No doubt within a short period she was able to record her name among the top Kannywood actresses having introduced a new style into the Hausa film genre.Rahma she is always ahead with great enthusiasm on set. Hassan is now a hot cake in the Hausa movie shows and because of her tight and busy schedules all the time, she hardly takes a break to attend to some of her personal affairs. She speaks with AL-AMIN CIROMA.
What’s so special in Rahma’s life and acting career plus her aspirations?
Growing up was a lot of fun. I started acting from my childhood and my parents have been supportive all the way. They have always said if acting makes me happy then i should not hesitate to go for it and that was all I needed. It is all about determination and zeal whenever I have the opportunity to interpret a role.
They have encouraged me to put in my best. This has kept me going in the industry. I also work with Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and I do business.
You may be wondering, how she does s all these:?
Well the truth is I make very good use of my time and Almighty Allah has been there for me.
What was her first acting experience like?
I remember vividly how very nervous and shy I was. But because I had a flair for acting, it didn’t take time before I loosened up and it’s been steady despite the fact that we still face some challenges.
I felt great afterward and I remember my teachers telling me ‘you’ve got the talent and you will do well if you pursue this as a career’. I guess I am living all that out now. I was so happy and almost couldn’t wait to grow up and do the real thing.
What has been her achievements so far?
But I have done some good films like: Rudin Zamani, Bahijja, for which I was nominated as best actress in SIM awards last year, Kudissiya, Musanya, Gaskiya Dokin Karfe, and Wassan Maza which is also another movie where I fought for women’s rights.
These marked the beginning for me as I still have a long way to go in the industry. If I don’t put in my best and be creative, I am going to be outdated in no time and really, I don’t want that to happen. I want to be known worldwide. I have done a lot of great movies, and I’m happy. Now I think all of that has brought me where I am now, and it has taught me a lot.
What did she find most interesting about her career?
The free gifts from fans and the willingness of people to assist when I am in difficulty. Most interesting is when people walk up to me in appreciation saying ‘thank you’ for a message they learnt from watching one of my movies. This really makes me feel good and also makes me want to put in my best at every opportunity I get.
Who are those that inspire Rahma in the entertainment industry?
I am inspired by personalities like Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Liz Benson, Kate Winslet, Patience Ozokwo, Oprah Winfrey and others like them who have established themselves in the field and have made landmark achievements. These are great people and I emulate them in every step I take.
Again, I don’t believe in guilt. I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
Raham Hassan is getting herself busy as she is hoping to debut her TV talk-show, which is to go on air soon. According to her, the show will concentrate on primary issues surrounding the entertainment industry, plus society and human interest angles.
What should her fans expect in 2012?
Well, I want to first say a big thank you to my fans for without their support I won’t be here today. You have a lot coming your way, just keep watching. I love them all.