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Upcoming Filmmaker Abba Makama screens short film “Directoh” at the Eko International Film Festival



BN continues in our quest to promote the new generation of Nigerian filmmakers who are committed to taking Nollywood to the next level. One of the filmmakers who is on our “ones to watch” list is Abba Makama. His short film “Directoh” will be screened at the Eko International Film Festival.

Directoh is a satire that exploits the phenomenon called Nollywood. From the absurd and creative mind of Abba Makama, DiREC-TOH is an unconventional Art piece that will leave its viewers shocked, entertained and enlightened. Written, Directed, Shot and Edited by Abba Makama. Co-Written by Gabriel Ofor Okafor. Produced by Lani Makama, Benedict Aromeh and Abba Makama. Directoh stars Benedict Aromeh and Dabis Christopher. The movie was shot with a “zero” budget.

A Nigerian Film maker sets out to make a record as the fastest filmmaker on the Planet. Big Ben a.k.a the light speed champion tries shooting a feature film in one day and all hell breaks loose..

About Abba Makama:
Abba studied Business Management at the State University New York, Fredonia Campus it was there he discovered his passion for Film while sharing a house with an aspiring film maker, immediately after his degree he dropped his suit moved to the City where he enrolled in NYU to study film and has not looked back. On returning to Nigeria he has worked in various capacities with MTV Base, Chanel O, Storm 360 and IBST (Producers of Apprentice Africa,Big Brother Nigeria, Star Trek Star Quest). His shortfilm DIREC-TOH was shortlisted for the Eko International Film Festival and will be screen on the 12th of July at 10am Silverbird Galleria

His previous work includes:
Amebo at 4 with 37th State – A mockumentary tv series – and a host of other short movies.


Eko International Film Festival
Silverbird Cinema, Victoria Island, Lagos
12th of July 2011 at 10am


  1. Brittle Paper

    July 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Nollywood reflecting on itself. I like.

  2. ego

    July 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    lol it looks hilarious!

  3. Efikolodo

    July 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I have seen Abba Makama’s shorts on youtube and his work with 37th state and I must say I’m excited about the potential he has. Not only is he trying to do Nollywood, he is also accommodating his foreign ideas and approach without compromising the local content. Keep doing your thing bro. We are watching.

  4. John Atasie

    July 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Well done guys, this really a great one…well done Bennie, am so proud of you.

  5. O's Deeee

    July 12, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Josites ROCK!!!Yay!!!!!!!!!! our H.O.D should see us now…..we have down well for our selves.I am so happy 4 you Abba and Ben*hugs* Well-done and congratulations.xoxo

  6. Maureen Onyejiaka

    July 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Congrats ben 10… all that hard work don pay off!

  7. Fyfy Nwadi

    July 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Congrats to the crew especially my man Ben-Keep it up!!!!

  8. El Toro

    July 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats Abba and Don Kuku! Proud of U̶̲̥̅̊ Guys!

  9. cathy

    July 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    thumbs up. cool

  10. TheMaestress

    July 13, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Ben! So proud of you. Keep it up!

  11. nugwa

    July 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    so good to know that Nollywood is going to the next level.I salute ur drive for excellence

  12. Akudi Tseja

    July 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Sounds very interesting indeed 😉

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