Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau caused a storm on Sunday with pictures of herself in a backless dress by Bintaberry.
The 26-year-old shared the pictures on social media, describing herself as “regal”.
Coming on the first day of November, she prayed that her followers “enjoy outstanding breakthroughs and joy this new month.”
Her choice of cloth did not go down with conservative Twitter users who accused her of dressing inappropriately.
Aliyu Musa wrote; “Beauty will fade, curves will sag while character & modesty will remain forever. So why posing semi nude @Rahma_sadau”.
Jibrin wrote; “[Quran 7:26] “O children of Adam, we have provided you with garments to cover your bodies, as well as for luxury. But the best garment is the garment of righteousness. These are some of God’s signs, that they may take heed.”
Shams wrote; “Are you trying to make heaven like this.”
Lawal wrote; “Look like Nicki Minaj. Innalillahi wa Inna alaihin raji’un. as a Muslim concerned Shame of u @Rahma_sadau.”
Others, however, saw nothing wrong in her outfit, accusing what they call Arewa Twitter of misplaced priority in telling an adult woman how to dress while ignoring insecurity in northern Nigeria.
Safiyanu; “Dear Arewa Twitter, Rahama Sadau isn’t the reason people were killed in Niger state, Katsina and Zamfara.
“Rahama Sadau isn’t the reason Kaduna is becoming kidnapper’s den.
“Rahama Sadau isn’t the problem we’re facing in Nigeria. Concentrate on the main problems.”
Reina wrote; “Rahama Sadau keep doing the good work you will keep shining in duniya. Stay beautiful.”
Abba wrote; “Why do people of Arewa always hate those that are successful, wallahi 80% of those who are criticizing Rahama sadau are sinners, how many of you have a hiding agenda way way better than hers, you’re just not into it because you don’t have the opportunity, stop these hate already.”
Khal wrote; “Some women in the north are busy indulging themselves in adultery and all sort of things, but na only Rahama Sadau dress wuna carry put for head. Even you sef get mouth abi? You wey your boyfriend get your nude for phone. sha I don’t want to @ you but continue saying nonsense.”
Rahama is no stranger to controversy.
She was “banned for life from acting” by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) for hugging rapper ClassiQ in a music video in 2016.
The ban was lifted in January 2018 following her “unreserved apology to the people of Kano state whose sensibilities she had abused by featuring in an amorous video,” MOPPAN said.