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(95): Top 12 Kannywood Films of 2017

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By Muhsin Ibrahim
muhsin2008@gmail.com
The article was written for, and published by, the BBC Hausa service. This is a link to a slightly different version, translated in Hausa, on their website: Fina-finan Kannywood 12 da suka shahara a 2017..
In spite of several, mounting challenges Kannywood film industry faces, chief of which is piracy, many films were produced in the outgoing year of 2017. These include, as one can guess, the very good, the good, the bad and the ugly. The year is not over yet, we, for that reason, expect the release of more films such as Juyin Sarauta, Sabon Dan Tijara, Dan Sarkin Agadaz, Mu Zuba Mu Gani, Dan Kuka a Birni, among others. Therefore, the following list is, by no means, exhaustive. There can be one, two or more deserving to be included in this category before the end of the year. Again, the list is not in any chronological order.
There’s a WayIt’s arguably the first Kannywood film in ‘Standard’ English. Produced by a renowned English teacher, Kabiru Jamma…