Finally, Rahama Sadau apologises to MOPPAN, seeks recall to Kannywood

Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau
Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau

Over a year after she was expelled from the Kannywood movie industry, actress Rahama Sadau has finally apologised, asking to be recalled.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria MOPPAN, on October 3, 2016 expelled the actress from the Hausa movie industry, over her appearance in a romantic musical video with Jos born singer, Classiq.

In an apology letter seen by PREMIUM TIMES, Rahama apologised to MOPPAN, asking to be allowed to return to the Hausa movie industry.

MOPPAN is a coalition of associations that sets rules and regulations governing the conduct of actors and actresses, as well as production of movies in Northern Nigeria.

Rahama’s expulsion earned her national and international fame with American singer Akon inviting her for a shoot in the U.S.

In the letter of apology delivered to MOPPAN on Wednesday, Rahama said, “I am human and liable to make mistakes and as a daughter who stand to be corrected. I wish to plead and ask my colleagues, the executive member of all guilds, the entire people of the north and audience at large to forgive me.”

PREMIUM TIMES spoke to Salisu Mohammed, the secretary of MOPPAN on whether the association will accept her apology or not.

“We are going to hold a meeting to discuss on the content of the letter and come out with a definite stand. It is not going to be automatic at all.

“She told the media that she was not served letter of suspension and she was not suspended. She also made lot of comments that are not supposed to come from her,” he said.

Although she was expelled from Kannywood, Rahama was still able to feature in a few Hausa movies, something an official of MOPPAN says may be used in stalling her recall.

Mr. Mohammed said MOPPAN will meet of on Friday to decide on Rahama’s letter.


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  • Dan Arewa

    I heard that Nollywood said you will be one of their actress. You should go Back there. Your mood and characters shows you belong to them. We don`t need you in Hausa land.

    • concernednigerian

      She would have to get married to a Northern Muslim not a Nollywood producer.

      • Dan Arewa

        Did anybody said she is going to be married to a Nollywood producer?
        By the way, only Allah (GOD) know her husband.

    • Dan arewa

      They said she found INTERNATIONAL FAME in the land of the devil himself USA and was shown kissing a Yoruba boy in a nollyhood movie so, she should stay there and enjoy her fame, we dont need her in Kano, Shari today sharia tomorrow sharia for ever.Shegia

  • Bishop

    We only know how a battle starts, but no one knows how it will end. So, why start what you can’t finish?

  • Dan arewa

    They said she found FAME in the land of the devil himself USA and was shown kissing a Yoruba boy in a nollyhood movie so, she should stay there and enjoy her fame, we dont need her in Kano, Shari today sharia tomorrow sharia for ever. Shegia

  • Tahir Bunu-hamza

    Some of the comments here are to the extreme limits to say the least!!!

  • Dan

    Whether you guys like it or not, Rahama Sadau has earned her fame and glory outside kannywood more than some of her colleagues who are local champions. Yes, Rahama apologized not just because she was hypocritically judged but to let peace reign in the industry. There is no use fighting an industry that is hell bent on witch hunting you at all costs just because you didn’t fulfill some certain mallams sexual advances. She is just one woman in a male dominated industry. We can all see the case of Harvey Weinstein and how Hollywood and the US media are dealing with him. It seems we are yet to learn it here in Kannywood where young actresses are blackmailed and twisted into all acts of sexual gratifications for certain roles. Victimized and humiliated on flimsy excuses when they don’t comply. So, based on encouragement from familes, friends & colleagues she decided it’s better for her to apologize and let those whose ego’s where hurt to feel pompous again. Rahama is now a global star. Her contacts and experience from this episode has made her more famous & successful. Bad belle people will of course continue hating.