Rahama Ibrahim Sadaupronunciation (born 7 December 1993) is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and singer.[1] Born and raised in Kaduna, she performed in dancing competitions as a child and during her school years. She rose to fame in late 2013 after joining the Kannywood movie industry with her first movie Gani ga Wane.[2][3][4][5]

Rahama Sadau
Born (1993-12-07) 7 December 1993 (age 30)
Kaduna, Nigeria
Alma materEastern Mediterranean University
film maker
Years active2013–present
Notable credits
AwardsSee below

Rahama appears to be the first and only actress to be seen in many Nigerian movies in Hausa (KANYWOOD), English (NOLLYWOOD) and Hindi (BOLLYWOOD) movies. She also one of the few Nigerian actress that speaks Hindi fluently. She is the winner of Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014 and 2015.[6][7] She also won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015 by African Voice.[8][3] In 2017. She became the first Hausa celebrity to appear in the top ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities.[9] Throughout her career, Sadau has been a busy actress, appearing in both movies and music videos.[10][11][12][13][14]

Life and career


Sadau was born in Kaduna State, north-western Nigerian State which was the former capital of Nigeria's former Northern Region, to Alhaji Ibrahim Sadau. She grew up with her parents in Kaduna alongside her three sisters Zainab Sadau, Fatima Sadau, Aisha Sadau and brother Haruna Sadau.[15]

By 2016, she was recognized as that year's "Face of Kannywood. In October of the year,[16] Sadau featured in a movie series on EbonyLife TV.[17] In 2017, she formed a production company named Sadau Pictures where she produced her first movie, Rariya[18] starring Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and Fati Washa. She returned to acting to play the career teacher in MTV Shuga.[16] In 2019 MTV Shuga returned to be located in Nigeria for series 6, "Choices", and Sadau was one of returning actors for the new series which included Timini Egbuson, Yakubu Mohammed, Uzoamaka Aniunoh and Ruby Akabueze.[19]

In 2022, Sadau starred with Vidyut jammwal in Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 – Agni Pariksha she played a minor character in the movie. Sadau joined the Kannywood movie industry in 2013 through Ali Nuhu.[20] She played a few minor roles before gaining fame from her performance in Gani ga Wane,Jinin Jikina alongside the Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu.[21] On 3 October 2016, the Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), which is the dominant association in Kannywood, suspended her from kannywood for appearing in a romantic music video with a Jos born singer Classiq Q. One year after in 2017, she wrote to apologize to MOPPAN.[22][23][24] In January 2018, the ban placed on her was lifted following the intervention of the Kano State governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.[25]

Sadau owns Sadau Beauty, a beauty space. She is the owner of Sadau Movies and also owns an ice cream shop in Kaduna state called Yogohamy.[26] She has an endorsement with Maltina as an ambassador.[27]

Sadau launched a charitable foundation, Ray of Hope.[28] She was named a "Peace Ambassador" by the Association of Northern Nigerian Students.[29]. She has been appointed by the office of the Vice President Kashim Shettima to serve on the Technical Committee of the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprise programme (iDICE).[30]



Sadau studied Human Resource Management at school of Business and Finance of Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus.[31]



Awards received by Rahama Sadau.

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 Best Actress (Kannywood) City People Entertainment Awards Herself for Kannywood Won
2015 Best Actress (Kannywood) City People Entertainment Awards Herself for Kannywood Won
2017 Best African Actress African Voice Herself for Kannywood Won
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead role –English Herself for Tatu Nominated
Best Actress in a Lead role –Hausa Herself for Matatace Shaida Nominated
2023 The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting[32] Herself Pending
2022 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival Best African Actress


Herself Won


Year Film
2022 Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 Agni - Pariksha
2021 Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke
2019 Zero Hour
2018 Up North
If I Am President
N/A Aljannar Duniya
2017 Adam
Ba Tabbas
MTV Shuga Naija
2016 Sons of the Caliphate
The Other Side
2015 Kasa Ta
Wutar Gaba
Sallamar So
Wata Tafiya
Gidan Farko
Ana Wata ga Wata
Alkalin Kauye
2014 Jinin Jiki Na
Kaddara Ko Fansa
Kisan Gilla
Mati da Lado
Sabuwar Sangaya
Sirrin Da Ke Raina
So Aljannar Duniya
Suma Mata Ne
2013 Farin Dare
Gani Ga Wane
Da Kai Zan Gana
Mai Farin Jini


See also



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  3. ^ a b "Rahama Sadau – Auditions.ng".
  4. ^ "gani ga wane 1" – via www.youtube.com.
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  7. ^ AllAfrica.com. "Nigeria: Most Influential Northern Entertainers". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  8. ^ "5 things you probably don't know about Kannywood actress". Pulse Nigeria. 6 October 2016.
  9. ^ Premium Times Nigeria. "Ali Nuhu, Adam Zango, others win awards in London – Premium Times Nigeria". Mohammed Lere. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  10. ^ ""If I am President" hits cinemas". Vanguard News. 9 November 2018.
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  12. ^ "Kanayo O. Kanayo, Hilda Dokubo, Banky W, Rahama Sadau & TBoss star in "Up North" | B.T.S Photos". 29 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Banky W, Adesua, Kanayo. O. Kanayo, Hilda Dokubo, others in Up North". 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Rahama Sadau stars in EbonyLife TV's Sons of the Caliphate". The Nation. Nigeria. 11 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Rahama Sadau biography, net worth, age, family, contact & picture". www.manpower.com.ng.
  16. ^ a b "Yasmin". Retrieved 8 February 2020.
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  19. ^ Kehinde, Opeyemi; Lagos (1 October 2019). "MTV Shuga Naija returns with 'Choices' this October". Daily Trust. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  20. ^ III, Editorial (11 January 2020). "Social media criticisms don't bother me – Rahama Sadau".
  21. ^ "From Kannywood, Rahama Sadau goes to MTV Shuga". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  22. ^ "Rahama Sadau apologises to MOPPAN". 28 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Outrage over actor Rahama Sadau's hug highlights Nigeria's divisions". the Guardian. 19 October 2016.
  24. ^ "Ban on 'immoral' Rahama Sadau highlights north/south split". Vanguard News. 11 October 2016.
  25. ^ "Kano: Actress banned for 'romantic video' pardoned". Vanguard News. 15 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Rahama Sadau Net Worth - Northpad Nigeria". northpad.ng. 6 September 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  27. ^ saharan1 (30 December 2022). "Rahama Sadau Is Now an Ambassador, Share Video of Maltina Experience". S-News. Retrieved 17 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  28. ^ Administrator (4 July 2016). "Rahama Sadau joins Dangote, Danjuma's club". Blueprint Newspapers. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  29. ^ Webmaster (22 May 2017). "Rahama Sadau, northern students 'peace ambassador". Daily Trust. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  30. ^ Webmaster (5 April 2024). "Rahama Sadau Gets FG Appointment". Daily Trust.
  31. ^ "Famous Nigerian Actress Rahama Sadau Chooses EMU". Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  32. ^ "FULL LIST: Asake, Tobi Amusan, Osimhen nominated for TFAA 2023". TheCable Lifestyle. 26 September 2023. Retrieved 27 September 2023.
  33. ^ Team, 360hausa (30 October 2022). "RAHAMA SADAU Awarded Best African Actress at Toronto | 360hausa.Com". Retrieved 10 October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  34. ^ "Rahama Sadau [HausaFilms.TV – Kannywood, Fina-finai, Hausa Movies, TV and Celebrities]". hausafilms.tv. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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