Fifty is a 2015 Nigerian romantic drama film starring; Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Ireti Doyle. The film 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.
The good news is that, Fifty is coming back as a Tv series.
The movie executives announced that, because of the success of the movie, 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.
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.
The first season of the TV Series is set for production in the fourth quarter 2016 and writing has already commenced.
I can’t wait for this.