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Must Watch Video! Watch Filmmaker Abba Makama’s Funny Short Film “Quacks” | Set During the #OccupyNigeria Protests



We loved EVERY minute of this short film and just had to share. Quacks is a short film based on the Occupy Nigeria protest. It’s a hilarious piece which is supposed to nudge us into thinking deeper than the surface.

Quacks is shot by Abba Makama, a film maker who has worked in various production roles with MTV Base, Channel O amongst others. His short film DIREC-TOH was short-listed for the Eko International Film Festival and In-Short Festival sponsored by the Gothe Institute where DIREC-TOH won the award for best actor. His other short film Party of Ministers was screened on August 3rd 2012 at the BlackStar Film Festival held African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Watch the film here and share your thoughts!


  1. loo

    February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Nice!!! I was in my house during the Occupy Nigeria protest…..lool

  2. Ms lala

    February 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

    ….tooo funny…science and bablawo-logy…i almost spat out my tongue…BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

  3. Alero

    February 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm


    • Jibunoh

      February 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      I concur!!

    • Sonia

      February 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Well, with your one-worders, no one expects much from you both. Shame. They can’t identify talent even when it’s in front of them.

  4. Sexxie

    February 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Lol! Very funny! Nice spoof…totally love it. I might be wrong but I think I figured out a popular pastor, CBN gov, D koko master, Oga Silverbird so far. Still trying to make Count Chibueze, Desmond Deji, Sisi Eko, Sam & Samantha. =D =)) brb.

    • essay

      February 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      il like to think FCC (sam and sam) are allison madueke and okonjo iweala

    • essay

      February 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      sisi eko just has to be fashola

  5. dexter

    February 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    omg….this is beautiful!it screams professionalism and creativity.well researched facts and all.i raise my glass(having a glass of chapman atm) to Abba Makama,d actors and all dat had a hand in this but i av one wish:i wish that marrafucker called GEJ would see this clip.this is one word:LEGENDARY ,circa Barney Stinson,2011. 😀

  6. 5'5

    February 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    well done! this spoof is meant to represent all of us on sites like this. We all sit and talk of what’s wrong, make up support and Charity groups like the FCC girls all in a bid to look proactive, but when the true movement comes, we are no where to be found.

    It also speaks of the shallowness of our characters- take the designer guy for example, he claims to be an Eco- conscious designer who loathes ‘ankara’ and instead wants recycled material used for making clothes.. HOWEVER his own designs are made using Vlisco( which is the print from Dutch) he refers to.

    This piece is made to make you THINK!!! do not watch, laugh, applaud at its ‘comedic appeal’ then go away, THINK.

    • nnenne

      February 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      aren’t we all tired of thinking?

    • izzy

      February 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      like this comment

    • voguette

      February 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      speak for yourself

  7. cici

    February 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    omg! Sooo tru

  8. Jibunoh

    February 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    @ Sonia: Haven’t u heard the statement:” to each his own??” It is people like you that follow the crowd blindly scared of having a contrary opinion. Our idea(s) of talent mustn’t be same as yours.Well I refuse to trade banters with an obvious -!! Never!!

  9. Sheezoo

    February 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    This is really well done. it captures the new age ‘ajebo’ character types who are always ready to talk about Nigeria’s problems (on their blackberry’s and ipads), profess solutions, but never act on them. The fact that these characters have ridiculed all of us (cos we are all guilty) and humored us at the same time shows true talent in execution. Abba Makama and his cast have done well. At least we can recognise that. We want more of this.

  10. Mademoiselle

    February 20, 2013 at 7:43 pm


  11. Adeori

    February 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    To think i took a 22hour flight home only to get stuck in the house during this ish.I was highly upset to say the least..
    We thank God sha

    • Ms lala

      February 21, 2013 at 6:21 am

      lol @stuck at home…u just read my mind….23hours to be exact and i stayed at home lol

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