I didn’t join Kannywood, we founded it – Bala Anas Babinlata

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

Novelist turned screenwriter/director Bala Anas Babinlata is one of the founders of Kannywood. He tells IBRAHI HAMISU that he was an actor before he finally switched to directing. What is your educational status? I was originally a secretary; I studied secretariat studies as a confidential secretary. I acquired my movie education through various training sessions, online schools and informal film Read More

I’m praying for my mother to return to my dad – Khadijatul Iman

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Khadijatul Iman, the eldest daughter to the famous Kannywood actor and actress, Sani Musa Danja and Mansura Isah, started acting at the age of eight months. She also tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that when she turned eight she was already a mature actress. Background Recently, the couple separated and they are now living separately, Mansura Isah have since Read More

All I want is to settle down like my friends – Fati Yola

April 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Fati Muhammad Yola, is one of the successful actresses in Kannywood by all standards. Though she has been in acting for long, she has managed to stay out of trouble but some people still tag her as arrogant. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, the Adamawa state born actress speaks on her career and why she is still single among Read More

People don’t respect us, they think we’re cheap – Fati Isa Asirka

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Fati D. Isa Asirka, the Cameroonian-Nigerian, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this chat that her entrance into Kannywood was like a miracle as she used to sell costumes and other software to Kannywood actors and actresses. She reveals that she never dreamt of being an actress until… Your journey into Kannywood One day, my friend who aws already engaged to appear Read More

Saint Obi, Iyabo Obasanjo: Where are they now?

January 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

These people once thrilled Nigerians in their respective offices, but long after they left office and various vocations, not much has been heard about them again; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Saint Obi The history of the entertainment industry in Nigeria cannot be complete without Obinna Nwafor popularly known and addressed as Saint Obi, as he is one of the pioneer actors Read More

Why I’m scandal-free in Kannywood – Halima Atete

January 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Halima Atete joined Kannywood as an actress and producer about 10 years ago and was nominated by stakeholders in Hausa Film Industry in the North in collaboration with the Zamfara State Emirate Council as the Queen of Kannywood (Sarauniyan Kannywood). She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she has nothing more left to prove in the industry after her Read More

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