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Kannywood Award 2013 held tonight at 8pm

The Kannywood Award 2013 is being held tonight in Kano to begin at 8pm, honouring Kannywood in the film categories of Best Lead Actor, Best Actress, Best Comic Actor,  Best Sounds, Costume, Best Picture, Cinematography, Best Actor in a Villain Role, Best Editor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Set Design, Soundtrack, Supporting Actress, New Coming Actress, New Coming Actor, Visual Effects, Best Kid Actor, Best Original Story, and finally Best Film. In the Music categories, they will be giving awards for Best Music, Best Lyrics, Best Background Singer Male, Best Background Singer Female.

For more information on the actors to be honoured, see the post by Kannywood Gossip Arena.

And for a complete list of nominees for the award categories and a copy of the invitation, see A Tunanina.


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 48,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

DATE CHANGE for Malumfashi@50 event at Kaduna State University, now Saturday 8 December 2012


Due to unforeseen Kaduna State Government event taking place on 2nd December 2012, the organizers have shifted the event to now take place on the 8th December 2012. All other activities remain the same. We are sorry for any inconvenience this change may cause you!

For more information about the Hausa literary event, please see this link.

7th Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria, Bayero University, Kano, 3-6 December 2012. Abstract Deadline: 19 October 2012


Bayero   University, Kano

(Kano State, Nigeria)


In conjunction with

Kwara State University, Malete

(Kwara State, Nigeria)






DATE: December 3-6, 2012

VENUE: Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria




  • Literature and historical identity in Northern Nigeria
  • Literature and history in Northern Nigeria
  • Literature and historical figures in Northern Nigeria
  • Literature and the female identity in Northern Nigeria
  • Literature and indigenous languages in Northern Nigeria
  • Literature and pre-colonial history in Northern Nigeria
  • Literature and colonial resistance in Northern Nigeria
  • Style and identity in Northern Nigerian Literature
  • Theatre and identity in Northern Nigeria literature
  • Film and identity in Northern Nigeria literature
  • Poetry and identity in Northern Nigerian literature
  • Prose and identity in Northern Nigerian literature
  • Religion and identity in Northern Nigerian literature
  • Popular culture and identity in Northern Nigerian literature
  • Globalization and identity in Northern Nigerian literature

Date line for submission of abstracts: Friday October 19, 2012

Full papers to be submitted on or before November 20, 2012

Hotel Reservation: November 5, 2012 (BUK Guest House 08034564432, Mambayya House 08031817915, Royal Tropicana 064639352, Grand Central Hotel 08024203311, Prince Hotel 064200601-3, Ni’ima Guest Palace 08064823060)

Registration/Conference fees: N10,000/ International Participants: $100

Send Abstracts to:




Prof Mohammed Omowunmi Bhadmus                                        

Dept of English and French                                                              




Maikudi Abubakar Zukogi

 08035190772, 08037014761  

Africa Film Academy: So you can act workshop, Lagos, 25-26 February

So You Can Act Workshop
25th – 26th February in Lagos
The Africa Film Academy sets to empower 1000 youths in its quest to promote capacity in different aspects of film making and promote the growth of the motion picture industry is set to train over 1000 youths across the continent over the next 12 months.
The first in the series of the trainings that will take place across the continent is scheduled for February 25th – 26th in Lagos, Nigeria.
Workshops with the theme SO YOU CAN ACT, SO YOU WANT TO ACT? will run master classes that will be led by notable resource persons and industry leaders which include multiple award winners and two-time AMAA winners, Joke Silva and Kunle Afolayan.
Other resource persons include Mildred Okwo, Sonny Mcdon, Segun Arinze, Bond Emeruwa among others.
The SO YOU CAN ACT? SO YOU WANT TO ACT? workshop will be held at University of Lagos
The training modules will cover Basic Legal Knowledge for Actors, Make-Up, Script Writing, Photography, Sound, Editing etc. Pictures by Debbinwe will bring the best hands and professionals in the business of show business to give students artistic, practical and business insight in how to make career in acting.
The workshop according to the Academy Coordinator for Ms.Tolani, will offer a basic fundamental knowledge for any young man and woman who are willing to pursue educational and professional career.
Interested workshop participants should fill in the application and make the required payment into the following bank account.
Bank: FINBANK  Account: Africa Film Academy Account Number: 101430000365001 text your payment slip number with your name to 07092634884
Another service provided to you by The Africa Movie Academy Awards
For any questions contact

First Ever Freedom Fasaha 2011 Contemporary Hausa Music Championship Awards, 10 December, 6 pm

Freedom Radio and the Fasaha Association of Nigerian Musicians is hosting the first ever Hausa Music Championship Awards this weekend, as a way of honouring musicians who have contributed so much to the contemporary Hausa musical landscape.

Date: 10 December, 6pm

Venue: The Afficient, No. 74, Sultan Road, Nassarawa Kano.

BBC World Service announces International Radio Playwriting Competition. Deadline 31 March 2011

The BBC World Service has announced the 12th edition of its annual radio playwriting competition:

The biennial International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and is now in its twelfth year.

It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters.

There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language.

The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. They will also each receive a £2,500 prize and there are also prizes for the runners-up.

The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium. Whether you’re experienced, new, or somewhere in between, we want to hear from you.

Just check the Rules and How to Enter sections to find out more about sending us your play.

The Rules for entry can be found at this link. The Deadline is 31 March 2011.

Hausa Home Video Resource Centre starts a blog

The Hausa Home Video Resource Centre is an initiative of the Department of Mass Communication at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. It was founded with the aim to provide access to information about the Hausa film industry for researchers, journalists, and the general public and to provide useful resources for practitioners in the industry. It is currently being coordinated by Carmen McCain, a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a visiting scholar in the Department of Mass Communications at Bayero University

We have started this blog to help us in reaching the general public. In the next few months, we hope to provide access to archived newspaper articles about the Hausa film industry, updates on resources for Hausa film practitioners, and summaries of Hausa films for the general public. You can access photos and documents we’ve started uploading at our picasa site:

You can contact the Hausa Home Video Resource Centre at hausahomevideoresource @ We welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the site or the centre.