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Maryam Yahaya Biography: Inside The Life Of The Kannywood Actress

Maryam Yahaya is a Nigerian actress based in Kannywood. The film Taraddadi, directed by Elnass Ajenda, helped her gain popularity. Yahaya was nominated for Best Promising Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2017 for her performance. In 2018, she was again nominated for the City People Entertainment Awards’ best actress category.

Early Life & Education

Maryam Yahaya was born on July 17th, 1997, in Kano State, which falls in the northern part of Nigeria. She was raised by her loving parents. At Yelwa Primary School, Maryam Yahaya earned her Primary School Living Certificate. She then attended Bokab Barracks Secondary School, where she completed her SSCE.


Maryam had aspired to be an actress since she was a child, and she was inspired by Hausa films. Maryam Yahaya debuted in the Hausa film industry in 2016 with the film Gidan Abinci, followed by minor roles in Barauniya and Tabo. She came to popularity after adopting a starring role in Ali Nuhu’s sensational film Mansoor, which was initially written for Bilkisu Shema. This film became one of the most popular Hausa films on the north side after going viral.

Maryam, on the other hand, had previously appeared in a number of films. She is usually seen in Kannywood (Hausa-language cinema) films. Maryam Yahaya has always enjoyed performing in front of the camera, which led to roles in films like “Barauniya”, “Tabo”, “Hafeez”, “Sareena”, “Gidan Abinci”, “Barauniya”, “Mariya”, “Jummai Ko Larai”, “Hafiz”, “Gurguwa”, “Mujadala”, “Mujadala”, “Mijin Yarinya.

She rose to prominence after appearing in the film “Taraddadi,” directed by Elnass Ajenda, for which she was also nominated. Maryam is a versatile actress who can play a variety of roles. Her role in this film was appealing, and she performed admirably. She is also one of the beautiful Kannywood actors who have made a name for themselves in the industry.



Year Title
2019 Sareenah
2018 Gidan Kashe Awo
2018 Gurguwa
2018 Hafiz
2018 Jummai Ko Larai
2018 Mariya
2018 Matan Zamani
2018 Mujadala
2018 Wutar Kara
2017 Mansoor
2017 Mijin Yarinya
2017 Taraddadi
2017 Tabo
2016 Barauniya
2016 Gidan Abinci

Awards & Nominations

Year Event Prize Result
2018 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress Nominated
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Best Promising Actress Nominated

Net worth

Maryam Yahaya is a model, actor, and owner of a beauty salon called Maryam Yahaya, which she started in 2019 and named after herself. Maryam’s net worth has yet to be verified. Although, according to some unverified sources, her net worth is expected to be in the range of $50,000 to $100,000.




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