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Ali Nuhu Mohammed
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Born (1974-03-15) 15 March 1974 (age 47)
Education Geography Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater University of Jos
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Script Writer, Choreographer
Years active 1999 till present
Known for Acting
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Ali Nuhu Mohammed (born 15 March 1974) is a Nigerian actor and director. He acts in both Hausa and English movies and he is also known as king of kannywood or "sarki" Ali by the media; Kannywood is the Hausa film industry headquartered in Kano, Nigeria. Ali Nuhu has appeared in more than 500 Nollywood and Kannywood films, and earned numerous accolades. Nuhu is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time in the history of Hausa Cinema, as well as Nigerian Cinema In terms of audience, size and income, and he has been described as the most successful Hausa film star in the world. He is the first Nigerian celebrity to act in both the Northern Kannywood and Southern Nollywood movie industries of the country with full dominance and bringing the two cinemas together.

Early life and education

Nuhu was born in Maiduguri, Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria. His father Nuhu Poloma hailed from Balanga town of Gombe State and his mother, Fatima Karderam Digema from Bama local government of Borno State. He grew up in Jos and Kano. After high school education, he received a Bachelors of art degree geography from the University of Jos. He did his National Service in Ibadan, Oyo State. He later attended University of Southern California for a course in film production and cinematic arts.

Acting career

Nuhu made his acting debut with the 1999 film Abin sirri ne. He is best known for his role in Sangaya which become one of the highest-grossing Hausa films at the time. Ali Nuhu starred in several sequel films, including Azal, Jarumin Maza, and Stinda awarded as the best Actor in a supporting role during the African Movie Academy Awards in (2007). In 2019, Nuhu celebrated his 20th anniversary in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in about five hundred (500) movies.

Lawan Ahmad, Ali Nuhu and Ai'sha Tsamiya
From right to left, Ali Nuhu, Aisha Tsamiya and Lawal Ahmad

Filmography

Nollywood Movies

Year Title Role Genre Production Company
2007 Sitanda Actor Drama
2012 Carbin Kwai Actor Drama
2012 Madubin Dubawa Actor Drama
2012 Last Flight to Abuja Actor Drama Nollywood Film Factory
2013 Blood and Henna Actor Drama Newage Networks
2013 Confusion Na Wa Actor Drama Cinema KpataKpata
2013 Wani Hanin Actor Drama
2014 Matan Gida Actor Drama
2015 Jinin Jikina Actor Drama
2016 Nasibi Actor Drama
2016 Ojukokoro Actor Drama Singularity Media
2016 Mansoor Actor Drama Shugaban Media
2017 Banana Island Ghost Actor Drama
2020 Dear Affy Actor Drama

Awards and nominations

Nuhu is one of the most decorated actor in the Hausa Cinema, he frequently appears on listings of the most popular, stylish and influential people in Nigeria. He has regularly featured among the top ten of the 100 most influential men in Nigeria. Nuhu has been brand ambassador of various governmental and nongovernmental campaigns including Globacom, Omo, Samsung and others. He has received honorary doctorate from ISM Adonai American University, Benin Republic in 2018.

Year Award Category Result
2005 Arewa Films Award Best Actor Won
2007 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Upcoming Actor award Won
2008 The Future Award Best Actor Won
2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actor (Indigenous) Won
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2013 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actor Won
2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Won
2014 Kannywood Awards Best Actor Won
2014 Leadership Awards Best Artiste Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Won
2014 Arewa Music and Movie Awards Pride of Kannywood Won
2014 Arewa Music and Movie Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won
2015 19th African Film Awards Most Outstanding Actor Won
2015 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2015 Kannywood Awards Best Actor (Popular) Won
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Personality Won
2016 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor (Hausa) Won
2016 Arewa Music and Movie Awards Best Actor Won
2016 Kannywood Awards Best Actor Nominated
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Nominated
2016 Arewa Creative Industry Awards Entertainment Award Won
2016 Wazobia FM's COWA Awards Excellent Entertainer Won
2017 Northern Nigeria Peace Awards Best Actor Won
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Face Won
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor Nominated
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Special Recognition Award Pending
2021 northern film makers Best Actor Won
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