Maryam Yahaya

Maryam Yahaya is a Nigerian film actress in the Kannywood industry. She gained recognition for starring in Taraddadi, a movie directed by Elnass Ajenda.[1] For her role, Yahaya was nominated as best promising actress by City People Entertainment Awards in 2017.[2] She was also nominated as best actress by City People Entertainment Awards in 2018.[3]

Maryam Yahaya
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Born (1997-07-17) 17 July 1997 (age 25)
Kano, Nigeria
OccupationFilm actress
Years active2016–present
Known forMansoor
Notable workTaraddadi


Yahaya wanted to act from her childhood, and was inspired by the Hausa movies she watched. She made her debut in the film Gidan Abinci, followed by Barauniya and Tabo, in which she played minor roles.[citation needed] She gained fame after adapting a leading role originally meant for Bilkisu Shema in Mansoor,[4] a sensation movie directed by Ali Nuhu.[1]


Films in which Yahay has appeared
Title Year
Gidan Abinci 2016
Barauniya 2016
Tabo 2017
Mijin Yarinya 2017
Mansoor 2017
Mariya 2018
Wutar Kara 2018
Jummai Ko Larai 2018
Matan Zamani 2018
Hafiz 2018
Gidan Kashe Awo 2018
Gurguwa 2018
Mujadala 2018
Sareenah 2019

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Ngbokai, Richard P. (20 July 2018). "Young artistes making waves in Kannywood". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ Lere, Muhammad (9 October 2017). "Ali Nuhu, son win at City People Awards 2017 - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "KANO & KADUNA Actors To Storm City People Movie Awards". City People Magazine. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ Matazu, Hafsah Abubakar (8 March 2019). "Kannywood's 7 youngest stars". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2 August 2019.