Rahama Sadau reveals biggest fear joining Nollywood after Kannywood ban

Rahama Sadau

Actress Rahama Sadau has revealed her biggest fear transitioning into Nollywood after she was banned from Kannywood industry.

The actress was banned  by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria for featuring in a romantic musical video by Jos-born singer ClassiQ in 2016.

Shortly after expulsion, she debuted in Nollywood by starring in a 13-week drama series, Sons of the Caliphate. In the same year, she landed a role in The Amercian King, directed by award-winning U.S.-based Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata alongside Nollywood stars Nse Ikpe Etim and Eyinna Nwigwe and Hollywood stars Vannessa Martini, Akon, and Miguel Nunez jnr.

Speaking in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the 30-year-old said transitioning from Kannywood to Nollywood despite the fame was challenging.

She said: “Coming from where I came from was not an easy journey, especially trying to balance being in Nollywood and still doing the movie I do.

“It was challenging and unique, and I loved it. We just talked about our system.”

“So my biggest fear when switching to Nollywood was that it wasn’t switching; it was trying to play by the book in the industry. Trying to be who I am, and as a Northern actress, I am trying to find a space to fit in here.”

Since the ban, Rahama’s career has increased significantly as a Nollywood actress.

The ban was lifted by the then Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, through the Kano State Censorship Board in 2018.