The ban prohibiting screen star Rahama Sadau from acting has been lifted by the governor of Kano State, Abdullah Ganduje, reports Gabriella Opara.
The award-winning actress was banned from acting in October 2017, after appearing in a music video by artiste Classique, which was declared to be “immoral and unethical” by the Hausa film industry.
The chairman of the Kano Actors Guild, Alhassan Kwalli, last week expressed his gratitude to Ganduje for lifting the ban after she wrote a letter of apology to the state government, Kano Emirate Council and the Motion Practitioners Association of Nigeria.
“The development was timely as stakeholders and practitioners in the Hausa movie industry are using films as a tool for national development,” Kwalli said.
Sadau wrote in her letter a month after being suspended by the guild: “I am human and liable to make mistakes and as a daughter who stands to be corrected, I wish to plead and ask my colleagues, the executive member of all guilds, the entire people of the north and audience at large to forgive me.”
Sadau features alongside Patrick Doyle, Mofe Duncan and Sani Muazu in TV series Sons of Caliphate, where she plays the character Binta Kutigi.
Sons of Caliphate is a 13-part drama series set in the northern part of Nigeria about power struggles and family drama. It is exclusive to EbonyLife TV and produced by Mo Abudu.
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