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Ali Nuhu (born 15 March 1974) is a Nigerian actor, producer, director, dancer and script writer. Referred to in the media as the "King of Kannywood", "Sarki Ali" or "King Ali", he has appeared in hundreds of Hausa Language and English Language films, and earned numerous accolades than any other actor in Kannywood. Nuhu has a significant following in Africa and the Nigerian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the Northern Nigeria.[dubious ] Beyond his show business accomplishments, he is also applauded for his remarkable humanitarian efforts. Nuhu is one of the pioneers of the video film era of Nigerian cinema, becoming the most watched actor in Africa. As of 2008, Nuhu is co-chairman of the motion picture production company FKD productions and its subsidiaries. He regularly features in listings of the most influential people in Hausa culture.
15 March 1974 |
|Education||University of Jos|
|Occupation||Film Actor, Producer, Dancer, Script Writer|
|Spouse(s)||Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir|
Early life and familyEdit
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Nuhu was born in Maiduguri, Borno, in northeastern Nigeria. His father Nuhu Poloma hailed from Balanga town of Gombe State and his mother Fatima Karderam Digema from Bama village of Borno State. Nuhu grow up and spent the highest number of his years in Kano. He attended Riga Special Primary School, Government Commercial Secondary School and Science Secondary School in Kano State where he obtained Primary and Secondary school certificate respectively. Nuhu is an alumnus of University of Jos where he obtained a degree in Geography. He later attended University of Southern California for a course in film production and cinematic arts. Nuhu is married to Maimuna. The couple have two children, Fatima and Ahmad. 
Nuhu entered the film industry as an actor which is regarded as a landmark in Hausa cinema. He Acted in hundreds of Hausa language and English language films. Nuhu is the first Nigerian to successfully cut across the Northern and Southern axis of Nigeria as an actor. Having over a 160 Hausa and 110 English movies to his credit and 15 awards to with at least 10 from a competitive category. As a household name, he has just been unveiled as a Face of the Consumer by The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC,he is also a Brand ambassador to Blueboat Champions Milk,Royco,Pepsi and Cherie Noodles.
|Last Flight to Abuja|
|2013||Blood and Henna|
|2013||Confusion Na Wa|
|2017||Banana Island Ghost|
In the mediaEdit
Ali Nuhu receives a considerable amount of media coverage in Nigeria, and is often referred to as "The King of Kannywood", "Sarki Ali" or "King Ali". Nigeria cites him as among of the present celebrities, with nine or ten films a year, constantly running television ads, print ads and gigantic billboards lining the streets of Nigerian cities. He is the object of a sometimes fanatical following, with a fan base estimated to exceed 98 million.[dubious ] Nuhu frequently appears on listings of the most popular, stylish and influential people in Nigeria. Nuhu has been brand ambassador of various campaigns, including Globacom and Royco.
Awards and nominationsEdit
Nuhu is one of the most decorated actors in the Hausa Cinema. He earned numerous accolades than any other actor in Kannywood. He won the Best Upcoming Actor award at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards. He was nominated as 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.
|2005||Arewa Films Award||Best Actor||Razani||Won|
|2007||3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Upcoming Actor award||Sitanda||Won|
|2008||The Future Award||Best Actor||Won|
|2011||Zulu African Film Academy Awards||Best Indigenous Actor||Carbin Kwai||Won|
|2012||Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actor (Hausa)||Madubin Dubawa||Won|
|2013||9th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actor in a supporting role||Blood and Henna||Nominated|
|2013||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actor||Confusion Na Wa||Won|
|2013||Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actor (Hausa)||Wani Hanin||Won|
|2013||City People Entertainment Awards||Kannywood Face||Won|
|2014||Kannywood Awards||Best Actor||Matan Gida||Won|
|2014||Leadership Awards||Best Artiste||Won|
|2014||City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2014||City People Entertainment Awards||Recognition Award||Won|
|2014||Arewa Music and Movie Awards||Pride of Kannywood||Won|
|2014||Arewa Music and Movie Awards||Best Actor||Popular Choice Award||Won|
|2015||19th African Film Awards||Best Outstanding Actor||Afro Hollywood Awards||Won|
|2015||Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actor (Hausa)||Jinin Jikina||Won|
|2015||Kannywood Awards||Best Actor||Popular Choice Awards||Won|
|2015||City People Entertainment Awards||Kannywood Personality||Won|
|2016||Arewa Music and Movie Awards||Best Actor||Nasibi||Won|
|2016||Kannywood Awards||Best Actor||Nasibi||Nominated|
|2016||City People Entertainment Awards||Kannywood Face||Won|
|2016||Arewa Creative Industry Awards||Entertainment Award||Won|
Other Recognition includes:
- 2002 with the movie YANAYI
- 2003 with the movie SUTURA
- 2004 with the movie RUHI
- Best Actor Hausa THE AFROHOLLYWOOD AWARD in London
- STARS in the movie Award 2008
- Chopra 2007, p. 27: "born on 15 March 1974 at Maiduguri, in Borno"
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