Recent Kannywood crisis won’t stop me – Teemah Makamashi

November 20, 2020 Blueprint 0

Fatima Isah otherwise known as Teemah Makamashi within the Kannywood family has vowed to continue to act for as long as she can. According to her, the recent crisis in the industry won’t affect her desire to remain active in Kannywood. Teemah Makamashi stated this in a brief chitchat with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano. She further spoke on marriage and Read More

I’m not cut out for ‘small guys’ – Rashida Adamu Abdullahi

October 2, 2020 ALIYU ASKIRA 0

Rashida Adamu Abdullahi is the immediate past adviser to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on women affairs. She is also a stakeholder in Kannywood; she is the owner of Mai Sa’a Multimedia located at Sani Yakasai Kwangila Complex on Zoo Road, Kano. Rashida told ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview how a young man, Musa Rafin Kuka, weeks ago posted on social Read More

I’m ready to re-marry – Hadiza Abubakar

August 14, 2020 ALIYU ASKIRA 1

Nollywood actress Hadiza Abubakar, otherwise known as Ummi Gombe, has been in the Hausa film industry for more than 10 years. However, very little was known about her until recently because she hardly got prominent roles in high-budget films. Ummi Gombe’s fortunes may have turned for the better in 2020, as she has featured in several songs and dozens of Read More

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

August 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

NGF ON B/HARAM, BANDITRY … Says Mailafia’s allegation on gov’s B’Haram membership weighty …DSS grills, releases ex-CBN boss over comments …I didn’t corroborate my claim – Mailafia …Banditry in North-west reducing – El-Rufai, Bello …Gunmen kill one, kidnap 2 in Katsina, police kill one in Delta By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Hamidu Sabo, Katsina, Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja and Amaechi Okwara, Asaba  The Read More

Why my fellow women are jealous of me – Asiya Ahmad

May 22, 2020 ASKIRA ALIYU 0

Asiya Ahmad was born in 1994 and hails from Kano state. She attended both her primary and secondary schools in Kano before venturing into acting about six years ago.  Asiya, the younger sister to Samira Ahmad, wife of popular Kannywood actor T.Y. Shaban, tells ASKIRA ALIYU in this chat that it was from her first film, Mai Kyau, that the Read More

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The future of Kannywood By Abdulhamid Abdullahi Aliyu

January 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

The emergence of Hausa entertainment industry, popularly known as Kannywood, has indeed reshaped Hausa-Fulani culture and the way people around the world once thought about the conservative region. In one way or the other, Hausa films have entered nook and crannies in Nigeria especially the North. There is no single house in the region that can exempt itself from Hausa Read More

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I desire to be a pilot- Khadijatul Iman Sani Danja

January 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

Khadijatul Iman Sani Danja is 11 years old, but she has already become a household name within Hausa-inclined entertainment industry, Kannywood. This upcoming actress speaks on how she started, her roles and other issues in this brief interview with ALIYU ASKIRA. How it all began She started acting at the age of 11 months; this, according to her, is because Read More

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Amina Ala: A poet or Kannywood singer?

November 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Malama Aminu “Ala” a person that came to limelight during the Governor Ibrahim Shekarau administration in Kano state in 2003. Ala was a political singer who was brought to limelight by one Sani Lawan Kofar Mata, a politician and onetime big wig if Kano State Pilgrims Board from 2004 – 2011. Ala has actually captured the minds of the people Read More

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Kannywood: My romance with Ali Nuhu in Buri Na – Nafisa Abdullahi

August 20, 2019 Blueprint 0

Nafisa Abdullahi is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Jos. When she joined Kannywood, it was Ali Nuhu that gave her the lead role in the film, Sai Wata Rana, through which she became a celebrity. During last week’s Eid el-Kabir celebrations, ALIYU ASKIRA encountered Nafisa. Excerpts… Could you tell our readers more about one of your Read More

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I’m still bitter my husband divorced me via SMS –Rukayya Dawaiyya

June 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kannywood actress Rukayya Dawaiyya is one of the industry players who made it notwithstanding the challenges she encountered in Kannywood. Her film production company based in Kano boasts of interesting Hausa movies featuring A-Grade actors and actresses. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA she speaks on her career, the industry and her crashed marriage to Adamu Teku, among others. What Read More

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Women beg my husband to date them –Mansura Isah

June 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Sani Danja and Mansura Isah have been married for about 11 years and have worked hard to ensure that  their marriage doesn’t  hit the rock. The union is blessed with four beautiful children, two of whom are already acting in the industry and on their way to becoming stars like their parents. Mansura speaks with ALIYU ASKIRA on her marriage, Read More

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A Keke Napep rider once called me prostitute – Asirka

May 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Fati Isah Asirka has been in Kannywood for about eight years, and she is one of the popular faces in the industry. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, she speaks about some of the issues affecting Kannywood and her experience as an actress. My background I am half-Cameroonian and half-Nigerian. After my secondary school education at Federal Government Read More

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Re-election: Kannywood stages victory dinner for Buhari, Osinbajo

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

The stakeholders and practitioners of the Hausa movie industry, famously known as Kannywood, are organising a victory dinner in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and all the elected candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement on Friday, one of the organisers, Aminu Saira who is a prominent film director in the industry, said Read More

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I’m waiting for God’s time to marry–Fati Yola

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kannywood Actress, Fati Muhammad Yola, grew through the ranks and has maintained a scandal-free career. An indigene of Yola, Adamawa state, she has mostly features in movies produced by the 2-effect movie empire. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, Fati discusses her career, achievements and eagerness to settle down. You are very attractive but you are still single, is that Read More

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I’d always wanted to act, says chemist –turned actress

June 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

Fast rising Kannywood actress, Aisha Umar Mohammed, is a graduate of Chemistry from Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she reveals the challenges actresses face in the industry, their personal lives and much more. What is your background and how did you come to be an actress? My name is Aisha Umar Read More

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Kannywood star Zango to perform in Paris

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Popular Kannywood singer and actor, Adam Zango, has been invited by the Hausa community in Paris, to attend the turbaning ceremony of some of its members residing in France and other parts of Europe. According to the invitation seen by Premium Times, Zango is expected to sing at the occasion scheduled for June 23. “I am pleased to inform you Read More

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I can marry a Muslim if… –Kannywood star

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Beatrice Auta is a fast-rising Kannywood actress. Barely two years in the industry she has featured in a number of movies. An indigene of Taraba state, Beatrice has a degree in English language from the Kaduna State University. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she speaks on her career and relationship. What is your background and how did you join Read More

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How I made millions after my marriage collapsed –Maryam Ceeter

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last year, Maryam Isa Abubakar popularly known as Ceeter, got married to her long-time boyfriend in a colourful ceremony in Kano but the marriage collapsed after eight months. Ceeter quickly returned to Kano and was off the social circle for a while but she returned to acting and her fortunes took a dramatic turn for the best. In this interview Read More

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I’m not surprised people wish me dead-Jamila Nagudu

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Jamila Umar Nagudu is one Kannywood actresses that can play any role. She is hyped by some directors as being so experienced that once given a script she doesn’t need rehearsals. Jamila was recently rumoured to have died shortly after being hospitalised in Aminu Kano Hospital. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she reacts to her the rumour, her Read More

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Why I’m still single –Fati Bararoji

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Fati Baffa Bararoji is one of the pioneer actresses in Kannywood. Aside featuring in hit movies, Bararoji had produced two movies: Bakar Tukunya and Jan Ido, before going underground. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Bararoji opens up on her relationship, film industry as well as why she is still single. You used to be a household name Read More

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Northern women pretend a lot –Mario Bello

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Mairo Bello, after bidding farewell to Nollywood relocated to Kano, where her mother hails from to join the Kannywood industry and also pursue her academics. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she discusses her passion, relationship and a lot more. What have you been up to in the last year? Nothing much. Like I told you before, I left Read More