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Ali Nuhu Mohammed Biography: Inside The Life Of Kannywood Actor

Ali Nuhu Mohammed is a director and actor from Nigeria. He appears in both Hausa and English films and is dubbed the “King of Kannywood” or “Sarki Ali” by the media. Ali Nuhu has appeared in over 500 Nollywood and Kannywood films and has received numerous accolades. In terms of audience size and income, Nuhu has been described as the world’s most successful Hausa film star.

Early Life and Education

Ali Nuhu was born on March 15, 1974, in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria’s northeastern region. His father, Nuhu Poloma, was from Gombe State’s Balanga town, and his mother, Fatima Karderam Digema, was from Borno State’s Bama Local Government Area. He was born in Jos and raised in Kano State.

Ali began his primary school education at Riga Special Primary School from 1979 to 1985. Later, from 1986 to 1988, he attended Kano State’s Government Secondary Commercial School, where he earned his Junior Secondary School Certificate. From 1989 to 1991, he also attended the Science Secondary School Dawakin Tofa, where he earned his Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Geography from the University of Jos after finishing secondary school. He served his National Service in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State. He later studied film production and cinematic arts at the University of Southern California. In 2018, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by ISM Adonai American University in Benin Republic.

Career

Nuhu made his acting debut in the 1999 film Abin sirri ne. He is best known for his performance in Sangaya, one of the highest-grossing Hausa films at the time. Ali Nuhu appeared in several sequel films, including Azal, Jarumin Maza, and Stinda, for which he received the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2007). Nuhu celebrated his 20th anniversary in the entertainment industry in 2019, having appeared in over 500 films.

Personal Life

The well-known Nigerian film star is a happy family man. Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir is Ali Nuhu’s wife. The Kannywood actress has three wonderful children: Fatima, Nawahir, and Ahmad. The marriage of the famous actor is a happy one. He and his wife have been married for 18 years. In 2003, he married. Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir stated in an interview that being Ali’s wife made her a more open-minded person. Ali’s wife described him as a thoughtful husband and father who can set a good example for his children. Ali Nuhu, as a well-known figure, has also been the subject of some rumors. Ali and Hausa actress Hadiza Gabon’s photos have recently surfaced on the internet. It caused rumours about his alleged ‘second marriage’, but these rumours have been dispelled.

Impact and Influence

Beyond his acting career accomplishments, Ali Huhu has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts.

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Kannywood Movies

  • 2007: Sitanda
  • 2012: Carbin Kwai
  • 2012: Madubin Dubawa
  • 2013: Wani Hanin
  • 2014: Matan Gida
  • 2015: Jinin Jikina
  • 2016: Nasibi
  • 2016: Mansoor

Nollywood Movies

  • 2021: One Lagos Night
  • 2019: The Millions
  • 2018: Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
  • 2017: Banana Island Ghost
  • 2016: Ojukokoro: Greed
  • 2016: The Wedding Ring
  • 2015: Confusion Na Wa
  • 2013: I Voted Now Wetin
  • 2012: Last Flight to Abuja
  • 2011: Memories of My Heart

Directed Movies

  • 2017: Mansoor
  • 2015: Gamu Nan Dai
  • 2015: ‘Yar Tasha
  • 2015: Halacci
  • 2014: Jinin Jiki Na
  • 2013: Ni Da Ke Mun Dace
  • 2012: Kudi A Duhu
  • 2012: Madubin Dubawa
  • 2012: Bazan Barki Ba
  • 2011: Farraqu
  • 2011: Adamsy
  • 2011: Ankwa
  • 2007: Bana Bakwai

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Result
2005 Arewa Films Award Best Actor Won
2007 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Upcoming Actor award Won
2008 The Future Award Best Actor Won
2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actor (Indigenous) Won
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2013 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actor Won
2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Won
2014 Kannywood Awards Best Actor Won
2014 Leadership Awards Best Artiste Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Won
2014 Arewa Music and Movie Awards Pride of Kannywood Won
2014 Arewa Music and Movie Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won
2015 19th African Film Awards Most Outstanding Actor Won
2015 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2015 Kannywood Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Personality Won
2016 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2016 Arewa Music and Movie Awards Best Actor Won
2016 Kannywood Awards Best Actor Nominated
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Nominated
2016 Arewa Creative Industry Awards Entertainment Award Won
2016 Wazobia FM’s COWA Awards Excellent Entertainer Won
2017 Northern Nigeria Peace Awards Best Actor Won
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Won
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor Nominated
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Special Recognition Award Won
2021 Northern film makers Best Actor Won

Net Worth

He has been described as one of the most successful and richest actors in Nigeria. He is perhaps, the wealthiest actor in the Hausa movie industry. Nuhu’s estimated net worth is $1 million.

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