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Kannywood doesn’t permit touching & fondling like in Nollywood – Sani Musa Danja

Kannywood doesn’t permit touching & fondling like in Nollywood – Sani Musa Danja
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Kannywood doesn’t permit touching & fondling like in Nollywood – Sani Musa Danja

Nigerian actor Sani Musa Danja, who is part of the Hausa arm of the Nigerian motion picture industry, Kannywood, has made a comparison between the movie industry and the Nollywood.

Sani Musa Danja

In a recent chat with Adedayo Odulaja, the cross over actor had this to say over the peculiarity of the Kannywood industry as an entertainer and an actor.

Considering where I am coming from there is a lot of religious, cultural things that once you cross some lanes, people will talk and even react. So I was on the receiving end of that too for a while. But I was raised by my own parents and I was taught good principles. So I know what is good and what is bad.

I don’t need somebody to tell me this is bad. When I feel something is okay with me, I will do it.

There are so many things that happen in English movies that can’t happen in Kannywood movies, like the touching, fondling and such for instance. But from what I believe which in English says ‘you’re not judged by what you do but by the intentions of doing that very thing’. Some people just have a different perspective on the way they look at religion and what they do. So, when I am getting paid to do a job and they are saying whatever you do is based on your actions, my intentions know better. I have roles I cannot play in movies and that I do without anybody telling me.

When asked how different the Kannywood is to Nollywood in terms of structure and style, he said:

Kannywood talks a lot about the culture of the Hausa population in the north but movies really focus on the culture. For me, it is all about the way of life and what is really going on. Kannywood industry talks about the present situation we are in, for instance the mode of dressing, the issue of Boko Haram and even corruption. Things that people feel are peculiar to the north, whether positive or negative, we try to broaden the picture for people to really understand how it works and how it is. So Kannywood movies is about the nature of the background and its present state. But the major difference between Kannywood and Nollywood is the language, in that the former is delivered in Hausa while the latter is in English. And a lot of people learn English language because it is the country’s universal language that is accepted for everyone to communicate with which is why a lot of people watch the English movies more than the language movies like Yoruba or Igbo.

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