The Kannywood industry is becoming a household brand in Africa. Movies produced in this industry are selling across the continent and beyond primarily because of the interesting plots and professionalism expressed by the actors and actresses through role interpretation. Though Nollywood is the bigger movie industry in Nigeria, Kannywood is beginning to threaten that perception with a growing audience base.
Directors and other production crew members are very crucial to the success of any movie. Kannywood has very good directors who know how to bring out the best in actors and actresses. In recent times, the biggest name in the Kannywood industry is Ali Nuhu, an actor, producer and director whose movies have become a huge brand in that industry. Nuhu is the best director in the Kannywood industry, as his pedigree and movies have drawn quality awards to him. He is indeed the King of Kannywood, as he is fondly called.
This popular Kannywood and Nollywood star won the best director award at the Northern Trendz award night recently. Nuhu won the award with his movie “Mariya”.
Nuhu wrote on his verified Instagram handle @realalinuhu, “First award of the year, best director with the movie Mariya.” Nuhu appreciated the organisers -Northern Trendz- of the award, while also thanking the cast and crew of the movie.
The movie, Mariya was based on the issue of girl-child marriage in Hausa land. The cast included Maryam Yahaya who acted as Mariya, Umar M. Shareef who acted as Abdullahi who is the real lover of Mariya and Baba Karkuzu, the elderly man that Mariya was forced to marry against her dream of becoming a medical doctor, reports Daily Trust.
Nuhu is a film actor, producer and director. He acts both in Kannywood and Nollywood movies.
The name, Ali Nuhu, is a huge brand in Kannywood and in fact, Nollywood. He is truly the King of Kannywood and a pretty good ambassador of that industry.