US tour: Davido is­sues apol­ogy to New York fans


Su­per­star, Davido, had his sched­uled US/ Canada Tour 2014 short lived on its first day re­cently by the New York Po­lice Depart­ment ( NYPD) over safety con­cerns. The turnout was so mas­sive leading to a shut­down of two blocks in Brook­lyn; at that point, the cops were called in.

The whole event was widely re­acted to by fans, but Davido came out af­ter­wards to apol­o­gize for all the mishaps that hap­pened that Fri­day night.

renowned ac­tor in Kan­ny­wood Sani Sufi, pop­u­larly known as Ciroma, has said that there are much op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­cel in the movie in­dus­try.

Born and raised in a fam­ily of eight, the 27 year old Jos­based ac­tor holds a Di­ploma in Com­puter Sci­ence from Hor­i­zon­tal In­sti­tute in Plateau State.

Grant­ing an in­ter­view to Weekend re­cently in Zaria, Ciroma re­called how he be­gan from pro­duc­ing Is­lamic Praise songs be­fore he fi­nally delved into full time act­ing. He said he still do those songs at oc­ca­sions or as the need arises.

On how his act­ing ca­reer be­gan, Ciroma said, “I was in­tro­duced into the in­dus­try by my friend, Ibrahim who is still ac­tive in movie pro­duc­tion. He linked me up to a pop­u­lar Di­rec­tor, Muham­mad Bello Muham­mad (BMB) who over the time do give me small roles in some films and that was how it started.”

He noted that some of his big hits on the screen in­clude in Jinin Mi­jina where he starred along­side other ac­tors like Tan­imu Akawu, Kabir Na Kwango, and Hadiza Gabon.

Al­though the progress has been quite ap­pre­ci­ate, Ciroma said there are still chal­lenges in the in­dus­try, but

An un­happy Davido said af­ter­wards: “Damn! My NY was too packed, po­lice shut it down! The love and sup­port that came out was overwhelming!!! I will be back! Re­ally Sad!”

The tour con­tin­ued early this week with a per­for­mance in Wash­ing­ton DC and an­other sched­uled at Min­nesota.

Sub­se­quently, it moved to Dal­las, Texas, to­day (Fri­day) April 4th, 2014, af­ter which the cur­tain will be brought down on the tour to­mor­row, Satur­day with a show in Toronto, Canada.


“Hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to the job made it eas­ier for me, as you can see, I have ap­peared in over twenty movies from the time I started fully from Novem­ber 2012 to date this is aside those mi­nor role that’s dates back 2010 that I told you about.

“Even though there are renowned names al­ready in the in­dus­try, that shouldn’t make one to be de­jected, the sky is big enough for all to fly their kites,” Ciroma echoed.

Dis­clos­ing his ex­pec­ta­tions, he said, “well, my first film Jinin Mi­jina, brought me to lime­light, then Ma­hadi that was di­rected by Us­man Ibrahim and Mahi­fiy­ata an­other di­rected by BMB. Am cur­rently on set for a movie Mace Tarkon Maza, a film by Has­san Talle Mai fata.”

Ciroma en­vis­aged a bright fu­ture for Hausa movie in­dus­try. He ad­duced the an­tic­i­pated ad­vance­ment to an in­flux in the busi­ness, a change in per­cep­tion from the pop­u­lace who are now see­ing it as busi­ness with tensed com­pe­ti­tion in the in­dus­try in terms of fund­ing, and equip­ment.

“The sky is the limit for the Hausa film in­dus­try. Even though some lim­i­ta­tions are still there but with sup­port and en­cour­age­ment from govern­ment and in­di­vid­u­als we can be there,” the en­thused ac­tor said.

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