Kannywood Actors Rahama Sadau Vs Ali Nuhu In A Typical Case Of Hausa Gender Inequality


ali-nuhu-chika-ikeThis right here, is a chronic case of gender inequality. I found this opinion piece online. Please read, after which I shall drop my thoughts below…

Rahama Sadau was expelled from the Hausa Film industry because she hugged a guy in a romantic music video.

The leadership of Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, MOPPAN said it was immoral. Well, check out these photos of top Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu kissing Chika Ike on a movie set. Ali was never punished for this.

Nigerians are now blasting MOPPAN for being hypocrites, having double standards and being harsh on Rahama maybe because she’s a woman!

rahama-sadau-protest-1So this is Kannywood actor @realalinuhu doing his thing as an ACTOR! Was he banned? No! But God forbid that a fantastic female actor appear in a music video!

I watched it, she barely even hugged the guy!!! So much injustice in the industry @rahamasadau deserves more than this! What precisely did she do in the 4min 9sec video that called for her to be expelled? @rahamasadau your destiny is not in the hands of mere mortals, it’s in the hand of GOD! And only him has the final say!

Just sit and watch him give you the last laugh.

#justiceforrahamasadau #rahamasadau #Nollywood #africanmovies #moviecritic #film #thescreeningroomwithadenike



It is no longer a thing of surprise that a majority of northern Nigerian men regard their women a little less valuable than their cows.

This Nigerian region boasts of some of the most beautiful women in the country blessed with brains. Sadly, their educational capabilities may never be exploited for greatness because they barely ever complete their education. And for those who are lucky to complete it, may never practice their professions because their men see marriage as the highest achievement a woman could possess.

Womens’ voices and opinions are silenced and their rights are often trampled upon. Look at Rahama Sadau…banned for hugging; yet Ali Nuhu is praised for kissing in the mouth. Both actors are members of the same guild. Sadau was banned for being a woman, Nuhu was cut some slack because he is male.

Interestingly, I observed that most of the tweets and comments made in protest against the unjust treatment of Miss Sadau come from our Northern Nigerian Muslim brothers, which tells me that we may yet witness the day when our beautiful northern sisters will be finally allowed to express themselves without fear of being judged as ‘immoral.’

Before now, I never knew an actress like Rahama Sadau existed. But those who thought they could ‘punish’ her actually helped her gain fame. Her story has been carried by BBC, Metro UK, Daily Mail UK , The Washington Post and numerous international media. She has been launched on a pad of international recognition.

My prayer is for Rahama Sadau to achieve even greater exploits and put to shame those who thought they could bring her down.


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