Nigerian actress, Rahama Sadau, speaks about her life as an actor, and the issue of child marriage.
According to her she almost got married at the age of 13.
“Some of us have been fighting against early marriage and girl child education, though it is a very sensitive issue. Whenever you talk against early child marriage, religion will definitely come in.
So, it is very sensitive.
“On my part, I’m trying to create awareness by sitting with parents to enlighten them.
In my own case, I almost got married at the age of 13.
So many things happened. But we are working on it.”
On how she survived that period
“For me, I will always be grateful to my mum. She always wants us to achieve.”
In 2016, she was reported to be featuring in a movie series on EbonyLife TV, and was subsequently banned from the Hausa film industry (Kannywood).
Following herapperance in a music video.
Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria “MOPPAN” argued that the “hugging and cuddling” in the video was offensive.
Conservative Muslim clerics have however accused the Kannywood film industry of corrupting people’s values.