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EXCLUSIVE: Kano censorship board suspends actress Mai Numfashi over ‘obscene dance’


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The Kano state Film and Video Censorship Board has suspended an actress Khadija Mai Numfashi from filmmaking for a period of two years over allegation of dancing obscenely in a Tiktok skit video.

The actress’s supension was announced on Monday by the board’s, Executive Director, Malam Abba Al-Mustapha.

In an interview with journalists after a meeting between Kannywood stakeholders and the Kano Hisbah Command officials, Malam Al-Mustapha said when the skit video emerged online, the board invited Mai Numfashi to give her a fair hearing but the actress failed to honour the invitation.

Also read: Why we suspended Sahir Abdul–Kano censorship board

“When we received complaints over the indecent video clip Mai Numfashi posted on Tiktok, we invited her to come and explain herself but she claimed that she had traveled.

“We gave her an opportunity to come after she returned from her trip but all efforts to get her honour our invite failed. So we decided to suspend her from filmmaking for a period of two years,” Malam Al-Mustapha said.

The director also asked all filmmakers who have featured Mai Numfashi in their films to bring the materials for evaluation, faliure of which the movies would be barred from being screened in public.

“We are asking anyone that has featured Mai Numfashi in their films to bring the materials to us for review,” he said.

The latest suspension came less than two weeks after another actor, Sahir Abdul aka Malam Ali, was suspended, allegedly for posting a Tiktok skit video said to contain vulgar words.

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