BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Kannywood actor and musician, Adam Zango released his musical album, Malaiya recently and it has been moving in leaps and bounds in markets in Northern Nigeria.
Reports by Premium Times say that Malaiya is the most patronized musical album in northern Nigeria’s musical market, since Naziru Ahmed’s Sardaunan Dutse Musical Album four years ago.
Haruna Maikaset, a marketer in Kaduna said he has never sold more music than he has in the past few weeks as a result of the 13-track album release.
“I cannot say exactly the number of copies I sold since the release of Mailaya Album. But I have been in this business for about 11 years, and I think in the last two years I never sold more music like this one this year. And it is the same even in Kano, Katsina and Bauchi. They all come here to get the CDs. I think Adam sang better and was actually connecting with the youth more than any other musician in the north. So he gets more of the demand and attention now,” Maikaset said.
Other marketers in Kaduna have also attested to the huge sales and one of them said Adam’s unique connection with the youth is the major reason for the sales.
Adam’s friend and fellow Kannywood actor, Rahama Sadau also had good words to describe his singing.
She said, “Adam sings to your soul and humbles your emotions. His songs calms and puts you in a reminiscing mood. His songs are like gospel, penetrating into you and giving you lead to what life is all about. His songs talks about societal ills and how to correct them. He is a great singer and actor.”