UBA in “93 Days”

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The crew of the upcoming
movie “93 Days” were in town recently to unveil the cast of one of the profound movies that will be hitting the
cinemas, most
likely, early next year.
 
Divisional Head, Marketing and Corporate
Relations, UBA Plc, Mr. Charles Aigbe in warm handshake with Legendary
Hollywood actor, Actor, Danny Glover at the World conference organised for the
Unveiling of the cast of 93 Days, a movie co-sponsored by UBA
 
“93 Days” is a about courage and sacrifice
and the call to duty at the risk of one’s life. It is about the men and women
who risked their lives and made sacrifices to save the world from the
consequences of the Ebola Virus outbreak.
 
Nigeria, which the movie is
centred on, was on the verge of becoming the epicenter of one of the most
devastating diseases known to mankind, when a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer stepped
on the shores of the country with the deadly and highly contagious virus. The
bravery of health workers at the First Consultant Hospital, where Patrick
Sawyer was  first admitted, largely ensured that the spread of the Ebola virus was
contained.
 
Pan-African financial services Group;
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is co-sponsoring 93 Days, the Steve Gucas’ epic film that depict Nigeria’s battle
with the virus in 2014.
Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Akintola; Keppy Ekpenyong Bassey,
Divisional Head, Marketing and Corporate Relations, UBA Plc, Mr. Charles Aigbe;
American Actor, Tim Reid; Somkhele Iyamah Idhalama and Legendary Hollywood
actor, Danny Glover at the World conference organised for the Unveiling of the
cast of 93 Days, a movie co-sponsored by UBA
 
 Explaining why UBA is
sponsoring the movie, the bank’s Divisional Head of Marketing and Corporate
Relations, Mr. Charles Aigbe, said UBA sponsored the Nigerian-made production
to educate viewers about the magnitude of the threat Nigeria faced, as well as
the remarkable courage shown by Nigerians who risked their lives to save
millions of people.
 
 Aigbe said, “We cannot
overstate the importance of recording this historical act of African heroism.
For the first time on the big screen, the world will be able to see what
extraordinary feats were accomplished when Nigerians united behind a common
goal. This is an inspirational story that UBA believes must be told about the
spirit of Africa: one of courage, resilience and persistence.”
On UBA’s role in the crisis, Aigbe
said, “UBA was actively involved in the fight against ebola. Through the UBA
Foundation, we made a cash donation of $1 million to Sierra Leone, Liberia and
Guinea, which were the worst affected by the epidemic. Even at the height of
the emergency, UBA met our moral obligation and corporate commitment to keep
Africa connected by ensuring all our branches stayed open.”
Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Akintola; Keppy Ekpenyong Bassey;
Divisional Head, Marketing and Corporate Relations, UBA Plc, Mr. Charles Aigbe;
American Actor, Tim Reid and Legendary Hollywood actor,
 Danny Glover at the World conference organised for  the unveiling of cast of 93 Days, a movie co-sponsored by UBA
 
 93 Days tells the story Nigeria’s eventual victory over the
threat of ebola that hung over the country early last year. The dramatic
screening especially highlights the selfless contributions of a few courageous
Nigerians, particularly Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, whose dogged determination to keep
the first ebola victim quarantined at her hospital led to her own unfortunate
demise weeks later.
 
 The film features a
star-studded, international cast including Hollywood actors Danny Glover and
Tim Reid, as well as Bimbo Akintola and Keppy Ekpenyong Bassey.
 
 Speaking during the event,
veteran filmmaker and producer, Mr. Steve Gucas, said, “93 Days is a dramatic portrayal of the selflessness and bravery
that Africa is known for. In telling this story, our aim was to create a
feature film that would resonate with many people across the world,
particularly in Nigeria and the African sub-region.”
 
 93 Days is a co-production of MichelAngelo Productions,
Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions and Natives FilmWorks. 
 
The UBA Group is one of Africa’s
leading financial institutions, operating in 19 African countries, as well as
New York, London and Paris. The Group provides a sophisticated suite of banking
services to over 8 million customers and corporate clients across Africa,
priding itself on bringing financial inclusion to the continent and supporting
Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

 

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