Merry Men 2 – Another Mission

Merry Men

I enjoyed Merry Men 2 more than the first. Out in December last year in Nigerian Cinemas, watching this on Netflix after all the promotions is excellent.

 It is more engaging than Merry Men 1, and I felt the plot was better.
It would be great to see this developed into a series minus the wry humour, but I bet someone somewhere finds them funny.

Available on Netflix

Watch the Merry Men 2 Trailer

The Story

A year after deciding to stop playing Robinhood, the Yoruba Demons are back, as two wrongs don’t make a right. Their victim in Merry Men 1 refuses to go down without a fight. She recruits a battalion of women close to the Merry Men’s hearts while opening old wounds. But double-crossing is not the only thing that riles the Yoruba Demons in Merry Men 2 mission.
Several turning points make this mission enjoyable. The script is excellent, and the cast does their work well.

The Actors

The cast did a great job in each of their roles. Adding an extra Yoruba Demon added to the comical side of the movie; though I am not sure it was necessary to add him to make the movie enjoyable, he brings his flavour to it.
My best character in this production was Ufuoma Mcdermott. The use of ladies in this production more than just resonated with me.

The Cast Merry Men 2

Ahneeka – Young Zara
Alex Asogwa Amuche Sandra – Calypso
Ayo Makun – Amaju Abioritsegbemi
Ben Lugo Touitou – Young Ayo
Damilola Adegbite – Dera
Deji Etiwe Abdulbasit – Chike
Ejike Asiegbu – Francis Uduak
Folarin ‘Falz” Falana – Remi Martins
Funky Mallam – Alhaji Saleh
Iretiola Doyle – Dame Maduka
Jim Iyke – Naz Okigbo
Linda Osifo – Hassana
Nancy Isime – Sophie Obaseki
Obama Oguzie – Adrian
Ramsey Nouah – Ayo Alesinloye
Regina Daniels – Kenya Obi
Bassey Ekpo Bassey – Senator Jibril George
Ufuoma McDermott – Zara Aminu
Vincent Ogbe – Young Francis Uduak
Williams Uchemba – Johnny

Technical Construction

The lighting was good in most scenes, and so were the camera angles. However, I think the camera angles and sound effects could have been better used and emphasized for more effectiveness than just showing a punch over and over again – OK, twice, but I think the use of this has been overused in the film world—a little variety, like the effect of the jerk with the punch. As one of the Yoruba walked into the trap, I did not feel the effect of being watched, which I think would have added to the impact of seeing the camera. However, I think, generally, the technical team more than delivered on this.
The sound was excellent in most of the film, and so was the production design. I loved the apartments used in this production. Trust Nigerians to sell luxury, and they delivered for Eko Hotels on this one.


I enjoyed it. The little flaws here and there did not distract from the quality of this production’s music.


I give this a 7/ 10

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