Kano State videos and film censorship board has announced the cancellation of licenses of all Kannywood practitioners that comprises all guilds in the state.
The censorship board which served as the regulatory body of the Hausa film-making industry made the announcement on Friday.
Confirming the cancellation the newly appointed director of the Films and Censorship Board in Kano, Abba Al-Mustapha stated that the cancellation has become necessary for the board to be able to put the system on track of the rebranding processes of the industry embarked by the board.
According to him, there ought to be proper documentation of members of the industry for the board to be able to work in the promotion and protection of the film making business.
“We have cancelled all licenses of all guilds in the industry for proper documentation as well as to be able to have an effective plant that will positively project, protect and promote the industry,” he said.
However, practitioners in the Hausa film making industry expressed concern about the board’s recent move, praying for a more transparent and politically free license issuance.