It is no doubt that the Hausa movie industry fondly called Kannywood
is a thriving one. However, not much has been done to promote and
celebrate the sector because some do not have the courage to take the
bull by the horn.
But that will soon be a thing of the past because a man known to dare
challenges has taken it upon himself to change the tide. Come November
2016, drums would be rolled out to celebrate and reward those who have
sweated to make Kannywood proud.
Information made available to us confirms that an awards ceremony
called Arewa Film Festival & Awards, AFFA, will take place in Kaduna.
Already, plans are in top gear to make the event a world class.
At the moment, an MOU has been signed between Atar Communication
Nigeria Ltd and Dkannys Ltd.
Atar Communications Nig Ltd, owners of LibertyTV and Radio signed an
MOU on the Arewa Film Festival & Awards with Dkannys Nig Ltd.
This took place on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Atar Communications
headquarters in Kaduna.
Convener of the AFFA 2016, Laface, represented Dkannys Ltd, while Atar
Communications Nig Ltd was duly represented by Mr Dennis Gowon, who is
the Head of Marketing of the company.
According to Laface, a top event promoter in Africa, AFFA aims to
celebrate creativity on a yearly basis and propagate the Kannywood
film industry globally.
Full details on AFFA 2016 will be announced in due course.
Liberty TV and radio are one of the biggest media networks across the
northern Nigeria and in West Africa.
AFFA, the biggest indigenous film festival in northern Nigeria, aims
to international and national collaborations with India’s Bollywood
film industry, Nollywood and the Yoruba movie industry with Kannywood.