Jade Osiberu’s directorial debut and one of Nollywood’s finest rom-coms Isoken, is finally coming to Netflix. The award-winning Isoken joins the few Nigerian romantic comedies coming to the streaming platform this month, most notably Potato Pothato, Omoni Oboli’s Okafor Law, and Seven and a Half Dates.
The story follows the titular character, a 34-year-old spinster, whose state of singledom worries her family, particularly her mother. Isoken lives a wonderful life but the only problem is she lives in a country where a woman’s success is measured by marriage. Things get worse at her younger sister’s wedding ceremony, with everyone reminding her she is too old to be single!
During the ceremony, her mum introduces her to the dashing Osaze (a suave Joseph Benjamin). Osaze is the perfect Nigerian husband, he is handsome, successful, and comes from a good family. But, unexpectedly, Isoken meets Kevin, who seems to tick all the right boxes for her. However, unlike Osaze, he is a Caucasian, not-so-successful photographer.
Isoken is written, directed, and produced by Jade Osiberu. It is a rare Nigerian film that’s both critically acclaimed and commercially successful (it grossed ₦55 Million). The movie stars Tina Mba, Lydia Forson, Dakore Akande, Funke Akindele, Mark Rhys, Patrick Doyle and Damilola Adegbite.
Isoken starts showing on Netflix from Sunday 15, December 2019.