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Aminu Muhammad Ahmad also known as Aminu Saira (born April 20, 1979) is a Nigerian filmmaker, director and story writer. He is regarded as a pioneer revolutionist of today's Kannywood[user-generated source] and a filmmaker in the Kannywood Movie Industry.
Aminu Muhammad Ahmad
April 20, 1979
|Alma mater||Aminu Kano College of Islamic And Legal Studies, Kano, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Filmmaker, director, story writer and screen player|
|Aminu Saira is best known for his film series, Labarina|
He became known after the release of his movie Jamila Da Jamilu in 2009, Ga Duhu Ga Haske in 2010 and Ashabul Kahfi in 2014, which earned him several honors and awards including Best Director of the Year (Jurors Choice Awards) in 2014. After the release of As-habul Kahfi, Saira began a project to launch first Hausa home video series in the history of Hausa movie industry, Labarina, which is now the best trending home video in Kannywood.
As-habul Kahfi and Baya Da Kura were the two highest-grossing films of all times for Saira Movies respectively. In 2016, Aminu was named best Kannywood director of all times and one of the highest paid in the history of Kannywood movie industry. He is also director of most popular TV series film Labarina in 2020.
Aminu was born in Gwammaja, Kano State, Nigeria, the son of Muhammad, an elderly statesman. Aminu grew up in Kano metropolis with his two brothers who are all Kannywood followers and obtained his primary, secondary and tertiary educations in Kano. He studied Quranic Science in Aminu Kano College of Islamic And Legal Studies, Kano, Nigeria. Aminu quits his job as a businessman to enter the Kannywood film industry in 2006 with his first movie Musnadi that hits the industry.
Aminu Saira was the director, writer and producer for Dare Da Yawa (2007), and Jamila Da Jamilu (2009) and his all-time favourite Ga Duhu Ga Haske (2010), which featured a non-Muslim who converted to Islam. He continued to write and direct movies including his first and one of the best Hausa movie series Labarina under his production name, Saira Movies.
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Aminu Saira's way of life has made him to be an extra ordinary person within the Kannywood movie industry. Hadiza Aliyu described Aminu Saira as her superstar. Also Nafisa Abdullahi described him as one of her mentors. His influence was increased within the movie industry after the release of his movie Sarauta in 2011, which increased Ali Nuhu's carrier and later continue with his dominance after the release of Daga Ni Sai Ke and Ya Daga Allah in 2014.
Aminu Saira filmography
|2006||Musnadi||Director||Safiya Musa, Abba Al-Mustapha, Ibrahim Maishunku||Saira Movies|
|2007||Almajira||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Safiya Musa, Aminu Shariff, Abba Al-Mustapha||Saira Movies|
|2007||Dare Da Yawa||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Ali Nuhu, Kubra Dako,||Saira Movies|
|2008||Garin Mu Da Zafi||Director||Ali Nuhu, Adam A Zango, Maryam Booth, Zainab Abdullahi||UK Entertainment|
|2009||Jamila Da Jamilu||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Jamila Nagudu||Saira Movies|
|2009||Mai Gadon Zinare||Director||Ali Nuhu, Jamila Umar Nagudu, Ibrahim Maishunku||Saira Movies|
|2010||Ladidin Baba||Director||Ali Nuhu, Zainab Umar||UK Entertainment|
|2010||Jidda||Director||Ibrihim Maishunku, Jamila Umar Nagudu, Ishaq Sidi Ishaq||Square Media|
|2010||Dan Sarki||Director||Ali Nuhu, Zainab Umar, Hajara Usman, Musa Abdullahi||Kabugawa Production|
|2010||Ga Duhu Ga Haske||Director||Adam A Zango, Zainab Abdullahi, Zainab Umar||Saira Movies|
|2010||Miyatti Allah||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Fati KK, Binta Yahaya||G-Top Multimedia|
|2010||Rai Da Rai||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Rashida Abdullahi, Fati KK||T.M.A Production|
|2010||Balaraba||Director||Baballe Hayatu, Adam A Zango, Sadiya Gyale||Square Media|
|2010||Walijam||Director||Adam A Zango, Zainab Abdullahi, Audu Kano||UK Entertainment|
|2010||Mata Da Miji||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Binta Yahaya, Fati K. K., Rufaida Muhammad||G-Top Multimedia|
|2010||Dadin Baki||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Jamila Umar||Kabugawa Production|
|2011||Sarauta||Director||Ali Nuhu, Rahma Hassan, Hadiza Muhammad, Kabiru Mai Kaba||T.M.A Production|
|2011||Malika||Director||Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi, Rabiu Rikadawa, Hadiza Muhammad||Saira Movies|
|2011||Laifin Dadi||Director||Shu'aibu Lawal, Adam A Zango, Nafisa Abdullahi||G-Top Multimedia|
|2011||Ban Saketa Ba||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Fati KK||Kabugawa Production|
|2011||Maryam Diyana||Director||Rahama Hassan, Hauwa Maina, Ali Nuhu, Sadiq Sani Sadiq||UK Entertainment|
|2011||Ajnabiyya||Director||Ibrahim Maishunku, Zainab Abdullahi, Rahama Hassan||UK Entertainment|
|2012||Mutallab||Director||Ali Nuhu, Adam A Zango, Nafisa Abdullahi, Carmain McCain, Kabiru Nakwango||Square Media|
|2012||'Yar Agadez||Director||Zainab Abdullahi, Ibrahim Maishunku, Nafisa Abdullahi, Adam A Zango||UK Entertainment|
|2012||Dan Marayan Zaki||Director||Nafisa Abdullahi, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Rahama Hassan, Hadiza Muhammad, Sadiq Ahmad||Saira Movies|
|2012||Kara Da Kiyashi||Director||Ali Nuhu, Hadiza Muhammad, Bashir Nayaya, Nafisa Abdullahi||UK Entertainment|
|2012||Ban Sani Ba||Director||Hadiza Aliyu, Shehu Hassan Kano, Shu'aibu Lawan||T.M.A Production|
|2012||Toron Giwa||Director||Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi, Shu'aibu Lawal||Asnanic Movies|
|2012||Kona Gari||Director||Ali Nuhu, Maryam Muhammad, Halima Atete, Hauwa Waraka||T.M.A Production|
|2013||Fisabilillah||Director||Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi, Hadiza Muhammad, Rabi'u Rikadawa||G-Top Multimedia|
|2013||Lamiraj||Director||Rahama Hassan, Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi||Saira Movies|
|2013||Dakin Amarya||Director||Ali Nuhu, Halima Atete, A'isha Aliyu||Asnanic Movies|
|2013||Fari Da Baki||Director||Rahama Hassan, Al-Amin Buhari, Ali Nuhu||G-Top Multimedia|
|2013||Farin Dare||Director||Ali Rabi'u, Bello Muhammad Bello, Rahama Sadau||UK Entertainment|
|2014||Kanin Miji||Director||Ali Nuhu, Jamila Umar, Nuhu Abdullahi||Saira Movies|
|2014||Kisan Gilla||Director||Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Hadiza Aliyu, Rahama Sadau, Bello Muhammad Bello||Asmasan Pictures|
|2014||Ashabul Kahfi||Director||Tahir Fagge, Tijjani Faraga, Al-Amin Buhari||Saira Movies|
|2014||Daga Ni Sai Ke||Director||Sadiq Ahmad, Zaharadden Sani, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Hadiza Aliyu, Halima Atete||Saira Movies|
|2014||Haske||Director||Aina'u Ade, Ali Nuhu, Ali Rabiu, Abbas Sadiq||Saira Movies|
|2014||Kalamu Wahid||Director||Nafisa Abdullahi, Sadiq Ahmad, Ali Nuhu||Kabugawa Production|
|2014||'Ya Daga Allah||Director||Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi, Fati Abdullahi. Sadiq Sani Saqid, Hadiza Muhammad||Saira Movies|
|2014||Ali Yaga Ali||Director||Ali Nuhu, Hadiza Aliyu, Sadiq Sani Saqid, Jamila Umar||Kabugawa Production|
|2015||Baya Da Kura||Director||Ali Nuhu, Nuhu Abdullahi, Ishaq Sidi Ishaq, Fati Washa, Hadiza Muhammad||GG Production|
|2015||Wani Zama||Director||Yakubu Muhammad, Jamila Umar, Shehu Hassan Kano||Asnanic Movies|
|2015||Uwa Tafi Uwa||Director||Ali Nuhu, Hadiza Aliyu||Mikiya Production|
|2015||Gidan Kitso||Director||Ali Nuhu, Jamila Umar, Fati Abdullahi||Kabugawa Production|
|2016||Jarumta||Director||Ali Nuhu, Hadiza Aliyu, Jamila Umar, Hauwa Waraka, Nuhu Abdullahi||G-Top Multimedia|
|2016||Kallo Ya Koma Sama||Director||Ali Nuhu, Jamila Umar, Baballe Hayatu||Saira Movies|
Honors and awardsEdit
|2013||Entrepreneurship Award||Best Director||Special Recognition||Won|
|2013||Kannywood/AMMA Awards||Best Movie Director||Dakin Amarya||Won|
|2014||1st Kannywood Awards||Best Director of the Year (Jurors Choice Awards)||Wata Hudu||Won|
|2014||Kannywood/AMMA Awards||Best Director (Popular Choice Awards)||Ali Yaga Ali||Won|
|2015||2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards||Best Director of the Year (Jurors Choice Awards)||Ashabul Kahfi & Sabuwar Sangaya||Won|
|2015||Kannywood/AMMA Awards||Best Director (Popular Choice Awards)||Baya Da Kura||Won|
In recognition of a distinguished career as a Nigerian filmmaker, Saira was also awarded best director by several other media outlets including Arewa Music and Movies Awards.
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