HE is regarded as a pacesetter and one of the finest actors from the northern region to have a successful career in Nollywood. Coming from a region that is not known to have a flare for showbiz, Ali Nuhu overcame stereotypes to become a much sought after actor in Nollywood after stamping his name in Kannywood, the northern movie industry. He has acted in more than 100 Hausa and 50 English movies and garnered 15 movie awards, including Africa Movie Academy Awards. A household name, Nuhu is currently one of the ambassadors of Globacom, Nigeria’s leading indigenous telecom Network Company.
Born in Maiduguri, March 15, 1974, his father hails from Balanga town of Gombe State while his mother is from Bama town in Borno State. A graduate of Geography from the University of Jos, Nuhu grew up in Yakasai, an area popularly referred to as ‘No Man’s land’ and Hausawa area of Kano town. He had his primary and secondary school education in Riga Special Primary School, Yakasai, and Government Secondary Commercial School, Airport Road, Kano, respectively. He completed his Senior Secondary School Education in Science Secondary School, Dawakin Tofa. He did his National Youth Service Corps in Ibadan, Oyo State, after which he ventured into acting full-time.
Nuhu is married to Maimuna Garba Ja Abdulkadir and blessed with two children.
| By Ishaya Ibrahim | Dec. 10, 2012 @ 01:00 GMT