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Inside Kannywood: Nigeria’s Muslim film industry

Fatima is sitting on the queen-size bed next to a young man in a baban riga robe. They are involved in a lively conversation in Hausa. The bedroom can hardly contain the film crew; the cameraman, sound engineer and director stand squeezed in between the bed and the vanity table. The spotlight pointed at the talking couple adds to the oppressive afternoon heat, but the actress does not break into a sweat.

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