Blog June 1, 2017
Kano Photo Essay
Lots to take in on "Hip Deep in Northern Nigeria." Here are some visuals from Kano, a serene, complicated city, Nigeria's second largest. Starting off with actor Mustafa "Musty" who, joined by filmmaker Salisu Almustapha, introduced Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow to a brilliant array of singers, producers, actors, agents and Kannywood executives, not to mention the Kano State Censorship Board. Well, stories elsewhere. Here, feast your eyes... Photos by Banning Eyre. [caption id="attachment_36819" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Musty on set[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36857" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Zoo Road[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36783" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jamila Ahmad, nanaye singer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36784" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Salisu recommends a film[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36768" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36804" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Sean Barlow with manager of the Tahrir Guest Palace[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36800" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Musty as cameraman (he's good!)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36796" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hausa traditional music CDs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36748" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Nanaye producer and singer Ali Jita[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36747" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Nanaye producer Ahmad M Sadiq[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36745" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Ismail Na Abba Affakelah and Banning Eyre at the Kano State Censorship Board[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36746" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ismail Na Abba Affakelah, former film producer and executive director of the Kano State Censorship Board[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36751" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hand of producer Ahmad M Sadiq, at work[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36755" align="aligncenter" width="603"] Engineer Ali G recording Maryam Sangandali[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36759" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Banning and Billy O at Dala FM. (photo by Musty)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36777" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hip Hop summit at Freedom Radio, February 2017[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36770" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Oumar Iba Issa, AKA Dabo da Prof[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36814" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Mujahid Aliyu Usaman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36821" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Nasiru Garba Supa group[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36831" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sean interviewing Nasiru[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36828" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sean dancing to Nasiru[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36817" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Mustafa "Musty" and Hassan Mohamad Sharif[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36845" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Shaaibu Lilisko, Kannywood choreographer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36841" align="aligncenter" width="601"]Nanaye producer/singer Rabiu Dalle and Banning Eyre Nanaye producer/singer Rabiu Dalle and Banning Eyre[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36849" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Tagwayan Asali, Hausa hip-hop duo, and identical twins[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36838" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Nomiis Gee at Arewa 24 in Kano (Eyre, 2017) Nomiis Gee at Arewa 24 in Kano (Eyre, 2017)[/caption] Nomiis Gee at Arewa 24 in Kano (Eyre, 2017) [caption id="attachment_36835" align="aligncenter" width="603"]Nazir M Ahmed and Banning Eyre Nazir M Ahmed and Banning Eyre[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36853" align="aligncenter" width="599"]Producer/singer Yakubu Adamu Abdullahi Producer/singer Yakubu Adamu Abdullahi (YAKS)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36810" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Hausa hip-hop artist, M Zee Hausa hip-hop artist, M Zee[/caption]