This is one movie we will be keeping an eye out for!
Ireti Doyle, Omoni Oboli, Dakore Akande and Nse Ikpe-Etim star in ‘Fifty’ from EbonyLife Films – a movie that pushes 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.
FIFTY captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos. They live and work in the resurgent, ever-bustling, 24-hour megacity of Lagos, the commercial capital of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant economy.
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. Forty-nine year-old Maria has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy and Kate’s battle with a life-threatening illness has plunged her into religious obsession.
The movie also has special guest appearances from music stars King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Nneka, Tiwa Savage and Waje.
Other stars in the movie are Timini Egbuson, Wale Ojo, Emmanuel Ikubese, Kachi Nnochiri, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Uzor Osimpa and more.
The production team includes Mo Abudu (Executive Producer), Biyi Bandele (Director), Tope Oshin Ogun (Producer) and Malcolm McLean (Director of Photography).
We can’t wait to see Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate rise triumphantly to the challenges of contemporary life faced by women everywhere and remain unbowed.
Watch the trailer for the movie below.
The official premiere date for ‘Fifty’ in Lagos is December 13th, 2015.
For more information visit www.fiftythemovie.com