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Abba Makama’s Quarantine Watchlist

From classic Nollywood horrors to Hulu's 'Ramy' here's what the Nigerian director Abba Makama is watching while at home in Lagos.

Life is returning to normal in Nigeria's entertainment capital, Lagos. The congested roads are back. Cinemas are reopening and Nollywood filmmakers are returning to sets. But Abba Makama, the director of the critically acclaimed The Lost Okoroshi and Green White Green, feels indifferent about all of it.

"The pandemic has not changed my lifestyle at all," he tells me last Sunday, over the phone from his quarantine location in Lagos. "I am a very insulated person, I could go months without leaving my house. So I don't have anxiety about when the lockdown is going to end." His only problem is finding creative ways to tell stories if the pandemic continues, but it's a challenge he finds exciting.

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