« Program: Hip Deep in Northern Nigeria

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.

Musty on set

Zoo Road

Jamila Ahmad, nanaye singer

Salisu recommends a film

Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino

Sean Barlow with manager of the Tahrir Guest Palace

Musty as cameraman (he’s good!)

Hausa traditional music CDs

Nanaye producer and singer Ali Jita

Nanaye producer Ahmad M Sadiq

Ismail Na Abba Affakelah and Banning Eyre at the Kano State Censorship Board

Ismail Na Abba Affakelah, former film producer and executive director of the Kano State Censorship Board

Hand of producer Ahmad M Sadiq, at work

Engineer Ali G recording Maryam Sangandali

Banning and Billy O at Dala FM. (photo by Musty)

Hip Hop summit at Freedom Radio, February 2017

Oumar Iba Issa, AKA Dabo da Prof

Mujahid Aliyu Usaman

Nasiru Garba Supa group

Sean interviewing Nasiru

Sean dancing to Nasiru

Mustafa “Musty” and Hassan Mohamad Sharif

Shaaibu Lilisko, Kannywood choreographer

Nanaye producer/singer Rabiu Dalle and Banning Eyre

Nanaye producer/singer Rabiu Dalle and Banning Eyre

Tagwayan Asali, Hausa hip-hop duo, and identical twins

Nomiis Gee at Arewa 24 in Kano (Eyre, 2017)

Nomiis Gee at Arewa 24 in Kano (Eyre, 2017)

Nomiis Gee at Arewa 24 in Kano (Eyre, 2017)

Nazir M Ahmed and Banning Eyre

Nazir M Ahmed and Banning Eyre

Producer/singer Yakubu Adamu Abdullahi

Producer/singer Yakubu Adamu Abdullahi (YAKS)

Hausa hip-hop artist, M Zee

Hausa hip-hop artist, M Zee