In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Mohammed Lere, Kannywood’s trendy actress, Rahama Sadau, confesses her love for award-winning actor, Adam Zango, and how surprised she has been that things speedily changed after a stormy row between the both of them.
“Adam Zango is my best friend on earth now” Rahama said.
PT: You have been accused by producers and even some of your colleagues of being a rude actress, are you truly rude?
Rahama: Rahama is not a rude girl. May be because I try to stand firm to my calls every time I am on set and only concentrate on what I am doing. Some of them will say I stay too reticent so they will call me a rude person. But to be frank with you, I am the most humble person you can think of. I only pay attention to my work and after that I whisk away quietly. This is just one of those things one experiences especially when climbing the ladder of success. Many will misunderstand you, some will read negative meanings to your attitude, but to be frank with you, I am a cool, humble sweet girl.
PT: Your altercation with Adam Zango last year almost divided the industry in to two factions. What really happened?
Rahama: Hmmmmm, My fight with Adam Zango was a mistake if I may say. I really do not want to talk about it now and again but because you insist, let me just tell you that I could not control my temper when the whole thing started. I was very quick to write all those things I wrote on my Instagram page. Luckily enough I also was quick to write back announcing that I withdrew my comments and apologise to Adam Zango.
PT: What made you react that way?
Rahama: Please let us not talk about it again. It is now over and we are good.
PT: How do you relate with Adam Zango now?
Rahama: Adam Zango is my best friend on earth now. I have no any other friend in my life that is more than Adam Zango. All my other friends are after him.
I think our fight made me to understand that many people misunderstood who Adam Zango really is. Let me tell you something, I have never met a person who is so humble, simple and very accommodating like Adam Zango.
Adam Zango is one gentle man that once you understand who he is, you tend to trust him even with your secrets.
PT: Can you trust Adam Zango with your secrets?
Rahama: Yes I will. He is that humble and trustworthy.
PT: Do you regret your squabble with him?
Rahama: To be sincere I really do and it will never happen again.
PT: Would you Marry Adam Zango if he proposes to you now?
Rahama: Hmmmmmmm (Laugh).
PT: You have started acting in the Nollywood. Are you likely to stop acting Hausa films anytime soon?
Rahama: No, I am a versatile actress, and I will surely do the two anytime.
PT: We used to know that you are also a member of the FKD records owned by Ali Nuhu, now you launched your own label ‘Sadau Pictures’, are you leaving the FKD?
Rahama: Not at all. FKD is like the hub and our root, FKD is home. I will never leave the FKD records. I just have mine just like how a mother will have a child. FKD is the mother.
PT: Who is Ali Nuhu to you?
Rahama: Ali Nuhu is my boss, my king, my inspiration, my guardian, my supporter and in fact everything. He brought me into this and trained me. Let me tell you besides acting, Ali Nuhu for me is like my world favourite actor “Sharukhan”. He means everything to me and I thank him so much.
PT: Which film is your favourite?
Rahama: Sangaya is my favourite. I even won an award in the 2015 Afro-Nolly awards as the best actress of the year in London with that film. Then Hindu too. It is one film that can qualify for any award. Adam Zango was genius in it and he actually took acting to the next level with his displays.
PT: How soon are you likely to get married?
Rahama: Allah is the best chooser. I will marry anytime he destines me that I do.
PT: How do you relax if you are not doing movies?
Rahama: I read books.
PT: You are a good dancer, can you still dance?
Rahama: Very well, in fact even better than before.
PT: What would you say to your fans and colleagues in the industry?
Rahama: I assure my fans that I will not disappoint them and I will keep making them proud. To my colleagues, producers and directors, I want to say I love you all and respect you all. Lastly to you PREMIUM TIMES, thank for always giving us a say on your platform.
PT: Thank you.
Rahama: Bye and thanks.