Last year when Rahama Sadau was banned from Kannywood, many sympathised with her and some even criticised the action taken against her, but these days, the actress has made good of the incident.
Sadau was expelled from the Hausa indigenous film industry for playing a love interest in a music video of ClassiQ.
For hugging ClassiQ in the video, her action was deemed “immoral” by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN).
A year later, the actress describes the ban as a “stepping stone” which brought her way series of opportunities.
“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. It’s not something good but I think it was just meant to be,” she told Guardian.
Defending her role in the music video that resulted in her ban, Sadau said: “I think your religion and faith is between you and God. 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.”
Sadau, who has featured in several major movie projects since her expulsion from Kannywood, says she aspires to be as big as Hollywood star Angelina Jolie in the next few years.
“I could see myself being like Angelina Jolie, but my role model is Priyanka Chopra,” she added.