The Nigerian movie industry is starting to really impress a lot of Nigerians and everyday as more and more Nigerians are proud of the metamorphosis currently happening in Nollywood. Any Nigerian would agree that many film-loving Nigerians, for a long time, haven’t been too impressed with Nollywood. I have always been hopeful and have somewhat followed this growth from the comfort of my TV and it’s such a joy to me that people are now willing to pay money to watch Nigerian movies at the cinemas. The movies aren’t exactly super yet though, but I see the enthusiasm in Nigerians. I love it!
Fifty showed Lagos in an amazing light. In fact, I think any foreigner who’s only ever heard terrible stories about Nigeria and Lagos specifically, might be confused if they ever get to watch this movie. You don’t see all the roughness that we know is in Lagos. You don’t see anything bad. For a few minutes, it felt weird.
The four women in this movie eased into their roles quite effortlessly. Acting wasn’t spectacular but it was good nevertheless. It’ll be important to note Ireti Doyle. First of all, she had a nice blend of proper English, pidgin and Yoruba languages. Secondly, It was somewhere between odd and exciting to see her mess around with her boy toy. Fifty actually pushed the boundary on what passes for a sex scene in a Nigerian movie. Regardless, I don’t think it was overdone ... Read Full Review