Hassana and Hussaina Musa Abdullahi are 23-year-old Kano-born Hausa-Fulani Kannywood actresses. They joined the industry about two years ago and have so far featured in a popular musical video that was shot in Port-Harcourt by Sadik Zazzabi. They have also featured in another musical video on Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso which was shot in Abuja. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, the twins discuss about their lives, acting career and future plans.
Let me start by asking the two of you, how can one identify who is Hussaina and Hassana in case he is interested in dating Hassana not Hussaina?
Well, at times when we are watching a film that both of us featured in we used to find it difficult to point out who is Hussaina and who is Hassana, but later we found out that Hussaina is slightly taller than Hassana while Hassana’s face is slightly wider than that of Hussaina. If somebody want to know, we are sorry we are not available because we don’t even have boyfriends and its deliberately because when our parents allow us to join Kannywood, we promised them that we will not do anything that will embarrass them. In fact, we don’t accept people inviting us for dinner or lunch in fact we don’t even give people our home address anyhow.
How did you join Kannywood?
We joined Kannywood through one Hussaini 2-pac, but even when we were in G.G.S.S JOGANA we were in drama and debating club. Later after our secondary education and diploma from the School of Hygiene and Aminu Kano College of Legal Studies all in Kano. We started making contact to start acting and that’s where we met Hussaini 2-pac he used to invite us to watch when they are shooting films. After some time he assisted us to start featuring in films. So far, Sadik Zazzabi featured us in his two musical videos, one shot in Port-Harcourt and the other was shot in Abuja.
Hussaina also featured in one film ‘Mairon kauye’ where she nearly got drown because in the film they had to cross a river by a boat but thank God they did not sink.
Hassana if you get somebody that will marry you tomorrow, but Hussaina is yet to get a suitor, will you wait for her?
Honestly, I will not wait for her. Marriage is the ultimate desire of every woman, as such I will ask her to pray for God to bring somebody that will marry her soonest. But I will not postpone my own wedding to wait for tomorrow which is not certain. We can marry brothers, we can marry twins, we can marry from different states because, like I told you before, we did our diploma in different schools. That means we can separate but mind you, though we used to fight we are the closest twins one can ever come across. When we fight and later look at each other we would laugh and that is the end of the fight.
Tell us what you hate in life?
We hate gossip, we hate liars, we also feel sad when we hear people saying that Hausa film actresses are prostitute or drug addict. Since we joined Kannywood about two years ago, we never met or saw any female actress prostituting, taking drugs, taking alcohol yet you hear people referring to us as cheap and wayward. Quote us when we get married we will be prepared to stay even in kulle. We want people to watch one film that was released in to the market recently called ‘Yar Film’. In that film the producer and director gave the public the true colour and behavior of a Hausa film actress, and in the concluding part of the film you will see Nura Hussain who vowed never to have anything with an actress is even begging Hausa actress to marry him, because of the way Hafsat Idris, who played the role yar film, happened to be not only decent and well mannered but happened to be highly educated in Islamic knowledge. So if people want decent wives they should marry from Kannywood.
Through film what will you say the two of you have acquired materially?
First of all, we are now celebrities, people now look for us to feature in their films or musical videos. Lot of admirers are looking for our numbers for a relationship. We now rub shoulders with famous Kannywood actors and actresses that before now we only see them in films. Whenever we go out for shopping people would be pointing at us recognizing us as Hausa film stars. Daily we receive calls from people we don’t know simply because we are in to acting, we also got money and other things that we don’t have before now.
Can you marry from Kannywood industry?
As regards whether we can marry from Kannywood, well if God said our husband will come from Kannywood, let it be. But if we get married and our children want to join Kannywood, if their father allows them we will also allow them because there is nothing wrong in one being in Kannywood.
What are your future plans in Kannywood?
To become successful and later start producing our own films. We want to be inviting a-grade actors and actresses to come and feature in our films the same way we are always looking after those that will invite us to act for them. We also intend to remain in Kannywood. we also intend to further our studies in mass com so that we can also contribute to the media world.
Are you currently in a relationship?
No! We are not even in serious relationship but when the time comes Blueprint Newspapers will be the first to know. We want to assert that your paper is not only assisting us to become stars, it is also helping us to know that the society is watching us. And since you always mirror what we are doing, it helps us to be decent members of the society as such we are grateful to you and the media industry as a whole.