I’m seriously searching for the man after my heart –Maryam Musa, Kannywood actress

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Kano is the heart of the Hausa movie industry popularly known as Kannywood. It is where 25-year-old Maryam Waziri Musa resides and plies her trade as an actor.

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In this exclusive interview conducted in Kano, the Gombe State indigene talks about her passion for acting, plans for marriage and why she cannot play romantic roles in movies.

How did your acting career begin?

It began immediately after graduation from University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). I was so passionate about acting I had to relocate from Gombe State where I grew up to Kano State. Fortunately, I met some producers who assisted me to find my feet in the Hausa movie industry. So far, I have featured in flicks like Muguwar Mace, Yan Zamani, Labarina, Ya Ko Kishiya, Yakin Mata, and Aminan Juna. However, back in Gombe, I had also acted in about three movies.

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What was the experience like facing the camera for the first time?

Honestly, it was not easy. I was shy, and the processes of shooting a movie, like taking the first, second and other shots, were hectic. Because it was my first experience, it was very difficult but I had to adapt.

Which movie would you say brought you into the limelight?

Wow! They are Muguwar Mace and Yan Zamani.

Considering your Islamic background, how are you coping with the rules and regulations barring kissing, romance or even touching a man in a movie?

It is not just within the entertainment industry, the Islamic religion and Hausa tradition condemn it. As actresses, we are not allowed to sit close to a man who is not our husband, and since you are not married in real life, you don’t have to depict it in movies. Our religion forbids it. However, it makes the movies look fake because you cannot touch a man who is your husband in a movie, even when he is sick. Professionally, I feel bad. However, I don’t have any regret not touching a man or playing romantic roles because my Islamic faith is my priority.

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Some of your counterparts are now featuring in English movies; do you have any plan to join them?

Though, we are not restricted as regards acting in English movies, I have issues considering the roles you are asked to depict. So, I don’t see myself playing such roles.

Could you tell us about your background?

My parents are happily married and blessed with three children, two boys and myself.

Who is the man after your heart?

No man for now, but I am seriously searching for the man after my heart.

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It is a trend among Hausa ladies to wear artistic lilies on their bodies but you are not wearing any, why?

It is a tradition and a trend among our ladies. It makes us outstanding in any social gathering or wedding. I wear it especially on occasions or when I am playing the role of a bride in a movie. Meanwhile, I have lilies on my nails and a simple one on my hand.

16 thoughts on “I’m seriously searching for the man after my heart –Maryam Musa, Kannywood actress

  1. i am also looking for an handsom,god fearing and wel trained wife. for more imformation contact me. here is my phone number 08158433355/08100918999 or [email protected]@gmail.com

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  2. Dear Maryam Waziri Musa,
    I am Prince Muhammed Sanusi Sule born on 1st October, 1986 in Fege LGA of Kano State, My mother is from Kano State (Brigede) while my father is from Kogi State.

    I live in Lagos presently, working with Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Division Office West, Ijora Lagos as a Security Secretary to the security manager. B.sc in Criminology and Security Studies from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Lagos.

    I red your profile both in Kennywood Actors and Actresses, the Internet and in the Sun news line on Sunday 19th October, 2016, and I saw you as a lovely, kind and sincerity one which made me to have interest in you to be the mother of my unborn children (INSA'ALLAHU).

    I have looked everywhere to get your contact details but was in vain, so if you really want us to talk as one and one, please kindly contact me on the following numbers.
    08031104839, 08091868933.

    Thank you
    Prince Muhammed Sanusi Sule

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  3. Dear Maryam Waziri Musa,
    I am Prince Muhammed Sanusi Sule born on 1st October, 1986 in Fege LGA of Kano State, My mother is from Kano State (Brigede) while my father is from Kogi State.

    I live in Lagos presently, working with Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Division Office West, Ijora Lagos as a Security Secretary to the security manager. B.sc in Criminology and Security Studies from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Lagos.

    I red your profile both in Kennywood Actors and Actresses, the Internet and in the Sun news line on Sunday 19th October, 2016, and I saw you as a lovely, kind and sincerity one which made me to have interest in you to be the mother of my unborn children (INSA'ALLAHU).

    I have looked everywhere to get your contact details but was in vain, so if you really want us to talk as one and one, please kindly contact me on the following numbers.
    08031104839, 08091868933.

    Thank you
    Prince Muhammed Sanusi Sule

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  4. My name is Muhammad bashir am from Lagos INA sonki India kina kaunata no Dan shekara 28 ne an ayfeni a gari Lagos name a zaune India kina sons wlh Nima ina ina kaunarki GA nomarta 08069381161 nagode sai najiki

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  5. Hmmmm prince Muhammed, sincerely speaking am speechless. This woman is beautiful, it was ever since I started watching her movie. that i have been looking for a way to meet her but all invain, in all the interview and all the things there were saying I was expecting the journalist to ask her if she is from a royal family. Honestly she looks like a princess, let me tell u something Mr prince this lady u seeing is every mans dream. Oh u don't understand her statement right she said she is searching, have u ask her how many men that have come for her hand in marriage? That she has rejected so that is it My brother. that is how does people do rejecting and rejecting.

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  6. I love you for Allah's sake. I'm a legal practitioner and I based in Ibadan. I'm seriously searching for a soul mate too. Give me your heart and I will never break it, give me your love and I will reciprocate. You're a beautiful moon that must not walk out in the sun, a child that must not be touched by dew and an eagle feather to be worn by a man.

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