I have no regrets going into Islamic songs – FARIDA JALAL

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Farida Jalal dominated other actresses in Kannywood for several years and made lots of money and fame in the process. After she got married she vowed never to return to the industry, however, she returned after her marriage failed but eventually veered to Islamic songs primarily to promote the religion. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA she speaks on her Read More

I’ll not allow my wife, children act in Kannywood – Bashir Maishadda

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bashir Abubakar Maishadda, 34, is considered one of the richest producers in Hausa film industry, also known as Kannywood. He has produced many successful films, including Hauwa Kulu, just as he has made millions of naira from these movies. Maishadda, who is set to marry an upcoming actress in the industry, speaks with ALIYU ASKIRA on his career, latest work, Read More

Now 40, I want to settle down and have kids – Fauziya Sani Maikyau

November 27, 2021 Aliyu Askira 0

Beautiful Fauziya Sani, popularly known as Fauziya Maikyau within Kannywood circles, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this brief chitchat that she has already paid her dues in the industry. Fauziy, a very beautiful lady who hails from Bauchi state, also discloses that she combines acting with film production. Journey so far, relationships I have produced more than five top films which Read More

Why I like acting as comedian in Hausa movies, by Ali Art Work

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

27-year-old Ali Mohammed Idris aka Art Work tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that he developed interest in editing and graphic art when he was still in primary school and when he gained admission into Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano, but had to drop out because of financial challenges. According to him, he continued with his graphic work at Read More

I’m done with acting, marriage’s next– Amal Garba Umar

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

23-year-old Amal Garba Umar in this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, said whenever she is not on location taking part in  film production, she mostly spends her time in an Islamiyya school or teaching her younger ones lessons in Arabic and western education. Background My parents are from sokoto state, but they now live in Kano where I was born and also Read More

Why Kano board banned movies displaying drug addiction, others – Na Abba Afakallah

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this exclusive interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, executive director, Kano State Films and Censorship Board, Ismaila Na Abba Afakalla, reveals the reason the board prohibited the showing or selling of movies displaying kidnappings, drug addiction and other related crimes. According to him, it’s done so that the positive attitude of the youth won’t be affected. Let’s start by knowing some Read More

I’ve too many female admirers seeking my attention – Umar M. Sherrif

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Umar M. Sherrif is a 31-year-old Kannywood star whose performance at the first Arewa Creative Industry Sallah Concert and Fashion show has attracted the attention of many media personalities. In this exclusive interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, he talks about women, fame, money, success, scandal and the good and bad sides of Kannywood. Umar, congratulations on your successful performance; tell our Read More

How I made my money fast – HAFSAT BARAUNIYA

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hafsat Idris Barauniya, who joined Kannywood eight years ago, is acknowledged as one of the richest actresses in the industry. The Sokoto-born actress, whose marriage collapsed after four children, has featured in many movies and commercials. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA she speaks about her family, misconception about her wealth, career challenges and future plans. Our last time interview Read More

Why producers are crazy about me, by Samira Saje

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Samira Rukayya Saje, 26, a graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she has proved to the world that Kannywood actresses are not as cheap as they are portrayed. She also reveals why producers want her to feature in their films. How did you emerge as Stroke Ambassador? Well, they saw my profile on the internet Read More

I’ve limited ambitions as a woman – Sadiya Adam

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Sadiya Adam joined Kannywood about seven years ago and has so far featured in films like Dakin Amarya, Gobe da labari, Bani Ba Aure, Sadauki, Idda and Hasashe. She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she’s as decent as any other God-fearing lady despite the fact that she chose to be an actress. You had been attending an Islamiya Read More

Why my marriage’s successful – Fati ladan

July 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Fati Ladan, a former Kannywood star, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview why her marriage to Yerima Shettima has been a huge success. It is generally believed that Kannywood actresses jump in and out of marriage; why is yours successful? It’s patience; I mean when I married my husband my intention was to stay put no matter the challenges. This Read More

I’ll never compose any song to insult President Buhari – Rarara

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kano-based singer and a Hausa artist, Dauda Adamu (popularly called Rarara), who worked tirelessly to mobilise votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and 2019, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this chitchat that he’s not a happy man. This, according to him, is because a song was released in Kano and Kaduna that insulted the president. Rarara lamented that due to Read More

Why I choose the roles I act, by Isa Bello Ja

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Isa Bello Ja, actor and politician, was born about 67 years ago in Kano City. He tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that he started acting in Television Drama Series about 44 years ago and that because he does not accept roles that will portray him as a wayward person, his admirers and colleagues call him Isa Bello Ja Dattijon Read More

At Kannywood, we promote tribal, religious harmony – Asabe Madaki

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barrister Asabe Madaki holds a Master’s degree holder in Law; she is a devout Christian from Jama’a local government area in Southern Kaduna. Asabe tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview why she decided to take to acting instead of practising as a full-time lawyer. You are a Christian from Southern Kaduna and also a lawyer by profession; why did you Read More

We’re as decent in Kannywood as other ladies out there – Beatrice Auta

June 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Beatrice Auta, 35, a Christian from Taraba state, lives in Kaduna with her parents. Beatrice, whose grandfather is a Muslim, in this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, notes that there’s no discrimination based on faith in Kannywood.She says further that Kannywood ladies are decent too. As a Christian lady, how did you find yourself in Kannywood? Well, let me start from Read More

No matter how rich a woman is, she needs a man – Fati Yola

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Fati Muhammad Yola, a beautiful and successful Kannywood actress, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she has always resisted the temptation to have any amorous relationship with any of her male colleagues in the industry. She also says she is now ready for marriage even though she is choosy. Your personality Some people see me as a stubborn person, Read More

Why I’m always with Sani Sule Katsina – Hannatu Bashir

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hannatu Bashir tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she is very happy that two of her films are selling like hot cake. Hannatu also speaks on her new films, career projection and her plans for the future. Your two films, Kyalkyal Banza and Karshen Zance, are selling like hot cake? Tell us about them. Well, I thank God and Read More