This article is 12 years old but still relevant and worth a read. The Kano video film market is more strongly influenced by Bollywood in terms of themes and formats than its southern equivalent, so its interesting to ask the question why Northern video films were more influenced. There is also the question of in what way the current Censorship crisis in Kano might in part be a consequence of developments within Bollywood - away from more conservative storylines to more Westernised themes and influences - and how this Westernisation has led to a parallel Westernisation of Hausa videos.
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