Kannywood has been described as a diamonds of talents that produced professional movies and musical popular actors in the sub – Saharan region.
The sixth edition of the annual awards of the Arewa Munsic and Movies Awards (AMMA) is slated to hold on the first week of September this year at Ado Bayero Mal.
The President of the Awards night Abdulkadir S Abdurahman disclosed this to newsmen in an interview in Kano sayig that the AMMA awards started in the year 2013 by a leading Kano Event and Concept Management Firm named CEMS Nigeriawith office at Lagos and Ilorin Kwara State and had held five previous editions.
The president further said the 2019 edition tagged The Paradigm Uplift -your achievement passion will be the sixth edition, and is sheduled on the first September of this year atAdo Bayero Mall, Kano, therefore assured that the awards ceremony will be a spectacle befitting the industry.
He said the annual event that celebrates excellence in Hausa content production and its value chain is the first of its kind in Northern Nigeria with large gathering of music and movies practitioners, media and relevant groups from three sisters countries of Niger Republic, Benepublic and Ghana.
Abdul-AMMA however said the ceremony has placed Kannywood InduAfrica, in frontrow in the film industry in the world, saying that so far the event is one of the consistent award in the Industry particularly in Africa, describing Kannywood ad diamonds of talents that will showcase wealthy experience.
He therefore promise to to continue providing meaningful development in the industry and commended the state government of Katsina, Kano, National Film and Video Censor Board, Studio 24, Arewa 24, Haske TV and the Nigerian Film Corporation for their support and cooperation towards hosting the grand occasion.
The last Winners of the awards were Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino MON with best Actor of the year in his film Juyin Sarauta, then Halima Atete, best Actress,and Ali Nuhu with best Director Category in a film Mansoor.
Others are best music revelation, Sani Ty Shaban, Best Cenemotographer, Nadir Dorayi, Best music Director D’mej Bidbit and Best Editor Sulaiman Abubakar (mpeg).