May 19, 2024

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Despite Kannywood Ban, Rahama Sadau Is Forging Ahead

Popular Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau is etching her name in the sands of time in spite of the ban placed on her by her colleagues.

After her ban from the northern film industry by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria for featuring in a romantic musical video by Jos-born singer ClassiQ in 2016, the actress’s career has continued to grow in leaps despite the odds.

In fact, not too long after the ban, Sadau debuted in Nollywood, starring in a 13-week drama series, ‘Sons of the Caliphate’. In the same year, she landed a role in The American King, directed by award-winning U.S.-based Nigerian filmmaker, Jeta Amata alongside Nollywood stars; Nse Ikpe Etim and Eyinna Nwigwe as well as Hollywood stars; Vannessa Martini, Akon, and Miguel Nunez jnr.

Since then, what was supposed to diminish or end her acting career, suddenly launched her into the mainstream movie world that has eluded her colleagues in Kannywood. Her latest appointment to serve on the technical committee of the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprise, iDICE, programme by the federal government is a testament to her growing fame in the country’s entertainment space.

The committee was inaugurated during the week by Vice President Kashim Shettima at the State House in Abuja and Radama Sadau’s joy knew no bounds.

An excited Rahama confirmed accepting the appointment in an Instagram post. She wrote, “I am pleased, honoured and humbled to accept my appointment to serve on the technical committee of the Investment in digital and creative enterprise programme. iDICE. This is indeed a humbling experience to witness. My warmest appreciation to my principal, Senator Kashim Shettima for the recognition and inclusion.

“My warmest appreciation to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima, for considering me worthy of the position, I appreciate the very generous expressions of support and confidence in me. This is my sign to keep going, thank you for this wonderful affirmation. It always feels good to receive an official validation from you, I owe you all a debt of immense gratitude,” the actress wrote on IG.

Congratulating the actress on his social media handles, the Director General of the Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, Ali Nuhu expressed joy that another entertainer has been recognized by the Federal Government. “Congratulations to one of our own again @rahamasadau,. This committee holds the second highest significance within the iDICE initiative and is tasked with offering strategic, technical, and operational assistance to the Program Coordination Unit (PCU) and the Fund Advisory Board,” Ali Nuhu wrote on Instagram.

The Technical Committee on the iDICE programme, is chaired by the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters (Office of The Vice President) Tope Kolade Fasua, The iDICE programme was launched early last month by the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa to promote innovation, generate job opportunities and boost the country’s creative economy.

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