LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Ltd. was at the weekend honoured as one of the pillars behind the propagation of the northern film industry.
This was announced by the Chairman/CEO of Stars In Movie Awards (SIMA), Miss Lavonne Cele-Tawo.
She commended the incisive reports and support the paper gives to the movie industry in the North and its contributions to the Hausa film genre.
Cele-Tawo, who is also the publisher of BEST MOMENTS magazine, said that at a time when the Northern movie industry, Kannywood, lacked patriots, who would foster its mandate, LEADERSHIP newspapers displayed remarkable forsight by appreciating the efforts of the stakeholders in the infantile film industry which is now gradually coming of age.
She said Al-Amin Ciroma, the recipient of the award, was chosen for his good work, determination and passion for the entertainment industry.
Responding, Ciroma, thanked the organisers for honouring him and dedicated the award to his colleagues in the entertainment beats and charged them to keep up their good works.
Also honoured were the wife of the former Vice President, Mrs. Titi Atiku Abubakar, Dr. Karima Ahmed Sani, wife of the former Zamfara State governor, and Malam Dahiru Mohammed, Chairman, Gamzaki Channel and 3SP International Limited.
Others are popular actors Ibrahim Maishunku, Baballe Hayatu, Zainab Idris and Sa'adiyya Mohammed (Gyale), who were honoured as friends of Nollywood for their contribution to the Hausa film industry, alongside prominent Nollywood actors.