It feels unfathomable at the moment to even dare to think or write about anything else because we have on our table, a global pandemic. The Coronavirus outbreak has taken the joy out of almost everything. We Could Have.
If you are visiting Earth for the first time today you will find the unsavoury presence of the chaos that has claimed lives and shut down economies.
In Nigeria, the cases keep rising day by day. I do shiver at the thought that by this time tomorrow, there will be even more cases to handle. Self-isolation is the way to at least try to weather the fiery storm that is upon us.
Self-isolation has also got me thinking, since I’m less occupied, about a post coronavirus era where millions will rejoice. One where relationships will be revitalised. One where nations will recoup what has been lost. The streets will come to life once more. It will also be one that will be characterized by a new movie from our darling Nollywood about the trials and victory over the virus.
Nollywood has always been one of Nigeria’s grandest gift to the world. I mean, face the fact; second-biggest industry in the world after Hollywood, churning out quality movies and humongous talents.
If you follow Nollywood, you know it has only become a tradition for the industry to mirror films after certain occurrences. Of course, I cannot forget 93 Days, the 2016 thriller about the Ebola Virus outbreak in 2014. That was one movie that mirrored the travails of a nation and those who became our heroes.