Dakore Akande is Tola in the much talked about movie "Fifty."

In an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, the actress spoke about her character Tola, similarities between character and herself, greatest challenge on set, and more.

Read excerpts;

On the sort of person that would love her character;

“I think a lot of people who have been in a lot of pain, can relate to my character. My character is also funny. She’s so much a diva that it’s funny.”

On the character being like her;

A little bit.

On what she loves and hates about Tola;

I love the fact that Tola is very driven, she’s very focused, and she has a great heart. And what I hate about Tola is, I hate what she went through that changed her.

On working alongside the other women of "Fifty;"

it was empowering. We all had a single vision, which was to give our best.

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The movie which was directed by Biyi Bandele, has emerged the highest ever opening weekend in Nigerian cinema release.

A star studded premiere of held on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos Nigeria.


"Fifty" is executive produced by MO Abudu, directed by Biyi Bandele, "Fifty" is produced by Tope Oshin Ogun, with Malcom McLean as director of photography.

Watch interview below;