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PHOTOS: 3 Popular Hausa Actresses Who Have Featured In Nollywood Movies

Talking about the movie industry In Nigeria, Kannywood can be regarded as the second largest film industry with a lucrative market and in terms of producing quality movies. 

Some Kannywood actors/actresses have joined the Nollywood industry, and they have featured in several Nollywood movies. Actors like Ali Nuhu, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed, Rahama Sadau, Hadiza Gabon, and others were seen in some of the movies produced by Nollywood's filmmakers. 

Photo: Maryam Booth (left) and Hadiza Aliyu Gabon (right).

Just like Kannywood stars, also some Nollywood stars such as Aki and Paw Paw, Mr. Ibu, and others were seen on the Kannywood's screen. And this collaboration between the two parties (Nollywood and Kannywood) can serve as an agent of unity in the country.

1. Rahama Sadau

Rahama Ibrahim Sadau is a Kannywood actress born and raised in Kaduna State. She made her first appearance as an actress in a Kannywood blockbuster movie titled "Gani Ga Wane" in 2013.

Photos credit: Instagram page of Rahama

The controversial actress also acted in some Nollywood movies alongside Majid Michael, Mercy Jhonson, Hafiz Oyetoro, among others. Her movies include Ajuwaya, Light Will Come, The Sons of Caliphate, Zero Hour, and others.

2. Hadiza Aliyu (Yar Maye)

Hadiza is a Gabon-born Nigerian actress and filmmaker. She is among the top 10 Kannywood actresses whose efforts brought the industry by storm.

Photos credit: Instagram page of Hadiza Gabon

Following the footsteps of Ali Nuhu, Maryam Booth, Sani Danja, and others, Hadiza Gabon made her debut in a Nollywood movie titled "Lagos Real Fake Life" alongside Mike Ezuruonye.

3. Maryam Booth

Maryam Booth is another popular Kannywood actress who is also a Nollywood star. The award-winning actress started acting when she was just 8 years old.

Photos source: Instagram pages of Maryam Booth

In the Nollywood industry, Maryam is well-known for her appearance in a Nollywood movie titled 'Milkmaid' which earned her an award of the best supporting actress at the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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