Monday, 20 February 2017
More accolades for 93 Days
Long after leaving the cinemas, Nollywood flick, 93 Days has continued to receive accolades even as it has just been selected to show at the prestigious American Film Institute.This is coming on the heels of the movie bagging the highest nominations at the soon-to-be-held Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards where it topped the list with 13 nominations.In one of her interviews co-producer of the movie, Bolanle Austen-Peters said, “We did the Ebola movie because we wanted to add value. We told a story that needed to be told. I felt that if we did not tell that story, foreigners, as usual, could come and tell of the brave and courageous people who fought against the Ebola virus to save all of us. For me it was very important that the story was documented for posterity.”The movie got endorsement from two respected personalities, Hollywood actor, Danny Glover and Nigeria’s most famous blogger, Linda Ikeji.Speaking on the movie, Glover said that 93 Days symbolises the spirit of the Nigerian people and the vibrancy of the industry.“From the moment we had the script, we knew we had something special. Steve (Gukas) wanted me to do a cameo role. After reading the script, I realised I need to do more than that,” he adds.Also speaking, super blogger, Linda Ikeji said the movie is the only Nollywood movie she has gone to the cinema to see.A movie directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas, 93 Days is a production of three entertainment companies: Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.It stars Bimbo Akintola, Bimbo Manuel, Charles Okafor, Danny Glover, Gideon Okeke, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Somkhele Idhalama, Tim Reid, Sola Oyebade, Charles Etubiebi, and Seun Kentebe.