Safiya Yusuf, popularly known as Safara’u Kwaa Casain, a Nigerian movie star, has accused some of her friends and close associates of releasing her nude video, which went viral in 2020.
The Kannywood actress who spoke in an interview with BBC Hausa disclosed that she was suspended from the popular Arewa24 movie series, Kwana Casa’in, over the incident.
The actress-turned-musician admitted to recording the video herself, but claimed she did not send it to anyone and that she is not a lesbian, as some claim.
According to her, “70 per cent of ladies nowadays have such types of videos on their phones. It is just done for fun, not to go on social media and many ladies do that. I can’t specifically say the person that released the video, but all I know is that it must be among my friends and associates that used to take my phone. Because I used to give them my phone.
“I was deeply shocked when I saw the video and how it went viral all over the world. In fact, when I received the news I could not stand on my feet. I experienced a lot of challenges, people were mocking me. There was a time that someone even stoned me, all because of that video. I had to spend three months indoors without going near the gate of our house.”
The actress also stated that she was about to deactivate her social media accounts due to the number of insults she received, but she was later advised by her parents and relatives to accept it as fate.
She added that she has never had any problems with her parents and that she obtained their permission before entering the film and music industries, and that she hopes to return to Kannywood one day.