INTERVIEW: Kannywood needs training school for actors – Fati Musa

Kannywood Actress

Fati Musa said her favourite Nollywood actress is Mercy Johnson.

Fati Musa is often acts in horror and scary Kannywood movies.

Her first movie ‘MACIJIYA’ was Kannywood’s first snake animated movie; and was a big hit for the actress. It also earned her a trip to China to record the first ever Chinese dubbed Hausa movie.

An indigene of Niger State, Fati is currently one of the most celebrated Kannywood actresses.

PT: Your movie ‘Macijiya’ was a big hit, what makes it different from your other movies?

Fati: Yes, Macijiya was a big hit for me and the producer of the film, It was so because of the effort and commitment the entire crew put during the making of the film.

I was the star actress as the ‘Snake Girl’. I often transformed into a snake in the movie and I think the last movie people saw where humans were transforming to snakes was the famous Indian film ‘Nagin.’ So, people were amazed seeing something like that from Kannywood.

I get to transform anytime I chose to in the film and deal with who messes with me.


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PT: Was that snake you transformed to a real one?

Fati: Of course it was not a real one; even though that was not under my jurisdiction. It is the producer and the editor’s part. I wouldn’t know how they achieved it. But the transition was marvelous.

PT: Do you wish to act something similar to that in the nearest feature?

Fati: Yes I will do even more than that if I am called upon, Insha Allah.

PT: How many movies have you featured in since joining the Kannywood?

Fati: I cannot say for now, but let’s say about 250 to 300 movies.


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PT: What were the challenges you encountered when joining Kannywood?

Fati: Trying to break even among other great actresses was a big challenge.

I met great actresses when I joined the Kannywood and to make myself relevant was a challenge. But thank God now I am also among the good ones Insha Allah.

 PT: Which was your first Kannywood movie?

Fati: ‘MACIJIYA’ was my first and favorite.

PT: Where you truly in the movie ‘Basaja 3&4’?

Fati: Yes I was. I acted alongside Hadiza Gabon, Adam Zango etc.

 PT: Who is your favourite Kannywood actor?

Fati: Ali Nuhu, Adam Zango and Sani Danja are all good actors that I like.

PT: What will you say interests you the most in the Kannywood industry?

Fati: How we try to learn from each other is what interests me the most in Kannywood.

 PT: If Fati is not acting, what would she be doing?

Fati: I would be watching movies.

PT: Which movie has been the most challenging for you?

Fati: ‘MACIJIYA’ is still my most challenging movie so far.

PT: What do you think needs to be done to improve Kannywood movie industry?

Fati: If the Kannywood could introduce a platform where a training school is set up for actors and actresses so they can get training on their profession and learn more on movie acting and production, it will be of great importance to the industry. Some new actors were just introduced into movies without having adequate experience. A training school will indeed help the industry

 PT: Which movie are you working on now?

Fati: ‘Zaman Duniya.’ In fact I am right now on set. I am acting alongside Ali Nuhu in the film

PT: Which foreign actor would you want to meet?

Fati: Indian Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

PT: Who is your favourite Nollywood actor or actress?

Fati: Mercy Johnson

PT: Is Fatima married or single?

Fati: Not married yet, but seriously working on that at the moment.

PT: What is your favourite dish?

Fati: It will interest you to know that my favourite food is not just food but fruits.

Fruit salad is my favourite meal, and I can live on eat all day, all time.


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