Star actress, Bimbo Akintola has revealed the lesson she learnt from playing the role of the iconic Dr Ameyo Adadevoh, who died as a result of the deadly Ebola disease which she was able to curb its wider spread before she gave up the ghost.
Akintola, who is the lead character of the Ebola movie 93days, which was directed by Nollywood filmmaker, Bolanle Austen-Peters, told Saturday Tribune by phone that it was a great experience learning about the life and times of the late Adadevoh.
According to her, “Playing the character of Dr Adadevoh gave me an insight into her life and work. There are real life heroes in Nigeria and there is hope for the Nigerian who works hard,” Akintola said.
Describing the movie, Auten-Peters said “what we tried to do was to give people a sense of the true story of what happened at First Consultant Hospital, Obalende. The movie is based on a true story, though there are some dramatic effects in there. Bottom line is that we got the story from First Consultant Hospital, from the doctors that survived and from colleagues, families of those who died.“It was a very fascinating and difficult journey even to tell the story. We had to be very sensitive of handling it. The Lagos State government did a tremendous job to support the movie. They were also celebrated as well as the Federal Government. They are the one who fought with the brave doctors and nurses” Austen Peters said.