Yakubu Muhammed

Yakubu Mohammed (born 25 March 1973) is a Nigerian film actor, producer, director, singer and script writer. He is a Globacom ambassador,[4] SDGs ambassador and at a time, an ambassador for Nescafe Beverage.[5] Yakubu Mohammed is a seasoned actor of repute and a household name in both Kannywood and Nollywood. He has sung over 1000 songs, featured in well over 100 Hausa films and more than 40 English films some of which includes; Lionheart, 4th Republic, Sons of the Caliphate and MTV Shuga which earned him several nominations and awards such as City People Entertainment Awards[6] and Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Yakubu Muhammed
Born (1973-03-25) 25 March 1973 (age 49)
EducationMass Communication (BSc)
Alma materUniversity of Jos, Bayero University Kano[2]
OccupationFilm Actor, producer, director, Singer,[3] Script Writer
Years active1998–present
Known for


Yakubu Mohammed started off in Kannywood as at 1998 writing scripts and working behind the scene. Along the line, he got trained on the job whilst rising through the ranks and files and in no time found himself calling the shots. Yakubu as a music artist has recorded over 1000 songs for film music and albums in Hausa and English. After working from the background for so long he got his first movie gig in Gabar Cikin Gida[7] in 2013 [8] where he got featured alongside his friend and partner Sani Musa Danja. He made a cross over to Nollywood in 2016 with a debut in Sons of the Caliphate together with his colleague Rahama Sadau[9] and also got featured in MTV's Shuga and Lionheart.[10]

Nollywood MoviesEdit

Year Title
2016 Sons of The Caliphate[11]
2017 MTV Shuga Naija[12]
Queen Amina[13]
2018 Make Room[14]
4th Republic[16]
Tenant of The House[17]
Dark Closet[18]
Fantastic Numbers[19]
Walking Away[20]
My Village Bride[21]
Damaged Petals[23]
Bunmi's Diary[citation needed]
Power of Tomorrow[24]
My Neighbor's Wife[25]
My Wife's Lover[26]
Blue Flames[27]
April Hotel[28]
Wings of A Dove[29]
2020 Badamasi

Kannywood MoviesEdit

ND Cikin Waye
2013 Gabar Cikin Gida
Da Kai Zan Gana
Mai Farin Jini
Romeo Da Jamila
Sani Nake So
Shu'uma (The Evil Woman)
2014 Soyayya Da Shakuwa
So Aljannar Duniya
Sai A Lahira
Hakkin Miji
Duniyar Nan
Bikin Yar Gata
2015 Kayar Ruwa
2016 Son of Caliphate
Hawaye Na
Yar Mulki


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  2. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Yakubu Mohammed". Youth Village Nigeria. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. ^ Adelaja, Tayo (2 February 2018). "Ban Taba Son Waka A Raina Ba – Yakubu Mohammed". Leadership Hausa Newspapers (in Hausa). Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ "The list of Glo ambassadors according to globacom website". 16 August 2011.
  5. ^ "One of the Leading Characters in the Kannywood's Movie Industry: Yakubu Muhammad - Opera News".
  6. ^ "Kannywood: Yakubu Mohammed, Hannatu Bashar, five others bag awards in Lagos". Premium Times Nigeria. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Dandalin Fasahar Fina-finai – Salon Rubuta Labari a Fim" (in Hausa). Radio France Internationale. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  8. ^ Lere, Mohammad (10 June 2013). "Kannywood's Yakubu Mohammed stars in 20 movies in two months". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  9. ^ "sadau goes to mtv shuga". guardian.ng. The Guadian. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ Nwabuikwu, Onoshe (13 January 2019). "Nollywood Meets Kannywood in Lionheart". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Sons of the Caliphate". Ebony life tv. 9 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Kannywood stars Rahamu Sadau, Yakubu Mohammed among cast of MTV Shuga". 21 September 2017.
  13. ^ "TRAILER: Izu Ojukwu's period movie on the legend of Queen Amina". Queen Amina Movie. 7 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Makeroom". Mingoroom. 8 November 2018.
  15. ^ "The Lion Heart". 13 January 2019.
  16. ^ "4th Republic premier stuns Lagos film denizens". 4th Republic. 12 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Tenants of the house".
  18. ^ "Dark Closet Nollywood Movie". 23 February 2015.
  19. ^ "Fantastic Numbers Nollywood Movie".
  20. ^ "Walking Away Nollywood REinvented". 10 November 2016.
  21. ^ "My Village Bride – Liz Benson, Patience Ozokwor,Vitalis Ndubuisi, Bobby Obodo,Calista Okoronkwo, Mohammed Yakubu".
  22. ^ "Bobby Obodo loss his right eye while on movie set with Rita Dominic". 14 January 2017.
  23. ^ "damaged-petal-nigeria". 2015.
  24. ^ "power-of-tomorrow-". 25 April 2015.
  25. ^ "my-neighbours-wives". 16 September 2017.
  26. ^ "My wifes-lover-nonso-diobi-munachi-abii- yakubu". 28 February 2017.
  27. ^ "premiere-of-blue-flames/". 25 April 2013.
  28. ^ "yakubu-mohammed-wins-city-peoples-best.html/April hotel". 7 August 2016.
  29. ^ "zack-orji-sani-danja-yakubu-mohammed-star-omoni-obolis-wings-dove". 10 September 2018.