10 Reasons Why Kannywood Fans Love Ali Nuhu

1974; Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart. Lucy an almost complete hominid skeleton of over 3 million years old was discovered in Africa. MRI Scanner was developed. West Germany wins the 1974 World Cup. Yakubu Gowon was the President of Nigeria. The minimum annual wage of N720 giving to Nigerian civil servants was equivalent of $1200. Abuja was a no man’s land. And somewhere in north-east Nigeria, Ali Nuhu was born.
42 years later, and Ali Nuhu Mohammed was no ordinary man. He’s one of the most successful film stars in Africa and the most popular Hausa actor in the world. The King of Kannywood. In celebration of his 42nd Birthday, here’s our list as to why Kannywood fans love him so much.

1. From Sangaya and Wasila to Sai Wata Rana and Lamiraj to Ina Miji Na and Jarumin Maza and many more, Ali Nuhu owned his characters and stole the heart of Kannywood followers with his over the top performances.

2. For his social media presence. With almost 90 thousand followers on twitter, 900 thousand on Facebook and and 162 thousand on instagram, Ali is by far the most interactive Kannywood star on social media.

3. For being a self-made man. “….I have dreamt of it, but had great passion for it, those days when we were miniature we stayed glued to our TV screens, watching movies and you wish to become like who you are seeing on TV, you know *laugh*. I watched a lot of soap series and that was where I got my verdict from.” That’s determination to succeed despite many challenges.

4. For Being a proud Hausa man: Ali Nuhu’s recognition and fame stretches far beyond Nigeria and Africa. His choice of clothing during his first AMAA and Afro-Hollywood awards were testament to how proud he is to come from northern Nigeria.

5. FKD Productions. The Home of Family Entertainers produced fantastic films like Mujadala, Kudiri, Sansani, Gambiza, Dan Baiwa, Fil’azal, Adamsy, Madubin Dubawa, Gamu Nan Dai and more.

6. For Making us fall in love (or not): Love battles, songs, dialogues from films like Sharhi, Abadan Da’iman, Qugiya, Taraliya, Zabari, Sai Wata  Rana, Kaso A So Ka, Ni Dake Mun Dace…. Ali Nuhu has given the die-hard romantics what they desire. The master of love stories.

7. For his help in launching the careers of so many Kannywood stars like Late Ahmad S Nuhu, Adam A Zango, Fati Muhammad, Lawal Ahmad, Sadiq Ahmad, Nafisa Abdullahi, Nazifi Asnanic, Maijidda Ibrahim, Zahradden Sani, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Maryam Booth, Rahma Sadau, and many more.

8. For bringing out the best in his directors: Most of the best movies we saw from Late Tijjani Ibrahim, Ishaq Sidi Ishaq, Rabi’u Ibrahim, Aminu Saira etc featured Ali Nuhu in them.

9. For making trailers a bearable experience: Take those voice overs out of the equations and perhaps we won’t waste our time watching the trailers again and again.

10. He is a family man: Ali Nuhu is his own love story. His respect, love and care for his wife Maimuna and their children Fatima and Ahmad has kept the family happy for over a decade now. An example.

Happy Birthday Mr Superstar, may you live long and continue to blossom….

 

Written By: Ibrahim Umar Bello

Email: iubello50@gmail.com

Twitter: @aaramz

 

 

 

Kannywood Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners

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At the Kannywood awards 2016, Three special awards were given at the beginning of the ceremony: The special Kannywood Merit Award, went to His royal Highness Malam Auwal Ibrahim, the Emir of Suleja; a Posthumous Life Time Achievement Award went to the pioneer director late Tijjani Ibraheem; and Special Merit Award went to Malam Sunusi Shehu Daneji, who coined the term “Kannywood” in 1998. Below are the list of the winners:

Best Film: HINDU

Best Cultural Film: NA HAUWA

Best Director: ALI GUMZAK for Baiwar Allah

Best Script: YAKUBU M. KUMO, for Bayan Duhu

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Rahama Sadau on the red carpet
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Best Actor: SADIK SANI SADIK, for Bayan Duhu

Best Actress: NAFISA ABDULLAHI, for Baiwar Allah

Best Supporting Actor: LAWAL AHMAD, for Da’iman

Best Supporting Actress: FATI SHU’UMA, for Basma

Best Comedian: SULAIMAN YAHAYA BOSHO, for Rumfar Shehu

Best Villain: HARUNA TALLE MAI FATA, for Farmaki

Best Child Actor: MARYAM BABA HASIN, for Basma

Best Cinematography: Mr. D’MEJ, for Hindu

Best Editor: ALI ARTWORK, for Gwaska

Best Visual Effects: MUHAMMAD ALI, for Hindu

Best Sound: SURAJ A. IBRAHIM and MUSTAPHA AUWAL, for Gwaska

Best Music: UMAR M. SHARIF, for Uba da Da

Best Set Design: TAHIR I. TAHIR, for Hindu

Best Costume: AMINU ONE EYE, JIBRIN CHA and SANUSI SHAMAKI, for Hindu

Best Makeup: ALHAJI SUJI, for Hindu

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AMMA Awards 2014 – List of Nominees

Arewa Music and Movie Awards season 2 is back. Here’s the list of nominees.

BEST ACTOR CATEGORY

  • SADIQ SANI SADIQ for KISAN GILLA
  • ALI NUHU for SAI A LAHIRA
  • YAKUBU MOHAMMAD for WANI ZAMAN
  • ADAM A ZANGO for BASAJA TAKUN FARKO
  • ZAHARADDEEN SANI for DAGA NI SAI KE

BEST ACTRESS CATEGORY

  • JAMILA UMAR NAGUDU for MAI CIKI
  • NAFISAT ABDULLAHI for ‘YA DAGA ALLAH
  • RAHAMA SADAU for DOGON ZAMANI
  • HALIMA. Y. ATETE for DAKIN AMARYA
  • AISHA ALIYU TSAMIYA for GUDAN JINI
  • HADIZA ALIYU GABON for ACI BULUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR CATEGORY

  • RABIU RIKADAWA for UWAR MUGU
  • ZAHARADDEEN SANI for DAGA NI SAI KE
  • NUHU ABDULLAHI for KARKARA
  • MUSTAPHA MUSTY for ABBAN SIYAMA
  • MUSTAPHA NABURUSKA for BASAJA TAKON FARKO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS CATEGORY

  • MARYAM GIDADO for TSAKANI NA DAKE
  • UMMI EL-ABDUL for DAUKAR AMARYA
  • SALIMA AHMAD for UWAR MUGU
  • RASHEEDA AHMAD for HALWA
  • FATI ABDULLAHI WASHA for YA’ DAGA ALLAH

BEST UPCOMING ACTOR CATEGORY

  • NUHU ABDULLAHI for WANI MUTUM
  • ISAH ADAM (FEROUS KHAN) for ZEE ZEE

BEST UPCOMING ACTRESS CATEGORY

  • RAHAMA SADAU for DOGON ZAMANI
  • KHADIJA MUSTAPHA for BUTULCI
  • SALIMA AHMAD for UWAR MUGU
  • UMMI EL-ABDUL for DAUKAR AMARYA
  • HAUWA MUKHTAR for SO ALJANNAR DUNIYA

BEST VILLAIN: MALE CATEGORY

  • ZAHARADDEEN SANI for DAKIN AMARYA
  • RABIU RIKADAWA for TUFKA DA WARWARA
  • ISAH FEROUS KHAN for BINCIKE
  • BASIRU DANMAGORI for KARKARA

BEST VILLAIN: FEMALE CATEGORY

  • AISHA DAN KANO for ZAWARAWA
  • LADIDI FAGGE for KARKARA
  • HALIMA YUSUF ATETE for DAGA MURNA

COMIC ACTOR CATEGORY

  • MUSTAPHA NABURUSKA for ANDAMALI
  • RABILU MUSA IBRO for ATIKU
  • SULEIMAN YAHAYA BOSHO for MAI FARIN JINI
  • RABIU IBRAHIM DAUSHE for DIREBAN MAHAUKATA
  • YUSUF HARUNA BABAN CHINEDU for HASSANA DA HUSSAINA

BEST DIRECTOR CATEGORY

  • ALI GUMZAK for DOGON ZAMANI
  • YASEEN AUWAL for SAI A LAHIRA
  • AMINU SAIRA for ALI YAGA ALI
  • HAFIZU BELLO for BINCIKE
  • ALI NUHU for NI DAKE MUN DACE
  • KAMAL .S. ALKALI for ZEE ZEE
  • FALALU .A. DORAYI for MAI CIKI

BEST UPCOMING DIRECTOR CATEGORY

  • NASIR ALI KOKI for UWAR MUGU
  • AUWAL .D. YAKASAI for HASSANA DA HUSSAINA
  • IBRAHIM EL-MU’AZAM for DAUKAR AMARYA
  • KAMAL .S. ALKALI for ZEE ZEE

BEST PRODUCER CATEGORY

  • UMAR .S. KOFAR MAZUGAL for SAI A LAHIRA
  • NAZIR DAN HAJIYA for MAI CIKI
  • UMAR ISAH (BUT CUT) for DOGON ZAMANI
  • ABDULAZIZ DAN SMALL for ZAWARAWA
  • ABUBAKAR BASHIR MAISHADDA for BINCIKE
  • NAZIFI ASNANIC for DAGA NI SAI KE
  • USMAN MU’AZU for DAKIN AMARYA
  • TAHIR .I. TAHIR for BASAJA TAKUN FARKO

BEST DEBUT/PROMISING PRODUCER

  • NAZIR DAN HAJIYA for HANYAR KANO
  • YAKUBU INUWA KARI for TSAKANI NA DAKE
  • ABUBAKAR BASHIR MAI SHADDA for HAR DA MIJINA

BEST MOVIE: CONTEMPORARY

  • TSAKANI NA DAKE
  • BINCIKE
  • WANI ZAMA
  • ALI YAGA ALI
  • DOGON ZAMANI
  • DAGA NI SAI KE
  • BASAJA TAKUN FARKO
  • MAI CIKI
  • SO ALJANNAR DUNIYA

BEST MOVIE: EPIC

  • SARKIN JATAU
  • HINDU
  • AS HABUL KHAFI

BEST EDITOR CATEGORY

  • SULEIMAN ABUBAKAR for SO ALJANNAR DUNIYA
  • DIMEJI SUNDAY VICTOR for ATIKU
  • ABUBAKAR BABAWO for DAGA NI SAI KE
  • ALI ARTWORK for KANIN AJALI
  • YAKUBU USMAN for GADAR ZARE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY CATEGORY

  • DIMEJI SUNDAY VICTOR for DAGA NI SAI KE
  • AUWAL DANLAMI JOS for ACI BULUS
  • MURTALA BALALA for ‘YA DAGA ALLAH
  • ISMA’IL .M. ISMA’IL for BASAJA TAKUN FARKO
  • UMAR GOTIP for KANIN AJALI

BEST STORY CATEGORY

  • DOGON ZAMANI
  • SAI A LAHIRA
  • SABUWAR SANGAYA
  • WANI ZAMA
  • ALI YAGA ALI
  • BINCIKE
  • HAWAN DARE
  • ACI BULUS
  • MAI CIKI
  • YA’ DAGA ALLAH

BEST DIALOGUE/LINE DIRECTOR CATEGORY

  • HAFIZU BELLO for BINCIKE
  • KAMAL .S. ALKALI for ZEE ZEE
  • ALI GUMZAK for DOGON ZAMANI

BEST SCREENPLAY CATEGORY

  • SAI A LAHIRA
  • ALI YAGA ALI
  • NI DAKE MUN DACE
  • ACI BULUS
  • HAWAN DARE
  • BASAJA TAKUN FARKO
  • ‘YA DAGA ALLAH
  • DAGA NI SAI KE

BEST MUSIC SOUND ENGINEERING CATEGORY

  • ISAH GOMBE
  • BELLO VOCAL
  • SULEIMAN SANI SONICMAN
    KAST

BEST UPCOMING/PROMISING HIP HOP CATEGORY

  • RICQY ULTRA
  • EL-CYRUS
  • YOUNG SAMMY
  • NASIIM

BEST CULTURE/TRADITIONAL CATEGORY

  • NASIBI SARKIN WAKA
  • AMINA AZAN
  • YUSUF .I. KARKASARA

BEST COMEDY MUSIC CATEGORY

  • BOBBY HAI

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECT CATEGORY

  • ALI ISAH JITA
  • YAKUBU MOHAMMAD
  • SANI DANJA
  • ADAM .A. ZANGO
  • AMINU ABBA UMAR NOMIIS G

BEST MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR CATEGORY

  • ADAM .A. ZANGO
  • SANUSI OSCAR
  • DIMEJI SUNDAY VICTOR
  • IBRAHIM MOHAMMED KAST

BEST MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY

  • AMINU ABBA NOMIIS G
  • ADAM .A. ZANGO
  • ALI ISAH JITA
  • YAKUBU MOHAMMAD

BEST R & B CATEGORY

  • BUZO DANFILLO
  • SONICMAN
  • NASIIM

BEST HIP HOP CATEGORY

  • MIXTER BASH
  • EL- CYRUS
  • MIC FLAMER
  • LIL TEA
  • NOMIIS G

BEST MUSIC NAME

  • ALI ISAH JITA
  • YAKUBU MOHAMMAD
  • ADAMU HASSAN NAGUDU
  • ADAM .A. ZANGO
  • NOMIIS G

BEST ALBUM

  • NURA .M. INUWA
  • ADAMU HASSAN NAGUDU
  • USAINI DANKO

BEST HIP HOP REVELATION CATEGORY

  • MIXTER BASH
  • HAZY .D. STAR
  • LIKITAN WAKA
  • MIC FLAMER

On Rahma Sadau’s Suspension And Ali Nuhu’s Silence

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Last week- precisely on 4th of March- Kannywood actress, Rahma Sadau, was suspended by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) for publicly claiming she was de-casted from Adam A Zango’s movie, Duniya Makaranta, after she rejected his romantic advances.

The announcement garnered criticisms from filmmakers; Aminu Saira, Yaseen Auwal, Umar UK, for example, publicly denounced the suspension. This revolutionised a social media campaign against the suspension. Well, as cynical as this may sound, I am here to say something nice about the suspension, so listen very carefully. I think MOPPAN were right about one thing: Rahma Sadau’s misbehavior does ‘warrant’ a punishment- probably less severe than the one given, probably more- but the actress deserves to be punished.

Ultimately, the aim of Punishment is maintenance of public order. When an individual’s intentional action results in somebody else’s discomfort, the scale of Justice is out of balance, and sanctioning that individual restores that balance; hence, Rahma Sadau should pay for her action. The aim of punishment can also be prospective, for it serves as a warning to others and reduces likelihood of future transgressions, thereby promoting social harmony.

Of course she apologised, but apology doesn’t completely revoke punishment. Still, were it a mere abuse, her apology would probably be on equal footing with her misdeed, but it was ‘defamation’, which is far too detrimental to the harmed party, and too insoluble in apologetic solvent; her comments were aimed at damaging his reputation, making them too offensive to go unpunished. That aside, human being of whatsoever status deserves some degree of respect, her comments were too disrespectful.

“the punishment,” some people would say, “is one-sided.” One will have hard time invalidating this assertion, for even a cursory examination of the affair points to this. To begin with, I think pardoning Ali Artwork was not only wrong, it was ridiculous.

As a matter of fact, the whole affair was/is of little interest to me, which might be why when I looked at it, what interested me more than what happened was what didn’t happen. After Adam A Zango laid down his case, you had expect Ali Nuhu to come floating off the mountains scrutinizing every claim Zango made and tearing his pieces apart. Instead, he remained SILENT, and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me.

Instead of ranting and raving about Zango’s comments, Ali Nuhu allowed his true colors to shine through keeping quiet. People may interpret your silence as weakness or fear, but it takes courage to say nothing; here lies your strength. The strong are not always known for their strength, but their discipline and restraint. After all, Silence, they say, is one of the most difficult arguments to refute.

Stooping to his level to depend himself would be a defeat already. “I won’t dignify that with a response” applies here. His response would give Zango’s words an authority they hardly deserve and would become a stumbling block to future resolution. Most third parties would grasp that he didn’t respond not because what Zango said was right, but because his comments hardly warrant a response.

Silence, also, leaves him much less open to further onslaught. Had he spoken, he would have given other snipers consent to fight him, to quote him out of context. Words are powerful and so is knowledge. When you tell people what you are thinking or doing, you are making a decision to empower them with information- and you may unintentionally be giving them ammunition to exploit you. Ali Nuhu’s silence was an excellent choice.

If you are still excitedly talking about this rift, don’t be surprised to see Ali Nuhu posting his picture with Zango tomorrow on Facebook. Silence is golden, exercise it!!!

Written by: Anas Abdullahi
Twitter: @a9united1
Email: a9united@gmail.com

GTop Disagrees With MOPPAN on Rahma’s Suspension.

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We all thought and hoped that everything that happened between Rahma Sadau, Ali Artwork and Adam A Zango has became part of kannywood history after Rahma Sadau apologized to Adam A Zango on phone and in public through her instagram account. Ali Artwork also did the same to Ali Nuhu for insulting him. While Adam A  Zango ends everything and cut-ties with his friend and master that is Ali Nuhu.

It doesn’t just end there, on Wednesday Rahma Sadau received a letter of suspension for six month from Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN)

Reacting to the ban when Kannywoodscene contacted him, director Aminu Saira described the ban as flawed and MOPPAN should have considered Rahma Sadau’s apology and put the matter to rest. “If Allah encourages us to repent, why should MOPPAN discourage this; why shouldn’t Rahma’s apology be considered”?

Saira also said that banning Rahma is an indirect punishment to the producers currently working with her. He added that they only saw the news of Rahma’s ban on social and if MOPPAN were really protecting the interest of Kannywod atleast one of her producers would’ve been contacted about the issue. On the allegation that none of the elders from the industry cautioned Rahma about what she did Saira said: “14 minutes after Rahma’s post on Instgram I called Ali Nuhu, who isn’t aware of it and told him to ask her to remove that post and Ali Nuhu didn’t only asked Rahma to remove it, but made her write an apology via same platform.”

Umar Kofar Mazugal is one of Rahma’s producers and chief producer of one of Kannywood’s biggest banners; UK Entertainments. Commenting on the ban, Umar described MOPPAN as “ignorant, biased and baseless organization that contributes nothing to the development of the industry.” He added that Rahma was slated to star in his next gigantic project KASA TA and MOPPAN ban won’t stop him from casting her.

Director Yaseen Auwal rejected the suspension too, describing it as “one-sided” penalty. His reason was, if Rahma will be suspended what becomes of Ali Artwork who committed same crime? “If Rahma’s apology is not accepted for disrespecting Adam Zango then Adam has to be punished for disrespecting Ali Nuhu too” He added

Kannywoodscene contacted one of the MOPPAN elders Falalu Dorayi to shed more light on the issue, he told us that he isn’t aware of the ban. The news is just media fabrications and rumours from the industry. However, he gave us the number of the chairman of the panel, Afakallah.

The chairman confirm to us that Rahma was indeed suspended for six month. When asked whether Rahma still deserve the ban after she aplogized he said: “This is not the first time she breaks the law of this Association. We warned her before, she disrespected the panel and misbehaved during hearing. We are not happy with her responses. So that’s the verdict, she got what she deserved.” On their decision to pardoned Ali Artwork, Afakallah said: “This is the first time we find him with at fault and he behaved well before the panel committee, he admitted his mistake, so we asked him to write an apology letter to Ali Nuhu, MOPPAN and other parties.”

Afakallah also said; whoever has pending contract with Rahma should write to the Association, they would come up with professional solution. He added that it would be of no use for any producer to casts Rahma within this six months. Everything is written and filed to censorship board, should she acted in your movie within the time frame your movie won’t be released!

On the question, why the association only ban females actors in the industry while ignoring so many cases of misconduct from male counterparts, he said: “That’s not true, if you go through history you will find that we penalized a lot of male artist including Adam Zango and he respect the judgment and served his punishment.”

To tell how rejected the MOPPAN decision was in the eyes of other filmmakers, last night during the dinner party celebration of Sadiq Sani Sadiq’s recent success in MTN kannywood award. G-TOP spokesperson Yaseen Auwal officially declares  “non-compliance with the suspension of Rahma sadau since MOPPAN decisions are not just.” He said that: “G-TOP as the mother company of Saira Movies, Kabugawa Productions, Asnanic Movietone, UK Entertainment etc will continue to work with Rahma Sadau.”

Written by:
Usman Muhammad Manga
Twitter: @nuruzamaan
Email: usmanmanga2@gmail.com

Between Ali Nuhu, Adam A Zango and Rahma Sadau

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The FKD and Adam A Zango’s White House Family saga took another twist when an interview with Adam came out yesterday. In his response, Adam explained what happened with Rahma Sadau and then drop the bombshell; that his relationship with Ali Nuhu is no more.

Trying to make the sense of what happened or is happening would be hard. Even harder writing about it when words like ‘bias’ will be thrown at you, or based on the odd dichotomy that people like hearing what they want to hear but get angry about reading things they already know. Whatever way you look at it, a feud between Ali Nuhu and Adam A Zango shouldn’t be happening.

Most people rightly pointing to Rahma Sadau as the genesis of all this brawl. They are right, her unwise instagram abuses to Adam didn’t do her any favours after he removed her in his latest movie; Duniya Makaranta. Although Rahma later apologized, that didn’t stop Ali Artwork from abusing not only Rahma but Ali Nuhu. Another unwise decision.

To Rahma’s camp, she’s already removed her self from the movie after a certain Sulaiman – Adam’s media manager insulted her on instagram saying she’s not good enough for the film or to her instagram post that she’s out because she turned down Adam’s love.

As he responded in the interview he did with KannywoodEx, Adam didn’t deny what Rahma allegedly said about Sulaiman insulting her. He said it could be the reason why Rahma did what she did. But he said that Rahma was removed for “personal reasons”. However, in the interview he shared on his twitter page with Kannywoodinsight, Adam explained that his misunderstanding with Rahma is an old one which dated back to when she refused to act in his film NAS. Adding that the reason why he removed her in Duniya Makaranta is that the actress showed “ignorance” to their arrangement when he met her en route Zaria. And because the movie posters have already been printed and distributed in social media, that made him angry.

Whichever version of the story you choose to believe, this is clearly started as a fight between an actor who happened to be a producer and an actress over a movie. This is still happening in other movie industries. Whilst Adam and Rahma aren’t in good terms since NAS debacle, they managed to agree to disagree without the general public knowing much about it.

There is too much finger-pointing now, and Adam’s revelation that he’s done with Ali Nuhu has taken the story into another twist. Everyone knows their relationship You’d thought whatever happens Ali and Adam would resolve it between them.

These are two great actors that have been together for more than a decade and became like family. Adam was an FKDian, its where he grew up and learn the trade under the guidance of Ali Nuhu. You can fish out many interviews where Adam himself attested to that. Saying he was famous before he met Ali Nuhu would be akin to Cristiano Ronaldo saying he’s been famous at Sporting Lisbon even before he signed for Manchester United.

All I’m trying to say, although such things happens in the movie industry, the bond that we all know exist between Ali Nuhu and Adam A Zango is of master and an apprentice and should be more than some of the unnecessary things we are reading. Unless there’s more to it that we don’t know. Upon all the instagram foolishness, you’d thought none of Ali, Adam or even Rahma would come to media talking about it anytime soon.

Adam’s interview was meant to defend himself and there’s nothing wrong with that. But giving out two separate interviews is a sign of desperation someone like Adam should avoid.

You only hope we’ve heard the end of this saga but considering Kannywood’s obsession with sequels, you never say never.

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Written by: Ibrahim Umar Bello
Twitter: aaramz
Email: iubello50@gmail.com

Adam Zango Inveigled me to Insult Ali Nuhu – Ali Artwork.

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It’s no longer a news that Rahama Sadau accused Adam A Zango on Instagram for de-casting her in his movie just because she turned down his love, less than 12 hours later she became apologetic and regrets her action.

It’s also not a news that Ali Artwork who’s identified by many as Adam Zango’s longtime ally boldly insulted Ali Nuhu and his late mother, yet again insulted Rahama Sadau by calling her a “whore” and remain unapologetic as at the time when this report was gathered.

All things started when Rahma Sadau made this statement as quoted on Instagram: “Why are people feeling so important in this life? Look, right before you de-cast me in your movie I hav already done that. Because am not that cheap to beg for what you are thinking of. Declining Your Love will not take me down. I AM RAHMA SADAU, and I made it to the peak of where I wanted to be without you, @de_prince_zango I don’t need a senseless people to contribute more to my career. I have ALLAH and the right man that always stand by me no matter how I become @realalinuhu…. I don’t give a F**k Mr. ***”

After few hours she became apologetic and wrote this again; “… I was so childish, disrespectful and stupid yesterday. For that, I want to send my warm apology to @de_prince_zango and the entire members of White House family. Plus my directors for making me realize my mistakes and wrong doings….”

Some genuine sources confirmed to Kannywoodscene that Ali Nuhu was oblivious of the first statement written by Rahama on her Instagram page, Aminu Saira was among those who alerted him to warn Sadau against such unlawful utterances which a moment later she posted the apology to Adama Zango and the entire members of his entourage. Although the actress wrote the apology in both English and Hausa version to understanding of the addressee, not long before the culprit launched a series of insult to Ali Nuhu and his mother as well as Rahama Sadau. The culprit used Rahma’s page where she posted a poster of her new movie by UK Entertainment titled Suma Matane with Sadiq Sani Sadiq and others.

It wasn’t so long after Artwork’s post that closest Ali Nuhus allies like Mansur Sadiq, Ramadan Booth and many others in Kano reported the incident to police in which Artwork was nowhere to be found. When the police visited his parent house with arrest warrant he wasn’t home, the only found his ill father and mother, instead they arrested his brother and asked his mother to sermon him to the station in order to get the other innocent brother out which she did. Artwork was given a chance to apologize to Ali Nuhu for his imbecility which he repudiated and said he’d rather rotten in jail than apologize. After he (Ali Artwork) spend a couple of days in police custody he confessed that is Adam A Zango who inveigled him to insult Ali Nuhu as well as Rahama Sadau. Kannywoodscene tried to reach Adam to hear his take on Artwork’s confession but he rejected all the calls times without number. It wasn’t a surprise knowing that Adam Zango once insulted Kannywoodscene reporter, accused all the media and journalists for publishing negative reports on him except Al’ameen Ciroma and Leadership.

Unconfirmed sources informed Kannywoodscene that some guys who believed to be Adam’s boys were using Artwork’s picture on their BBM and WhatsApp DP (Display Picture) praising his action by calling him names as “Jarumin Maza” “Na gaban Adamu” etc. Similarly, a group of young men led by Rabiu A Zango raided Rahama Sadau’s saloon and vandalized her belongings worth hundreds of thousands. In the same vein some of Adams allies were calling and threatening to kill Ali Nuhu’s allies, thank God it was recorded, but this is serious!

One could say the genesis of the problem started from the just concluded MTN/KannyAwards which left Adam Zango trophy less he even express his anger on social media too. At same award night Adam’s boys called him names that may create tension if and only if Ali Nuhu’s boys were…. It could also be the “love thing”. Yes, it was clear that Adam asked her out but she rejected and he de-cast her, she insulted him and later on apologized. Some people said is Ali Nuhu that forced her to apologize. Okay if Ali Nuhu can forced Rahama to say sorry to Adam even though she has all the legal right to debunk his request why wouldn’t he (Adam) asked his boy Artwork to apologize? In fact the breach between Artwork and Ali Nuhu is unbridgeable. You may begin to wonder, with all the contribution that Ali Nuhu gave to Adam on his way up the ladder, with all the support and protection, what wrong has Ali Nuhu did to deserve this in return? Or is it another way of showing appreciation? Can Adamu really do what Artwork said? Why is he silent if he’s innocent? I believe something is fishy somewhere, MOPPAN and AFMAN are watching and the culprits behind all these must bring to book or this will open room for others to be insolent against stakeholders.

It has come to our notice that Globacom, Samsung and OMO want to file law suits against Ali Artwork to claim damage for insulting their ambassador and his late mother.


Written by;
Nura Abubakar
FLTA (Hausa)
Department of African Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin Madison.
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Movie Review – Sirrin DaKe Raina

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FKD Productions is among the very few production banners in  Kannywood, with the confidence of releasing a film without having more than 80% of Kannywood viewers to watch the trailer, and yet the movie sold a lot. This is a success!!

Production: FKD Productions

Producer: Mustee Junior

Writer: Yusuf Nahuce Marafa

Screenplay: Jamil Nafseen

Director: Ali Nuhu

Cast; Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi, Rahma Sadau, Lawal Ahmad and others.

Sirrin Dake Raina is, in my opinion, a unique and gripping story of these genres. Though not like FKD’s recent releases; the film has in way or the other failed to reach the expectations of the audience. But I think we all shouldn’t have expected something more than what the director has given us as Sirrin Dake Raina is more or less an entertainment film. The game between the two actresses was what makes the film thrilling.

Fahad (Ali Nuhu) returned home after many years of studying abroad very keen to meet his fiancee, Yasmeen (Nafisa Abdullahi). But Yasmeen seemed to have no time  for love as her total concentration was on her studies. On seeing this, Fahad talked to her friend, Ramaisa (Rahma Sadau) about this and they both thought that the only way to bring on the attention of Yasmeen to Fahad was for them to pretend to be lovers in the presence of Yasmeen and others, but deep inside their hearts, they both knew that this wasn’t true. Rumaisa, who initially had a love at-first-sight for Fahad,  revealed her true feelings for him and this was how the battle began….

While watching the film, I kept asking myself, what were they studying in the university? Why would Yasmeen have to dress like that? If she must wear those clothes to school, because of our society today, what about those they wore in the songs, especially the last one? I think sometimes our Kannywood actors used to forget the cultural group they represent. Similarly, Rumaisa’s parents were not even for once shown on the screen. She was always seen lying on a three-seater chair crying with nobody to confront her.

Nevertheless, the sound and picture of the film were okay. The songs and dance routine were stylish, the locations and costumes, outstanding. The performances of the lead figures were excellent. The screen chemistry between the two of Nafisat Abdullahi and Rahma Sadau was just Okay. They were established as best friends in the film but to be candid, their relationship as best friends was too shallow. Initially, I feared that Rahma Sadau would be over-shadowed by Nafisa Abdullahi, but she wasn’t. They both played their parts very well. Kudos to the director for putting that into concentration.

However, while Sai Wata Rana, Adamsy, Madubin Dubawa and Ni Da Ke Mun Dace all mesmerized the viewers with amazing songs, Sirrin Dake Raina didn’t. The film has very good but not exceptional songs.

The songs, concept, locations, of the film were all average compared to that of other FKD movies. All in all, Sirrin Dake Raina is recommendable, but like most Kannywood movies these days, can’t say this one is out of the ‘ordinary’ bracket.

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2014 in Kannywood: Five Most Active Figures

Last year, we brought you our selection of best five movies of the year. This year, we were having problems selecting them, for there were few of them. However, the industry was not totally torn apart. Below are five top figures we should thank for that….

Ali Nuhu
Referred to in the industry as “Sarki” or “King of Kannywood” because of his amazing consistency of delivering impeccable performances every year. As usual, the multiple award winning actor appeared in quite a lot of them in 2014 and was involved in more hits than anyone with movies like Hanyar Kano, Jinin Jikina, Sai A Lahira, ‘Ya Daga Allah, Ali yaga Ali, etc.

Yakubu M Kumo
Yakubu M Kumo is, without doubt, the best screen writer in Kannywood now. He is fast becoming a legend in the industry. This year he’s written Munafikin Mata, Hanyar Kano, Sai A Lahira, ‘Ya Daga Allah, Haske among others. Statistics are misleading but I think he has written more movies in the last 2 years than any other writer in the industry. A legend in the making, if he’s not already.

Rabilu Musa Ibro
Kannywood is Optaless if you know what I mean, but let’s start this one with another statistics again. Until his death, Ibro has appeared in more movies than any other actor in the industry. Never mind the story, Ibro knows what is required of him in a movie; to make us laugh, to make us forget our sorrows for a moment. His trend of ‘sentimental’ movies; Andamali, Namaliya, Wuta Sallau, Mai Dalili etc. were among what kept the industry bearable in 2014. May his soul rest in peace.

Naziru Dan Hajiya
An example of hardwork and determination, Naziru Dan Hajiya has elevated himself from Continuity to one of the busiest and most sought-after producers in the industry. His step up, especially  in 2014 has been spectacular. He had produced blockbusters like Hanyar Kano, Al’ajabi last year. He has produced some of the best movies to look out for in 2015; Asibitin Kauye, Hajiya Babba, Uwa Tafi Uwa, etc.

Rahma Sadau
The sizzling siren is the most active and talked about Kannywood actress of 2014. No actress garnered such a huge fan base within a short period of time before. Among her notable performances were movies like Jinin Jikina, Sabuwar Tsangaya, Atiku, etc.

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Ali Nuhu Takes A New Challenge With FKD’s Upcoming GAMU NAN DAI

If you are worried that FKD Production is dipping into the same old wells too often (“NI DAKE MUN DACE” “SIRRIN DAKE RAINA,” et al), the announcement of the Production’s GAMU NAN DAI may give you a pause.

Officially announced by the Production head Ali Nuhu on twitter six days ago, and to star Ali Nuhu, Nuhu Abdullahi, Ramadan Booth, Shamsu Dan’iya, Abdul M Shareef, Garzali Miko, Haruna Talle Mai Fata; GAMU NAN DAI is an educating movie that will perform ‘reality check’ on the socioeconomic and cultural state and state of mind of our youths. Speaking briefly after the announcement, Ali Nuhu told Kannywoodscene that GAMU NAN DAI will be about 5 ghetto boys who feel money is the ultimate goal in life and go out on expedition that will turn their life around.

FKD Production is under criticism for being too self-indulgent in romantic genre, but Ali Nuhu quickly reputed this claim when Kannywoodscene asked him whether this sudden slide into a new genre was triggered by the aforementioned allegation, “I don’t believe this. No body can change my mindset as a filmmaker. Most people saying this are incapable of making their own thinking; they are simply being stereotypic. How can you watch movies like SANSANI, SAI WATA RANA, DIJANGALA, CARBIN KWAI, MADUBIN DUBAWA, ADAMSY and tell me they belong to the same genre. This is grossly unacceptable” he said.

Ali Nuhu is among the very few filmmakers with sheer boldness of experimenting new actors and ideas. It was through similar experiments that great artists were born, such as Adam A Zango, Nazifi Asnanic, Umar M Shareef, Nafisat Abdullahi, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Rahma Sadau (who at this point counts more as a good-luck charm for any casting agents than anything else). Kannywoodscene went on to ask him why he is embracing the challenge again on this one, and he remarked, “There is a need to promote young and upcoming talents. Secondly, assembling so many established actors in a movie isn’t a good idea any longer commercially and artistically.”

This seems a very risky proposal- not only with the casting of an almost-all upcoming actors- but also with the seeming violation of FKD’s “Entertainment first and foremost” trademark. The director, however, remains optimistic that the concept and uniqueness of the movie will compensate these disadvantages, “You see GAMU NAN DAI is a unique one from FKD Production. It has a topical subject not just the usual love stories or family drama. I believe it will be its own kind.”

Popularity is a fickle mistress, but the only way GAMU NAN DAI can attain the popularity of FKD’s previous releases is, by reckoning, if it delivers its promise. The movie’s delights are intended to come from its youthful heart and its willingness to depart from formular. The task of director Ali Nuhu and his assistant Alfazazee Muhammad is clear, namely: treatment of the material as socially relatable as possible and inspiration of the movie’s young actors to firmly fix the movie’s youthful soul for the youth it is apparently set out at.

2014 has been without FKD movie. SIRRIN DAKE RAINA was originally scheduled for November release but was later pushed to 2015, leaving the Production with no new movie for a complete year for the first time in nearly six years. With GAMU NAN DAI scheduled for 20th to 30th December shoot, and another movie HALACCI earlier shot by FKD’s affliated Production Nuhu MovieTone, Ali Nuhu is already having three movies in 2015.

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