The Nigerian premiere of the Ebola-inspired movie 93 Days holds on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 while the movie will screen at the cinemas from Friday, September 16, 2016.
So if you are heading to the Rock Cathedral on Tuesday for the premiere or the cinemas on Friday, here are 7 things you should about the movie before you see it:
- The movie gulped over 400 million Naira.
2. The movie was financed through well meaning Nigerians, international organisations, state governments and more.
3. The movie was shot in the actual wards at Yaba used during the original 93 day period to quarantine Ebola contacts.
4. Some of the real-life staff of First Consultant hospital along with the actual workers at the Ebola facility in Yaba featured in the movie.
5. The original score of the movie was composed by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Tunde Jegede who went all the way to Macedonia to create it.
6. The soundtracks for the movie features Nigerian artistes such as Omawumi and Brymo.
7. Danny Glover‘s audition was done over the telephone. According to Dotun Olakunri, one of the producers of the movie, Glover was first offered the part of Dr. Sam Adeniyi Jones but he turned it down and requested to play Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, the Chief Medical Director of the First Consultant hospital – which he finally did.