Bimbo Akintola (Mama Ejiro), our “Newman Street’’ leading lady bags yet another award at the recently concluded African International Film Festival, AFRIFF 2016. This award is in recognition of her powerful performance in the award winning film 93 Days. A movie based on the true story of men and women who fought gallantly to rid Nigeria of the deadly Ebola virus which ultimately saved the nation from what could have become a 21st century disaster.
Bimbo, who was recognized for her role as Stella Adadevoh had this to say about the award. “It was a huge honor for me to take on the character of such an inspiring woman. Learning about her life was an interesting challenge for me and I knew I had no other choice but to give it my very best. It is my hope that posterity will be able to see and understand what Dr Adadevoh did to help save Nigerians from the Ebola epidemic,”
The thespian, Ms Bimbo Akintola plays Mama Ejiro in the hit family series Newman Street. In this series, she beautifully portrays a driven seamstress who would do anything to protect and provide for her family even though she is faced with a reality of an unplanned family.
A huge congratulations as this is an exciting time for us at Center for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN), NCP and particularly, for Newman Street. We hope that Nigerian audiences will continue to enjoy her on Newman Street.
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