Ali Nuhu Mohammed

Ali Nuhu Mohammed

A multitalented actor, director and philanthropist

15 March 1974

Early Life and Background

Ali Nuhu was born on 15 March 1974 and grew up in Yakasai, No Man's Land, and the Hausawa areas of Kano town in Nigeria. His mother, Hajia Fatima Karderam Digema, played a significant role in his career, supporting his desire to become an actor. She was a caterer, headmistress, and school teacher from the Bama village of Borno State, Nigeria. Unfortunately, she passed away in 1999 after a brief illness. His father, Nuhu Poloma, hailed from the Balanga town of Gombe State and served as the former chairman of the People's Democratic Party in Gombe State. His father passed away in June 2020 at the age of 78.

12 July 1979

Education and Early Career

Ali Nuhu's educational journey began at Riga Special Elementary School from 1979 to 1985. He completed his junior secondary schooling at the Government Secondary Commercial School in Kano from 1986 to 1988. He further pursued his education at the Science Secondary School Dawakin Tofa from 1989 to 1991, earning his senior secondary school equivalency diploma. In 1992, he enrolled at the University of Jos, where he studied geography and obtained his bachelor's degree in 1997.

During his time in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ibadan, Oyo State in 1998, Ali Nuhu actively participated in the Dance and Drama Troupe. He represented Oyo State in the NYSC National Dance and Drama Competition. To enhance his skills in film production and cinematic arts, he attended the University of Southern California and participated in a film training program at the Asian School of Media Studies in New Delhi.

12 July 1999

Acting Career and Achievements

Ali Nuhu's acting career took off when he auditioned for a film at the University of Jos during his undergraduate years. He made his professional debut in the Hausa movie industry, known as Kannywood, with the film "Abin Sirri Ne" in 1999. He gained recognition for his performances in several high-budget films, including "Danadam Butulu," "Dijanagala," "Wasila," "Mujadala," and "Sangaja," which helped establish his presence in Kannywood.

Not limiting himself to Kannywood, Ali Nuhu expanded his acting career to Nollywood and appeared in films like "Sitanda," sponsored by Amstel Malta, which earned him The African Movie Academy Award (AMAA). He also starred in TV shows such as "Finding Aisha" and "Wetin Dey." His talent and versatility have earned him recognition at various film festivals, including the Zuma Film Festival, Pyongyang International Film Festival, and Abuja International Film Festival.

12 July 2017

Ambassadorial Roles and Philanthropy

In addition to his achievements in the acting industry, Ali Nuhu has served as the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC's "Face of the Consumer" in 2017. He has also worked as an ambassador for various brands, including Globacom Nigeria, Royco, Pepsi, Blue Boat Champions Milk, and Cherie Noodles. Furthermore, he has contributed to several philanthropic organizations and is a successful businessman, founding and chairing a production company called FKD Productions.

12 July 2023

Passion for Encouraging Young Talents

Ali Nuhu is passionate about encouraging young people to pursue their aspirations of becoming successful actors. He actively includes young people in his films, such as "Gamunan Dai," with the goal of creating more opportunities for them in the industry.

12 July 2023

Filmography and Directing Career

Ali Nuhu has an extensive filmography, having appeared in over 500 films throughout his career. Some notable films he has been a part of include "The Ghost and the Tout Too," "Dear Affy," "Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons," "The Wedding Ring," and "Last Flight to Abuja," among others.

Additionally, Ali Nuhu has directed several movies, including "Mansoor," "Gamu Nan Dai," "'Yar Tasha," "Halacci," and "Jinin Jiki Na," showcasing his skills behind the camera as well.

13 July 2023

Awards and Recognitions

Ali Nuhu's talent and contributions to the Nigerian film industry have earned him numerous awards and recognitions. Some of his notable accolades include the Arewa Films Award for Best Actor in 2005, the Zulu African Film Academy Award for Best Actor (Indigenous) in 2011, the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor in 2013, and the Kannywood Awards for Best Actor in 2014 and 2015, among many others.

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