Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken. Although she has what appears to have a perfect life - beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends - Isoken is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is serious cause for concern. Things come to a head at her youngest sister's wedding when her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze. Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him perfect Nigerian husband material. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner. The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo (Caucasian). Isoken is a romantic dramedy that explores cultural expectations, racial stereotypes and the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic and comedic ways.

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Critic Reviews (14)

7.2
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  1. Positive: 12 Out of 14
  1. Mixed: 2 Out of 14
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Critical Consensus: Good.
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Bonggis

04 Jul 2017
7.0
"The movie, Isoken focuses on the societal pressure unmarried Nigerian women face despite their educational achievements or career successes." ...
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13 Jul 2017
7.0
Isoken covers a topic that is very prevalent in Nigerian pop culture today, so it is sure to get a lot of attention and patronage regardless, but it is simply a pretty looking, average film. It is OK at best, and for most people that will probably be ...
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TNS

30 Jun 2017
6.0
The biggest and most anticipated Nollywood film from last year was The Wedding Party and now the most anticipated film of the year so far is another “wedding movie;” Isoken. Could the Wedding Movie be to Nollywood what the Superhero Flick is to H ...
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Olisa.tv

28 Jun 2017
8.0
From a certain perspective, the film Isoken seeks to answer two questions: 1. How does a woman choose a mate? 2. Can a Nigerian man win the game of love over an Oyinbo in a romantic comedy? The answer to the first is, who knows. The second answer is, ...
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Bella Naija

24 Jun 2017
7.0
The film ISOKEN tells the story of a young, successful and intelligent single lady in her mid-thirties pressured by her mum and relatives to get married. She was introduced to a classy, wealthy and cute Osaze, whose aura placed a demand on her sophis ...
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Business Day

23 Jun 2017
“Isoken” was an amazing story that most Nigerian girls would definitely connect with, although most people would feel like it’s more of a feminine movie, but it really wasn’t. It was just perfect and as good as the epic “Wedding party of 20 ...

User Reviews (1)

0.6
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  1. Positive: 1 Out of 1
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  1. Negative: 0 Out of 1
Users' Consensus: Undecided (waiting for 2 more votes)
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Olabode Ilesanmi

18 Jun 2017
7.0

With a few flaws

Release Date(s):

May 25th, 2017 (London Premiere, UK)
June 16th, 2017 (Cinema release in Nigeria)

Cinematography:

Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe

Screenplay:

Jadesola Osiberu

Editor:

Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe

Production Manager:

Abimbola Craig

Sound:

Pius Fatoke

Music:

Michael "Truth" Ogunlade

Original Score:

Michael "Truth" Ogunlade

Production Company:

Tribe85 Productions

Distribution:

Silverbird Film Distribution West Africa (Nigeria)
Evrit Films (UK)

Language:

English

Runtime:

100 minutes

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