From the diary of a player, Aisha is Kadi
The lady, who speaks Tiv, Hausa and English fluently, recently produced her own film, My Name is Kadi, where she played alongside Blossom Chukwujekwu, Kenneth Okolie, Tina Mba and Silvia Oluchy.
She says, “the movie is about a girl who misbehaves and the nuisance of her presence around far outweighs her background. She meets and falls in love with a man who changes her, but then faces hurdles in her quest to keep that man. Several issues arise from people who are all linked in one way or the other, thereby, creating suspense and adding some twists to the story.”
The sociologist, who has featured in quite a number of films such as, School Pool Party, As Crazy As It Gets, No More Love, Diary Of A Player, Filth etc, reveals that the film is completely created from imaginations.
She developed interest in arts as a child, taking part in cultural dances and drama activities in school. In 2007, she won the Face of Nassarawa State beauty pageant and then represented her state that same year in Miss Tourism Nigeria, where she emerged top 10.
In 2012, she took her first acting role ever in a soap opera, but didn’t act any other film again, because she felt acting needed a lot of commitment, which she wasn’t willing to give that time as a result of academics.
In 2013, she won Miss NYSC Taraba and then contested for Miss Nigeria 2013 emerging the Top 10. In 2014, she made a major comeback into Nollywood and has been unstoppable since then.
Aisha says, “because it was my first production, I spent my time researching and doing feasibility study. The challenges I faced making the movie were quite usual such as, lack of control over time and unavailability of some cast members.”
Lamenting some of theses challenges, she points out, “you can hardly plan well enough, because there will always be some uncertainties. On one occasion, a cast member wasn’t feeling fine and so we couldn’t shoot until I found a replacement.”
She explains that the movie treats issues affecting the society such as, corruption and the need for parents to help their children develop their talents from an early age so that when they grow up, “they can become professionals and can contribute to the society positively.”Talking about her character in the film, she reveals, “I want people to appreciate my versatility as an actor.
The character is very distinct from the others I’ve played in previous movies. I chose those actors for the key characters because the story has descriptions that they fit into and most importantly because they are spectacular actors.”
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