Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves Hausa Cinema (Kannywood) Actress (ID: 21948192)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves Hausa Cinema (Kannywood) Actress
proposed start date2022-11-07
proposed end date2022-12-31
budget (local currency)1099600 NGN
budget (USD)2610.9 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Umar-askira
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Abubakar A Gwanki, Anas Adam, Yusuf Sa'adu, Iliyasu Umar, M Bash NE. Hamza DK.



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Hausa Wikimedians User Group & Nigerian Commons and Photographers User Group (NCPUG)

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Wiki Loves Hausa Cinema (Kannywood) Actress

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

Hausa Cinema is one of the best industries with thousands numbers of actors and actress in Africa and one of the most oldest successful movie industry known as (Kannywood): Kannywood is the sobriquet for Hausa-language cinema. It is a part of the larger Nigerian cinema, known as Nollywood, which includes other production centres producing films in many other Nigerian languages. The name "Kannywood" is a portmanteau derived from Kano and Hollywood, the center of the American film industry. read more [[1]] or [[2]].
Most of the Actress of Hausa Cinema industry have no articles in wikipedia only few of them have. I will use this project to create articles for some of them especially famous ones that are not alive and those that are alive. This project will also help to recruit new users from Hausa Cinema Industry.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

With this project, i can be able to create awareness about Wikimedia Foundation Projects and create articles that are related to Hausa Cinema Actress. I will also train and recruit new editors from Hausa Cinema Industry. Improving the skills of the existing editor by Adding or improving Wikipedia articles. The project will help the staffs of Hausa Cinema Industry to understand that wikipedia is a free encyclopedia and it is very important and effective to the industry

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

By the help of this project, the staffs of Hausa Cinema industry can be able to: 1- Understand that wikipedia is a free encyclopedia. 2- Edit articles. 3- Create articles. 4- Understand the wikipedia activities. and 5- Wikimedia Missions

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Wiki Loves Women, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos

Campaign and Awareness
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

yes i have team from Hausa wikimsdians User Group in persons of I Umar-askira (project lead) with: *Abubakar S Gwanki (Facilitator)
* Salihu Aliyu (Facilitator)
* Aliyu Shaba (Facilitator)
* Hamza DK (Facilitator)
* Adam (Facilitator)
* M Bash Ne (Facilitator)
* Yusuf Sa'adu (Facilitator)
* Iliyasu Umar (Facilitator)
* Aisha Yahuza (Facilitator)
* Aishatunnabiyi (Facilitator)

The above mention people are my team. 8 of them are experienced editor and they have run one or more than projects in different communities and states but the last 2 are improving to be come experience editors (I include them because they very active in terms wikipedia activities offline. they always attend events i organized as off-wiki facilitators). We work together and shear ideas help one another as team. I will go with them as facilitators of this project

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Geography, Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Public Policy

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?


9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

The targets are the actors and actress of Hausa Cinema in Hausa community Kaduna state. I will engage the participants before and during the activities with contributing to wikipedia (Editing, improving and creating wikipedia articles). I will retain the participants by adding them in the Hausa wikimedians user group social media platforms group (Whats app, Facebook, Telegram and Instagram) where all activities are discussed there.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

since the Hausa Cinema (Kannywood) is an industry for movies making and most of famous actors and actress use to meet there for shooting or other purposes, the environment most have been secure. this will help the project's events to go on tranquil manner with full security.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

Since i worked their before as a video editor and i mostly leave in Kano and Kaduna for work, i know most of the staffs, I will let the participants know about this project via the Hausa Cinema official website's chat systems and by meeting some of the staffs physically in other hand by shearing flyers.

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

I will partner with the staffs of Hausa Cinema industry to see this project move successfully and i will not find it difficult to do so since i worked with them as a senior staff in the video editing department, i will personally show the the important of wikipedia in Hausa Cinema industry. This will motivate them to partner with wikipedia.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

I have been a tutor, it is my goal to see people go further ethically, academically, Socially and financially. I will learn a lot from this project since i am going to an institution i will meet people with different tribe and Religions... What i can learn most is socialization.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
People reached The Staffs, Actress, Actors and watchers of Hausa Cinema industry 1000
Number of Events I am going to organize four (4) events

Day 1&2 for Awareness.

Day 3&4 for Workshop.

Number of Awareness I am going to organize awareness in the first & second day of the event 2
Number of workshop The third & Fourth day of each event should be workshop and training 2
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants The New User's should be Kannywood actors and actress because there are numbers of actors and actress in Kannywood industry that need to understand Wikipedia. 40
Number of editors I am going to add 25 experience editors in the project's outreach dashboard including the organizers and facilitators. Theses experience editors, some will be live in the project especially facilitators and organizers while the rest will work online due to the planed total number of participants needed in the event. 20
Number of organizers I am going to organize the project with the help of my team members (Facilitators) 1
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Number of articles to be crated or improved during the project period 150
Wikimedia Commons Numbers of pictures to be uploaded during the event period 300
Wikidata Number of items to be inserted during the event 50
Wiktionary Number of words to be defined during the project period 50
Wikiquote Number of quotes to be improved during the project period 50
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

I will try as much as possible to be reached the target except if some came as sudden from the editors because anything that include others, it might fail but if the case, i will increase the period of the project to reached out the target.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

I will user outreach dashboard to track the editors activities during the project period.

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1099600 NGN

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

2610.9 USD

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