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THE MOVIE – FIFTY 

The film is executively Produced by Ebony Life TV CEO Mo Abudu.

Directed by Biyi Bandele

Produced by Tope Oshin Ogun

Fifty is a 2015 Nigerian romantic drama film released on December 18, 2015.

Fifty captures few pivotal days of four women at the pinnacle of their careers.

THE PLOT

Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate are four friends forced at midlife to take inventory at their personal lives, while juggling career and family against the backdrops of the neighbourhoods of Lagos.

Tola is a reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance thanks to an invidious family secret. Elizabeth is a celebrated obstetrician whose penchant for younger men has estranged her from her daughter.

Maria, a forty nine-year old has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy.

Kate’s battle with a life-threatening illness has plugged her into religious obsession.

THE CAST

Dakore Akande as Tola who is a reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance due to an invidious family secret.

Ireti Doyle as Elizabeth who is an obstetrician whose desire for younger men has caused a strain on her relationship with her daughter.

Omoni Oboli as Maria who is a forty-nine-year-old lady who had an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy.

Nse Ikpe-Etim as Kate who is battling with a life-threatening illness that plunged her into religious obsession

Wale Ojo as Kunle

Kachi Nnochiri as Chike

Emmanuel Iubese as Sammy

Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju as Chi Chi

Timini Egbuson as Jamal

Uzor Osimkpa as Sade

GUEST STARS

King Sunny Ade as himself

Femi Kuti as himself

Nneka as herself

Tiwa Savage as herself

Waje as herself

Fifty had its premiere in London in October which sold out in four days, and a private screening in Lagos which also held in October 2015. Grand Premiere set for Sunday 13 December 2015 at the Eko Hotel and Suites.

The film, was released to cinemas on December 18, 2015.

CRITICAL RECEPTION

The movie was met with mixed to positive reviews. Nollywood Reinvented rated the movie 52% and highlighted its lack of content and depth.

 

 

 

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