The Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) has stated why it decided to expel popular actress, Rahama Sadau, from the kanywood industry.
MOPPAN, after an emergency meeting on Sunday, decided to banish Sadau from the Hausa Movie Industry, following her role in a romantic musical video that went viral on social media and was received with disparaging backlash.
In a statement issued by its secretary, Salisu Mohammed, Sadau’s offence was that she featured in a 4 minute 19 seconds romantic musical video by ClassiQ.
The statement read: “Sequel to the recent meeting in which a resolution reached by all guilds and associations under the unified body of Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPA). That Rahama Sadau has been expelled from the Hausa indigenous film industry popularly known as Kannnywood.
“This is as a result of her recent immoral appearance in a certain video song where she appeared in series of visuals (video and pictorial) hugging and cuddling the music artist ClassiQ in his newly released video.
“The leadership of the industry has taken this decision for her violation of its codes of ethics known to all it practitioners.
“By this resolution, the leadership of the industry will no longer tolerate behaviours that are against conduct and ethics laid by the constitution governing the unified leadership of the industry.
“More so, the leadership hopes that this will serve as a deterrent to the actors and actresses to check their public behaviour as they are expected to be good ambassadors to the society they represent.
“Furthermore, a committee has been set to receive and deal with reactions and feed backs to this resolution in respect to the affected actress especially those producers that currently engage her in their projects.
MOPPAN is a coalition of associations that set rules and regulations governing the conduct of actors and actresses, as well as production of movies in northern Nigeria.