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Pretty Kannywood Star Maryam Booth Dazzles in Indian Attire + 3 Fun Facts about Her



Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 01Makeup by @layyajayWe don’t get to shine enough light on the Kannywood stars here at BellaNaija Movies & TV but we hope this makes up for it today!

Hausa movie actress Maryam Booth recently wore Indian attire for a photo shoot and we are enamored.

A little about the screen goddess, here are 3 fun facts!

She studied Mass Communication at Bayero University, Kano and first appeared in a movie at tender age of 8. It came naturally to her as she’s daughter of Hajiya Zainab Booth, also a popular actress.

Her makeup for this shoot – light pink lips and purple and pink eyes, were done by Layya Jibril @LayyaJay on Instagram.

The result was so so pretty! Don’t you agree?Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 08Makeup by @layyajay Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 06Makeup by @layyajay Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 07Makeup by @layyajay Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 05Makeup by @layyajay Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 02Makeup by @layyajay Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 03Makeup by @layyajay Kannywood Maryam Booth on BellaNaija - June 2015 04Makeup by @layyajayMakeup & Photos:


  1. pinkie

    July 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Kannywood? hian! please Nollywood is large enough for all tribes..

    • CovertNigerian

      July 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Hausa language movies grew and evolved separate from the rest of Nigeria’s movie industry and they gave it a name. I don’t see why that’s a problem. It’s just a way to tell it apart from the rest of Nigerian movies. It’s not too dissimilar from occasional reference to Yoruba movies when there’s a specific need to make a distinction from the rest of the movie industry.

      If anyone truly has a problem with this arrangement, would really be interested in learning why.

  2. bolaji

    July 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    emmm ok? shez pretty?

  3. new bride

    July 6, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Like Nollywood isn’t bad enough, there’s now Kannywood smh!

  4. akissi

    July 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    what’s kannywood?

  5. Ayishaa

    July 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Mschewwww…..u guys are still running with this useless name of kannywood? That name sounds very very lame

  6. MyMind

    July 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Kannywood? The idea in and of itself is completely lame. So what’s next? Ondowood? Ebonyiwood? Gombewood? Wood ko, tree ati kpako ni.

    Seriously rolling my eyes.. long hiss

  7. MOM

    July 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm


  8. akissi

    July 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    izalieeeeee!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha @ kano wood. Haba na America has one Hollywood, Ghana has one gollywood (this name amuses me sha), why Naija wan do ethnicity again for different woods na

  9. deedee

    July 6, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    She’s pretty…….

  10. Tiara

    July 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    lolz Akissi i hate to burst ur burble but d Ghanaian movie industry(Ghollywood) also has other woods like Kumawood which are movies produced in Kumasi,Ashanti region

  11. T.Girl

    July 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    We are so engrossed in the Kannywood name dat we forget to compliment dis ladies beauty, na wa Nigerians CHANGE!!! anyways Aunty Maryam you have an amazing smile, keep doing you.

  12. Oge (NR)

    July 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Funny how the entire comment section has turned into a critique on the industry name. Kannywood is a thing! Breathe in, breathe out, embrace it, get over it. No be today una begin diss the name and yet it’s still here, so clearly no one cares whether it is liked or not.

    I mean first of all how many nollywood viewers even know who this lady is? Yet for those who watch Kannywood movies she’s probably a familiar face. It goes to say that there is a reason for the distinction. If they stay only being classified as nollywood, they would not get what is due to them.

    And honestly the argument about American only having one hollywood etc. is really quite unfounded especially considering that most of the movies that come out of America are not even hollywood movies.

    Then there is India where bollywood is not the only kind of movies being made? So why is it such a shock?

    And now I shall plug my website by mentioning that we have an article explaining the different types of nollywood at —>

  13. Egbami

    July 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I like to distinguish btw movies. I don’t put Yoruba movies under Nollywood. Nollywood is for English movies. The North calling their’s kannywood is not wrong since both “kanny” and “nolly” are appropriations of Hollywood. As long there is no wahala, everyone can choose whatever name for their industry. Those clothes Iook mehn. She is beautiful.

  14. dimbo atiya

    July 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    well said

  15. Bimbo

    July 6, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Pinkie, Igbo marketers will not let anybody who is not Igbo breathe in nollywood! Only Igbo actors can thrive in nollywood. If not Igbo then they make sure only south-south people get the few roles for non-Igbo people. Omotola s huge pretty face and huge ass ( which defies tribe) is what made her appealing to nollywood.( same goes for mercy Johnson)

    • Idomagirl

      July 7, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Thank you o!

    • Mocha

      July 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      I’m surprised no one has called out out the grossly tribalistic statement but the minute a comment is made about your yoruba tribe, all hell is let loose.

    • Kemi

      July 8, 2015 at 8:48 am

      You have issues as in your issues need serious medical attention. Cause you a mental bomb ticking tribalist person. You need help, see a psychiatrist for help. As a yoruba sister i advice you to start asap. Its that serious

  16. Idomagirl

    July 7, 2015 at 7:06 am

    So some of you here are just hearing about ‘Kannywood’?

  17. Idomagirl

    July 7, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Thank you o!

  18. boasting

    October 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

    wahoooo u lock good

  19. Aminu muhammad shehu

    March 30, 2016 at 8:33 am

    The critism will keep pouring in because is purely northerners!.

  20. niimatullahi Muhammad

    June 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

    do not attempt anything without first making plans, because “the oil palm bearing fruit today and ripening today is not a good thing ” so if you all are condemning kannywood, y not make ur own wood that will be as popular as this, – you all .

  21. maryam attahir

    June 18, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Hey.. Rly dnt hv much to say d lady is so preety n I lyk her dress too… I won’t mind being an actress too I luv acting

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