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About Fifty

FIFTY captures a few pivotal, days in 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.

The Team

MO ABUDU
Executive Producer

Mo Abudu’s journey as a successful entrepreneur and business mogul began in her capacity as executive of ExxonMobil …

BIYI BANDELE
Director

Biyi is a Nigerian novelist and playwright based in the UK who has worked in television, film, theatre and radio…

TOPE OSHIN OGUN
Producer

Tope is a multi-award winning Nigerian Filmmaker with vast production experience cutting across TV and Film having directed over 300 episodes …

MALCOLM McLEAN
Director of Photography

Malcolm is a director of photography based in London.  He is one of London’s most sought after technicians, shooting in television commercials, television dramas …

The Cast

IRETI DOYLE
Elizabeth

An accomplished writer, actor, producer and presenter, Ireti has a Diploma in Mass Communications and a B.A. in Theatre Arts, both from the University of Jos …

DAKORE EGBUSON-AKANDE
Tola

Dakore Egbuson-Akande is worth her weight in gold in the Nigerian entertainment industry …

OMONI OBOLI
Maria

Omoni Oboli is a multi-award winning actress, scriptwriter, director and producer. She is a trained digital filmmaker at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) …

NSE IKPE-ETIM
Kate

Award-winning actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim popularly known for her roles in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘PHONE SWAP’, Jeta Amata’s ‘BLACK NOVEMBER’ and ‘INALE’, and Shirley Frimpong.

Wale Ojo
Kunle

Wale Ojo began acting on television station as a child prodigy and star. He turned professional in the United Kingdom at the age of 21…

Kachi Nnochiri
Chike

Kachi Nnochiri was born in Lagos, Nigeria, The last of three kids. A Theatre Arts graduate of The University of Lagos …

Emmanuel Ikubese
Sammy

Emmanuel Ikubese is a Nigerian music artist, actor and model .Ikubese moved to Nairobi in Kenya …

Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju
Chi Chi

Kemi Lala Akindoju fondly called “Lala” is a fast rising actor, drama instructor, casting director and producer…

Timini Egbuson
Jamal

Timini Egbuson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Lagos.

A multi-talented actor, he has done a great deal of voiceover work as well as event hosting.

Uzor Osimkpa
Sade

Uzor Osimkpa is an actress, writer, television show host & CEO of Uzie Verse Concepts. She began her acting career on stage in 2000 and has featured in over 30 stage productions.

Special Guests

King Sunny Ade
Musician

King Sunny Ade MFR, sometimes also called the Minister of Enjoyment, was born in Oshogbo, Nigeria in 1946, the son of a Methodist minister…

Femi Kuti
Musician

Femi Kuti was born Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where, at 15, he started playing saxophone in his father’s band, Egypt 80…

Nneka
Musician

Nneka Lucia Egbuna is a German Nigerian hip hop/soul singer, songwriter and actress. She sings in both Igbo and English…

Tiwa Savage
Musician

Tiwa Savage first came to the consciousness of most Nigerians in 2010 when she released her infectious smash hit Kele Kele Love late 2010…

Waje
Musician

Aituaje Ebele Iruobe, best known as Waje, is one of Nigeria’s most respected and iconic female entertainers and vocalists….

EbonyLife Films

EbonyLife TV and EbonyLife Films are dedicated to telling the full range of African stories as they have never been told before.

Among many other inspirations and influences for the creation of EbonyLife TV, EbonyLife Films and now FIFTY was the advice given by the former United States Secretary of State; Hillary Clinton where she encouraged, Mo Abudu, the CEO of EbonyLife TV and EbonyLife Film, that the only way to change the negative perceptions of foreign media about Africa was for her to create platforms to tell Africa’s positive stories through the influence of our media. Only then can we tell Africa’s stories through the lenses of hope.

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