Akon,  Jeta Amata Invite Rahama Sadau To Hollywood 

Popular singer Akon and Jeta Amata have invited Rahama Sadau to visit their film set in Los Angeles, California, where they are working on a project which will take them to Senegal, South Africa and Nigeria in December. 

Considered one of the most successful filmmakers to come out of West Africa after his first work went global he produced a documentary film for the BBC in 2003. The producer of Alexa Affair, Amazing Grace and Black November posted in his twitter feed that he’s looking forward to seeing Rahama in Hollywood. 

Ali Nuhu – Rahma’s Ban Was Too Harsh 

In an interview with the Daily Trust, the King of Kannywood said that MOPPAN’s decision to expelled Rahama Sadau from the industry was too harsh. 

He said that Rahama violated Kannywood’s codes of conduct by holding ClassiQ’s hands and falling on his back in the music video but adviced that a lesser punishment would have sufficed. 

“I don’t think she should be banned. Maybe a suspension. There are situations where people create big things out of small ones. That is why before deciding to do something, one needs to think. I would advise that in the future when things like this happen, they deliberate amongst themselves and maybe call in a few others in the industry before making it public. People do things in an organization and are suspended or given queries, but these organizations won’t go to the media and announced it. It was blown out of proportion,” Ali Nuhu added. 

He also said that MOPPAN are not biased, those pictures people are sharing on social media are from his old Nollywood films long before the code of conduct came in to light. 

Rahama Sadau, MOPPAN and the Unending Saga


She knew it. She knew what she was up against. She knew it would come down to this. She couldn’t have acted out of ignorance. A woman born and brought up in the north knows her people’s deep afflictions towards their religion. She knows how culturally bound her people are. She knows too, that slightest betrayal to culture and religion wouldn’t pass unnoticed especially if the perpetrator is female.

She knows that the public is already not happy with the conducts of the northern film industry. The industry, despites efforts to blend, is still perceived and treated as alien. She knows that the industry is still largely regarded as the devil workshop whose sole existence is ensuring that our values are debased. About a month ago, the federal government had to stop a proposed film village on accounts of excessive rants and screams echoed by clerics and the public. A cleric even vowed to march from Kano to Abuja to protest the proposal, an endeavor he termed “Jihad”.

Those fierce words and agitations couldn’t have escaped her. If one could be willing to go that extreme length over flimsy footages and hearsays, I wonder what he could do when he sees an actress holding and hugging a musician he considers an agent of the devil. She knows that greater proportion of her audience disapproves of such acts. At least they deserve some respect. I think it is a duty of an artist to entertain his/her audience’s culture and norms even if he/she doesn’t believe them. What about the apologists and spectators who wish to see artists on the same stance as the most respected personalities in the society. Isn’t this sand in their eyes?  

One would think she learnt her lessons. Not long ago she was involved in a controversy in which she made an image-tarnishing and career-ending accusation against actor Adam A Zango that the actor had tried to sleep with her. She quickly branded her actions as thoughtless, motivated by childish whispers. This time her reaction is a defense not an apology in anyway, for it carry no shades of remorse. She still believes and insists she didn’t “cross” the line and that touching the opposite sex is inevitable in her line of work. To rephrase: she considers grievances labeled against her uncalled-for and that she didn’t do anything wrong.  

More so, her tweeter timeline carries tweets of sympathizers  who think that  culture is dynamic and whoever thinks deliberate contact with the opposite sex is wrong is archaic and should upgrade. Of course, people slip here and there, but this isn’t exactly the kind of reaction I expect from her. She knew it. When it was announced that she was to figure in a Nollywood film, concerns were raised whether she could be able to stay unadulterated. She gave out an interview assuring fans and well-wishers that she wouldn’t cross the line. She knew what people’s concerns were and she knew the impression she left when she said she wouldn’t cross the line. She knew her recent action crossed the line. Yet, she pretended otherwise. She knew she violated her words, yet she stamped the popular adage, “actions are based on intentions.”  Seriously? The first stage of an apology is admission, that was an assertion.

  And while I believe she should face disciplinary actions, I think expulsion is an overreaction. To begin with, Rahma Sadau is truly a definition of an artist (minus her susceptibility to controversy of course). She is motivated, passionate, enthusiastic, lively, extremely glamorous and humble, even. Within three years, she has established herself as a force to reckon with. She has added sparks and glamour to the industry. She has an outstanding followership and media presence. She is fast becoming the face of the industry. Her expulsion could hurt the industry in number of ways.  

  The Motion Pictures Practitioners of Nigeria (MOPPAN), on the other hand, has been consistently inconsistent and unprofessional. Shortly after announcing the expulsion, social media became flooded with pictures of male artists in “locked situations” with actresses, a posture more repugnant than hers. Yet, those artists were not suspended, or even cautioned. One could argue that she was simply following the footsteps of those “other” artists. Were they punished, this incidence wouldn’t have happened.  Just recently, the actress was seen hugging fellow Kannywood actor in Super Story series but MOPPAN was mum. One couldn’t help but start thinking whether MOPPAN doesn’t have the gut to punish those other artists.  

 The most interesting thing about MOPPAN is that, they have never made the codes of conduct governing the affairs of Kannywood industry known to public or even the artists. This is confirmed by Ibrahim TY Shaba in his recent interview with Rariya. He said that  actors have never received any guidelines governing what to do or not to do in Kannywood.  This is of course not an excuse for any actor to do whatever they want but it’s damning for the body tasked to monitor the affairs of a film industry.  

This could be the reason why no one has ever respected their decision in the industry. They’ve tried banning other actors before including Rahma Sadau only to go back and reverse the decision because no one would actually serve the ban. Rahma in particular had an overwhelming support from the entire industry the last time she was banned. Producers and Directors “publicly” announced that they wouldn’t respect the ban. Nafisat Abdullahi was also banned before her, but the ban only led to her films being seen more frequently by the audience.   You wonder what MOPPAN is actually doing. Our discussion with some actors led us to the fact that most current Kannywood actors are not even MOPPAN registered members and hence, there exists no any signed agreement between most artists and the body on how they should conduct themselves offscreen. You wonder how come MOPPAN keeps issuing bans.   

Come to think of it, the general public have no idea who MOPPAN is, who are its leaders, what they do or what really is their role in Kannywood- some people within the industry also don’t. They have no webiste, zero media presence, people don’t know the extent of MOPPAN jurisdictions. MOPPAN only surfaces on the media when an artist is banned. Their recent handling of this issue raises more concerns. They are always quick to jump to expelling without thinking of the outcome.         

The whole incident has been a series of bad actions and reactions. From Rahma’s immodest action, to MOPPAN’s lousy overreaction to her remorseless apology. Let’s hope they both learn from it.

MOPPAN Expelled Rahma Sadau from Kannywood


Motion Pictures Practitioners Association
of Nigeria (MOPPAN) Kano State chapter has expelled actress Rahma Sadau from Kannywood.

The action was taken after Rahama was featured hugging musician ClassiQ in a controversial music video ‘I love You’

MOPPAN secretary, Salisu Muhammad explained that Rahma’s actions violated the moral conduct of the Kannywood Industry.

He also mentioned that a committee has been set up to listen to any complains from producers Rahma is currently working with.

We are trying to reach Rahma, who is currently in india for comments.

Laffhub Offers Free Subscription to Hausa Comedy Videos

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Emir Sanusi speaks about Film village

The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has condemned the Federal Government’s decision of canceling the building of film village in Kano.

BBC reports that the emir made that statement at his palace during a meeting with the representatives of Kano State Film and Censorship Board.


He said that the Federal Government and the council of Ulamas should sit down and find a way to make it work, there by creating means in which the Film village will be beneficial to society rather than a problem.

He adds that monitoring the activities of the Film Village will help the industry to produce good films that will benefit the general public and showcase the history of our religious leaders like Shaikh Usman Dan Fodio.


Not Getting Married To Adam A Zango Is Not The End For Me


We chat up with the scintillating Nafisa Abdullahi during the shoot of Saira Movies’ maiden Tv series, LABARI NA. Here is how it goes…..

As the main character of Labari Na series, what can you tell us about it?

Labari Na comes with a unique character for me that I have never played before in my other films. I also believe other characters of Labari Na would tell you the same about their roles. The series comes with new imaginations and I love trying roles that people are not use to watching me play.

Tell us something about your character.

I’m sumayya in Labari Na, and one thing I can tell you about her is that she is a victim of love. She falls in love so many times and got jilted by her lovers. I may have played this kind of role once or twice but Sumayya’s life troubles is something really new to me. Am sure it will be new to the audience too.

Among the debutants in Labari Na, who impressed you the most and why?

I’m impressed by all the debutants I worked with during the shoot of Labari Na. But there is one stand-out performer, Rukayya. She acted as my childhood friend in the series. She was impressive because nowadays some actors while trying hard to deliver a line, they forget about expression and when they concentrate on giving out the right expression they tend to forget their lines completely and in the end fail to deliver what is required. In this case, Rukayya really tried. You won’t believe this is her first time acting when you see how she delivered her character.

There’s a rumour that you chose to shoot Labari Na over Rahma Sadau’s Rariya…

(Laughs) Kai! Ikon Allah!! This is nothing but a rumour and you know how people are. I started shooting Labari Na 3 month back, and when Rahma offered me a role in Rariya, I told her that I’m shooting Labari Na, it will take a while before we finish. My availability will depend on how the director of Labari Na allows me to work on other projects. If I could get the time I will come and shoot Rariya with you and if I’m not available, I hope you will understand. That’s what we discussed. Also, I am sure Aminu Saira explained this situation to the director of Rariya. In the end I didn’t get the chance to shoot Rariya because, obviously I am engaged here. You see, for someone to say I choose Labari Na over Rariya is unfair and selfish. There is no way I will drop out in the middle of this shoot to go for another. I think there’s no misunderstanding here, not unless someone has something in mind.

You’ve already produced Guguwar So, do you have any upcoming project from your production company.

Yeah, there are two new projects that we are working on. But we are yet to properly sit down and finalize anything on that.

Guguwar So is a love story, what’s your opinion about Love?

My opinion about Love entirely is that, love is not one-sided. It shouldn’t be one-sided because it is not love if your feelings aren’t reciprocated. One should be either committed in love or don’t be in it at all. I believe there should be no compromise in love, we should love people for who they are without trying to change them. That’s it.


Who are you in love with now?

Well… (Smiling) of course there is someone in my heart. But then you also know I won’t tell you who or the details now.

Couple of months back you and Adam A Zango made a public declaration of love in the media but days after, he married another girl not you, What went wrong?

Well, I believe you know every couple have their own secret in their private life beside their public-private life. I can’t just tell you exactly what happened between us but if you could remember in that declaration, I added ‘may Allah choose the best for us’. If we didn’t get married, it’s all part of it. Sometimes love doesn’t end in marriages.

Do you still love him?

We are not in love presently. And although we are not together, no body loses their love for someone overnight. You can’t just instantly fall out love with someone.

Now that he is married, how does it feel?

It’s not something new to me. I’m fine with it. These things happen all over the world, so from on-set you have to prepare yourself for any outcome in a relationship especially people like us in the spotlight. It’s not the end for me just because Adam is married, and as you see, I have already moved on.

What will people expect from you?

My next project will definitely be a surprise. People will see me in a role that they never expect. It’s a surprise!

What do you think has been your memorable moment since joining the Kannywood industry?

Well… I think my memorable moment has to be when and after I did Sai Wata Rana. It made me popular. I was new then and the film suddenly became a blockbuster. Everywhere I go people were talking about Sai Wata Rana and my performance. It was the most amazing time of my life.

You won the Best Actress back to back in the recently formed Kannywood Awards. What’s the secret?

It’s from Allah, and my performance made it possible. I don’t want to sound immodest but I won best actress back to back because I am careful in choosing the films I do now. Some of them may not get me an award but at this stage I only pick good films that I think would help lift my career. I pick like one out of 10, not just do it anyhow.

What other thing differentiates you and other actresses?

Well, I don’t know. May be other people can say this is how I differ. Contrary to what people think, to be honest I play a lot nowadays. I am at the top being me, not because I am workaholic or something else. I can’t tell you otherwise.

Any message for your fans?

Appreciation and well wishes, and may Allah grant everybody what’s best for him


Interview by: Ibrahim Umar Bello
Twitter: @aaramz
Email: iubello50@gmail.com

Kannywood Is Here To Stay!


For nearly three decades now, the famous Hausa film industry known as, Kannywood, has been educating, entertaining, enlightening, and employing large number people from and outside of Nigeria. Before the emergence of Kannywood in 1990s, northerners watched a lot of movies specific but not bound to; Hindi (Bollywood), Hollywood, and foreign movies mostly from Europe and Asia. Kannywood movies treat their viewers with a mixture of modern-traditional culture glamour through captivating singing and dancing. Kannywood movies depict a typical Hausa culture and the daily life struggles of an ordinary Hausa man. It is also important to note that many of the messages passed through the motion pictures are adaptation from popular Hausa romance novels (litattafan soyayya) or a chapter from the Holly Qur’an and the saying of Prophet (PBUH).

You would hardly find a Hausa movie that does not begin with the phrase “Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,” an Arabic phrase meaning (In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the most Merciful) and ends with Alhamdulillah (To God be the glory). Additionally, the majority of the Kannywood movie titles are quoted in Arabic or from chapters of the Qur’an, for example; Ashabul Kahfi, Ahlul Kitabi, Mujadala, Fisabilillah to name a few. I mentioned all these movie titles to inform the readers, (especially those who are new or not into the stream of Hausa movies) how Hausa movies are religiously and culturally loaded! Yet, people would argue and make a blanket judgement and call the entire filmmakers names.

It has never occurred to me even in my wildest imagination that such a gigantic institution as Kannywood would be blindly misjudged and misunderstood as a vehicle for spreading immoral decadence among youths. Recently, the federal government of Nigeria approved the proposal for Kano Film Village – a center for Hausa film industry. The film village will cost billions of Naira, create thousands of jobs and generates revenue to the state and federal government as well.

The proposed Kano Film village is modeled out of an Indian film city and China film center as well. Apart from the cinematography center, auditorium for training and sound stage, the film village will also have stadium, hostels, a 3-star hotel, restaurants, clinic, and a shopping mall among other things. These amenities are not only for the consumption of filmmakers alone, but the public is welcome to use all the facilities as well.

Shortly after Federal government approved the construction of multi-billion Naira film village in Kofa -Bebeji Local government Kano, many people mostly religious clerics and other “concern citizens” across the state condemned it and called for mass social media protest against the project. Some of the reasons for the condemnation is that filmmakers not only from the Southern part of Nigeria, but also from Europe and America would come to “practice immorality” and destroy Hausa values. This is not the first time Kannywood faced such negative…. It happened during colonial era, when the Lebanese business man build cinema in the state: it created tension and chaos in the city. The more you reject the idea, the stronger it becomes. Not too long ago, film was banned in Kano for years, but that does not end it forever, rather it became stronger. People should learn to embrace and live with modernity, the more you reject it, the stronger it becomes. It’s high time to table the the Kannywood and film in northern Nigeria, otherwise the industry maybe financed and supported by the foreign agencies and only God knows what would happen.

What people tend to forget is that Kannywood has been in dire need of government support for years. The industry kicked off almost same time or earlier than Nollywood, but due to lack of attention and investors among other things, Nollywood quickly became the leading movie industry not only in Nigeria but in Africa.

Here is an industry that employed thousands of youths making ends meet despite all technical challenges, but the whole idea misunderstood as evil, forgetting the fact that Kannywood employs more people than many public and private institutions in Nigeria. It has been speculated several years ago that if Kannywood would gain attention from the government and investors through capacity building and professional training, it would create thousands of jobs to the state and the region as well.

It’s too early to forget that the entire Kannywood industry campaigned for All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last general election and their immense contributions helped a lot in bringing the APC government into power, if the APC government is willing to support them film village is what Kannywood needs the most.

It’s interesting how people made some silly arguments that Hausa films/filmmakers are bunch of illiterate and agents of moral decadence. Isn’t that a shame to hear such clumsy argument in 21st century? In kannywood, the actors and filmmakers give more respect to their religion (Islam) in practice and in script, treat their culture with dignity to the extent that no physical contact is allowed between opposite sex on or off the camera. And as Mallam Muhsin Ibrahim pointed out in his Ana Wata Ga Wata Review. Despite its many flaws, there’s no mainstream film industry that produces films in a more compliant way with Islam than Kannywood. Not even the Pakistani, Afghan, Egyptian or Iranian films. It’s only in Kannywood that a married couple are not allowed to have any physical contact in films, no matter how intimate the couples are, words and facial expressions are the only means to express their intimacy.

Funny how some people take to twitter and other social media platforms to campaign about how film village will breed moral bankruptcy and totally ignoring the fact that nothing breeds moral bankruptcy like the social media and the channels we subscribe to. We’ve witnessed so many cases of young adults (males) on twitter exposing our Muslim girls who’ve sent their nude pictures to them. None of those girls exposed were Kannywood actress but our sisters at home. Also, Instagram and twitter were littered with pictures of our sisters exposing their bodies in a much publicized 2 day #Sallahfie beauty parade sessions that guys were tweeting lines like ‘I love my TL right now’ ‘Boobs all over my TL’ ‘Arewa girls are beautiful’ etc. That’s started just hours after the Holy months of Ramadan. Our brothers using +18 language with sisters on TL is the norm on twitter nowadays. In fact, the handles our sisters follow are of those people who are not ashamed of tweeting anything. Despite all that, and all the atrocities that is happening on facebook, whatsaap, Instagram etc, there was no uproar from our Northern community, never a campaign to shut it down. Ninety percent of the members in every Hausa household subscribe to one if not all social media platforms, what they do on it we don’t care but let’s pretend film village breeds moral bankruptcy.

The most ridiculous thing is how we played the ‘filmmakers would be coming to Film Village from Europe and America to teach immorality and destroy Hausa values’ card. No one has to come and teach us anything. we all know that Hollywood and its counterpart already lives in our homes through our phones, laptops and cables we use and subscribe to. They don’t need a “substandard” film village in a third world country to do that.

HBO don’t need a film village in northern Nigeria for John Snow to trend in Kano State. Why then protest about film village when our daughters/sisters and brothers are busy watching tv shows like Game of Thrones, Banshee, Spartacus etc, shows that are full of foul languages, nudity and sex when we are absolutely fine with it but we are too hypocritical to ever admit they destroy our morality and Hausa values?

Imagine the state of morals that we are fine with government/indivuduals in our society building Parks, International hotels, cinemas etc but reject the idea of a film village saying that it breeds moral bankruptcy. You could argue that someone will take your daughter(s) to those places not to a film village, because their pride won’t let them.

Everything comes with pros and cons, the good may outweigh the bad and vice versa, depending on how you see it. Despite it’s so many disadvantage we still buy smartphones to our children and expect them to do good with it. We allow them on social media despite the harrowing things that’s happening on it. Some people believe Nigerian Universities are like brothels but we didn’t campaign against it or call for total shut down simply because some people actually go there to learn. It’s the same thing with Film Village, regardless of what you think might happen, it is and will be beneficial to so many out there.

What we are saying is, Film Village may well come with its disadvantages but there are good people in this industry. People that are serious about the profession because their lives and that of their family and so many people depend on it. We have absolutely disregard that fact when we asked the federal government to shutdown a program that will benefit so many people.

I strongly believe that the film village will do more good than harm. From the economic perspective, I have no doubt that from the beginning of the construction to its completion, the film village will employ thousands of people mostly youths and Muslims talk less of its overall benefit. Believe me, the hospital/clinical facilities, stadium, and theaters could be used by Muslims and for religious gathering if the need arise.

Nura Abubakar
Graduate Student in African Studies
Ohio University, Athens.

Ana Wata Ga Wata

Kannywood Film: Ana Wata Ga Wata2016-04-23 17.32.08

I have been contemplating to write about the above titled film since the day I watched it – about a week or so ago. I have yet to do so knowing that my writing would anger or disappoint some people. Many among my readers would expect to read a fierce criticism, not praise or anything ‘objective’ from me. Hmm.

Since before its release, the film generated a lot of reactions – condemnations and controversies. To remind you, readers, that’s the film in which the actor, Rahama Sadau says something about “haqan rijiya”, which is a graphic insinuation of “the act”, in another word: sex. However, after its release, that scene as well as others were censored, though not by the Kano State Censorship Board. The filmmakers did that.

Generally speaking, the film is a delight watch. Hausa film audience should know one fact that art is in more ways than one incompatible with Islam or religion in general. I have not changed my view of Hausa film, but I have now realised that there’s no way an artist can be wholly didactic. He can yes educate via what’s known as Entertainment-Education format. The origin of art is to entertain, and everything else comes after.

Again, after a thorough research, I don’t think there is any mainstream film industry that produces films in a more compliant way with Islam than Kannywood. There’s still no – and there never will be, in sha Allah – conscious body contact between male and female characters, talk less of hugging, kissing, etc. The female actors still expose little part of their body compared to others, etc. As prudery as we are, many will be shocked to watch Pakistani, Afghan, Egyptian, Iranian, etc films. They are also Muslims, or ‘more’ so than us, as some of us wrongly think.

The subject matter of “Ana Wata Ga Wata is steadily becoming a commonplace in our midst. It’s about infidelity going on between a wife and the husband’s best friend. The duo have had fun before the friend met his tragic end. His wife put a poison when she visited her friend’s (Rahama’s) house and discovered that her husband is in the house. Couldn’t this have happened?

Yes, I don’t approve of the manner the film is presented in total but I doubt if many of us could have done it better. And lest you think somebody influence my thought, there’s nobody. I still oppose anything anti Islam, but I also realised that everything cannot be pro Islam as long as it’s called film/drama/playacting.


Muhsin Ibrahim

Twitter @muhsin234

AMMA 2016: Complete List of Winners


The 3rd edition of Arewa Music and Movie Awards 2016 (AMMA) was held on 2nd April, at Meenat event Center in Kano. During the Award, Pioneer Director Tijjani Ibrahim was honoured with Life Time Achievement award. Veteran Actress Late Hauwa Ali Dodo was also honoured. Here is the list of other winners:

Best Actor: Ali Nuhu with NASIBI.

Best Actress: Nafisa Abdullahi with BAIWAR ALLAH.

Best Supporting Actor: Shu’aibu Idris Lilisco with GWASKA.

Best Supporting Actress: Fati Abubakar Shu’uma with BASMA.

 Best Producer: Naziru Dan Hajiya with BAIWAR ALLAH.

Best Screenplay: Yakubu M Kumo with BAIWAR ALLAH.

Best Director: Aminu Saira with BAYA DA KURA.

Best Upcoming Actress: Ummi El-Abdul with DAUKAN AMARYA.

Best Upcoming Actor: Shamsu Dan Iya With GAMU NAN DAI.

Best Comic Actor: Sulaiman Bosho with RUMFAR SHEHU

Best Comic Actress: Hadiza Gabon With INDON KAUYE.


Artiste of The Year: Hafizu Bello.

Kannywood Female Face of The Year: Maryam Booth.

Best Editing: Sulaiman Abubakar M-peg with RAI DANGIN GORO

Best Film Set Designer: Tahir I Tahir with Gwaska.

Best Make-Up Artist: Surajo Suji with NASIBI.

Most In-Form Actor: Nuhu Abdullahi.

Best Stylish Actress: Nafisa Abdullahi.

Best Stylish Actor: Sadiq Sani Sadiq.

Best Documentary: MDG.

Best New Music Artist: Young Sam with the song “No Be Bad Idea”

Best RnB Male: Sonik Man with the song “Ki Yafe Ni”

Best RnB Female: Moofy with the song “Don’t Stop The Music”

Best Music Video: G Fresh with the song “Kano to California”

Best Hip Hop Music: Aminu Abba Nomiis Gee with the song “Duniya Ina Zamuje”

Best Music Director: Bello Vocal with the song “Party Call”