Kannywood’s Maryam Yahaya said that she has not been seen in movies for some timebecause she is battling a combo and malaria and typhoid.
The 20-year-old actress broke her silence in an interview with the BBC Hausa, which aired on Tuesday. Her absence has sparked rumours that she suffering from demons-related illness.
A BBC reporter in Kano, Khalifa Shehu Dokaji, who visited the residence of the actress said she was visibly emaciated.
“I battled typhoid and malaria; I am still battling. But Alhamdulillahi (praise be to Allah), I am much better now,” she said.
She said her sickness has nothing to do with being bewitched or possessed. “In fact I don’t even know what that means,” Maryam said.
She added that she has been sick for more than a month, but is now recuperating. “I am still weak and that will only go away gradually.”
Maryam thanked her Kannywood colleagues for visiting her and praying for her recovery.
Also speaking, Maryam’s father Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf, said his daughter had been sick for some time and they have taken her to the hospital.
He said they are now administering a combination of modern medicine and herbs, adding that some clerics are also praying for her.
Alhaji Yahaya Yusuf also said that Maryam is suffering from typhoid and malaria, not what people are saying.
Maryam Yahaya came into the limelight in 2017 when she starred in Kannywood’s blockbuster Mansoor, which was directed by Nigerian bilingual actor Ali Nuhu