November 28, 2022



I don’t have a mentor at Kannywood – Mijinyawa

Kamalu Mijinyawa has spent 21 years doing all it takes to make sure the manufacturing of qualitative movies. He has additionally spent 19 years directing movie manufacturing in Kannywood. On this interview with IBRAHIM HAMISU, he speaks about particulars of his position within the business.


I used to be born at Unguwar Tudun Nufawa, Kano Municipal native authorities space. I attended Jakara Particular Major College, and later I enrolled at JSS Gwammaja earlier than continuing to GSS Dala. After finishing my secondary training I gained admission into Federal Faculty of Training (FCE) for my preliminary science research. From there I went to Faculty of Well being Know-how the place I obtained a diploma in dental surgical procedure expertise. I additionally obtained a diploma in desktop publishing below a programme initiated by the Atlantic College Revolutionary. Moreover, I attended workshops and seminars. I’m married.

Inform us about your debut in Kannywood?  

I joined Kannywood on account of my eager curiosity within the business. I used to attend film-shooting places and with God’s kindness to me, I learnt the rudiments of the career; therefore, I registered an organization, H&Okay Movie Manufacturing, and instantly I began work as an assistant director. From there I graduated to turn into a full pledged director within the business. In a while, our firm modified its enterprise identify to Yusrah Ventures Movie Manufacturing.

When did you first deal with movie manufacturing?

I began dealing with manufacturing in 2001, once I labored on our firm’s movie, Ragaya  Netholder, and I labored as its director. In 2003, we produced one other movie, Allura-Niddle; a figurative expression of a beautiful woman that received the eye of so many suitors.

The movie business has a really large scope; what’s your space of experience?

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I normally play a number of roles in lots of areas, together with being a cameraman, movie/video editor, in addition to an skilled director.

What number of movies have you ever produced to this point?

Allura-Niddle or a figurative expression of a beautiful woman that hooked the eye of so many suitors; Yanki area or a part of a city; Gidan Harka – Picnic Pavilion Sahara – desert; Sanin Asali, tracing the root- Lineage/Family tree; Barmo –  character/actor; Maaskin dare – night time barber; fansar So Rasome, for the sake of affection; Motsin Rai – interjection; Zubar Hawaye – crying woefully; Zamantakewa –  social arrange; Malukussaifi – warfare hero, and Shantu – a musical instrument normally performed by younger women and plenty of others.

Additionally, there are sequence dramas/movies which might be but to make their debuts on TV/cinema screens; at the very least 5 of them. And people sequence of drama movies embody Zubar Hawaye – crying woefully; Shantu – musical devices for younger women, and Malukussaifi – thatdepicts a warfare hero within the olden days.

Which among the many listed was the primary that you simply directed?

I first directed the manufacturing of Allura-Niddle.

Do you belong to any union or affiliation of pros?

In fact, sure! I belong to the Guild of Hausa movie Administrators, and I’m the secretary of the state chapter of the Guild.

What precisely are the actions of this skilled physique focused at?

We have now achieved loads of successes on account of which we ensured that our members are registered. And we give each member the Guild’s insignia in an effort to certify him as a member of the physique. By and enormous, we made a biometric registration of members which may be accessed on-line. We’re additionally planning to undertake skilled coaching for administrators at the side of different skilled our bodies from different elements of the world. We deem it match to ask our colleagues from different nations solely to present our goal trainees   qualitative studying and reference supplies.

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What are your main achievements in Kannywood to this point?

I mingle with folks of all walks of life and have acquired loads of abilities. My identify turns into a family identify from afar and close to locations. My life is stuffed with successes, although there are challenges I encountered throughout the manufacturing of so many movies, proper from the day I made a debut into the movie business. The primary director I employed to do my biddings gave me a headache as he refused to look on places early.

On the second day he didn’t present up in any respect. That was how I began studying the technical knowhow to turn into a movie director. The identical downside instigated me to accumulate movie modifying abilities, in addition to movie capturing with digital camera. One other chaotic scenario that bedeviled me was the day I rented a home to shoot a movie; the proprietor of the home was a married lady who had needed to set her eyes on an actor that seems in my movie. To chop a protracted story quick, the lady’s husband caught his spouse having a sizzling debate with a movie actor and because of this we had been compelled to cease capturing in his home. And it took a very long time earlier than we had been in a position to safe a resort that would give us precisely what we wanted.

The foremost problem I encountered was an try to grab a movie that I took pleasure in; and even up until at present I’ve not launched it. The movie is entitled Malukussaifi, and people who tried to grab the movie from me; therefore we had been taken to the safety company or just I can say the state CID. That was how the safety personnel arbitrated the case between us. The difficulty has been settled as soon as and for all.

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Have you ever ever been honoured?

No, however I envisage sooner or later I shall be honoured.

Who’s your mentor in Kannywood?

I don’t have a mentor, however my colleagues within the business have actually assisted me in a number of methods. And people worthy of point out are Hassan Mijinyawa, a movie producer, who can be a enterprise accomplice in our firm. Additionally, folks like Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino; Balarabe Murtala Bahru and the late Umar Saidu Tudun Wada; Abdullahi Muhammad Nalako; Al-Mustapha Adam Muhammadu; Salisu Muazu Rijiyar Zaki; Farukk Sayyadi and Baba Williams, who’s a childhood pal in addition to a colleague within the business.

What recommendation do you’ve in your colleagues on methods of manufacturing qualitative movies?

I’ll advise that we should always proceed to attempt laborious to make sure that our movies mirror our cultural norms and values. That is obligatory, since we’re the representatives and ambassadors of our cultural norms. Additionally, we should always work laborious to develop our career in order that our movies can turn into aggressive on the worldwide stage.