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Ireti Doyle, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Dakore Akande & More in EbonyLife’s ‘Fifty’ | Shortlisted for BFI London Film Festival

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe



Mo Abudu & Nse Ikpe-Etim

Mo Abudu & Nse Ikpe-Etim

The British Film Institute (BFI) has unveiled the programme for the 2015 London Film Festival.

Clare Stewart, Festival Director, presented this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events including the highly-anticipated Nigerian movie, Fifty, which has been shortlisted under the ‘Love Category’.

Fifty is directed by Biyi Bandele and executively produced by Mo Abudu.

Fifty is one of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres and 40 European Premieres.

Eryca Freemantle; Nse Ikpe-Etim; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer - Fifty IMG_0062 Nse Ikpe-Etim; Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer - Fifty Nse Ikpe-Etim; Clare Stewart, Festival Director, BFI London Film Festival; Mo Abudu, Executive Producer - Fifty

The film stars Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim.

The production is Mo Abudu’s quest to showcase African women coming of age, loaded with increasingly similar aspirations and dilemmas faced by their contemporaries everywhere, while yet navigating unresolved traditions and obligations.

Fifty Movie BellaNaijaSet in Lagos, a city of disproportionate and breathtaking contrasts, Fifty celebrates the pulse and energy of this fast developing metropolis and explores the diversities and complexities of its colourful people through the lenses of its women. It is a riveting exploration of love and lust, power and rivalry, seduction and infidelity.

Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, BFI during her opening remarks declared this year’s festival theme as “The Year of the Strong Woman”.

Fifty will have its Festival premiere on Saturday, 17th October 2015, at the Vue 7 Cinema, London, and a special grand Nigeria premiere on the 13th of December 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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  1. Laura

    September 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Ah! Cant wait… wait


    September 2, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Cool! There are no boundaries for you Ms Abudu! My only wish is, it is better than other productions with similar synopsis, cos this is not new! But i see Kemi Adesoye in the mix, so i am also hopeful! Cant wait to see the trailer then.

  3. nene

    September 2, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    nee looks old

  4. lady koi koi

    September 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    4 Naturalista sistas…
    4 Bad wigs…

  5. Prec

    September 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Ish, this is about to so good.

  6. aikay

    September 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Hmmmm star studded , I really can’t wait to see this block buster. Already drooling abt the appetizer, can’t wait to ravish the main course cos i know Aunty MO always delivers. She no dey fall her hand. Pls Mo there is one person that would have made this film complete for me, Her Majesty Queen Genevieve. These are d kind of production i love to see her star in.

    • judy

      September 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Your Queen Genevieve turned a role in the film down. Before I saw the trailer I thought it was stupid of her. Same old, same old. Dakore is divine in it sha

  7. EseOsagie

    September 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    i have NEVER EVER WATCHED A NAIJA MOVIE IN A CINEMA but 3 of my best actresses are here ( Ireti, Dakore and Nse) so i must watch this… but with this Omoni hmmmm

  8. Watchout!

    September 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I just watched the trailer here on their site and I must say, it looks amazeballs!!!!!!I can’t wait to see it!

  9. aikay

    September 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Really Judy are you sure?

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