Is 'Fifty' The Movie Finally What Critics of Nollywood Have Been Waiting For?
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Set in the sprawling elite neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island, Lagos. Four women Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate , starring Ireti Doyle, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli and Dakore Akande, take an inventory of their careers, lives and family, as they turn the big fifty.  The movie trailer is crisp, fresh and very modern. The worldview  is quite aspirational , about the Lagos Big Girl, who has reached the pinnacle of her career, but is beset with relationship woes, health issues , excessive money, problem’s how to spend it etc.

Many filmmakers in Nollywood have tried  unsuccessfully for several years to tell these type of stories, will Fifty finally be what critics of Nollywood have been waiting for? Those who constantly criticize the industry as being mediocre and not having the prerequisite talent that is available in more established film industries.Fifty soldout_instagramThe film is set to premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, and already, tickets are sold out.

Ebony Life Films , executive producer Mo Abudu of Ebony Life Television, sheds more light on the synopsis below;

In the resurgence for telling the story of a new Africa, the film FIFTY becomes more important in creating an honest insight of Africa in contrast to the stereotypical fatalistic stories filmmakers tend to tell of the continent. These stories mould the worldview of Africa as a single story. As Africans living in Africa, we are passionate about telling our stories, of a multidimensional reality that is a burgeoning, pioneering, cosmopolitan and progressive Africa.

Fifty will get a special grand Nigerian premiere this Christmas on the 13th of December 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and go on nationwide release on the 18th of December, 2015.

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With FIFTY, we push the boundaries to uncover the lives of Lagos’ contemporary and glamorous upper class, sharing the world of four women as they rise above adversity to stand as they truly are; modern African women. Women of substance, class and values.


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