6 Kannywood Actors who Died in 2021

Updated: Jan 4, 2022
By Abdulganiyu Ibrahim

Actors and actresses have been the highlights of entertainment for quite some time, from stage acting to filmmaking. They always try to bring fun to our daily lives with their mimicking and imitating of different characters. Kannywood film stars are not left out in this – as they try to bring to life the fun and intricacies of the beautiful culture of northern Nigeria and through many years they have succeeded. But unfortunately, as life is not in the hands of any, along the lines some talented Northern film stars have lost their lives either to one phenomenon or the other. In this article, we will get to know 6 of our Kannywood actors who died in 2021.  

Kannywood Actors who Died in 2021

1. Zainab Musa Booth

Zainab Booth, the mother of Kannywood actors Maryam and Amude Booth died in 2021

Among the Kannywood actresses that died in 2021 is Hajiya Zainab Booth. She was born in 1961. Her parents were both Nigerians, with Scottish ancestors. Consequently, she happened to be one of Kannywood’s most well-known and older actresses.

Zainab who is the biological mother of Maryam and Amude Booth, two well-known Kannywood performers was one of the first Kannywood actresses to kick off acting in the Kannywood film industry in the 90s.

The 61 years old actress who was usually seen playing a motherly role in movies was reported dead on Thursday, 1 July 2021 few days after undergoing brain surgery abroad.

Zainab was a well-known Nigerian Kannywood actress who appeared in numerous Hausa films since the inception of Hausa filmmaking in Northern Nigeria.

2. Ahmad Tage

Ahmad Tage Kannywood has died in 2021

Ahmad Tage, also known as ‘Ahmad Tage kannywood’ was known for his hilarious and comedy-filled roles,  died on the 13 September 2021 at his residence in Kano after a brief illness. This talented actor was among the film stars that brought the Kannywood industry to where it is today.

One of his popular movies was Motar Alfa (2016), and he also directed the movie Gidan Gado (2017). His sudden death was a big shock to both the Kannywood movie industry and his fans.  

3. Fatima Tarauni “Kaka Tabawa”

Kaka Tabawa from Dadin Kowa died in 2021

Among the popular actresses in Kannywood, the industry lost in 2021 is Hajiya Fatima Tarauni, also known as Kaka Ta Bawa from Dadin Kowa. Hajiya Fatima who was a Kannywood actress lost her life in Kano on the 11th March 2021. She was most popular for her appearance in the TV series Dadin Kowa which was introduced in Arewa24.

4. Isyaku Muhammed Forest

Forest Isyaku was one of the Kannywood actors who died in 2021

Forest is a Kannywood vocalist as well as an APC change agent (APC). During President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 and 2019 campaigns, he was one of his most talented singers.

Like what seems to be a great loss for the Kannywood industry, this talented legendary Hausa poet and singer died in September 2021. Many politicians including President Buhari mourned his death.

5. Yusuf Bara’u

Yusuf Bara'u, a veteran Kannywood actor died in 2021

This legendary Kannywood actor who was about 61 years old died on 15 September 2021 at the Isolation centre hospital in Kakuri Kaduna. This renowned actor was also a former employee of the Kaduna State sports, culture, and tourism board. He was survived by eight children and one wife. The deceased appeared in many Kannywood films.

6. Garba S.K

Garba S.K was a popular Kannywood comedian

Garba S.K is one of the pioneer actors in the Kannywood industry, who died before the year 2021 ended. S.K, a popular musician who has been battling diabetes since 2019 died on 15th December 2021. His burial took place the following day.

The deceased had been rumoured to be dead numerous times before, before his demise.

Conclusion

These and many more tried to leave a lasting legacy for the next generation in their various field of expertise and in more ways than they succeeded.

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