Pulse List 2016 Top 10 must-watch Kannywood movies of 2016

From "Ahmad" to "Fasbir", here are some movies from the Hausa movie industry you need to see.

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As 2016 comes to an end, you might find yourself asking what Kannywood movies should you have watched this year out of the plethora of releases from the last couple of months.

Not to worry, Pulse Movies has rounded up 10 must-watch movies of the year so far, cutting across several genres; from romance to action to thriller.

Here they are (in no particular order):

1. Afra

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"Afra" stars Adam A Zango, Fati Washa, Rabiu Rikadawa and Tijjani Faraga. The drama was directed by Nura M. Inuwa.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

2. Ahmad

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"Ahmad"

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Featuring Ibrahim Maishunku and Aminu Sheriff, this action thriller follows the events that occur when the daughter of a politician is kidnapped.

The screenplay for "Ahmad" was written by Yakubu M. Kumo and directed by Mu’Azzam Idi Yari.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

3. Basaja Gidan Yari

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If you like crime and investigation, then you’ll want to watch “Basaja Gidan Yari”. The crime drama was directed by popular filmmaker Adam A. Zango.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

4. Dan Kuka

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“Dan Kuka” is a comedy by Zango. It follows the antics of a man in a rural village. The movie stars Ado Gwanja.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

5. Fasbir

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"Fasbir"

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"Fasbir" stars some of Kannywood’s favourites including Ali Nuhu, Faraga, Tanimu Akawu, and Ramadan Booth.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

6. Iyalina

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"Iyalina"

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"Iyalina" directed by Yaseen Auwal stars the likes of Ibrahim Madawari, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Akawu, Hauwa Maina, Shehu Hassan Kano, Fati Shu'uma.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

7. Kasa ta

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Starring Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Sadiq, Hauwa Maina, and Hadiza Mohammed, "Kasa Ta" (My Nation), a political drama was directed by Auwal.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

8. Mahaukaciya

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"Mahaukaciya"

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Jamila Umar Nagudu plays the role of the leading lady in "Mahaukaciya". The cast of the Kannywood movie includes: Sulaiman Bosho, Aminu Dagash, and Haruna Kutama.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

9. Maula

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This emotional drama was directed by Ali Gumzak.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

10. Nasibi

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"Nasibi"

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This Kannywood drama stars Ali Nuhu, alongside Maryam Gidado.  It was directed by Abubakar Shehu.

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