Chief Daddy is a 2018 Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, written by Bode Asiyanbi and produced by Mosunmola Abudu and Temidayo Abudu, which was released in December 2018.[2][3] It starred popular Nollywood actors and actresses Funke Akindele Bello, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo and Racheal Oniga.[4][5]

Chief Daddy
Directed byNiyi Akinmolayan
Story byBode Asiyanbi
Produced byTemidayo Abudu
CinematographyMuhammad Atta Ahmed
Edited byVictoria Akujobi
EbonyLife Films
Distributed byEbonyLife Films
FilmOne Distributions
Release date
  • 14 December 2018 (2018-12-14)
Running time
99 minutes
Box officeN387.5 million [1]



Chief Daddy is about a billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft, who serves as a benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and mistresses. He dies suddenly and his will creates a saga amongst his extended families.[6]



Premiere and release


Chief Daddy was released in Nigeria on December 14, 2018 and in the Netherlands on March 15, 2019 via Netflix.[7][8] The film was premiered at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, with over 40 Nollywood movie stars in attendance including Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva and Richard Mofe Damijo.[9][10]

Company credits and distributors


The film was produced by Ebony Life Films and distributed by Film One Entertainment in Nigeria and Netflix in the Netherlands.[11]


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  9. ^ "Nigerian traditional outfits take centre-stage at 'Chief Daddy' premiere". 3 December 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
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