"A lot of clergymen were against a film village because they didn't understand the idea behind it" - Ali Nuhu

Kannywood actor and filmmaker, Ali Nuhu, was recently at Pulse Nigeria. During an exclusive interview, the actor spoke on the cancellation of the proposed film village in Kano by the Federal Government in 2016, following opposition from Islamic clerics.

According to the "Ojukokoro" actor, the film village was cancelled because most of the clergymen didn't understand the idea behind a film village.

"For anything to be in existence in a society, the people living in the society must accept it," Nuhu started.
"I must say that entertainment in the North is still not accepted the way it should be, like it is accepted everywhere else in the globe, because some people have their reservations."
"When the issue of the film village came up, a lot of the clergymen were against it because they didn't even understand what the whole idea behind a film village is, and they revolted."
"In Northern Nigeria, most of the things that come, people don't easily accept because of the culture and the religion of the people of the north."
"I think that's what is responsible for all these."

In July, 2016, The Nigerian government cancelled plans for a film village in Kano.
Aimed at creating jobs and bringing local films to high standard, the Federal Government had planned releasing 1billion Naira for the kick off of the 20-hectare film village.