Jide is a male nurse married to Fola in his mid-fifties and a devout church-goer. This monologue focuses on the lasting friendship between Jide and Pa Olu who is a respected elder in the Nigerian community. Jide faces the reluctance of the church community to listen to him as a health care professional about the impact that COVID is having and the importance of vaccination. His old friend and father figure Pa Olu finally supports Jide to be heard by his community.
Written By Oladipo Agboluaje
Performed By: Tunde Euba
Background to this project
Building on the inclusive approach of COVID and Me (the first collection of short films we co-produced to raise awareness of COVID-19 research) we are again employing the art of storytelling and drama to build awareness and trust in vaccine research.
You will see a number of characters from the original series making a return as we chart their progress through the pandemic.
We hope the films are a powerful way to engage communities to start their own debate, overcome fear and help people start to break down their barriers to vaccine research.