Motion Picture Practitioners


We are Motion Picture Distributors/Marketers, Exhibitors,Producers, Directors, Actors, Cinematographers, Writers, Sound Recordists, Production Managers, Editors, Production Designers, Technicians, Videogram/Mart Operators, Lighting Technicians based in Africa, Nigeria.

MOPPAN is one of the recognized professional Film Associations,and the only one north of the Niger. It was incorporated by CAC Nos. 16,973 in 2004.MOPPAN, is an umbrella body providing guidance and capacity building for the development of the industry not only in Kano, but in the northern part of Nigeria. The Association, over the years, has as its affiliates several guilds of professionals, business Associations and artisans under its umbrella. Some of these bodies like the Film Makers/Producers’ Association, Guild of Nigerian Film Director’s, Artistes Council or Nigerian Actors’ Guild, Motion Picture Editors Guild M-PEG, Cinematographers Association of Nigeria, Guild of Nigerian Film Designers, Film Music Producers’ and composers, Cassette Sellers and Marketing Association, Cinema/theatre owners Association of Nigeria and the script writers. Within the last 20 years or so, thousands of Nigerian video Films were released into the market of which over 33% of these being Kannywood Films. Today Nigeria turns out about 1000 films every year, generating 300,000 functional jobs and a turnover of more than 5 billion Naira.

Ahmad Mohammed Sarari

"In the last quarter of 2019, the world was hit with the insurgence of an unprecedented pandemic, the break out of the Coronavirus, which has led to over 4.5 million cases and 300,000 deaths globally in the past 6 months. The impact of the pandemic on the global economy has never been recorded since the Second World War, and there are predictions of an impending global recession in the final quarter of 2020. Unfortunately, the Nigerian economy isn't left out of this global shock. To reduce the impact of the global lockdown, it's imperative for every stakeholder on the community, from government and private sector and the populace to work together. This advisory report provides an insight on the effect of COVID-19 on the Nigerian Film Industry, with a focus on the Hausa Film Industry, Kannywood, as well as proactive measures to be taken by the government to mitigate adversities and foster its rejuvenation in Northern Nigeria. "

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