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Ali Nuhu Biography | Age | Net Worth | Movies

Ali Nuhu Mohammed Biography

•Full name : Ali Nuhu Mohammed

•Nick name : King Of Kannywood

•Date of Birth : 15 March 1974

•Spouse : Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir

•Highest Qualification : Honourary Doctorate

•Occupation : Actor

•Net Worth : $1 million.

•Social Media Handle : Instagram: @realalinuhu Twitter: @alinuhu

Early Life and Education

Ali Nuhu was born on 15 March 1974 in Maiduguri, Borno State, in the northeastern part of Nigeria. His father Nuhu Poloma hailed from the Balanga town of Gombe State and his mother, Fatima Karderam Digema hailed from the Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He grew up in the city of Jos and Kano State.

Ali started his primary school education at Riga Special Primary School, which he attended from 1979 to 1985. Later, he studied at the Government Secondary Commercial School in Kano State from 1986 to 1988, where he got his Junior Secondary School Certificate. He also attended the Science Secondary School Dawakin Tofa from 1989 to 1991, where he obtained his Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

After secondary school education, he received a bachelor of art 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. He received an honorary doctorate from ISM Adonai American University, Benin Republic in 2018.

Personal Life

The famous Nigerian movie star is a happy family man. Ali Nuhu is married to Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir. The Kannywood star has three wonderful children, two daughters Fatima, Nawahir, and a son Ahmad. The famous actor’s marriage is a successful one. He has been married for 18 years. He got married in 2003. In an interview, Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir said that being Ali’s wife made her an open-minded person. Ali’s wife described her husband as a thoughtful husband and a father who can serve as a wonderful example for his children. As a hugely famous figure, Ali Nuhu has also been the subject of some rumours. Recently, Ali and Hausa actress Hadiza Gabon’s photos appeared on the Internet. It caused rumours about his alleged ‘second marriage’, but these rumours have been dispelled.


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

Kannywood Movies

  • 2007: Sitanda
  • 2012: Carbin Kwai
  • 2012: Madubin Dubawa
  • 2013: Wani Hanin
  • 2014: Matan Gida
  • 2015: Jinin Jikina
  • 2016: Nasibi
  • 2016: Mansoor

Nollywood Movies

  • 2021: One Lagos Night
  • 2019: The Millions
  • 2018: Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
  • 2017: Banana Island Ghost
  • 2016: Ojukokoro: Greed
  • 2016: The Wedding Ring
  • 2015: Confusion Na Wa
  • 2013: I Voted Now Wetin
  • 2012: Last Flight to Abuja
  • 2011: Memories of My Heart

Directed Movies

  • 2017: Mansoor
  • 2015: Gamu Nan Dai
  • 2015: ‘Yar Tasha
  • 2015: Halacci
  • 2014: Jinin Jiki Na
  • 2013: Ni Da Ke Mun Dace
  • 2012: Kudi A Duhu
  • 2012: Madubin Dubawa
  • 2012: Bazan Barki Ba
  • 2011: Farraqu
  • 2011: Adamsy
  • 2011: Ankwa
  • 2020: Bana Bakwai

Net Worth

He has been described as one of the most successful and richest actors in Nigeria. He is perhaps, the wealthiest actor in the Hausa movie industry. Nuhu’s estimated net worth is $1 million.

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