FIFTY - BFI LONDON PREMIERE
THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2015
Offical release date 18.12.15
London was brought to a standstill last night, Saturday October 17, 2015, as the festival premiere of the enthralling motion picture, Fifty, and the cast of A-list Nollywood stars quietened the usually raucous streets of London’s Leicester Square. This event marked the first African-style film premiere in London and witnessed the largest ever assembly of spectators during its screening at the London Film Festival.
The stars of the night were Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Wale Ojo. The celebrities were joined by the acclaimed creative director, Biyi Bandele and the award winning executive producer Mo Abudu.
In continuance of its world-wide acclaim and overwhelming appreciation, the much awaited Fifty thrilled a grateful festival audience and enjoyed a rapturous and unending standing ovation. The movie is set for release nationwide on the 18th of December, 2015.
Fifty captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigerian women at the pinnacle of their careers. Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate are 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 Lagos.
The four lead characters muster courage, put on their six-inch heels, working hard and partying too, and strut confidently to tackle life’s curveballs head-on.
With rave reviews, a world-class creative team (of vast Nigerian ancestry), and a tale that speaks directly to the psyche of every conscious Nigerian woman, Fifty is a poignant and hugely momentous chapter in Nigeria's emergence on the world film stage. The film is set to redefine movie-making and movie-going in Africa. Fifty will premiere in Nigeria with a special Grand World Premiere on the 13th of December 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and there are a limited number of tables available at this grand premiere, so book your VVIP table now and be one of the first to watch Fifty on the continent. Fifty will then be released in cinemas nationwide on the 18th of December 2015.
Go out and support this African movie-magical experience where ever you are in the world as Fifty also enjoys worldwide distribution via Netflix to 65 million homes globally.
Photo Credits: Micheal Tubes/ Daniel Sync/ Sleek