Hadiza Kabara: I Still Have A Place In Kannywood

Hadiza Muhammad Sani, better known by her stage name Hadiza Kabara, is a seasoned Kannywood actress who has been working in the business for more than twenty years at this point. In this conversation with Weekend Magazine, she discusses the profound changes that Kannywood has through in recent years. After taking a break from acting, she is now appearing in the hit television shows Gidan Badamasi and Dadin Kowa.

How did you get your start in the acting business?

I believe that year was 1998. At that time, stage drama was still being performed, but I had the good fortune to jump right into the film industry. And I can honestly tell that that was my fate. I really enjoy watching Hausa movies, particularly those that are produced by Sarauniya Productions. Because I was still in high school at the time, my family and I would come home from school and spend the entire day watching Hausa films. My interest in the subject matter initially developed as a result of my viewing of motion pictures. I remember that my greatest movie back then was “Allura da zare,” and since I think late Auwal Sabo and Sarauniya Movies Production were big contributors to my passion in acting (at the time), I give them credit for it.

I’m not sure how it happened, but I started visiting to different filming places to witness live shoots. But I was only planning on going there to watch them and not to act; later on, however, as Allah wills it, I began acting on stage.

Up until this day, I have no recollection of the title of my very first film because it was never released for a variety of reasons that are best known to the producers. But it was the movie “Nagari” that really helped me break out into the public eye.

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