Release Date: September 16, 2016
Starring: Bimbo Akintola, Donald Glover, Somkele Iyamah, Alastair Mackenzie, Charles Okafor, et al.
Even if you haven’t seen 93 Days, at least you should already know there’s a movie out there characterizing the fierce battle Nigeria fought against the Ebola virus in 2014 and how the country triumphed. It’s the least you could do to show solidarity for all those the disease took away, top on that list is Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (Bimbo Akintola), a woman whose professionalism and bravery helped intercept what could have been an even more catastrophic attack and all the brave people at First Consultant Medical Center, Obalende.
If you’re still sitting on the fence, here are four reasons why I think you should see 93 Days before it leaves Netflix.
1. It Is A Good Movie
It’s one of the best Nollywood movies ever made and boasts of nice performances from members of its main cast. Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover, Alastair Mackenzie, and Somkele Iyamah all did great. The camera shots, angle, and picture quality are awesome too. So is the music.
2. You Need To Know What Happened
Some people are still in denial over the plausibility of the attack and if the Ebola virus ever found its way into the country. I kid you not, that took place. Only if you see the movie will you be able to fully grasp what happened and how the sacrifices of a few ensured the survival of many.
3. It’ll Give You Closure
Maybe you lost a loved one during the crisis. Seeing how their sacrifices weren’t in vain might just be what you need to hurt less.
4. It Inspires Patriotism
At a time like this when many have lost faith in Nigeria, a movie like 93 Days might just be what we need to remind people that the country belongs to all of us. Like the brave men and women of First Consultant, it’s on us to raise up to the occasion and act selflessly towards uplifting our Fatherland, when the need arises.
93 Days are currently streaming on Netflix. You should see it before it leaves.
Directed By: Steve Gukas
Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5