She was born in Bauchi, the date, month and year of her birth not known. Maryam hails from Bauchi in northern Nigeria.
Maryam had Diploma in Computer Science and Economics in Bauchi.
Her Acting Career
Maryam made her debut in acting when she featured in a hit movie, “Babban Yaro”, a movie that shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood Kannywood movie industry.
Maryam Gidado has so far in the movie industry starred in over 100 Hausa movies, some of which are:
• Wata Hudu
• Munafikin Mata
• Sultan among numerous others.
Maryam is such a beautiful, highly creative and talented Kannywood actress who has so far in the industry been very active, known for good interpretation of roles in movies. She accepts any character assigned her in movies and she has made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of Kannywood and Nollywood respectively.
Maryam expresses happiness working very closely with top Kannywood actors and producers, in the likes of Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu, amongst many others, and looks forward to starring in a movie in mainstream Nollywood.
The multi-award-winning Maryam combines acting with running a beauty salon. She said her joy as an actress is “hearing people say they have learnt so much from watching our movies generally or the movies I have taken part in.”
She added: “That is the joy for me; helping people solve life challenges through our movies and affecting them positively”.
Her Personal Life
Maryam Gidado is a single mother of two children, a daughter at the age of 14. She also has a son.
Maryam reveals that she prefers keeping her private or family life top secret. “I keep what is private, very private and what I want the public to know, I will let them know. I don’t discuss family matters in the open,” she said in reaction to a question on her marital relationship.
Maryam is a social media personality with large followers on Instagram and Facebook.
Her Net Worth
Maryam is indeed a prominent and well respected Kannywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.