Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, who was recently expelled from acting by Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) for alleged “immoral” behaviour has now apologized to her fans.
The renowned Hausa movie actress took to her social media handle on Tuesday to take responsibility for her actions, but said it was never her intentions to offend anyone.
Sadau was last week expelled by MOPPAN for “hugging and cuddling” Nigerian pop star Classiq in a romantic musical video “I love You”.
“To those who I have offended in any way, shape or form and who I have caused any anxiety by featuring in the said music video, I sincerely apologize,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
“I may have fallen short of some people’s expectations but it was never my intention.
“I make no excuses for my actions and I take full responsibility,” Rahama said.
The Kannywood star actress also thanked her fans for standing by her. She also appreciated the advice she received.
“I implore us all to be more tolerant and forgiving towards one another,” Rahama said.
Announcing the ban on BBC Hausa service, MOPPAN Chairman, Muhammadu Kabiru Maikaba, said Sadau’s actions violated Kannywood’s code of ethics.
It added that it hoped the ban would serve as a deterrent to other actors and actresses who are “expected to be good ambassadors of the society they represent”.
“This is not the first time that she has been doing these wayward things. We have been warning her, but she still went ahead to dent our image,” he said.
Kannywood movies are predominant in the Muslim northern Nigeria, where it is forbidden for men and women to publicly express affection for each other.
The industry was recently criticized by conservative Muslim clerics who accuse it of corrupting people’s values.