Nigerian actor, Ali Nuhu popularly referred to as ‘King Of Kannywood’ explains the idea behind Kannywood.
In a recent interview with ‘Pulse Nigeria’ the ‘Ojukokoro’ actor said
“Globally, when you talk about the movie industry in Nigeria, it’s Nollywood. Why we call the films made in the North Kannywood movies is because the base is Kano. That’s where a large chunk of the Hausa movies are being made.
Secondly, because there’s a sort of dichotomy between the film market in the North and the film market in the South. If the market were the same, I don’t think there would be that dichotomy between the two”.
Ali also spoke on the cinema culture in the Northern part of Nigeria and how the advent of Sharia law affected it.