Kannywood Stars Who Left The Industry

Updated: Aug 25, 2022
By Abu Hafsah

Kannywood, like all movie industries, has a diverse range of actors, producers, and musicians, you name it. Naturally, some last longer than others. Many actors that leave the industry, especially the ladies, do so to get married and start a new phase of their life.

Hafsat Idris is one of the most sought-after actresses who left the Kannywood industry after getting married. She tied the knot in March 2022.

However, in July 2022, she posted a series poster for ‘Manyan Mata’, which she will be starring in. It’s still unclear whether this is a temporary or permanent improvement.

Hafsat Idris is one of the actors who left the Kannywood industry

Maryam Waziri is also another actress from the series ‘Labarina’ who got married to a former Nigerian International, Tijani Babangida. She left the series for good.

Nafisa Abdullahi, another renowned actress, also left the series Labarina mid-season, where she announced on Twitter that she was leaving because she wasn’t being paid her worth. Since then, she hasn’t been seen in any other movie or series and has already been replaced.

Aisha Tsamiya and Ummi Rahab are also thriving actresses who suspended their careers because they got married.

Adam Zango, a veteran actor, also left the industry in 2016 when he announced that he was leaving to focus more on his music. However, he returned in 2020 with his movie ‘The Almajiris’ featuring Nollywood actors, and the hit series Farin Wata Sha Kallo.

Some old timers in the industry who left before, like musician Misbahu M. Ahmad, told BBC Hausa in an interview that he is taking a break from the industry but will soon ‘come back as a director and producer’. Other musicians who now no longer sing include Mahmud Nagudu, Mai Dawayya, and many more.

While most Kannywood actors left on their own accord, others were chased out of the industry for ‘immoral acts’ just like the alleged case of Safara’u Kwana Casa’in.

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