Nafisat Abdullahi

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Nafisat Abdulrahman Abdullahi (born 23 January 1992), is a Nigerian actress, producer, director, professional photographer and entrepreneur. She founded a film production company and two startups.[1][user-generated source]

Nafisat Abdullahi
Nafisat Abdulrahman Abdullahi

(1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 29)
Alma materUniversity of Jos

business woman

Years active2010–present
Known forHer appearance in Sai Wata Rana
AwardsAfro Hollywood Award(Best Actress) 2017

MTN award 2016 (Best Actress)

AMMA Award 2015 (Best Actress)
Website[dead link]

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Jos, the capital city of Plateau State, Nigeria, Nafisat is the fourth daughter of Abdulrahman Abdullahi who is an automobile dealer and an elder statesman. She attended Air Force Private School in Jos and upon moving to the Federal Capital Territory, she proceeded to Government Girl Secondary School, Dutse, Abuja, and then pursued a degree in theater arts at the University of Jos.

She is currently studying photography in the London School of Photography.


In 2010 she began her Kannywood movie career at the age of 18, appearing in FKD Production's Sai Wata Rana produced and directed by Ali Nuhu.[citation needed]

In 2012, Nafisat appeared in Blood and Henna, a Nigerian film directed by Kenneth Gyang alongside Ali Nuhu and Sadiq Sani Sadiq and went on to receive 6 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards and won Best Costume Design.[2][user-generated source]

She starred in the hit movie, Lamiraj which won her best actress in 2013 and block buster film, Ya Daga Allah in 2014, both directed by Aminu Saira.

In 2020 she appears in the weekly Arewa 24 TV series Labarina, directed by Aminu Saira.


She is a businesswoman and founder of Nahaz Brand and a film production company.[citation needed]. In 2013, she was invited to Berlin International Film Festival as one of the only two attendees from Nigeria alongside a Nollywood cinematographer and later invited to Nollywood festivals in Atlanta, Scotland.[citation needed]


In June 2013, she was suspended by a disciplinary committee of Arewa Filmmakers Association of Nigeria for failing to appear before the committee after being summoned for organizing a banned event by the followers of the Hausa movie industry.[3] She was handed two years suspension by the disciplinary committee which was lifted in August 2013.

She went on to participate in Aminu Saira's Kalamu Wahid and Ya Daga Allah in 2014.[4][5]


Nafisat has acted in numerous Hausa films including:

  • Sai Wata Rana
  • Toron Giwa
  • Ummi
  • Zango
  • Ya daga Allah
  • Yar Agadez
  • Addini ko Al'Ada
  • Ahlul Kitab
  • Alkawarina
  • Alhaki Kwikwiyo
  • Alhini
  • Allo (film)
  • Auren Tagwaye
  • Baban Sadik
  • Badi Ba Rai
  • Ban Kasheta Ba
  • Blood and Henna
  • Cikin Waye?
  • Dan Almajiri
  • Dan Marayan Zaki
  • Dare
  • Dawo Dawo
  • Farar Saka
  • Fataken Dare
  • Gabar Cikin Gida
  • Haaja
  • Har Abada
  • Jari Hujja
  • Laifin Dadi
  • Lamiraj
  • Madubin Dubawa
  • Guguwar So
  • Baiwar Allah


Year Award Category Film Result
2013 City People Entertainment Awards[6][7] Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Ya Daga Allah Won
2014 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Special Awards Nominated
2014 1st Kannywood Awards Best Kannywood Actress (Popular Choice Award)[8][9] Dan Marayan Zaki Won
2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress of the Year Dan Marayan Zaki Won
2015 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Special Awards Nominated
2015 2nd Kannywood Awards Best Kannywood Actress Special Awards Won
2016 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Special Awards Won
2016 AMMA Awards Best Actress of the Year Da'iman Won
2016 3rd Kannywood Awards[10] Best Kannywood Actress Baiwar Allah Won
2016 MTN award
2017 Afro Hollywood Award


  1. ^ "Actress Nafisa Abdullahi's Profile". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Blood and Henna". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^ PremiumTimes Newspaper. "Nafisa Abdullahi Suspended from acting". Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  4. ^ PremiumTimes Newspaper. "Kannywood Producers Lift Suspension On Nafisa". Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Nafisa Abdullahi confirms romance with Adam Zango". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Nafisat Abdullahi [HausaFilms.TV - Kannywood, Fina-finai, Hausa Movies, TV and Celebrities]".
  7. ^ Lead News. "Sani Danja, Nafisa Abdullahi, others bag top Awards". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Actress Nafisa Abdullahi Full Biography (Kannywood)". 17 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Ali Nuhu, Nafisa Abdullahi, late Ibro shine at Kannywood awards". Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  10. ^ "KANNYWOOD AWARD 2015 The full event".