Ali Nuhu Mohammed (born 15 March 1974) is a Nigerian actor and director. He acts in both Hausa and English movies and is often referred as the "King of Kannywood" by the media; Kannywood is the Hausa film industry headquartered in Kano, Nigeria.
Ali Nuhu Mohammed
15 March 1974
|Alma mater||University of Jos|
Early life and educationEdit
Nuhu was born in Maiduguri, Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria. His father Nuhu Poloma hailed from Balanga town of Gombe State and his mother Fatima Karderam Digema from Bama local government of Borno State. He grew up in Jos, and Kano. After high school education he received a Bachelors of Art degree in Geography from the University of Jos. He did his National Service in Ibadan, Oyo State. He later attended University of Southern California for a course in film production and cinematic arts. And Adonai university cotonou awarded him Doctorate degree in philosophy.
Nuhu entered the Hausa film industry in 1999 and has appeared in over 1000 Hausa movies and over 150 English movies.
|2012||Last Flight to Abuja||Actor||Drama||Nollywood Film Factory|
|2013||Blood and Henna||Actor||Drama||Newage Networks|
|2013||Confusion Na Wa||Actor||Drama||Cinema KpataKpata|
|2017||Banana Island Ghost||Actor||Drama|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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Nuhu is one of the most decorated actors in the Hausa Cinema. On October 7, 2018 he was conferred an honorary doctorate degree in entrepreneurship and youth development by ISM Adonai American University Cotonou.
|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||Pending|
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