About Us

Gidan Dabino International (Nig) Limited is a multimedia and marketing consulting firm based in the ancient city of Kano since 1990, as Gidan Dabino Publishers Enterprises. The company was re-registered with Corporate Affairs Commission in 2000 as limited liability Company with registration number RC: 395085. 

 

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Over the past 25 years the company has established itself as a one-stop solution to publishing and film production services in Northern Nigeria and the Niger Republic. The company’s products have been showcased in by UNESCO and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) (Maza Gombar Dutse (Hausa) and Taale Taale (Fulfulde), as well as participated in various joint activities with British Council, DFID and Security Justice and Growth (SGJ), Nigeria.

 And also collaborate in working relation with Arti Grafiche (Italy), EIRENE Sahel, (Germany), Edition Gashingo (Niger Republic), Edis Bamako- Mali, Deutsche Welle Radio (Hausa Section) Germany.

Our products were also showcased in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia 1/10/ 2009, Poland 2/12/2009, London 2/03/2010, Germany 10/1/2011 and New Delhi, India 9/4/2011. 

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Mission

To provide quality products and services to its customers; geared towards the development of knowledge and Hausa cultural heritage, with uncompromising honesty, hard work and creativity.

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Achievements

Right from inception, the company has preferred the development of women and youth to represent the most important focus of its services. As a result, it started with printing and publishing services where it published various types of books that educate and enlighten them. So far, the company has published more than three hundred books, cutting across different genres like prose, poetry, religion, biography, education etc. It has also published an in-house Hausa magazine entitled Mumtaz, which covered the writing and Hausa film industry but is now out of circulation.

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Qualities

At the dawn of the Hausa Popular Cultural literature and home video, Gidan Dabino was one of the pioneering businesses that played a major role that shaped the development of both industries in Kano and Northern Nigeria as a whole. This is in addition to the expansion of its operations into bookselling, photography, advertising, public relations and media consultancy.

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Milestones

In its over twenty five years of operation within and outside Nigeria, the company has recorded many milestones in terms of dealing with national and international clients and partners as well as the successful execution of various scales of projects. The projects executed so far include the publishing of over three hundred academics, literature, religious, biography, home economics and children books in English, Hausa and Fulfulde languages and seventeen Hausa home video movies to our credit.

Some of our works was supported by UNESCO and Organization International du Francophonie (OIF), DFID, British Council, Security Justice and Growth (SJG), a German NGO (EIRENE Sahel). Also Gidan Dabino International collaborated with DW Radio in the production of 40 Radio Drama series (2008) Ji Ka Karu (Learn by Eye).

During the period of review Gidan Dabino has participated in various National and International (fifteen countries in Africa and UK, France, Italy and Germany) workshops, seminars and conferences where he presented papers on different topics, ranging from Hausa Popular Culture, Multilingual Publishing in Northern Nigeria to Problems and Prospects of Hausa Film Industry as well as problems on women, youth in Hausa society and drug abuse. Our chairman CEO received over twenty awards and honors including Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) on behave of Gidan Dabino International

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Clients

Our Clients span across several West African countries and the world. Our publishing services receive regular patronage from the Federal, state and local governments, the academic community, members of the Association of Nigerian Authors and the general public.

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Presentations

The company, represented by its chairman,  Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, MON has so far participated in various National and International seminars and conferences where he presented papers on different topics, ranging from Hausa Popular Culture, Multilingual Publishing in Northern Nigeria to Problems and Prospects of Hausa Film Industry as well as problems on women and youth in Hausa society.

 

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About GDI

Gidan Dabino International (Nig) Limited is a multimedia and marketing consultant firm based in the ancient city of Kano since 1990, as Gidan Dabino Publishers Enterprises. The company was re-registered with Corporate Affairs Commission in 2000 as limited liability Company with registration number RC: 395085.

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