Kannywood Rallied Around Maryam Booth
20 February 2020 Entertainment
Last week was eventful in the history of Kannywood as Nigerians woke up to news of a leaked nude video of actress Maryam Booth which went viral.
But how did this happen and who is behind it? Booth is a respected and popular actress who has made an impact in the Hausa film industry for many years.
Since her role in ‘Dijangala’ around 2008 at the age of eight, a FKD production that was directed by Ali Nuhu and produced by Late Ahmed S. Nuhu, she has managed to remain relevant for over a decade.
The leaked video has generated heated arguments, but one thing is obvious, Kannywood stars have stood by Booth.
After the video was leaked, Ali Nuhu posted the picture of Maryam Booth on his verified Instagram and said, “Oh Allah nothing is easy except that which you have made easy.
I pray you make it easy for her at this trying period, Stay strong daughter and may Allah protect us from the plot of enemies.”
Dimbo Atiya also posted a harsh tag, #IstandwithMbooth with her picture and wrote, “I want to categorically state here that on behalf of myself, Karachi and the entire cast of ‘Sons of the Caliphate’, we stand with Maryam Booth one of our major cast at this moment and completely condemn the actions of the person or persons who released her private videos to embarrass her.
I had the amazing privilege of working with Maryam and she is one of the kindest, calm, humble people I know.
So easy to work with and always taking her job seriously.
Her private life and what she does with it is no one’s business and for the person who thought releasing the video was going to destroy her, you may have broken her but be rest assured she will rise because we will rally around her to make sure that happens.
Maryam Booth this is not the end of your life. Do all the crying but get ready to battle and rise above this. We are solidly behind you. Allah will see you through.”Kannywood star, Yakubu Mohammed, reposted with the caption, “stay strong, Maryam.”