DIRECTOR AFAM OKEREKE DISCUSSES AN INCREDIBLE EVENT THAT SAVED HIS LIFE
The master and specialist of fact-based dramas and tragedies, prolific director and producer Afam Okereke discusses an incredible event that saved his life and gave him a new source of inspiration.
In an exclusive interview with www.nollywoodgists.com he explain to us about the ghastly accident that almost cost his hand a few years back. Enjoy it:
It happened during the production of “Last Command” with Chiege Alisigwe and Emeka Ike. The driver of the car I was in lost control of the vehicle in a sharp bend and I was ejected from the car before it crashed. My hand was broken in two places and I was left unconscious on the premises.
I was later driven to a nearby hospital and was abandoned there. I spent 5 long months in that place. The press printed out all kind of lies about my condition, but nobody ever bothered to check up on me.
A doctor brought me the news that my hand was lost and required amputation, the date and time for the amputation was set.
I just sat there crying my eyes out in deep despair when another doctor walked in and asked what the matter was. I explained, he looked at my hand, recommended surgery instead and saved my hand!
The good side of all this tragedy is that I had a lot of time to think all by myself in that place and I conceived many storylines. In that sense, I really appreciated the time I spent there.