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Interview with Alhaji Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim, Director General of the Kano State Censorship Board

Alhaji Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim was appointed Director General of the Kano State Censorship Board by Governor Ibrahim Shekarau in August 2007 following the leaking of a phone video of a popular actress having sex with a boyfriend—a scandal that rocked … Continue reading

The mysterious Asabe Murtala/Muktar Writes again

[UPDATE 17 April 2011, revisiting this piece over two years later, I see that the links to the Triumph and the Trust piece have both been taken down. However, you can still find the ‘Asabe Murtala’ piece on Gamji.] “Asabe … Continue reading

Interviews with Alhaji Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim, Director General of the Kano State Censorship Board, and Dr. Ahmad Sarari, Vice President of the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria

Before I go into more detail about my interviews with the director general of the Kano State Censorship Board and with the Vice President of MOPPAN, Dr. Ahmad Sarari, let me just give a quick update on the Iyan Tama … Continue reading

Triumph/Trust Editorial convergences

Yes, Yes, I know I promised to post updates from my interviews with the director general of the censorship board and VP of MOPPAN. Bear with me, I’m having technology (namely NEPA and internet) problems. But I just wanted to … Continue reading

On the Current Censorship Crisis in Kano, Nigeria

  On the Current Censorship Crisis in Kano, Nigeria By Carmen McCain, Coordinator, Hausa Home Video Resource Center, Bayero University Nazir Ahmed Hausawa, Manager, Golden Goose Studio Ahmed Alkanawy, Director, Center for Hausa Cultural Studies The authors may be contacted … Continue reading

Column

From 16 October 2011 to July 2014, I wrote a column in the Weekly Trust, published every Saturday. This is an archive (not yet completely updated) of the articles I wrote during that time. On this page, I provide a listing … Continue reading

Kannywood Award 2013

Highlighting the best of Kannywood in 2013, the nomination list for the Kannywood Awards 2013, the winners, and background information on the awards. Continue reading

My Thoughts Exactly: Year Three in Review

I am working right now on a dissertation chapter on spectacle in Hausa films and currently on the “music video” portion of it. I actually had to come to my blog to find one of the songs I wanted to … Continue reading

The ‘second coming’ of Kannywood

Still catching up on posts I am behind on. This feature piece  “The ‘second coming’ of Kannywood” was published over a month ago now in the Weekend Magazine of Weekly Trust on 21 May 2011, but gives a good summary … Continue reading

FIM Magazine Editor Arrested on accusation of Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim, DG of Kano State Censorship Board

In yet another bizarre twist in the Kano State Censors Board vs. Kannywood saga, the editor of Fim Magazine, Malam Aliyu Abdullahi Gora II, has been arrested following a complaint by the head of the Kano State Censorship Board, Abubakar … Continue reading