Popular Hausa singer, Fati Nijar honoured in Paris

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Sarkin Hausawa Europe (M) flanked by singer Fati Nijar (L) and Giwar Sarki (R)

The ‘Sarkin Hausawa’ of Europe, (Chief of the Hausas in Europe), Sirajo Jan Kado, has turbanned Kannywood female singer and actress Fati Nijar as ‘the Queen of Hausa singers in Europe.’

The event which took place at the emir’s palace in Paris also saw the turbaning of eight others.

Sarki Kado has recognised these Nigerians residing in European countries and turbanned them as leaders of Hausas in their various countries.

Fati Nijar was among the three ladies honoured with a traditional title.

Fati is the new and first queen of Hausa singers in Europe.

Also turbaned were the Jakadiyar Sarki, liason officer of the Sarki, and ‘Giwar Sarki’, the “closest and most loved wife of the Sarki”.

Sarki Kado also turbanned the ‘Hakimin Landan’, the district head of London, Muhammadu Sanusi.

Other titles given included Falaki, Uban Doma, Shamakhi, Danbury, Dan-is and Marafa.

According to Sarki Kado, he established the Hausa style of rulership in Europe “to bring together the Hausas and also showcase the tradition to the rest of the world.”

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi had visited the palace in Paris before the event and congratulated Sarki Kado for taking the (Hausa) tradition off the shores of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, colleagues and friends have congratulated Fati Nijar.