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Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Ireti Doyle, Lead actress for the movie "Fifty"

Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Ireti Doyle, Lead actress for the movie “Fifty”

Did you watch the movie “Fifty” starring Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Ireti Doyle?

If you missed it when it was showing in the cinemas then you’ll be excited to know that it’s coming back to your TV screen as a serial feature.

The movie was such a success and fans want more!

According to reports, the movie grossed over N400 million through various revenue generating streams. In partnership with Film One Distribution, FIFTY made nearly N100 million through Box Office takings alone.

The movie enjoyed rave reviews and international acclaim since it was first screened at The BFI London Film Festival 2015 including BBC, CNN, Vogue, and Essence and other national online and print titles.

Because of the success of the movie, the movie executives announced that they will extend the movie’s success onto the small screen. The TV show will continue the premise that the movie set up – a week in the lives of 4 African Women approaching the golden age of ‘Fifty’. Details of whether the lead characters will reprise their film roles will be revealed in due course.

Season 1 of FIFTY: The TV Series is set for production in the fourth quarter 2016 and writing has already commenced.

32 Comments

  1. hmmmm

    March 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    na wa

  2. lea valley

    March 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Death by Fifty

    • Lema

      March 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      As in! And one thing I hate about Ebony Life TV is how they make normal movies into series and air it weekly; due to lack of content. Even The Contract by Yvonne Okoro was made into a series; and it’s not a series. The movie by Kate Henshaw, New Horizons, same thing. You guys need to have/create more content.

  3. Amh

    March 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    That’s great. But no dakore. She’s a terrible actress she sucks. She killed her character with horrible acting.

    • Le coco

      March 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      i have to agree with you.. i dont normally dislike her acting but in fifty it was way too forced.. she tried too hard to pull off the “boss lady whilhemina” type of character..

  4. Okada man

    March 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Lobatan! Can’t they just leave it as a movie?! Chei!!! Aseju!

  5. mabel

    March 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    T.V series? Ok o no problem. Can you people finish it in like 2 weeks? Not all these 5 mins t.v series o. Don’t let it be like a Tinsel o.

    • Ms Dee Pro TNS

      March 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Tinsel is a soap. Soaps go on forever.

  6. Billionaire in grace

    March 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Wow I am happy to hear that. Can’t wait

  7. Californiabawlar

    March 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Asheju ni’run aya.
    Chest hair na oversabi.

    • Magz

      March 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      As in! Asheju gbaa!

    • Tosin

      March 23, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      I’m just here learning Yoruba 🙂

  8. Esther

    March 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    They are really over doing it

  9. BisiO

    March 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Homegirl needs to chill with the coloured contact lenses.

  10. George

    March 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    This is my problem with this Ebony peeps. Lack of content if not they won’t be doing this and hell no stop lying abt the fans wanting this bk, cuz there was noting spectacular of it. And whose says fifty has made over 100 mil( Big lies) from box office.

  11. Na waoh

    March 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    The last time I checked this movie was criticised by international media!!

  12. Ami

    March 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    This movie was below my expectations by all means.. It was over hyped!!

  13. Babygiwa

    March 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Exactly. Aseju oshi
    Film that was not all that…

  14. dinma caruso

    March 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Don’t lie on the fans. We don’t want you

  15. Cece

    March 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I never watched the movie in spite of being convinced to because after seeing the preview I knew it was missing something. It could have had a more powerful sense of 50 to it. Perhaps it could have included a story of success and achievement of a woman by the age of 50. Instead, it seemed to center on marriage challenges, affairs and cougarhood. Oh and single parenthood!

    Well, that’s what the preview sold to me

  16. chocolaty

    March 23, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    The movie was just there, too basic for me and Dakore’s acting wasn’t good at allllllllllllllllll…..

  17. IJS

    March 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I loved the movie oo. All the people writing hate comments above, maybe you will goan act your own? How many Nigerian cinema movies are better? The movie is on Netflix and foreigners have great things to say about it. Many say it depicts Africa in a better light but that they will prefer African women with natural hair and less make up but great acting. If you think the movie is appalling, go and produce your own biko

  18. Kitty

    March 23, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I watched the movie on Netflix and wasn’t even good … Even the ratings there wasn’t good

  19. trey

    March 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Just watched this film on Netflix, it was below par. The one thing though that stood out was the surrounds because for once we saw the externals and could appreciate Lagos. The film should have been called 35 or 40. I believe 50 is a time of actualisation not when people are not sure what they want from life. Nse was a closet catholic at least that is what we saw at home but she goes to a Pentecostal church. Dakore over-acted. Do women get a vasectomy? Thought it is usually associated with men. Women get a hysterectomy, me thinks. Doctors kindly correct me if I am wrong. Nse was supposedly going to get a vasectomy. films like October 1, Figurine, the meeting beat this film hands down. Please Mo we don’t won’t Mo of your film – notice what I did there. lol

  20. trey

    March 23, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    **want I mean’t before the intellectuals on this forum go cray cray.

  21. King Bey

    March 23, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Na today una know lol Dakore has always been a terrible actor,na face she just get

  22. Awesome

    March 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Ebony Life should park well with that movie jare… Me don tire with the over hyping of the movie…. Just fancy fancy … No story line at all… Complete waste of time. What is even giving Mo the impression that that movie was cool/interesting….
    Self Deceit is Bad… They should better crack their brain and come up with a better script….”

    • EXQ

      March 24, 2016 at 1:31 am

      NO please. They shouldn’t bother with another.

  23. Hills

    March 24, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I didn’t actually expect the movie to be as hyped but the scene where Dakore told her brother she was his mum was so cringe-worthy. The reviews on Netflix were so bad. I wonder what international acclaim they are talking about

  24. Ego

    March 24, 2016 at 2:06 am

    It all about the money with this and it will continue like that. I think they made good profit from the movie and want to cash in some more with the series. It will not matter whether it is good or not if it makes them some money.

  25. Tutu

    March 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

    This is going to be another major mistake like Desperate Housewives.

  26. Adain

    March 26, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Yes! Yes!

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