By JUMI RHODES
The family of late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and her husband’s Cardosos have threatened to take a legal action against the makers of 93 Days, a movie dedicated to the memory of Ebola victims and survivors in the country. Dr. Stella Adadevoh was the physician who raised the red flag about Ebola disease after contracting it from an American-Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer at the First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, Lagos.
The move to take a legal action by the Cardosos and the Adadevohs was contained in a letter issued by Dr. Ama Adadevoh on behalf of the families in Lagos on Monday. According to the letter, “It has been brought to our attention that a movie titled, 93 Days, written by Paul .S. Rowlston and produced by Native Filmworks, Michelangelo Productions and Bolanle Austin-Peters Productions, is in works for imminent release. The movie about Nigeria’s Ebola story and “dedicated to” Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was not endorsed by the family.
“The Adadevoh and Cardoso families have not consented to the use of the Stella Adadevoh’s name, likeness or image for commercial profit. The families intend to hold the filmmakers legally accountable for any falsehoods and innuendos in the movie, 93 Days with regard to Dr. Adadevoh and her family.”
U.S. actor Danny Glover and Nollywood actress Bimbo Akintola are starring in the movie 93 Days. Bimbo Akintola is to portray Dr. Stella Adadevoh, while Danny Glover will portray the director of First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, the hospital where Adadevoh worked.