ISOKEN Review: Jade Osiberu’s Attempt at Challenging Perennial Social Compulsions On the Back of Romance and Sometimes Vapid Comedy


Sandwiched between a relationship that seems conventionally desirable and perfect with more enviable prospects—and another that departs from societal expectations and acceptances filled with looming joy and uncertainties, Isoken, played by Dakore Akande had to make an onerous choice in Jade Osiberu’s lead-titled debut film, ISOKEN.

It wasn’t just the huge disparity in the sort of relationships Isoken found herself that burdened her choice, she was also perched against her own contentment and that of society, especially her drama-filled family.

The film starts with the usual Nollywood build up, introducing us to Isoken, a 34-year-old successful single woman and her hysterical single friends, Agnes played by Funke Akindele, Kukua played by Lydia Forson and the married but miscarriage suffering Joke, played by Damilola Adegbite.

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