Emotion High As 93 Days, Nollywood Movie About Ebola Premieres At House On The Rock Lekki Lagos

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September 16, 2016 – Emotion High As 93 Days, Nollywood Movie About Ebola Premieres At House On The Rock Lekki Lagos

2 years after the deadly Ebola virus was successfully combated in Nigeria, notable Nollywood producers have come together to tell the story of the deadly virus in a movie titled 93 Days.

Memories were refreshed last Tuesday as tears rolled down several cheeks when the movie was screened before a large audience at House on the Rock Cathedral, Lekki.

With a well written script, beautiful directorial abilities and specially selected cast members, 93 Days serves as a complete documentary of how the Ebola virus came into Nigeria and how it was contained by the selflessness of the nurses and health workers at First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, and the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

Speaking at the premiere, one of the producers, Bolanle Austen-Peters stated that the original names of the Ebola victims were used and some of the scenes were shot at the original locations.

“There are so many important stories in Nigeria that could be told but because of lack of funding, we can’t tell these stories; Ebola is one of them. Some of the casts of the movie are also the people who were involved in the time of Ebola so they were acting themselves in the movie,” she stated

Also addressing press men at the premiere, head Pastor, House on the Rock Cathedral, Pastor Paul Adefarasin said;

“You will realize that the movie industry has the power to shape culture around the world and to shape national values so we wanted to embrace that sector and the lessons that come from that movie shows the power of corporation. If we put hands together across the political device, economy device, the religious device, the tribal device, we really can build a strong Nation.”

The casts of the movie include Bimbo Akintola who played Dr Adadevoh, Paul Adams, Danny Glover, Gideon Okeke, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Bimbo Manuel, Somkhele Idhalama among others.

The movie title is simply the numbers of days Nigeria battled Ebola; from when the US diplomat, Patrick Sawyer arrived Nigeria to the day the country was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

8 thoughts on “Emotion High As 93 Days, Nollywood Movie About Ebola Premieres At House On The Rock Lekki Lagos

  1. IF THIS MOVIE ACTUALLY MOVED the audience to tears like that, then it must be so real. Weldone to the cast and crew!

    NIGERIA ACTUALLY WENT through a lot during that outbreak. My heart goes out to all the families who lost their loved ones to that event. Health workers are just too special a people (Red, are you still one of them?). They are like soldiers at the very front line where the battle is fiercest.

    THAT NIGERIA COULD effectively contain that outbreak is a pointer to the ability of this nation to achieve anything once we hold it in its proper perspective. Everybody was afraid of death, that was why we succeeded in eradicating that Patrick Sawyer’s disease. We may as well call it PSD.

    THIS MOVIE HAS done great! I hope that pirates would let them eat the fruit of their sweats.

    • Well said dear. You know am gonna borrow this particular comment you made and paste it because it really moved me to never stop fighting, no matter what happens.

      Yeah dear. I can’t stop till the day am called by my maker to give account of how I used the life he gave me.
      This is …I just don’t know the right words to explain how I feel right now.
      May their souls find peace in our Lord Jesus christ, Amen.

    • Well said dear. You know am gonna borrow this particular comment you made and paste it because it really moved me to never stop fighting, no matter what happens.

      Yeah dear. I can’t stop till the day am called by my maker to give account of how I used the life he gave me.
      This is …I just don’t know the right words to explain how I feel right now.
      May their souls find peace in our Lord Jesus christ, Amen.

  2. a promising movie to watch.. How time flies i never really believed it is up to 2yrs now just like yesterday the whole country was trembling at the mention of Ehh talkless of Ebola… i remembered the roman Catholic Church skipped shaking of hands and adopted a new way of serving the holy communion but thank God he took control…All thanks to every health workers who risked their lives in combating the dangerous virus… i remembered i gave limit to visiting friends in other to avoid shakes and hugs but it all good now thank God…. Let me join our kind hearted commentator @fifelomo to wish every victim who lost their life a total RIP and to all those who made it Congrat.
    I pray such disaster will never befall us again but till then
    #IT_CAN_ONLY_GET_BETTER

  3. We thank God for this movie that captures some aspect of those harrowing days Nigeria passed through and in the process highlighted some of the Nation’s values. The temporary ban on shaking hands in the Catholic Church during that period, referred to by @huchennar I vividly remember. People were heartbroken in the congregation as in the current “modern ” day to day living, that is the only friendly and unconditional handshake some lonely people have connecting them with other human beings each week. It was sooooo terrible.
    The Ebola saga made us appreciate the danger Healthcare Personnel face each moment of each day and by extension, their families. God Bless them all!
    It was during that period I personally noticed this blog and I must commend our Ms Eranko who took pains to publish that Ebola-look-alike fruit or plant which she suggested could cure the ailment ; and the suggestion subjected her to some ribbing by some commentators. She was unmetered and her love and care for our people really showed.. Let me use this opportunity to salute you sister !
    Nigerians were shown to be “prayer warriors”; and did we pray or did we ? Yes, the Warriors of Nigeria, consisting medical personnel like Dr. adage oh…. God Rest her Soul…. And all the others whose names we do not know, our vigilant monitoring force that traced possible risk carriers to ensure they were quarantined, the cooperative members of families, the populace all pitched in their bit.
    The story will not be complete without mention of the Nigerian Government of the day led bu GEJ. The leadership was decisive on that point and that decisiveness contributed to the success in chasing that evil from Nigeria with minimum damage. The Government invited ideas from our own people on how to handle the situation and listened and it paid off. This is noteworthy because no outside help was given us when we sought same but God in HIS mercy made Nigeria a reference point and case study on how to contain that disease at the end of the day.
    Finally we thank God Almighty for overcoming for our country and for continuing to care for us in spite of our not having any public thanksgiving to thank God as a Nation when our travails ended. THANK YOU LORD!!!
    Nollywood more grease to your elbows !

  4. That was among the good achievements of Former President Good luck Jonathan and his able Ministers, Nigerians are easily to forget good work, the only thing we can remember a person for is his only bad side, it’s very very shameful and disgrace to our person, we can easily listen to propaganda and whistle blowers, if that Ebola happen to revisits Nigerian again this time, but God Forbid, I don’t think there will be a quick solution like it was previously done. many on Top will declare it as corruption and will tell Nigerians that there is no money to fight it, that PDP is to blame for it, please Nigerians let us use that one sprite that we used in fighting Ebola to fight this Economic Crises, Corruption, Tribalism which is the mother of all Nigerian Problem.
    God Bless Nigerian and May the Departed soul of the victims continue to rest in the Lord until the day of resurrection.

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