Nimbe Movie Review: A Powerful Tale of the Domino Effect of Abuse

NIMBE movie review

There is something about stories so powerful, so out of the norm, that makes them seem too good for an industry filled with movies as shallow as our leader’s thoughts when it comes to making the country and its citizens prosper.

Even stranger yet is when the focus of the movie is all about the domino effect of different forms of abuse (drugs, sexual, domestic, etc.,)  that builds up over time to give the push that drives good people over the edge.

Nimbe is that movie that blends powerful storytelling and laser-like focus together to give a spectacle worth watching.

Chimezie Imo, who played Nimbe, did justice to the role and I must say, I really look forward to watching him more and seeing his growth in the industry because I also enjoyed his performance in Kasala! Toyin Abraham’s portrayal of an Akwa Ibom woman was beautifully done. They were the two standout cast members for me.

The directing was good because it almost felt like one was watching a documentary, when in fact, you are watching a well-thought-out character’s journey to the dark side in a movie. And even though there were some little editing problems here and there, it didn’t take anything away from the overall goodness and importance of the movie especially in these times when the necessary war against social issues are at an all-time high.

Truth be told, it made me think a little deeper and also be thankful because the movie showed one important truth; anyone can be a Nimbe or a Ralph…or have friends like them and/or the kind of parents they have. And that is just terrifying when you consider the fact that their bad choices were born out of the bad choices of those around them.

It is a Nollywood movie that is different and worth watching.

Nimbe is a Nigerian drama movie directed by Tope Alake and stars Chimezie Imo, Toyin Abraham, Rachael Okonkwo and Doyin Abiola in a story addressing the issues associated with drug abuse, some of the causes, how to identify and avoid such.


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