January 12, (THEWILL) – Film director, Babangida Bangis, has stated why young Kannywood actresses cannot feature in movies.
Kannywood is the movie producing industry in northern Nigeria; it has its headquarters in Kano.
In an interview with BBC pidgin, Bangis said it is a rule in Kannywood that young married women can’t act in films, but are allowed to be producers.
He added that allowing a young married woman to take a role in movies goes against Hausa’s cultural values.
“It’s a rule in Kannywood, young married women cannot act in movies. The only married women are the elderly ones playing motherly roles. Young married women can be producers or something else, but not act”, he said.
In 2021, Rahama Sadau, the Kannywood actress, said that she wouldn’t quit acting for marriage.