Rahma Sadau’s dismissal by MOPPAN is unfair
Sir: It is a pathetic and unjust decision by MOPPAN to dismiss the popular actress, Rahma Sadau from the Kannywood industry and its call on other film industries to follow suit.
The MOPPAN decision was as a result of the actress’ immoral dress trending on social media as posted on the actress’ Instagram page. The act done by the actress was against the teaching of every community and religion, that’s why condemnations, accusations, and abuses were rained on the actress for this unholy act.
Recall that, this is the second time, such an indecent attitude has been displayed by Rahma. Her colleagues in the film industry came out on social media and distanced themselves from her and the wrongdoing. Indeed, it was very painful when someone under the comment section on her Twitter handles uttered blasphemous words to the most beloved man on earth – our prophet.
The victim was faced with two challenges in the industry where most of those who condemned either have grudges against her for one reason or the other. Be it as it may, to err is human…, she regretted the act and apologised for her mistakes, from the looks in her eyes one can attest to her seriousness in seeking Allah’s forgiveness and pardon from the general public at large. As Muslims, we all are aware of Allah’s mercy when someone goes wrong and seeks forgiveness. Allah can forgive him for He is a forgiver. What matters is to repent with good intention.
The MOPPAN decision to dismiss her to me is haphazard and unjust. We witnessed bigger scenes that involved actresses from the Kannywood recently where sex scandals that go viral are uglier than that of Rahma. A question to MOPPAN is, why is it Rahma always and not the others? By the way, who is morally innocent in Kannywood?
Stopping Safarau from kwana casain season film doesn’t seem fair to compare it with Rahma’s dismissal, because she can play another role in another movie. I hereby urge and call on the MOPPAN officials, censorship board or any other board that matters to revisit the judgment, rescind the decision to dismiss her; rather suspend her for as much time they feel appropriate. To Rahma Sadau and colleagues, please know that you are a public figure; know what to post, to say, and to do. For some are doing worse than you but, yours will attract more attention because we look for personalities faults all the time.
Lastly, to the general public, when one goes wrong call his/her attention in an appropriate manner, privately to be precise, and don’t keep reposting and sharing just to tarnish someone’s reputation. If you expose someone’s wrongdoing maliciously, you might commit the same mistakes in the future and perhaps pay dearly for them.
May Allah forgive us of our sins and accept our repentance.
Usman Abdullahi Koli wrote from Mass Communication Department, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi.