Kannywood: Rabi Mustapha is dead

Actress died on Wednesday

Popular Kannywood actress, Rabi Mustapha, died on Wednesday, February 26, in Kano after a brief illness.

She has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

Rabi would be remembered in Kannywood for her singing, especially in the movies Mujadala, Muradi and Ukuba.

One of her last public performances was at her colleague, Fati Musa’s, wedding in December 2013.

She was one of the first singers in the industry, performing alongside Yakubu Mohammed.

At her family house in Kano, on Thursday, friends and colleagues trooped in to condole with the deceased’s family.

A family friend, Aliyu Ahmed, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, said Kannywood industry had really lost a talent.

“Rabi is among the best if not the best singer in Kannywood. She will surely be missed, no doubt about it. Everybody is here with the family; Kannywood has been at a standstill since yesterday (Wednesday) evening till this morning,” said Ahmed.

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