Kano actors’ guild has commended the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for lifting the ban on Rahama Sadau, popular female actress suspended from Kannywood for featuring in a romantic music video.


Rahama, one of the leading actresses in Hausa film industry was expelled by the regulators of the Kannywood film industry, the Motion Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN).

Her appearance in the music video of ‘Classique’ was said to have been immoral and against the ethics of the Hausa film industry.

Alhassan Kwalli, chairman of the guild, said: “The development was timely as stakeholders and practitioners in the Hausa movie industry are using films as a tool for national development.”


A statement issued by Rabiu Rikadawa, assistant secretary of the association on Monday, said Kwalli expressed gratitude to the governor for lifting the ban.

He also lauded Ganduje’s support to the Hausa movie industry and its practitioners over the years.

He said Nigerian and the north, in particular, has good stories and cultures to exhibit to the world adding that this can be achieved with good movies and filmmaking.


Rahama had written an apology letter to the state government and the Kano Emirate Council as well as (MOPPAN), expressing regrets for her action.

Rahama made her Nollywood debut in a new TV drama series titled, ‘Sons of the Caliphate’.

The 13-part drama series is produced by Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV.


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