is now available on the streamer.
The first film, which came out in 2018 and directed by Toka McBaror, enjoyed decent success at the box office and follows the story of four promiscuous men who sleep with powerful women and get contracts political elites. Merry Men 2, directed by Moses Inwang, continue with the quartet’s shenanigans as they set out for another mission.
A release date for Merry Men 2 is yet to be announced.
The action-comedy picks up from its prequel—Merry Men: Real Yoruba Demons—after helping the authorities catch corrupt politician Dame Maduka, the charming foursome have left their old ways of robbing and scheming rich women.
Naz, now married, is prepping for fatherhood. Ayo is looking forward to forever with his law enforcement fiancée, Dera. But not so much has changed with Amaju and Remi, who are still basking in the freedom of bachelorhood. While on holiday, enjoying their new lives, ghosts from the past visit them.
Anthony Kehinde Joseph returns as screenwriter, and his screenplay is more engaging than the prequel’s—the reoccurring themes of a hunted past inject a much-needed emotional core to the franchise. Inwang brings Fast and Furious filmmaking style (on Naija budget and technical knowhow), and the result, while not great, is much a better film.
Merry Men 2 features more vital female characters with the addition of Linda Osifo, Ufuoma McDermott, Regina Daniels, and Nancy Isime. Returning cast includes Ayo Makun, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Ireti Doyle, Jim Iyke, Damilola Adegbite, and Ramsey Nouah.