The Kannywood movie scene can boast of a talented generation of actors that have continued to shine brightly on screen over the years. This week, Weekend Magazine takes a look at some of them.

Fati Muhammad

Her debut role in the movie Da Babu shot her to superstardom, after which she became a household name. Although she briefly took a hiatus from acting in the early 2000s, she bounced back and continues to shine on screen, staring in over 300 films over the course of her career.

Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu

The King of Kannywood, as he is popularly known by, has been on the Kannywood scene for a good two decades. Since 1999, Ali Nuhu has started in hundreds of films in the industry such as Taurari, Mutallab, Sarauta and Kukan Zaki.

Hajara Usman

Hajara Usman
Hajara Usman

Hajara Usman began her career in the 1993 role of Gimbiya Fatima and also, in a range of Hausa drama shows on the NTA such as Bakan Gizo and Hadarin Kasa. Her performances gained her roles in many Kannywood movies later on including Laila, Babban Gida and Farin Wata.

Saratu Gidado

Saratu Gidado
Saratu Gidado

Fondly knows as Daso, Saratube came a household name for her signature notorious and aggressive roles of either a wife, a mother or in-law. Although the Tabbas star began taking lesser roles after tying the knot, she continues to enjoy a continuous fruitful acting career.

Sani Danja

Sani Danja
Sani Danja

Sani Musa Abdullahi, more popularly known as Sani Danja also began his acting career in 1999 in the movie Dalibai. Since then, the Kannywood star has featured in numerous other productions, some of which he produced and/or directed and has continued to enjoy great success in Kannywood.

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