10 Real Facts About Ali Nuhu You Probably Didn’t Know

Ali Nuhu is one of the prominent actors in Nigeria. He acts mostly in Hausa movies popularly known as Kannywood. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for over two decades and always known for featuring in hausa movies. So therefore in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Ali Nuhu that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Ali Nuhu is a famous Nollywood actor, director, producer, script writer, entrepreneur and a television personality. He acts in both Hausa and English speaking movies. He is sometimes called the “King of Kannywood” by the movie lovers. Kannywood refers to the Hausa movie industry with it’s headquarter in Kano in the northern part of Nigeria. He always features in romantic movies and always plays the role of a good husband, father and a caring boyfriend. He has been regarded as one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actors in Nigeria. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for over a decade.

  2. Ali Nuhu was born on 15th March 1974 in Maiduguri, Borno State in the northeastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 46 years old. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any role given to him by movie producer and directors in Nigeria. His father’s name is Nuhu Poloma, he is from Balanga town in Gombe State in the northern part of Nigeria while his mother’s name is Fatima Karderam Digema, she is from Bama village in Borno State, in the northern part of Nigeria.

  3. Ali Nuhu grew up in Kano, the capital city of Kano state in the northern part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, he was actively involved in drama, stage play and performing act. He was an active member of his school dramatic club where he displayed his massive skill in acting and interpretation of roles. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Ali Nuhu got admitted into the University of Jos in Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and graduated four years later with a Bachelors Degree in Geography.

  4. After completing his tertiary education and graduating from the university, Ali Nuhu did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ibadan, Oyo State in the south western part of Nigeria. After completing his one year mandatory national youth service, Ali Nuhu due to his love for education proceeded further to the University of Southern California in the United States of America where he read a course in Film Production and Cinematic Arts and graduated with a Certificate in Film Production and Cinematic Arts.

  5. After graduating from University of Southern California in the United States of America, Ali Nuhu joined the Hausa movie industry popularly known as Kannywood in 1999 as an actor and appeared in over 160 Hausa movies. After which he joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and has acted in over 150 Nollywood movies.

  6. In his quest to gain more knowledge in film production, Ali Nuhu traveled to India and participated in a film training program at the Asian School of Media Studies in Noida, New Delhi, India. Ali Nuhu has been proclaimed as one of the most decorated actor in the Hausa Cinema and however declared as the King of Kannywood. Ali Nuhu has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies which include Sitanda, Nasibi, Last Flight to Abuja, Blood and Henna, Confusion Na Wa, Banana Island Ghost, and many more.

  7. Ali Nuhu has won several movie academy awards both home and abroad. Some of the movies he has won include Best Upcoming Actor Award at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards. He has also been nominated for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards and won Best Actor in a Film at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

  8. Ali Nuhu has also won the City People Entertainment Award for Face of Kannywood of the Year and Best Actor in Indigenous Language (Hausa) at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Ali Nuhu is currently married to Maimuna Garba Abdulkadir and the couples are currently blessed with two lovely kids namely, Ahmed Nuhu and Fatima Nuhu.

  9. Ali Nuhu is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria. He is indeed a character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. Ali Nuhu in the cause of his acting career has also won Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

  10. Ali Nuhu currently has an estimated net worth of over $850,000, making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with half a million followers on his official Instagram account. In 2011, he was honored by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award giving to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economy growth and development of the country through entertainment.

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