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Isoken movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJadesola Osiberu
Produced byJadesola Osiberu
Screenplay byJadesola Osiberu
Music byGray Jones Ossai
CinematographyAdekunle Adejuyigbe
Edited byAdekunle Adejuyigbe
Tribe 85 productions
Distributed by
  • Silverbird Distributions (Nigeria)
  • Evrit Film (United Kingdom)
Release date
  • 24 May 2017 (2017-05-24) (United Kingdom)
  • 16 June 2017 (2017-06-16) (Nigeria)
Running time
98 minutes
Box office₦95 million[1]

Isoken is a 2017 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jadesola Osiberu (in her directorial debut). The film stars Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin, and Marc Rhys.[2][3][4][5]

The film was produced by Tribe85 productions and distributed by Silverbird Distributions in Nigeria and Evrit film in the UK.[6] It premiered in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2017 at the West End's Cineworld in London and then in Nigeria on 16 June 2017 at the Landmark event center, Victoria Island, Lagos. The movie is one of the creative industry projects under the NollyFund loan scheme supported by the Bank of Industry.[7]

Plot Summary[edit]

Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken. Although she has what appears to have a perfect life – beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends – Isoken is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is serious cause for concern. Things come to a head at her youngest sister's wedding when her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze. Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him perfect Nigerian husband material. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner. The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo (white). Isoken is a romantic comedy that explores cultural expectations, racial stereotypes and the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic and comedic ways.


Critical Reception[edit]

The movie was met with a lot of positive reviews. Although Nollywood Reinvented rated the movie 64%, they also state that if there's any one word befitting of describing this movie it would be "beautiful"[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The top 5 romance movies of the last decade. Which of these got you teary eyed?". FilmOne. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  2. ^ "Hits and Misses of Jadesola Osiberu's 'Isoken' - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ "Cinema Review: 'Isoken' – It's okay". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  4. ^ "Cinema Review: With 'Isoken', Jadesola Osiberu serves up a dish worth the mass-salivating". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  5. ^ "How Isoken is still absolutely killing it at the cinemas". YNaija. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  6. ^ Isoken (2017), retrieved 2017-07-07
  7. ^ "BoI powered film 'Isoken' premieres in Lagos – Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2017-06-18. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  8. ^ "Isoken". Nollywood Reinvented.

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