Rahama Sadau Biography
Rahama Sadau who’s real name is Rahama Ibrahim Sadau is a Nigerian hausa actress. She was born on 7 December 1993 in Kaduna, Nigeria.
She won the Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Award 2014. Rahama Sadau has also won and the Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards by African Voice – Britain’s No.1 African Newspaper. Rahama Sadau is often referred to as “Priyanka”.
The Business Administration graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic joined the Hausa film industry, Kannywood in 2013. She is one of the few Hausa on-screen characters who speaks both English and Hindi languages fluently. Rahama played a few minor roles before gaining fame from her performance in “Gani ga Wane” alongside the popular Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu.
Besides acting, she participates in charity works and most recently visited an IDP camp in Wasa, Abuja, Nigeria. This was organised by her charitable initiative Ray of Hope. Rahama participated in the 2015 Cancer day Walk organised by Medicaid.
Rahama Sadau currently exploring possibilities of use her fame for a good cause. She hopes to pursue various causes such as girl education, women empowerment and women’s rights. Her particular interest concentrates on women’s issues, including safety and gender equality.
Rahama Sadau Age
She was born on 7 December 1993 in Kaduna, Nigeria. She is 24 years old as 2018.
Rahama Sadau Siblings
Rahama Sadau has four siblings ;Fatima Sadau, Zainab Sadau, Haruna Sadau and Aisha Sadau.
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Rahama Sadau Ban from the Hausa film industry, Kannywood
Rahama Sadau was suspended by the Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) from the Hausa film industry Kannywood, on Sunday, 2 October 2016 due to an “offensive hug” in her appearance in an Hausa music video alongside a Jos based popular pop star ClassiQ. Rahama Sadau claimed not to know any other person who had been banned in Kannywood, except herself.
MOPPAN argued that the “hugging and cuddling” in the video was in violation of the code of ethics known to all Hausa movie practitioners. The industry, commonly known as Kannywood, has been under fire from conservative Muslim clerics who accuse it of corrupting people’s values.
However, on 8 October 2016, she was reported to be featuring in a movie series on EbonyLife TV and on 15 October 2016, she confirmed on her Twitter account that she had been invited to Hollywood by Akon and Jeta Amata.
Rahama Sadau Interview
Interviewer: Can you briefly tell us about yourself?
Rahama Sadau: Oh well my name is Rahama Sadau. I was born in Kaduna, raised in Kaduna, schooled in Kaduna and i base in Kaduna. I attended Labayi international school for my nursey and primary school, I then proceeded to Kaduna Capital School for my junior secondary, and tranfered to Misbaul Islam for my senior secondary school. After which i got enrolled into Kaduna Polytechnic for my tertiary education. Am a part time model and a full time actress in the Hausa film industry also known as “Kannywood”
Interviewer: Have you always wanted to be an actress? Or did you somehow find yourself in the film industry?
Rahama Sadau: Acting is actually a profession i’ve consistently aspired since childhood. But just as i decided to give it a try, i never got to meet the right producers. But it never stopped me nor discouraged me to continue trying and remain original. So about 3 years ago i was actually able to meet a certain producer that saw the talent in me and belived in me. But ever since, it has been a smooth ride so far. Thanks to God almighty,
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Interviewer: What societal challenges do you face being a Female actress from the north?
Rahama Sadau: Oh my God! so many challenges, i don’t even know how to emphasize the magnitude of these challenges. Especially because of societal sentiments like; “She’s a muslim, she’s young, she should just get married and settle down” and so on. But I always thank God for giving parents that support me 100% and i have their blessings. So at the end of the day, nothing else matters.
Interviewer: You happen to be involved on some projects in Nollywood. What do you think are the major differences between Nollywood and Kannywood in term of the production?
Rahama : Well actually Kannywood has improved a lot over time, so in terms of production the difference isn’t that much. Beacuse we use same cameras, and the production crew also. Because we outsource most from the same nollywood. The only difference between them is the associations, marketers and regulatory bodies that makes Nollywood more organized, it hardly exists in Kannwood. But Rome wasn’t built in a day, so we are getting there as well.
Interviewer: What exactly motivates you to stay active and consistent in your acting career?
Rahama Sadau: The challenges I encountered along the journey. My loyal and loving fans, my family. These are simply my sources of inspiration, keeping me up and doing and never give up.
Interviewer: Has social media helped your carrer in anyway? If yes how?
Rahama Sadau: Yes, social media in an essential tool in my career, and has helped a lot. Every actor need strong social media presence. This is beacause its a medium that exposes us in the Hausa to film industry beyond our local viewers. With the help of social media, my work is being recognized and exposed to views from all around the world.
Interviewer: What other languages can you speak aside of Hausa and English?
Rahama Sadau: I can speak Indian fluently, and also a little bit of Arabic.
Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Rahama Sadau: In the next 5 years i see myself as an international actress. And probably a wife and a mother.
Interviewer: What advice would you give other young aspiring female actresses from the North that are also facing challenges in breaking into the Hausa film industry (KANNYWOOD)?
Rahama Sadau: Keep your heads up, be determined, be yourself, be real. The path into the movie industry especially in the north can never be easy for you females. But its doable. If ordinary Rahama can do it, then you too can. Never give up.
Interviewer: That will be all. Thank you for your time and cooperation. We (Kcity Magazine) wish you the best in your career and future endeavors.
Rahama Sadau: Thank you for having me, i feel really honored to be featured on Kcity Magazine.