The Nigerian film industry, known as Kannywood, is mourning the loss of Aminu Surajo Bono, a renowned movie director and actor. Bono passed away on Monday evening, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional work that has enriched the Kannywood landscape.
Babangida Bangis, a close colleague of Bono, confirmed the news, stating that the actor “collapsed” and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Bangis expressed his shock and disbelief, revealing that he had spoken to Bono earlier in the day and had no indication of any health issues.
“He was not sick. In fact, we were supposed to meet earlier today,” Bangis recounted. “After we spoke on the phone, I was later told that he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. He was confirmed dead by doctors at the hospital.”
Bono’s contributions to Kannywood are immense, with a remarkable body of work spanning numerous films. His directorial credits include acclaimed titles such as “Manyan Mata,” “Dan Gwamna,” “Nasamo Me Kahina,” “Alaqa,” and “Daukaka.” He also graced the screen as an actor in films like “Kawayen Amarya,” “Agola,” “Zamantakewa,” and “Na Hauwa.”
As news of Bono’s passing spread, tributes poured in from fellow actors and industry members. Ali Nuhu, another prominent Kannywood actor, took to Instagram to express his condolences, writing, “May God have mercy on Aminu S Bono and make paradise your final abode.”
Bono’s legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire and shape the future of Kannywood. His dedication to his craft and his passion for storytelling have left an indelible mark on the Nigerian film industry.