Director : Jadesola Osiberu
Producer :Jadesola Osiberu
Main Cast : Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin, Marc Rhys, Funke Akindele, Damilola Adegbite, Lydia Forson, Tina Mba and Patrick Doyle
Genre : Romance/Comedy
Release Date : June 16, 2017
Awesome-o-metre : 7.0/10
Revue of ISOKEN
Isoken revolves around the titular character (Dakore Akande), an ambitious and very successful career woman. The only snag is that she is 34 and her overbearing mother is on her case to settle down. Isoken is therefore torn between a proper naija husband material (Joseph Benjamin) and a goofy Oyibo boy (Marc Rhys).
There has been a lot of hype about Isoken especially since the international premiere of the movie and now I see why. The movie was indeed a mighty fine movie. What particularly endeared me was the simple and basic plot which was easy to follow and not overly complicated.
The story telling was decent and appealing and brought to life by some really good acting especially by Dakore and Mark Rhys. Dakore’s character was so relatable that after a while, you start seeing her as Isoken rather than Dakore. Mark’s cockiness and goofy nature was charming and really cute and that swayed the audience to his side. I was also impressed with Funke Akindele and Nedu who attempted to be a “posh”, but expectedly, it didn’t take long before their respective inner Jenifa and Nedu revealed themselves.
Other than the acting I must specifically note that the technical aspects in the movie making was top notch. The coloring was marvelous and the camera work was superb. I especially liked the way they transited between scenes. Another commendable aspect was the soundtrack – they used really appropriate naija songs which aided with the overall feel of the scenes.
The only thing I found a soupçon underwhelming was the conflict resolution which seemed a little too easy because I expected some serious resistance and confrontation but I guess the movie had to be resolved somehow. I don’t want to give much away but there seemed to be a loose end with one of Isoken’s suitors and I am curious to see what came of him.
Before I go, let me drop some sound advise to the fellas out there. I understand when you are worried that one rich fine boy is circling around your babe because those ones can collect mans babe one hand, but you see that stupid boy that makes her laugh? The one she calls “big head”? That’s the guy you should assassinate. Those ones use laugh to off paynte.
Anyways, I am really proud of this movie because of its simplicity and beauty with the right mix of drama and humour with a tinge of suspense. The film is one that we can proudly hold out to the international audiences and I do recommend it to everyone especially the Nollywood doubters. So why not get your movie ticket here and tell me what you think of the movie in the comment section below.
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