December 4, 2022



I used to be as soon as hospitalised after being hit with machete in movie – Maryam Abubakar

Maryam Abubakar, popularly referred to as Rufaida, within the common Hausa movie collection, Kwana 90, of Arewa 24, has been twinkling in Kannywood for half of a decade. Maryam has featured in lots of massive movies that made her common inside a really brief time. In an unique interview with IBRAHIM HAMISU, she speaks on a wide range of points together with how she fortunately discovered her means into the Hausa movie business in addition to and the way she rose to stardom.


Firstly, my identify is Maryam Abubakar, popularly referred to as Rufaida. I used to be born and introduced up in Lagos state. I additionally had my major and secondary schooling in Lagos. From there, I didn’t proceed to the next establishment.

How did you get into the movie business?

You understand, man proposes however God disposes. Sincerely talking, movie was my dream. It has impressed me since I used to be a child. Once I got here to Kano state, I, luckily, witnessed how movies are made. My want to function in movies then arose. There can be an audition for a movie titled Bilkisu. Once I received to learn about it, I rushed and took part in it, and by the grace of Allah, I received.

In what yr did you be part of Kannywood?

I joined the business someplace across the finish of 2017.

What was your first movie?

My first movie was Bilkisu. I performed the position of Jaruma Bilkisu. Many movie stars partook within the movie audition, however I fortunately obtained a name informing me that I used to be the winner of the position.

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What position did you play within the movie?

I used to be Jaruma Bilkisu, the lead character of the movie. In the event you watch the movie you’ll realise that the entire story was about Bilkisu. She was an excellent woman that cherished studying and fascinating in human improvement.

What number of movies have you ever featured in to date?

The variety of movies I’ve already featured in to date are about 20. A few of them embrace Bilkisu, Hadin Zumunci, Kwana 90, Dan Yau A Birni, and Baki Biyu.

How did you get the prospect to function within the common Kwana 90 collection?

Likewise Bilkisu, I received an opportunity to play a job in Kwana 90 by a movie audition. I couldn’t get the prospect of their first season, however fortunately I received the prospect within the second season.

Are you able to keep in mind any scene in your movies that grew to become very tough for you?

Sure, in fact; there was a scene that I’ll always remember. It was in that movie, Bilkisu. What occurred within the scene was that my youthful brother would chase me with a machete in a dream. Mistakenly, the machete struck me. It took me two days to cease feeling the pains ensuing from the strike. I actually suffered within the movie, which is the rationale I can hardly neglect about it.

Then again, are you able to keep in mind a selected scene in your movies that excites you everytime you keep in mind it?

It’s also the movie, Bilkisu, the place I used to be proven advising my college students within the class about morality and peaceable dwelling.

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Would you inform us a few of your best achievements to date?

Nicely, I’ve nothing to say however Alhamdulillah. I’ve achieved a variety of issues in my movie profession.

What have been your challenges?

Pheew, I confronted a variety of challenges from my mother and father. You understand, it’s not any form of mother and father that may immediately offer you a nod to hitch the movie business directly, particularly me that would go away my state of start to a distant state solely for a movie profession. However with the assistance of God, they understood me and permitted me after I saved asking and explaining issues to them.

What do you hope to attain in Kannywood within the long-run?

My objective is to turn into well-known within the business and to rise to the extent of a movie producer. I contemplate movie as a enterprise; that’s why I received the ambition.

What’s your favorite meals?

My favorite meals is fruit and I can survive on them alone.

What about your greatest costume?

I like abaya robes greater than another costume.

Do you’ve gotten any enterprise apart from movie?

Sure, I additionally have interaction in one other enterprise. I purchase items from Lagos and Cotonou and promote them right here.

What’s your recommendation to the leaders of Kannywood and your associates within the business?

My recommendation to the leaders of the business is to place extra efforts into guaranteeing self-discipline amongst all of the members of the business. If anybody does something mistaken, he must be penalised in keeping with the depth of his motion. They’re attempting to make sure sanity within the business, however I nonetheless urge them so as to add extra effort. Different members of the business ought to attempt to be obedient to the leaders and at all times do what’s good.

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