Veteran broadcaster and actor Sadiq Daba, has taken a dig at the nollywood and the Hausa film industry, Kannywood, describing the latter as “Alawada Kerikeri” where “they don’t do movie.”
The Kano born broadcaster who is also known as Bitrus, a name of the character he played in a popular television drama series in the 80’s, Cockcrow at Dawn, that got stuck on him, in an interview he granted Punchng.com where he aired his view of the Nigeria’s movie industry said both Nollywood and Kannywood border on the ridiculous.
“Kannywood? What do they do there? You tell me. They do alawada kerikeri. They don’t do movies. Asking me that gives me an impression that you people don’t like me. If I want to do an Indian film, I can go to Bombay and do Indian film proper.
“If you want to do something, do it right. They have their followers, but I’m certainly not one. They won’t call me. And there is a thin line of divide between Kannywood and Nollywood.
“I don’t know where those funny names come from. Maybe very soon, we’ll hear Bayelsawood, and once you set a camera where we are now, we can have Alausawood. From my knowledge of ‘Wood’, it’s an area somewhere in California because of the trees there. But, here, they just adopted the wood and called it Nollywood. Why not Kannygroundnut,” Sadiq Daba condemned both Kannywood and Nollywood.