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

June 23, 2018 Aliyu Askira 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 Aliyu Askira 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 BluePrint Newspapers 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 Aliyu Askira 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 Aliyu Askira 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 Aliyu Askira 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 Aliyu Askira 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 Aliyu Askira 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

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Hannatu Bashir: Queen Amina of Kannywood

March 31, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

Hannatu Bashir is one of the leading names in the Hausa movie industry, Kannywood. The 22-year-old actress who joined the industry 2012 has gone from an amateur actress to an A-grad artist. In this piece ALIYU ASKIRA examines her rise to fame and her new project depicting the life of the famous Queen Amina of Zazzau. Hannatu Bashir joined the Read More

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Ganduje should call Afakallah to order –MOPPAN scribe

March 24, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

Salisu Muhammed Officer is the Secretary, Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), Kano state chapter. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, he speaks on alleged blackmail and intimidation by the Director, Kano State Film Censorship Board, Ismail Na-Abba Afakallah, among others. You and the Director, Kano State Film and Censorship Board, Na-Abba Afakkalla, were best of colleagues until recently. Read More

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Daily Trust entertainment reporter turns Kannywood director

March 19, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan Abuja 0

A veteran entertainment reporter with Daily Trust and Aminiya, Bashir Liman, has found a new flair in fi lm directing for having successfully debuted a video magazine series titled ‘Mujallar Tauraruwa’. Sponsored by Film Hausa Media, the magazine will be bringing interviews with Kannywood celebrities, entertainment news, gossips, the making of films and onset of day to day happenings in Read More

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I’m 23rd woman my husband married and divorced –Rukayya

March 17, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

Rukayya Umar Dawayya is one of the famous Kannywood actresses that held sway in the industry before she married four years ago. However, her marriage with Adamu Teku hit the rock following a slight misunderstanding. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Dawayya reveals her marital travails as the 23rd woman to be married and divorced by her polygamous Read More

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Rariya Produced by Rahama Sadau

March 10, 2018 Muhsin Ibrahim 0

Movie review: Rariya Production: Sadau Pictures Producer: Rahama Sadau Director: Yaseen Auwal Year: 2017 Cast: Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Hafsat Idris, Fati Washa, Maryam Booth, Rabi’u Rikadawa, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and others By Muhsin Ibrahim The mobile phone has, since its introduction and ensuing popularity, been playing double-edged functions in many cases and instances. This the case in the ‘conservative’ Read More

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I was victim of sex-for-role, but … –Amina Yola

February 24, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

Kannywood Actress, Amina Yola, has dozens of films to her credit. She has travelled round the country courtesy of film-making. Aside acting, Amina has her private business concern. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she speaks on her life as an actress, marriage and sundry issues.   You have been in Kannywood for close to 10 years, but still seem Read More

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‘Marrying man with 3 wives like settling for expired commodity’

February 17, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

Aisha Abubakar Usman is only one year old in Kannywood; however, the 24-year-old actress has featured in more than 30 hit movies like Blackberry; Achuci Maza; and Ibro Maciji. Aisha, who obtained a Diploma in Civil law from college of Islamic and legal studies, Kano, before venturing into acting, speaks to ALIYU ASKIRA on marriage, acting and challenges in the Read More

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Mansurah Isah: Reaching out to less privileged

February 10, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

  Mansurah Isah, one of the old-time Kannywood actresses, is a mother of four. She was recently appointed alongside other famous actors and actresses as ambassadors of National Open University of Nigeria. Mansurah now runs an NGO called TODAY LIFE FOUNDATION in order to help orphans and the less-privilaged. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, Mansurah talks about her NGO, Read More

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A producer asked me to sleep with him for a role–Suwaiba Makauniya

January 6, 2018 Admin 3 0

Suwaiba Abubakar alias, Makauniya joined Kannywood in 2008 with a very strong desire to be a successful actress but unfortunately it was the year that the Maryam Hiyana sex scandal hit the industry and this discaouraged her as she quietly went back to her Katsina state of origin. The 34 year old actress who is a divorcee, confessed that her former Read More

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I suffered for 7 years before I became celebrity—Fatima Teema Yola

December 16, 2017 Aliyu Askira 0

Fatima Isah Muhammad popularly known as Fatima Teema Yola joined Kannywood about seven years ago but only came to limelight when she featured in Ali Nuhu’s hit movie, Mansoor, she insists instantly opened many doors of opportunities for her. In this interview with Aliyu Asikra, the beautiful Fulani actress speaks on her experience in the industry among others. What is Read More

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No serious man in my life —Zulaihat

November 4, 2017 Aliyu Askira 0

Zulaihat Umar is one of the upcoming stars in Kannywood with close to 20 films to her credit. The friendly and soft-spoken actress, who hails from Kano, in this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA opened up on how she joined the movie industry, why her marriage failed and challenges she faced when she started acting. What else do you do aside Read More

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Days of CDs, VCDs ‘ll soon be over – Producer

November 4, 2017 Aliyu Askira 0

Sani Sule Katsina is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rite Time Multi Media Ltd, a recording company that produces television series and other film production services in Kano. Aside TV series, the company has also successful produced films like: Ibro Ya Aure Baturiya, Matar Mutum Labarinsa and host of others. A retired NDLEA officer, Alhaji Sani registered Read More

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Contrary to people’s insinuations about Kannywood, what I met is different – Budding actress

October 9, 2017 ALIYU ASKIRA 0

Maryam Abubakar is an upcoming actress in the Hausa film industry. Born and brought up in Lagos, the 20-year-old Maryam debuted her acting career in the film ‘Bilkisu’, a TV serial directed by Balarabe Murtala. She was the lead actress in the film and her performance was brilliant. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Maryam speaks on her Read More

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We’ve decent, indecent people in Kannywood – Khadija Mustapha

September 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Mustapha is not a new face in the Kannywoood fi lm industry. Born in the 90s, Khadija hails from Maiduguri. She joined the industry a few years ago. Her fi rst appearance was in a fi lm called ‘Ni da Matata’ which was produced by Abba Miko Yakasai, and has since been getting series of off ers from directors and producers to feature Read More

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Kannywood fans should stop celebrating our marital crisis – Hauwa Katanga

August 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

Hauwa Musa Katanga joined Kannywood in 2002 and left in 2006 when she got married in Daura, Katsina State. Some of the successful fi lms she featured include ‘Katanga’, her fi rst fi lm where she got her nickname, ‘Sarauta’, ‘Matar Bahaushe’, ‘Basaja’, ‘Sarki Jatau’ and host of others. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Katanga, who recently Read More

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