Rahama Sadau is the new face on Guardian Life magazine, where she narrates her perceived challenges in Nollywood as an actress, ban from Kannywood, alongside other details surrounding her career.
The 23-year-old star still stands her ground against being banned by Kannywood, stating that she did nothing wrong. 🙁
“No, I can’t just touch someone and then they say I did something wrong. I think your religion and faith is between you and God,” Rahama reacted. “I grew up as a northern lady, I know my limitations and I know what I can do as a northerner and a Muslim. What I did should be at the liberty of the artist who shouldn’t be banned.”
“Well, it’s a stepping stone, I am grateful because it has opened a lot of doors because a lot of people didn’t know me until the ban happened,” she concluded on how the ban affected her career, adding, “It’s not something good but I think it was just meant to be.”
When asked if she ever found yourself turning down a script because of certain things she couldn’t do, she replied, “I was asked to play a lesbian and I just felt a side of Rahama that couldn’t do it. I have my limitations, like I said; there are certain things I wouldn’t do because of where I come from and the religion I stand for. If I show that I am ignorant of things, I have family and I know what the people in the north are capable of, that’s why I am being careful. I haven’t faced any challenges yet [being a muslim woman in Nollywood. There are other Muslims in the Nollywood industry, it’s just that we have different cultures and different ways we live our lives, but I haven’t faced any problems yet.”
Well said Rahama.