Popular Kannywood actress, Fati Musa, was among those taken to China for the project.
A Chinese movie recorded officially in Hausa is set to be shown to Nigerians through the Nigeria Television Authority.
The movie, titled ‘Beijing Love Story’, was originally shot in Chinese and aired in China.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, apparently determined to promote its culture in Northern Nigeria, made arrangements to record the movie in Hausa.
The Embassy sponsored a Kannywood, Hausa movie, actress, and Hausa radio presenters, to China for the recording.
Among those sponsored by the Embassy for the project was popular Kannywood actress, Fati Musa Macijiya.
Fati told PREMIUM TIMES about her experience in China during the recording.
When asked how she was chosen for the project, Fati said one of the embassy officials visited her and told her they are willing to take her to China for a film project.
“They said they have been monitoring my acting skills in the Kannywood and believe I will do well in the project. And that is how I was chosen for the production,” she said.
“I was the only Kannywood actress that was selected; all the others that were taken are Hausa radio broadcasters. The experience is astonishing and a memorable one,” she added.
She said the project took about two months to complete and described it as a good development for her career.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the movie was first recorded in English before the Nigerians were asked to do the voice recording in Hausa. The NTA has already begun advertising the movie, which was launched by the Chinese Embassy last week.
Some of the Kannywood movies Fati has featured in include ‘MACIJIYA’ which means the snake girl, and “Da Kishiyar gida” which means I won’t have a second wife. She also featured in the yet-to-be released science fiction movie, ADUNIYA.
“There is no other actress to do such a dubbed role for the Chinese movie than Fati Musa. She is a very creative and reliable actress in Kannywood,” a movie producer and director, Murtala Balala, said.
Pictures of Fati Musa in China