Ali Nuhu: Facts To Know About Him

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Ali Nuhu: Facts To Know About Him

Ali Nuhu Mohammed (born 15 March 1974) is a Nigerian actor and director. He acts in both Hausa and English movies and is often referred to as the “King of Kannywood” by the media; Kannywood is the Hausa film industry headquartered in Kano, Nigeria.

Ali Nuhu

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 Arts degree in Geography from the University of Jos. He did his National Service in Ibadan, Oyo State. He later attended the University of Southern California for a course in film production and cinematic arts.

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Acting career

Nuhu entered the Hausa film industry in 1999 and has appeared in over 1000 Hausa movies and over 150 English movies.

Filmography

Nollywood Movies

Year Title Role Genre Production Company
2007 Sitanda Actor Drama
2011 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
2017 Banana Island Ghost Actor Drama
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Awards and nominations

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Nuhu is one of the most decorated actors in the Hausa Cinema. On October 7, 2018, he was conferred an honorary doctorate degree in entrepreneurship and youth development by ISM Adonai American University Cotonou.

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
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