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Actor, Nuhu Abdullahi: In Kannywood, you can’t touch or kiss woman on set

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Popular Kannywood actor, Nuhu Abdullahi, is a gentleman with impeccable humility. A bundle of talent, he has featured in over 40 Hausa movies as well as made a foray into Nollywood, playing alongside top acts like Frank Artus.


In an interview with TS Weekend in Kano, Abdullahi spoke about his career, marriage plans and why Kannywood needs restructuring.

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Could you tell us about your background?

I was born in 1987 in Lagos State. My father was a retired army officer. He later became a businessman in Lagos. I grew up in Kano and attended Giginyu Special Primary School. I had my junior secondary school education in Kebbi State, and finished at Government College Kano. I then proceeded to Kano State College of Science and Remedial Studies where I obtained Diploma in English Education and Diploma in Hausa Education. I also attended Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies where I obtained Diploma in Mass Communication. Right now, I am running a degree programme at Bayero University Kano.

As a professional actor, do you think your religion should come first?

It’s a rule not to touch, hug, or kiss on set. In fact, religion and culture come first in Kannywood. Basically, we are producing these movies for our Muslim brethren, and it’s against the norms and values of our religion to touch or kiss a lady in a movie, so we must abide by it.

So, you’ve not touched or kissed a woman on set?

Yes, you cannot touch or kiss any woman on set.

But it was rumoured that you kissed an actress on set, how true is this?

It’s a rumour. I didn’t kiss any actress on set.

What are the things you feel should be changed in Kannywood?

There is need to restructure Kannywood. We need discipline among leaders and followers in the industry. The case of Rahama Sadau who was expelled still needs to be understood as a leadership issue. So, you have to respect the leadership of the organisation. In addition, when a leadership is going wrong, there should be advisory council to redirect them.

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