Do you want to become an actor? Well, here’s your chance to become one. Capital Visions will audition for their upcoming Hausa TV series MADADI. The audition is open to anyone who wants to participate.
All you have to do is click on MADADI AUDITION and register.
The audition will hold on the 26th-27th of November.
You were off social media recently, what have you been doing?
I’ve been working on my new Boutique, it’s finally open but not officially tunda a lot of things are still coming in.
You talk about no sisterhood in the industry after Rahma debacle, care to add something on that?
I was clearly misunderstood,I’m not saying what happened to her was good..actually the decision was too harsh.. But it’s still none of my business
Zee Zee responded to you, have you seen it?
I’ve forgotten who that person is, so truly I haven’t seen anything about what she has to say, is she an artist too?
What’s Moppan to you?
Ermm that’s a tough question, but I’ll just say they’re an organization who are trying to do good by the industry
Is Maryam Booth your best friend in the industry now? We’ve been seeing your pictures a lot on instagram lately
Lol, we have a lot of joint businesses right now, so you’ll see us more often than before..she knows how to do business
Are you in relationship with Nazir Ahmad Hausawa (@Ziriums)?
Ahhahaha! Chaii, kuma? No!! Ziriums is a very dear friend to me,and I cherish that friendship
Is Ibrahim Shehu (@ibrhym) your friend too, now?
Lol! Ibrahim will always be special… We’re more like a family now.
Why is there so much speculation about your relationship?
Haha I guess it’s because I’ve been Silent for a long time now and people don’t really know what’s going on with me
So what’s on your plate right now?
My new film Project!!!
Describe your dreamboy
Someone who puts everything about me first! someone who deeply loves my family….and I’ve found that person♥️♥️♥
And who’s that lucky person?
I’ll allow everyone to keep speculating kawai
Are you commitment-phobic?
No…I am fully committed to any relationship I’m in
Do you have any phobia?
Fear of heights and water….as in ruwa sosai bawai Na pool ba
One thing people have wrong about you?
That I’m so egocentric
What do you love about being an actress?
That I’m always surrounded by talented and inspiring people…thats what I love
One role you wish you could have done
Honestly, I don’t know! Maybe a role of a badass tomboy girl
How do you react when your co-star flirts with you?
Don’t get me wrong, but I go with the flow…it’s just flirting right? no harm in that
If you were to bump into your ex when you’re with your current boyfriend… what would you do?
I would say hi,introduce them both and move on with whatever it is I’m doing.
What’s the craziest thing you have done in love?
Tried to jump out of a moving vehicle😂😂😂..that’s so crazy,been thinking of why I wanted to do that😂ever since
Can we say that right now you are in a very happy space personally and professionally?
Isn’t that obvious?😂💕yes I am very happy and I thank God for everthing🙏
Is there any woman who inspires you a lot?
Yes!!!it has to be Deepika Padukone
Friendship to you is…
Sacrificing you happiness to stay in it.
If one song could describe your life, which one would it be?
‘RISE’ by Katty perry
Favourite romantic song…
Autumn leaves…Chris Brown ft Kendrick Lamar
Do you enjoy wearing own make-up?
It’s a 60/40 for me….I do makeup but I prefer me without makeup
What garment makes you feel ‘body confident’?
You might be surprised but I feel very comfortable in a gown (abaya).
Which colleague inspires you the most when it comes to style?
Describe yourself in five words
I can only give 2…..stubborn and simple
Which football team do you support?
Do you belong to the Kitchen, Living Room and The Other Room?
Hahahah 😂😂hell no….at least for now
By: Ibrahim Umar Bello
Twitter : @aaramz
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
Kannywood Film: Ana Wata Ga Wata
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.