Fifty (film)

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Fifty
Fifty poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBiyi Bandele
Produced byTope Oshin Ogun
Written byBola Agbaje
Kemi Adesoye
Starring
Music byBen Onono
CinematographyMalcolm John McLean
Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe
Edited byMatthew Bate
Production
company
EbonyLife Films
Distributed byFilmOne Distribution
Release date
  • 17 October 2015 (2015-10-17) (BFI)
  • 13 December 2015 (2015-12-13) (Lagos)
  • 18 December 2015 (2015-12-18) (Nigeria)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryNigeria
LanguageEnglish
Box office₦87 million[1]

Fifty is a 2015 Nigerian romantic drama film released on December 18, 2015.[2]

Plot[edit]

Fifty captures few pivotal days of four women at the pinnacle of their careers. 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.[3]

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

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Ireti Doyle as Elizabeth who is an obstetrician whose desire for younger men has caused a strain on her relationship with her daughter.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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[6]
  • Nse Ikpe-Etim as Kate who is battling with a life-threatening illness that plunged her into religious obsession[7]
  • Wale Ojo as Kunle[8]
  • Kachi Nnochiri as Chike[9]
  • Emmanuel Ikubese as Sammy[10]
  • Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju as Chi Chi[11]
  • Timini Egbuson as Jamal[12]
  • Uzor Osimkpa as Sade[13]

Guest stars[edit]

Production[edit]

The film is executively produced by Ebony Life TV CEO Mo Abudu.[19] Directed by Biyi Bandele.[20]

Release[edit]

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.[21] The film, was released to cinemas on December 18, 2015.[21]

Critical Reception[edit]

The movie was met with mixed to positive reviews. Nollywood Reinvented rated the movie 52% and highlighted its lack of content and depth.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Special Report: These are the highest grossing Nollywood films of 2016 so far". Nigerian Entertainment Today.
  2. ^ "Mo Abudus film". bellanaija.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Fifty, the movie filming location". zegist.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Ireti Doyle". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Dakore Egbuson-Akande". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Omoni Oboli". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Nse Ikpe-Etim". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Wale Ojo". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Kachi Nnochiri". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Emmanuel Ikubese". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Kemi Akindoju". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Timini Egbuson". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Uzor". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "King Sunny Ade". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Femi Kuti". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Nneka". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Tiwa Savage". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Waje". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Mo Abudu". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Biyi Bandele". fiftythemovie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ a b "Fifty set to film at the London film festival". ebonylifetv.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Fifty". Nollywood Reinvented.

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