YUSUF Muhammad Abdullahi (Sasen) is one of the rising stars in the Kannywood film industry. He starred in the long-running ‘Labari Na’ program aired by Arewa24, starring Lukman.
In an interview with Film Magazine, Sasen said that ‘My Story’ was not his first project but it was a way of glorifying him in the world and making him happy. Here is what the conversation was like:
FIM: How did you end up in ‘My Story’?
SASEN: The ‘My Story’ program that I found myself in started with a producer named Sani Mai Iyali while we were doing a project called ‘Superstition’. I can also say that Mallam Aminu Saira once offered me the movie ‘My Story’ and as I said, Mallam Aminu Saira is a man who knows where to look in a movie, and he is Sani Mai Iyali. Tell me that my goal has been set in this program and I know I will beat everyone there. I said no, no problem. Then I got a call from Malam Aminu Saira, who told me the right time to come and start filming ‘My Story’.
FIM: How did you feel when ‘My Story’ was first shot?
SASEN: You know the beginning of a film about the nature of a person, especially me who grew up in a house of shame and I was embarrassed, you must feel unfamiliar, if the camera is made of charisma; then one will feel a little frightened and scared.
FIM: How did your interactions turn out when the program was first screened considering how long it took to save? You may even forget to do a movie called ‘My Story’!
SASEN: It surprised me because you know we have already done ‘My Story’ but it has been a long time coming. And what amazes me is that wherever I go I hear that I am being called, “Lukman Lukman”. Sometimes I do not turn around until I hear the call so loud that people start saying that they are being talked to or standing in front of me.
So I said, ‘My story is so long, it went to places I never expected to go.
And when I see that, it makes me happy. I can’t describe how I feel, except to say alhamdu lillah. And it is only natural for people to love you and to love you. This fact is a great victory in all walks of life if people accept you, because those who can speak say that the evidence of the world is doomed and that these people are the true people of the world.
FIM: What role do you play in ‘My Story’?
SASEN: I play a role in the program as Lukman. Lukman is an intelligent, sensible, compassionate and visionary man, who believes that human beings have dignity, and there is no way you can use your position to oppress someone’s rights . In short, Lukman is a perfect man.
FILM: Was ‘My Story’ your first film?
SASEN: Shirin ‘Labari Na’ shi ne aikin fim ɗi na na uku. Akwai wani fim da mu ka yi na marubuci Ibrahim Birniwa mai suna ‘Ciki Da Magana’, shi ne fim ɗi na na farko, amma na fito ne a matsayin mai taimaka wa jarumi, don ko magana ma ban yi ba a fim ɗin. Fim na biyu kuma shi ne na mawaƙi Nazifi Asnanic mai suna ‘Camfi’, sai kuma ‘Labari Na’ wanda kuma a cikin shi aka san ni ko ma na yi suna sosai.
FIM: Bayan fitar ‘Labari Na’, ka samu kiraye-kiraye daga cikin furodusoshi?
Na samu kira da dama daga manyan furodusoshi irin su Abdul Amart Maikwashewa a cikin fim ɗin sa mai dogon zango na ‘Manyan Mata’. Akwai kuma wanda na yi da Kwakwatawa wanda a ciki aka ba ni cikakken jarumi, sunan fim ɗin ‘Saura Ƙiris’, da kuma wani fim da na ke yi a yanzu mai suna ‘Sirrin Ɓoye”. Akawai dai finafinai da dama da na ke yi a yanzu waɗanda wasu ba za su faɗu ba. Kuma ina godiya da irin damarmakin da aka ba ni.
FIM: A ƙarshe, menene kiran ka ga abokan aikin ka masu tasowa?
SASEN: Kira na shi ne don Allah don Annabi tunda gaɓa ta zo ta fim ɗin nan kuma ana yin sa kuma ko ina a duniya yawanci ana yin fim, to amma akwai lokacin da za ka gani mu ‘yan fim ɗin mu ne waɗada su ka fita daga layi na gaskiya da daidai. Akwai lokacin kuma idan mutane su ka yi amfani da yawun su su ka aibata mu a daidai lokacin harkar ce za ta lalace mana gaba ɗaya, kuma idan ‘yan fim su ka lalace ga baki ɗaya ko kuma ɗa na wani ya lalace to lallai wanda su ke tare da su su ma zai iya lalata su. Abin dai na ke nufi cewa idan mutane su ka hangi cewa ɗan fim ko kuma ni ko wasu sun yi ba daidai ba, don Allah don Annabi in da hali su kirawo su su yi masu nasiha. Idan ba su kirawo su ba ko kuma sun mAsu nisa, to don Allah ku yi masu addu’a Allah Ubangiji ya dawo da mu daidai mu kuma mu yi abu na daidai. Don a yanzu ko wanne addini su na anfani da fim don nuna al’adun su.
Kuma maza da matan mu na cikin masana’antar Kannywood su sani cewa wannan abin da Allah ya ba mu mu ɗauke shi cewa addini ne, saboda sana’a kamar yadda mutum ya ke aikin soja ko kuma ɗan kasuwa zai tafi mu ma mu tabbatar cewa haka mu ka fito neman abinci. Kuma mu sani cewa duk motsin da mutum zai yi addinin sa ya ke wakilta. Idan ka na da abu da ya shafi rayuwar sa ya tsaya iya kan ka amma ka tabbatar cewa al’umma ka ke wakilta, kuma ka zama wani gwarzo da al’umma su ke kwaikwaya. Kazalika idan ka yi abu mai kyau mutane da yawa za su kwaikwaya. Kada mutane su ɗauka kawai “na zo in yi fim ne don in ji daɗi”. Idan kuma ka riga ka shiga harkar fim, to rayuwar ka ta canza, ba wai sauran mutane ne yanzu ba. Sannan a ƙarshe mu sani cewa wannan harkar za ta iya kai mu Aljanna, za ta kuma iya kai mutum Wuta. Allah ya kiyaye. Na gode.