He was born on the 15th of March 1974 in Maiduguri, Borno State, in north eastern Nigeria. He is known to acts in both Hausa and English movies widely called king of kannywood or “Sarki” Ali by the media. Kannywood is the Hausa movie industry which has its headquarter in Kano, Nigeria.
His father, Nuhu Poloma hailed from Balanga town of Gombe State and his mother Fatima Karderam Digema from Bama Local Government of Borno State. He grew up in Jos, and Kano respectively.
Ali Nuhu had his primary and secondary education for his first and secondary school certificates respectively. He further obtained a Bachelors of Art degree in Geography from the University of Jos.
He also attended University of Southern California for a course in film production and Cinematic Arts.
His Acting Career
Nuhu made his acting debut with the 1999 film “Abin Sirri Ne”. He is best known for his role in “Sangaya” which has become a household name in the Hausa movie industry at the time.
He has appeared in over 200 Nollywood Kannywood movies, some of which include:
• Carbin Kwai
• Madubin Dubawa
• Wani Hanin
• Banana Ghost
• Confusion Na Wa
• Last Flight to Abuja
• Matan Gida among others.
Ali Nuhu has won several awards, some and most recent of which are:
2014 Pride of Kannywood at Arewa Music and Movie Awards
2014 Best Actor (Popular) at Arewa Music and Movie Awards
2015 Most Outstanding Actor at the 19th African Film Awards
2015 Best Actor (Hausa) at the Best of Nollywood Awards
2015 Best Actor (Popular) at Kannywood Awards
2017 Best Actor at the Northern Nigeria Peace Awards
2017 Kannywood Face at the City People Entertainment Awards
2019 Best Director at the City People Entertainment Awards
Nuhu is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Hausa Cinema as well as Nigerian Cinema. He has regularly made the list of the top ten of the 100 most influential men in Nigeria.
Nuhu has been brand ambassador of various governmental and non governmental campaigns including big companies like Globacom, Omo, Samsung and others.
He has received honorary doctorate degree from ISM Adonai American University, Benin Republic in 2018.
His Personal Life
Ali Nuhu is happily married to the love of his life, Maimuna Garba Abdulkadir and the marriage is blessed with two children named Ahmad and Fatima Nuhu.
His Net Worth
Ali Nuhu Muhammed is currently one of the highly celebrated Hausa Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.