Two of Kannywood’s leading actors, Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu, were honoured at an award ceremony in London on Saturday.
Zango won the best actor while Nuhu was voted outstanding actor at the 19th African Film Awards in London at an event held at the Stratford town hall.
The awards is an annual event organized by England-based African Newspaper, African Voice, to recognise and honour Africans in the area of governance, diplomacy, business and film industry.
Actors in the Hausa movie industry, Kannywood, were honoured for the first time in the 14-year history of the awards.
The four categories honoured in the Kannywood section were Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Outstanding Awards.
Zango won the best actor award with his film ‘Gwaska’. Hafiz Yahaya, another Kannywood actor and director, won the best director award while Rahama Sadau won the best actress award.
Ali Nuhu was honoured with the outstanding actor for his role as a Hausa actor and as an inspiration to youth to seek careers in the entertainment industry; and for his successful crossover into Nollywood films.
Ali Nuhu, who spoke to his fans through his official Instagram page, expressed thanks to Allah for making the award possible.