Nafisat Abdullahi: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

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Nafisat Abdullahi: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Nafisat Abdullahi

Nafisat Abdulrahman Abdullahi also known as Nafisat Abdullahi (born 23 January 1991), is a Nigerian actress from Jos, in Plateau State. She received a City People Entertainment Award in 2013 for Best Actress and a Kannywood Award in 2014 for Best Kannywood Actress, Popular Choice Award. Her film career began at the age of 19 followed by her first leading role in a major film, Sai Wata Rana in 2010 produced by FKD Production and directed by Ali Nuhu.

In 2012, Nafisat appeared in Blood and Henna, a Nigerian film directed by Kenneth Gyang alongside Ali Nuhu and Sadiq Sani Sadiq and went on to receive 6 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards and won Best Costume Design. She starred in the hit movie, Lamiraj which won her Best Actress in 2013 and blog buster film, ‘Ya Daga Allah in 2014 both directed by Aminu Saira.

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Early life and family

Born in Jos, the capital city of Plateau State, Nigeria, Nafisat is the fourth daughter of Abdulrahman Abdullahi who is an automobile dealer and an elder statesman. She attended Air Force Private School in Jos and upon moving to the Federal Capital Territory, she proceeded to Government Girl Secondary School, Dutse, Abuja. As a teenager, she joined the Kannywood movie industry where she began her career under FKD Production with Ali Nuhu as her first-ever mentor.

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Career

She began her movie career at the age of 19 with FKD Production as her first movie production company where he first appeared in Sai Wata Rana in 2010 produced and directed by award-winning actor, Ali Nuhu. Nafisat began her professional film career in early 2010 when she played her first leading role in Sai Wata Rana as a leading actress. Her appearances in Alhini and Marainiya in 2012 moved Nafisat’s career to a new level as the two movies were one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

In 2013, she attended Berlin International Film Festival as one of the only two attendees from Nigeria alongside a Nollywood cinematographer. In June 2013, she was suspended by a disciplinary committee of Arewa Filmmakers Association of Nigeria for failing to appear before the committee after being summoned for organizing a banned event by the followers of the Hausa movie industry. She was handed two years suspension by the disciplinary committee which was lifted in August 2013 before she went on to star in Aminu Saira’s Kalamu Wahid and ‘Ya Daga Allah in 2014.

Filmography

Nafisat has acted in numerous Hausa films, amongst them are;

  • Ummi
  • Zango
  • Ya daga Allah
  • Yar Agadez
  • Addini ko Al’Ada
  • Ahlul Kitab
  • Alkawarina
  • Alhaki Kwikwiyo
  • Alhini
  • Allo (film)
  • Auren Tagwaye
  • Baban Sadik
  • Badi Ba Rai
  • Ban Kasheta Ba
  • Blood and Henna
  • Cikin Waye?
  • Dan Almajiri
  • Dan Marayan Zaki
  • Dare
  • Dawo Dawo
  • Farar Saka
  • Fataken Dare
  • Gabar Cikin Gida
  • Haaja
  • Har Abada
  • Jari Hujja
  • Laifin Dadi
  • Lamiraj
  • Madubin Dubawa
  • Guguwar So
  • Baiwar Allah
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Awards

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Year Award Category Film Result
2013 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Ya Daga Allah Won
2014 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Special Awards Nominated
2014 1st Kannywood Awards Best Kannywood Actress (Popular Choice Award) Dan Marayan Zaki Won
2014 AMMA Awards Best Actress of the Year Dan Marayan Zaki Won
2015 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Special Awards Nominated
2015 2nd Kannywood Awards Best Kannywood Actress Special Awards Won
2016 City People Entertainment Award Best Actress of the Year (Kannywood) Special Awards Won
2016 AMMA Awards Best Actress of the Year Da’iman Won
2016 3rd Kannywood Awards Best Kannywood Actress Baiwar Allah Won
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