November 28, 2022



Why producers usually assign motherly roles to me – Attajira

Zulaihatu Abdullahi Aliyu Bebeji, alias Attajira, has featured in lots of Kannywood movies all the time enjoying the function of a mom. She tells IBRAHIM HAMISU on this temporary chat that she has already spent over 20 years within the trade. She additionally reveals her background, in addition to her life struggles.


I’m Zulaihatu Abdullahi Aliyu Bebeji; I’m nicknamed Hajiya Zulai Bebeji or Hajiya Zulai Bebeji Uwa tagari, however now I’m popularly often called Attajira. I used to be born in Bebeji native authorities space of Kano state in 1975, however I used to be introduced up in Birget, a residential space in Kano metropolis. I attended Islamiyya faculty, and thereafter I used to be enrolled into a standard major faculty. I attended Turaki Memorial School in addition to Garba Babanladi Secondary Faculty. On the finish of my secondary training I obtained married. Presently, I’m residing at Chiranchi, a residential space in Kumbotso native authorities space.

When did you be a part of the Kannywood?

I made my debut in movie in 2002; from there I finished performing as a result of I obtained married. Thereafter, in 2011, that’s precisely 11 years in the past, I returned to Kannywood.

What was your first movie?

I began performing in a movie entitled Kudura, which the late Tijjani Harris directed. Oh, Allah is nice; it was actually a memorable occasion which I might always remember. It’s because the movie director I met was on the location earlier than me when it was suppose to be the opposite manner spherical. Nonetheless, instantly after I arrived I used to be assigned a job to play because the spouse of a movie actor, Sani Mai Iska. Initially, since I began that includes within the movie I might most occasions appeared together with Ali Nuhu. Extra so, most of these I featured with in my first movie have already handed away.

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Did you select to play the function of a mom in many of the movies you featured in?

(Laughter). No, it’s by no means my alternative; roles are assigned to actors/actresses. Could be the producers usually achieved their desired objectives at any time when I acted as a mom, though my function usually adjustments. Nonetheless, on account of my motherly roles, a number of the completely different roles I acted upon are normally not seen. I’m largely featured as a mom (uwa). The truth is, I’m largely featured as a mom to younger males; and most occasions their fathers would have died or my kids and I are in a rich household in addition to poor ones. That function is normally assigned to me; I don’t normally select it.

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

To be candid, I misplaced depend of them six years in the past. Nonetheless, they could possibly be as much as 350. A few of them are Kudura; Baasi; Kara’I; Ibro dan Zamani; Gidan biki; wani gari; tsuntuwa; Giwar karfe; Marainiya; Gidan Kitso; Maraici; Mahaifiyarmu, and Attajira.

Which among the many movies you could have featured in is essentially the most thrilling to you?

As a matter of truth I made a number of appearances which gave me absolute satisfaction. Nonetheless, after I returned to Kannywood in 2012, there was a movie entitled Kara’i which was actually filled with unforgettable occasions as a result of it depicted new kinds.

What’s your aim in Kannywood?

I wish to have a really productive life, my Allah information us do what he’s instructed and abide by His deeds.

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What particularly do you aspire to attain in the whole movie trade?

Allah is aware of my future.