Heard of the “Nimbe” story? | Here’s why Nigerians are talking about it

Reality, they say, is stranger than fiction. While this may be true, this fact shouldn’t make us shy away from telling our stories, no matter how bizarre.

We all go through individual struggles, but often times than not, our stories are similar. Maybe the most intricate details are distinct, but the general theme of the story, and lesson to be learnt, are largely the same.

This comparison in each other’s reality, is how Nimbe, a Nigerian movie available on Netflix managed to trend. A synopsis, weaved into a Twitter thread was put up on Twitter earlier early Monday, and it’s not until the last paragraph of the thread one gets to find out that the whole thread is in fact a substructure of a Netflix movie.

However, this didn’t stop people from discussing the underlining themes of the movie, as if it were a real event. The thread speaks about a troubling subject. An issue most of us are familiar with, personally or otherwise. And the thread does well to evoke a response from a number of people.

There was even a debate about the main character of the movie and the choices that he made. An effect reminiscent of ‘Acrimony,’ a movie which brought back the gender wars in full swing. To a lesser degree of course, but hopefully, we see more Nollywood movies that provokes the opinion of the Nigerian movie audience.

The entire thread speaks of the dangers of bullying and substance abuse. And it may be safe to say that’s what the whole movie is about. A number of people also spoke about how good the movie is, making it even more of an enticing story to see.

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