Kannywood shun film award in Abuja


A coalition of film industry unions that comprise Kannywood stars under the leadership of Motion Picture Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN); and the Arewa Filmmakers Association of Nigeria (AFMAN), have given reasons their reasons for boycotting  the 2022 Zuma Film Festival held in Abuja.


They vividly stated  reasons behind  boycotting the film festival in an open letter to the minister of information, Lai Muhammad, as it was signed by the two heads of the coalition, Dr Ahmad Muhammad Sarari (National President MOPPAN) and Alhaji Sani Sule Katsina National President Arewa Filmmakers Association of Nigeria – AFMAN.

The associations strongly mentioned  that the film festival was fixed on Sallah Day which is a festive period for all Muslims across the world as well as a public holiday in Nigeria too.

They also believed that the event was calculatingly fixed on ‘Sallah’ day, which, apart from being a festive day for all Muslims in the world, it is also a public holiday meant to honour and rejoice the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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