Nigeria’s entertainment industry is set to receive a boost with the recent appointment of Hannatu Musawa as the Special Adviser on Culture and Entertainment Economy to President Bola Tinubu.
Musawa, who is a daughter of the late Katsina politician, Musa Musawa, is a lawyer, politician and author.
She studied Law at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom; and has Master’s degrees in the Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs from the University of Cardiff, Wales; and Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
She is also a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, UK; and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
With her vast work experience in Nigeria and the UK, Musawa has established herself as a respected legal practitioner. She has worked with different firms, and is the Principal Partner of her own legal firm, Hanney Musawa and Associates.
Aside from her professional achievements, Musawa is also known for her social nature and family values. She enjoys going out in style and often shares her outings on social media. A family-oriented woman, she usually celebrates the achievements of her loved ones at every opportunity she gets. Last Sunday, she wished her late father a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ on social media.
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the entertainment industry have high expectations from Musawa, as regards improving the country’s entertainment scene.
On Friday, the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, commended President Bola Tinubu for Musawa’s appointment. He said, “I commend President Tinubu for this. It is a new beginning for the industry and a sign that the present administration is ready to work in the industry. Entertainment was not given priority attention before now. We hope the office will function well, and meet the expectations of practitioners, who have always been the sole drivers of the industry.”