Why young married cannot act in Kannywood – Filmmaker
Film director, Babangida Bangis, has explained why young Kannywood actresses are unable to appear in films.
The movie-making sector in northern Nigeria is known as Kannywood, and it is headquartered in Kano.
Young married women are not permitted to perform in films in Kannywood, according to a rule Bangis stated in an interview with BBC Pidgin, but they are permitted to be producers.
He continued that it goes against Hausa cultural beliefs to cast a young married woman in a movie.
Recall that Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, declared in 2021 that she would not give up acting in order to be married.
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.