The Nigerian film industry Kannywood has produced many actresses that compete with their Hollywood counterparts in look, skills, and popularity. Kannywood makes movies in the Hausa language that is little known outside Nigeria but the popularity of Nigerian actresses has transcended boundaries. They are popular on social media where they are followed by millions.
Nigerian actresses were little known outside Kannywood before they joined social media. While Hausa movies could have fewer takes in the world, Kannywood actresses have become celebrities on social media. And it won’t be an exaggeration to say that people have started Hausa movies to watch their favorite actresses.
Here I am listing leading actresses of Kannywood
- Rahama Sadau
Born: 7 December 1993, Kaduna, Nigeria
Rahama Ibrahim Sadau is a multi-talented actress and model. Also, she is a producer, makeup artist, and entrepreneur. She wears many hats because she started early. It was her love for acting and modeling that courage her to look for a potential platform to show her talent. And she got the opportunity in 2013 when she met the leading director and producer Ali Nuhu. She has also been featured in the 2020 movie Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 – Agni Pariksha.
- Jamila Umar Nagudu
Born: 8 October 1985, Toro, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Jamila Umar has captivated the entire Kannywood film industry and movie buffs the world over with her exceptional acting skills and charming personality. Considering her performance in Hausa movies, she’s called the ‘Queen of Kannywood’. The turning point in her life came when she was offered a role in the movie entitled ‘Jamila da Jamilu’ produced by Aminu Saira, who’s one of the leading producers of Kannywood. Today she has appeared in over 200 Hausa … Read more