Hadiza Aliyu: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Hadiza Aliyu: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Hadiza Aliyu

Hadiza Aliyu also known as Hadiza Gabon (born 1 June 1989), is a Nigerian professional Actress and filmmaker, she acts in both Hausa and English movies. Hadiza serves as an ambassador for MTN Nigeria and Indomie noodles company, Hadiza was named best actress at 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards, she has also won the 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards in the year 2014. She presently serves as the founder of HAG Foundation.

Early life and family

Born in Libreville, Republic of Gabon, Hadiza Aliyu is the daughter of Malam Aliyu who is an elder statesman. On her father’s side, Hadiza is of Gabonese descent, and on her mother’s side, she is of Fulani ancestry from Adamawa State, Nigeria. Hadiza Aliyu attended primary and secondary schools in her birth country where she wrote her A-Level examination with an aspiration to become a lawyer and later chose Law as her favourite degree course. She started her university year as a student but had to drop out of school due to some issues that trailed her studies. Her education was halted then and that gave her the opportunity to attend a diploma programme in French Language and later became a French-language teacher in a private school.


Acting career

Hadiza Aliyu joined Kannywood not too long after she arrived in from Gabon to Adamawa State, Nigeria. She moved from Adamawa to Kaduna upon developing interest to join kannywood film industry with her cousin. She had a chance to encounter with Ali Nuhu and sought his assistance to launch her as an actress. Hadiza made her debut in 2009, where she was cast in Artabu, she got break into kannywood film industry as one of the leading female stars with the help and guidance of Ali Nuhu and later Aminu Shariff.

Hadiza joined Nollywood in 2017, following the footsteps of Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Yakubu Muhammed, Maryam Booth and Rahama Sadau. She was featured in her first Nollywood movie beside Mike Ezuruonye, Mike Angel and Emmanuella in film titled Lagos Real Fake Life.

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List of films by Hadiza Aliyu

Year Title Role Genre
Daina Kuka Actress Drama
Farar Saka Actress Drama
Fataken Dare Actress Drama
Kolo Actress Drama
Mukaddari Actress Drama
Sakayya Actress Drama
Umarnin Uwa Actress Drama
Ziyadat Actress Drama
2009 Artabu Actress Drama
2010 Wasila Actress Drama
2010 Umarnin Uwa Actress Drama
2012 Aisha Humaira Actress Drama
2012 Yar Maye Actress Drama
2012 Badi Ba Rai Actress Drama
2012 Akirizzaman Actress Drama
2012 Dare Daya Actress Drama
2012 Wata Tafi Wata Actress Drama
2013 Da Kai Zan Gana Actress Drama
2013 Haske Actress Drama
2013 Ban Sani Ba Actress Drama
2014 Mai Dalilin Aure Actress Drama
2014 Daga Ni Sai Ke Actress Drama
2014 Ali Yaga Ali Actress Drama
2014 Basaja Actress Drama
2014 Uba Da ‘Da Actress Drama
2014 Indon Kauye Actress Comedy/Drama
2014 Ba’asi Actress Drama
2014 Jarumta Actress Drama
2017 Gida da waje Actress Drama
2017 Ciki Da Raino Actress Comedy/Drama
2019 Hawwa Kulu Actress Drama
2019 Wakili Actress Drama
2019 Dan Birnin Actress Drama
2019 Gidan Badamasi Actress Comedy/Drama

Honours and awards

Hadiza Aliyu received several awards and honours including 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards and 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards in 2014. In recognition of her distinguished career as an actress, Hadiza was awarded an honour in 2013 by the former Governor of Kano State, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. She was also awarded by African Hollywood Awards as Best Actress


List of awards received by Hadiza Aliyu

Year Award Category Film Result
2013 Kwankwasiyya Award Recognition Award Kwankwasiyya Award Won
2013 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress (Hausa) Babban Zaure Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress (Hausa) Babban Zaure Nominated
2014 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards Best Actress of the Year(Jury Choice) Daga Ni Sai Ke Won
2015 Kannywood AWA 24 Film & Merit Award Best Supporting Actress Ali Yaga Ali Won
2016 African Hollywood Awards Best Actress African Films in Hausa Language Won
2017 Arewa Night Award Recognition Award Won
2017 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress (Hausa) Nominated
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List of honours received by Hadiza Aliyu

Year Honour Category Section
2016 Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board Certificate of Appreciation Educational Support
2016 Statup Kano Certificate of Appreciation Empowerment Support
2016 Billycare Charity Foundation Recognition Award Philanthropy
2019 Hausa Students Association of Nigeria (BUK) Recognition Award Educational Support

Charitable activities


In 2016, Hadiza founded a charitable organization called HAG Foundation Aimed at improving the lives of ordinary people by way of providing help in the educational and healthcare sectors as well as food security. She became one of the first actresses in the history of Kannywood to have offered such a humanity help.

In March 2016, she visited an internally displaced person camps in Kano State where she donated food items, textile materials and other tangible items needed by the camp’s inhabitants displaced by the northern Nigerian violence.