Published On: Fri, Jun 28th, 2019

My sister inspired me to become actor – Abdul Sahir

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Abdul Sahir

For three years, Abdul’aziz Shuaibu Ali, popularly known as Abdul Sahir has carved a niche in the Kannywood film industry as an upcoming artist. Sahir is a familiar face and one of the protagonists in “Kwana Casa’in” (90 days), a new movie series aired on Arewa24 television.
In this interview with Mustapha Adamu in Kano State, the budding actor gives insight on his journey to stardom and many more.
Excerpts:

We would like to know your full name and a brief biography, including your educational career.
I am Abdul’azeez Shua’aibu Ali, widely known as Abdul Sahir. I was born in Kano State, in 1992. I started my primary education at Gama Tudu Special Primary School. I then moved forward to Gwagwarwa Junior Secondary School where i got my junior secondary certificate. I then moved to Maikwatashi Secondary School to finish my senior secondary school.
After my secondary school, i then focused on my Islamic education, learning different aspects, such as QUR’AN Fiqh, hadith and so on.
Gladly, i had acquired a lot of the Islamic education during those days and i thank God for that gigantic gift.
After a brief hiatus, i got admitted into Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano, where i am presently studying Computer Science.

When did you first venture into film industry?
Iventured in to film industry in 2016. It began when i visited my sister, Jamila, a.k.a Kinfisu at home. As we were chatting, she advised me to join film industry because my physique will be perfect for movie acting.
On hearing that, i developed interest but i met my mother over the matter. When i told her, she said she would just pray for the best for me.
After a while, my sister then took me to one Hannatu Bashir, a friend of her who is a Hausa Film producer and actress.
Within a shirt period of time, they accepted me and even featured me in one movie series, titled; “kukan kurciya”.

So, what made you quickly accept your sister’s advice to become a Hausa movie actor?
Well, what prompted me to accept my sister’s advice to become an actor was my undying wish to enlighten and educate people from the little talent God has endowed me with. I also want to be self-dependent because i believed film making is a job. This is in addition to my dream of becoming a public figure.

Which is your first movie in your career?
The first movie I featured in was “KUKAN KURCIYA”.

So, what do you want to be in the film industry?
I really want to be a noticeable actor, whom the world will acknowledge in terms of skills and capacities. I also want to own a film production company God willing.

Did you feature in Kannywood movies?
Yes, i featured in alot of kannywood movies. They are a lot but some of them include, “KUKAN KURCIYA”, “HAMDIYYA”, KWANA CASA’IN”, WATA SOYAYYA” MIJIN YAYATA”, “KUSKURENA, “DAN BILALU”, “IZZATU” ,” RA’EESA”, among others.

Do you aspire to become a director and or producer in Kannywood?
Of course yes. I really want to become a director or a producer one day. Even though, i know it is hard, but my dedication and determination shall take me there by God’s grace.

Who is your favourite in Kannywood?
Well, every actor or actress in the film industry is my favourite, because it takes initiative, courage and commitment for one to be able to act. Hence, this made every actor my favourite.

Among your movies, which is the best for you?
I don’t really have a best movie among my movies. This is because all my movies are exceptional. I do take measures when featuring a movie; like the message being communicated- its impact on the general public and lots more. Considering these criteria, all my films are my best, as far as I’m concern.

What is your message to upcoming artists and the Hausa society in general?
The message I will like to relay to the upcoming actors and actresses is that, we should be patient and work very hard, verily every hard work leads to success. We should also respect our job and show the world that making movies or acting is a job worth doing.
I advise us all to respect our seniors in the industry. We should also consider the importance and love of our teeming fans, because they made us who we are, and with out them we are nobody. We should also and we should fear God and hold tight our religion, culture and tradition in all our endeavors.
Let me also use this opportunity to call on the general public to politely correct us where ever we err. Thank you very much and i love you all.

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