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Kano declares Aminu Mukhtar wanted for producing ‘immoral movie

The Kano state film censorship board has declared Aminu Umar Mukhtar, a Kannywood movie director, wanted over ‘Makaranta’, his latest film.

Na Abba Afakallah, executive director of the board, revealed this in a chat with BBC Pidgin on Thursday.

Afakallah said the move comes after the filmmaker failed to honour the board’s invitation over the movie.

According to him, the movie director had in December promised to show up at its office in the new year but is yet to do so.

He said the board’s opposition to the project was due to its ‘immoral’ content and the fact that the project did not get the body’s approval.

“The truth is that the whole process of that film did not get the backing of the board. Even the promotion video currently circulating ought to have been vetted by us. That way, we can say remove this part or that, but the filmmaker did neither of that,” he said as reported by TheCable

‘I did nothing wrong’ — Mukhtar reacts

Speaking on the development, Mukhtar said he remains unperturbed by the board’s invitation, insisting that he did nothing wrong.

The filmmaker faulted the said invitation, arguing that his movie is not only about the Hausa community and was not shot in Kano.

“My film is not only about sex education, it captures other things such as female genital mutilation (FGM).”

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