Kannywood actress Maryam Waziri Musa has cried out saying she’s seriously in search of a husband. In an interview with The Sun, the 25-year-old Gombe state indigene talked about her passion for acting, plans for marriage and why she cannot play romantic roles in movies. Read excerpts below:
How did your acting career begin?
It began immediately after graduation from University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). I was so passionate about acting I had to relocate from Gombe State where I grew up to Kano State. Fortunately, I met some producers who assisted me to find my feet in the Hausa movie industry. So far, I have featured in flicks like Muguwar Mace, Yan Zamani, Labarina, Ya Ko Kishiya, Yakin Mata, and Aminan Juna. However, back in Gombe, I had also acted in about three movies.
What was the experience like facing the camera for the first time?
Honestly, it was not easy. I was shy, and the processes of shooting a movie, like taking the first, second and other shots, were hectic. Because it was my first experience, it was very difficult but I had to adapt.
Which movie would you say brought you into the limelight?
Wow! They are Muguwar Mace and Yan Zamani.
Considering your Islamic background, how are you coping with the rules and regulations barring kissing, romance or even touching a man in a movie?
It is not just within the entertainment industry, the Islamic religion and Hausa tradition condemn it. As actresses, we are not allowed to sit close to a man who is not our husband, and since you are not married in real life, you don’t have to depict it in movies. Our religion forbids it. However, it makes the movies look fake because you cannot touch a man who is your husband in a movie, even when he is sick. Professionally, I feel bad. However, I don’t have any regret not touching a man or playing romantic roles because my Islamic faith is my priority.
Who is the man after your heart?
No man for now, but I am seriously searching for the man after my heart.