Hausa Actress Stars in EL New Drama Series After Being Suspended From Kannywood


Nothing is about to stop Kaduna born actress Rahama Sadau!

Following a light misunderstanding over a video appearance she made that attracted her suspension from Kannywood, the budding actress features in an Ebony Life TV Show – Sons of the Caliphate.

The drama series will be premiered on October 13th 2016, 9PM WAT, and is based on the lives of three rich, entitled, passionate and ambitious young men, Kaliyah, Nuhu and Diko. These Sons of the Caliphate are portrayed, all caught up in the hidden corners of power, the darkness of addiction, the heat of love and desire, the obligations of family loyalty, craving for revenge.

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The 13-part drama series promises to take the audience on a journey into the rich, cultural and flamboyant aristocratic lifestyle of Northern Nigerian. Viewers get to see what happens when elections are fast approaching and how the tussle for the governorship seat heats up the polity in the Northern Caliphate State of Kowa.

Created, written and produced by Dimbo and Karachi Atiya, ‘Sons of the Caliphate’ is set to reposition the stereotypes about Northern Nigeria in a way people have not imagined.

Rahama Sadau
Rahama Sadau

Aside Rahama, who plays the role of Binta Kutigi, a confident, intelligent, witty and composed Northern stylish chick, the TV drama also features prominent names like Patrick Doyle and Mofe Duncan.

Rahama Sadau was the winner of Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Awards in 2014 and 2015. The 22-year old is often referred to as “Queen of Kannywood”, the Hausa language cinema of Nigeria. She also won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015 by African Voice.

However, she was suspended from the Hausa film industry by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, MOPPAN. This decision was due to her feature in a romantic musical video by Jos born musician, ClassiQ and a statement was released to that effect  by the Secretary of the association, Salisu Mohammed, warning other actors and actresses to bind by the rules of the Kannywood film industry.

Watch trailer for Sons of the Caliphate: