‘The Vendor’, another comedy-thriller produced and directed by Odunlade Adekola, is now on Netflix, joining the streaming platform’s rapidly increasing number of Nollywood contents.


The 2018 movie, which tells the story of a vendor whose fortune changes after meeting a rich young lady, was enabled on the popular streaming service on December 27, 2019.

With a run time of 102 minutes, ‘The Vendor’ sees Odunlade play Gbadebo, a local newspaperman suffering from what was described as entitlement syndrome, being unsatisfied with his social status.

Considering his colleagues less than him in terms of intellect and skills, Gbadebo’s narrative in the film sees him blame his lack of ambition and success that pervades his environment despite his apparent laziness.


However, his fortune changes after he takes on the role of a driver for Morayo, a wealthy woman played by Adunni Ade, as the duo’s relationship blossoms into romance.

While Gbadebo’s gross indiscipline made it impossible for him to work and not get into trouble, the movie climaxes after the newspaper vendor meets his wealthy biological father.

Aside from Odunade and Aduni, other Nollywood stars that star in ‘The Vendor’ are Jide Kosoko, Eniola Ajao, Ireti Osayemi, Kayode Olaseinde, and Tunde Bernard.


Nollywood, acclaimed as the second-largest in the world, has earned a place among other industries in the global spotlight — with streaming platforms like Netflix having a growing interest in Nigerian films.

The streaming service had also acquired worldwide rights to ‘Lionheart’, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut movie, after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).



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