Hadiza Aliyu: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies
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.
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.
List of films by Hadiza Aliyu
|2012||Badi Ba Rai||Actress||Drama|
|2012||Wata Tafi Wata||Actress||Drama|
|2013||Da Kai Zan Gana||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||Uba Da ‘Da||Actress||Drama|
|2017||Gida da waje||Actress||Drama|
|2017||Ciki Da Raino||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
|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|
List of honours received by Hadiza Aliyu
|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|
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.