Korede Bello’s Chieftaincy Title Sparks Outrage In Kannywood

Korede Bello.
Sarkin wadan Kano. Source: Facebook.

Kannywood actor Falalu Dorayi has expressed displeasure at the emirate’s decision to confer the “Sarkin waka” chieftaincy title on Korede Bello.

This title was conferred on the Lagos-based musician for his contribution to music by the Kano state emirate council.

Dorayi was angered by this action and took to his Instagram page to vent.

In the post which was originally written in Hausa language, the actor described the action of the emirate as demoralising.

Sarkin Wadan Kano. Source: Twitter.

He insisted that no matter how terrible their indigenous singers are, it is not fair to cross the geo-political zone to pick a Sarkin Wadan Kano from Lagos.

He wrote: “It is not surprising because northern elites have been like that, they look for us only when they are in need afterwards they shortchange us for Lagos chaps.

“All sleepless nights our musicians have been having to bring our traditional leaders and northern politicians to the limelight all they get in return was to have the title shipped to Lagos.”

In a phone chat with Daily Trust, the actor still lamented the emirates action stressing that the title should have been conferred on Nazir Ahmed, a Hausa singer, who predicted long ago that Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Muhammad II would be Emir.

“In fact, before Sanusi became the Emir of Kano, Nazir had envisaged and foretold in his songs of Sanusi becoming Sarkin Kano and it came to pass.

“I am of the opinion that if justice should be done none deserves this title but Nazir Ahmad,” he said.

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