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

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byBiyi Bandele
Produced byTope Oshin Ogun
Written byBola Agbaje
Kemi Adesoye
Music byBen Onono
CinematographyMalcolm John McLean
Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe
Edited byMatthew Bate
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
Box office₦94 million[1]



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.


Main castEdit

  • 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 starsEdit


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


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 ReceptionEdit

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

See alsoEdit


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

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