January 27, 2023



I all the time search to influence society positively – Abdulyasar C-19 

Abdulyasar Aminu Abubakar, popularly often called Abdulyasar A. Abubakar C-19, specialises in script writing and movie directing. In his interview with IBRAHIM HAMISU in Kano state, he says he was a hip-hop singer earlier than he veered into movie directing. 


My title is Abdulyasar Aminu Abubakar, however popularly often called Abdulyasar A. Abubakar C-19. I used to be born on March 6, 1995, in Ungogo native authorities space of Kano state, however now reside in Dala native authorities space. I acquired each western and Arabic training, however I acquired extra of Arabic training. I later realised that I had expertise for fiction, songs, and scriptwriting once I was in major college. A lot of the songs I composed had been hip-hops, however the first track was a track for Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). I’ve partaken in lots of life struggles and to date I’m in a lot of them, and I’ll stick to the struggles until when Allah decides. 

How did you get entry to Kannywood? 

Effectively, I can say that I didn’t discover entry to Kannywood a easy activity. This was as a result of I’d been dragging myself again. In spite of everything, I didn’t need my family to know that I used to be entering into it. The rationale for that was that I knew that when they grew to become conscious, they might cease me as a result of many individuals think about the trade as an unethical one, and I’m the final born of the household.

I had been writing earlier than I sought the assistance of 1 movie producer similtaneously an actor. I gave him my first script, Garba Mai Walda, and he promised that he would produce the script into a movie. He fulfilled the promise and at the moment I had by no means been to any location. By the grace of God, I then began getting connections with many distinguished individuals within the trade, and I all the time labored arduous to perform the duties given to me. God-willing, I then discovered myself utterly within the trade to the extent that I began visiting film-shooting areas the place I began studying movie continuity. That’s additionally the start of one other progress. 

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Kannywood is a really huge trade; what’s your space of specialisation? 

The issues I specialised in are many. I’m into screenplay, directing, and digicam. These are the issues I concentrated extra on and acquired loads of expertise upon. At first, I acquired into the trade with out a lot information of the actions. I later realised that all the things on this earth requires information and talent, and my objective is all the time to carry constructive change.

I rose up and desperately began trying to find the information of the that means of the movie itself and lots of different issues I’d come throughout within the trade. I can’t keep in mind the variety of seminars and workshops I attended about film-making. I even attended a course about film-making in Lagos which lasted for some months; it’s the identical right here in Kano. 

What was your first screenplay? 

My first screenplay was Garba Mai Walda. I wrote it in 2012 and the story moved into manufacturing in the identical 12 months. 

On the aspect of movie directing, what was your first movie? 

It was referred to as Zamantakewa

What number of movies have you ever written or directed to date? 

I’ve written many tales which might be as much as 50. I’ve additionally directed 10 movies or extra. 

Might you disclose the successes you achieved to date within the trade? 

I’ve achieved many successes within the movie trade which I can always remember. The movie has taken me to locations I’d by no means dreamed of visiting. It has acquainted me with the sort of individuals I’d by no means imagined I might meet. It makes me work together with totally different individuals from the North, South, and even the neighboring nations. 

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What about challenges? 

There are additionally challenges as a result of there’s a saying that claims it’s unusual to see any success that has no challenges in it. The challenges usually are not greater than the way in which individuals understand you as an actor. For instance, many individuals think about a movie actor, be it male or feminine, as somebody that can not be managed by his dad and mom. And it’s really not like that. I may even boldly say that I’m managed by my household rather more than women do.

It is because my household all the time is aware of the sort of buddies I’ll make. Additionally, if I’ll work with some individuals, my father or elder siblings all the time name them to know who they’re. As I acknowledged earlier, I used to be afraid of informing my household that I wished to affix the trade, however when all the things was out, my elder siblings met with our dad and mom and stated, “As long as he wouldn’t cease going to high school or began growing some unhealthy attitudes, he needs to be allowed to stay within the trade since he already had the expertise. This was as a result of our dad and mom simply understood the order of issues and they also permitted me. 

Who’s your mannequin within the directing job? 

That’s S. S. Rajamuli, who occurs to be a script-writer and director in India. Hitherto, I’d had no position mannequin like him. 

Which was probably the most troublesome screenplay that you just wrote? 

The movie that gave me a headache throughout its writing was Baiko 2022. The movie was initially written by another person in 2005, however it was introduced again to me to re-write and make it extra fascinating. I really suffered rather a lot as a result of I needed to drop virtually three-quarters of the content material of the outdated screenplay and used solely one-quarter. That story gave me loads of stress. 

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What’s your recommendation to aspiring movie actors? 

My recommendation to individuals aspiring to develop into actors is to work arduous. Any success in life just isn’t gained simply. You will need to work arduous to realize it. 

How do you understand Kannywood at this second that the Hausa movie collection is booming and getting huge acceptability? 

Really, now we have to commend the Hausa movie collection as a result of they arrived on the proper second they had been wanted. Earlier than, who you recognize or who you had been was the principle issue that enabled you to characteristic in Hausa movies. No one cared about your expertise and experience. However immediately, nobody cares about your recognition. While there’s a good storyline, and good actors, viewers don’t care about well-known faces. That is the achievement the movie collection introduced. 

What about marriage? 

I’m single, however fortuitously I’ve a girlfriend that I hope and pray to get as my life- associate. 

What are your hopes for the Kannywood trade? 

My hope for Kannywood is to have equal remedy for everyone within the trade with none distinction. Every little thing that handed needs to be positioned behind, and the longer term needs to be positioned on the entrance. Furthermore, I’m hoping for our Kannywood trade to rub shoulders with the likes of Hollywood and Bollywood. That shall be achieved by the grace of Allah.