By ABDULLAHI MOHAMMED JIBRIN, Kaduna
Kannywood actor and producer Baballe Hayatu has attributed the high cost of film production in the Hausa film industry to the economic recession currently bedevilling Nigeria.
The Kannywood hero stated this Tuesday in an interview with New Nigerian Newspapers on his latest film Igiyar Zato.
According to him, the economic recession has also worsen the problem of piracy in the Hausa film industry.
“Because of the economic downturn now, cost of film production has skyrocketed and people don’t have enough money to buy original copies of films. This is worsening the problem of piracy in the industry” Baballe said.
On his new movie, Igiyar Zato, Baballe believe the film will rule Kannywood this year.
“Igiyar Zato is one of the best movies I have produced so far. It is a good movie handled by the best team in Kannywood”
Listing the major attractions of the new movie, the Kannywood star mentioned good story line, casts, director and location among others.
“I always go for the best when I am making movies.”
The film Igiyar Zato which was released 13th March 2017 featured the industry’s most popular star, Ali Nuhu, Abba Al Mustafa, the producer Baballe Hayatu among others.
Directed by Hassan Giggs, the film Igiyar Zato is a story full of suspense that is built on issues of money, drugs and corruption.