Biyi Bandele’s drama FIFTY which had it’s world premiere in Lagos-Nigeria on Sunday December 13th 2015, is heading to the US via a deal with Netflix.
According to Indiewire, the movie which stars Nse Ikpe-Etim, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli and Ireti Doyle will be shown exclusively by Netflix from the 20th of December, 2015. So for those of you in the US, you will finally get a chance to watch one of the most talked about Nigerian movies in 2015.
In case you somehow missed the trailer and plot for the movie check it out after the jump and make sure you go see it in cinemas or on Netflix (whichever applies to your location).
FIFTY captures 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.