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Ali Nihu Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth



 Ali Nihu Biography Family Education Career and Net Worth
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In this piece, chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth Ali Nuhu Mohammed.


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Ali Nuhu Mohammed is a Nigerian actor and director.


He acts in both Hausa and English movies, and he is also known as king of Kannywood or “Sarki Ali” by the media; Kannywood is the Hausa film industry headquartered in Kanu, Nigeria.


Ali Nuhu has appeared in more than 500 Nollywood and Kannywood films, and earned numerous accolades.



Ali Nuhu is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time in the history of Hausa Cinema, as well as Nigerian Cinema In terms of audience, size, and income, and he has been described as the most successful Hausa film star in the world.



Ali Nuhu Mohammed was born 15 March 1974 in Maiduguri, Borno State, in north-eastern Nigeria.


His father, Nuhu Poloma, hailed from Balanga local government area of Gombe State and his mother, Fatima Karderam Digema from Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He grew up in Jos and Kanu.

Ali Nuhu is married to Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir, and their union is blessed with three children.

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Ali had his elementary education at Riga Special Elementary School before proceeding to Government Secondary Commercial School in Kano and then Science Secondary School Dawakin for his secondary education.


He received a Bachelors of art degree in Geography from the University of Jos. He did his National Service in Ibadan, Oya State.


He later attended University of Southern California for a course in film production and cinematic arts.



Ali’s journey into the acting world began when he attended an audition as an undergraduate in his university days in Jos.


During his one-year mandatory national service in Oyo state, he actively participated in the Dance and Drama Troupe of the  National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ibadan, Oyo State, in 1998.


He also had the opportunity to represent Oyo State in the NYSC National Dance and Drama Competition.

After his service year, Ali started professional acting in his debut movie, “Abin sirri ne”. He had his first hit for his role in “Sangaya”, one of the highest-grossing Hausa films at the time.


Ali Nuhu has starred in several big-budget projects like Azal, Jarumin Maza, Stinda, Danadam Butulu, Dijanagala, Wasila, and Mujadala, amongst others.



The actor celebrated his 20th year on-screen In 2019. He has now featured in over five hundred (500) movies.


Ali Nuhu was alleged to secretly plan to take another wife.


The rumour spread like wildfire when he released a photo of himself and Kannywood actress Hadiza Gabon.


He debunked the allegations and stated that the photo was from a movie shoot.


He said, “This picture (the photo which went viral) was posted and tagged “Daga fim din Akushi”


He added that “Sometimes you people (media) give these things so much importance and I don’t think all this is necessary, if some people are stupid enough to start asking these questions then you should educate them.”


Ali Nuhu’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

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