One major feat actors strive to achieve is to ensure that the viewers never forget their faces based on certain roles portrayed. Due to this, some thespians have carved their names on the hearts of many of their fans to the extent that even when they hang their boots and quit the profession, their fans still remember them and long to see them back on their television screens. Daily Trust highlights some ‘yesterday stars’ Nigerians would love to see doing what they love doing best, acting.
Sadiya Muhammed popularly known as Sadiya Gyale has been one of the finest screen diva Kannywood has ever produced. Between 2011 to 2015, the actress became absent in the film making sector only for her to resurface in 2015 when she declared her intention to get married to her lover.
Sadiya Gyale has been a household name in the movie industry for her ability to properly interpret every role given to her. This made her a hot cake in the movie industry as one of the most sorts after actresses. The actress became absent from the industry for years only to resurface with the announcement of her wedding to someone outside the film industry in 2015.
However, her marriage was short-lived as the union only lasted for days and crashed. Ever since her marriage failed, the actress has not graced any movie set.
Before taking a break from the movie scene Sadiya Gyale starred in movies like, ‘Yar Film, Albashi (The Salary), Armala, Bakar Ashana (Burned out Match), Balaraba, Dan Yola, Duniyar mu, Gidan Gado, Gidan Iko, Gudun Kaddara, Gwamnati, Gwanaye, Jamhuriyya, Jaraba, Kauna, Kishiya ko Yar Uwa, Kishiya ko Yar Uwa 2, Makuwa, Rintsin Kauna, Surkulle, Taurari, Tutar so and Ummi among others.
Fati Muhammed was a household name in Kannywood. During her wedding to Sani Mai Iska, was able to pull a large crowd to the ceremony.
The actress also became popular when she and her husband went to England in exile. However, her marriage failed and she returned to Nigeria.
Upon her arrival, the actress tried to get back into the film industry but did not succeed. She later got married to Ali Jita’s brother, again the marriage crashed.
The last that was heard about the actress was when she ventured into politics, in the 2019 general election. The actress served as a campaign coordinator to PDP’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
For many years actor, Ibrahim Maishinku was a poster boy for Kannywood movies. In those days, it was rare for the actor not to feature in a film. For a long while, he was the face of Kannywood and had won several awards for himself and the films he starred in.
However, for some unknown reason, the star’s shine began to dwindle gradually. Though some filmmakers tried to get him back on his horse, their attempts failed. The actor also tried his luck in politics, but couldn’t make any impact.
However, Daily Trust gathered that some film producers are trying to revive the actor’s career again through their TV series which they are planning to shoot soon.
Tahir M Fagge has been one of the pioneering members of the Hausa film industry. The actor left the industry for years before returning. History has shown that Tahir Fagge has been one of the few artists to live the film making industry and returned to it without being rejected.
After returning to the industry, the actor was doing fine as a valiant and he left the industry again. However, recent reports had shown that the actor had relocated to Abuja where he is currently running a night gala centre.