Sadau was banned from the Kannywood film industry after she shared a hug
with Jos-based pop singer Classiq in a Hausa music video.
then featured in several Nollywood films including a yet unreleased
movie The Accidental Spy, with Ramsey Nouah.
opened up about growing up, her Kannywood experience, rejecting roles
and her transition into Nollywood.
with Priyanka Chopra, who transitions from Bollywood to Hollywood.
Excerpt from the interview below:
her. We have similar problems and are facing similar situations because
at some point, they have to accept you and appreciate what you’re doing.
early how did your parents and your community first take it? Were they
not a good place for a young girl like me. But she has still been
supportive. No matter how they try to keep us away from our dreams she
still tries to support us because she is afraid of us falling into the
wrong hands but at some point she was like no and I pushed for it.
and it was my starting point. I am really grateful for it, I am
thankful for what it has made me become today. I have lived in Kaduna
all my life. Whenever I travel to any other state it’s for work.
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
something wrong. 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.
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
The Light Will Come, and Sons of the Caliphate. There hasn’t been much
difference working in Nollywood. Perhaps the people are different, and
the environment, similar stories and cultures.
who I am and focus on the things that I need and work towards
are trying to be another person in another zone and another territory. I
don’t feel comfortable when I dress in short clothes but I am cool with
other things like opening my hair up.
Yes, I am very busy but if I have time to sleep, then I’ll definitely
create time for a date. I am a very boring person, I always stick to my
laptop, watching movies but whenever my friends call me out on a date,
we just go somewhere, it could be anywhere, have fun and come back.