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Rahama Sadau ‘I'm shocked by her expulsion’, ClassiQ speaks on actor's ban

The artiste who blames himself for the actress' expulsion says he only featured her because he wanted a popular face in his video.

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Rahama Sadau and Classiq in 'I love you' play

Rahama Sadau and Classiq


Jos artiste Classiq says he is shocked by the expulsion of actress Rahama Sadau from Kannywood.

Sadau was expelled from the Hausa film industry by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), after playing the role of the leading lady in Classiq’s 'I love you' music video.

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The Jos born singer told Premium Times in an article published today, October 4, 2016, he was astonished by the decision of MOPPAN.

I actually asked and begged Rahama Sadau to be part of the video because she is a popular figure in the entertainment industry and that is all. I wanted a popular face in the video.

 “When the whole thing blew because of her appearance in the video, I got shocked. In fact I am still not myself till now. I am shocked by her expulsion”, he said.

Classiq - I love you ft Avala play

Classiq in 'I love you' featuring Avala



The singer told the publication he blamed himself for what happened.

“I keep feeling it is because of my video that she got expelled from the industry and that is not good at all. She is a good person.

We are not in any way trying to prove a point or step on any body’s toe".

Rahama Sadau play

Rahama Sadau

(Twitter/Rahama Sadau )


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Sadau’s expulsion was made public in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed on October 3, 2016.

Mohammed also warned other actors to adhere to the rules binding their participation in the Kannywood film industry else face similar punishment.

Actor Deyemi Okanlawon took to Instagram asking the industry to support the actress.

"Dear fellow actors isn't Kannywood a part of Nollywood. Shouldn't we support our own? I have some amazing Muslims in my family, spent time up North and I'm very conscious of the tenets of Islam... seen the music video yet I still don't understand the ban... Di'ja you've said it all. Allah ya tamake mu duka", he posted alongside the image of the actress.

Sadua who has been silent on the issue is set to star in a new movie title "Ajuwaya" from the directors of "Couple of Days".

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