Ali Nuhu is a Nollywood actor, producer, director, dancer and script writer. He acts in both Hausa and English movies and is sometimes called the “King of Kannywood” by the media. Kannywood refers to the Hausa movie industry with it’s headquarter in Kano, Nigeria. He was born 15th March 1974 in Maiduguri, Borno State, in the northeastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 43 years old.
His father’s name is Nuhu Poloma, he is from Balanga town in Gombe state, Nigeria while his mother’s name is Fatima Karderam Digema, she is from Bama village in Borno state, Nigeria.
Ali Nuhu grew up in Kano, the capital of Kano state, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education. After his high school education, Ali Nuhu got admitted into University of Jos in Plateau State and graduated four years later with a Bachelors Degree of Art in Geography.
After graduating from the university, Ali Nuhu did his national Youth Service (NYSC) in Ibadan, Oyo State in the western part of Nigeria. After completing his one year national service, Ali Nuhu attended University of Southern California where he read a course in Film Production and Cinematic Arts.
After graduating from University of Southern California, Ali Nuhu joined the Hausa movie industry (Kannywood) in 1999 as an actor and appeared in over 160 Hausa movies. After which he joined Nollywood and acted in over 110 Nollywood movies.
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, etc.
Ali Nuhu has won several movie academy awards which include The 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.
He has also won the City People Entertainment Award for Face of Kannywood of the Year. Ali Nuhu is currently married to Maimuna Garba Abdulkadir and the couple is blessed with two kids, Ahmad Nuhu and Fatima Nuhu.
Ali Nuhu is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 million.