She was born on December 7, 1993 in Kaduna to Alhaji Ibrahim Sadau. Rahama had her up-bringing in Kaduna state with her parents and three siblings.
Sadau had her primary education at Labayi International School. She later went to Kaduna Capital School for her junior secondary education and Misbau Islam for her senior secondary school respectively.
She later studied Human Resource Management at the school of Business and Finance of Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus. Rahama performed in dancing competitions as a child and during her school years.
Her Acting Career
Rahama Sadau joined the Kannywood movie industry in 2013. Her brilliant role in a movie, ‘Gani ga Wane’ alongside the Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu shot her to fame and recognition in the industry and gave her roles in subsequent movies.
Rahama has so far in the industry starred in several Nollywood Kannywood movies and TV series, some of which include:
• Gidan Farko
• Ana Wata ga Wata
• Alkalin Kauye
• Jinin Jiki Na
• Kaddara Ko Fansa
• Kisan Gilla
• Mati da Lado
The beautiful, creative and exceptionally talented Kannywood superstar is gifted in the interpretation of roles in movies alongside top stars in the industry like Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and Fati Washa among others.
Rahama has so far made several appearances in Nigerian movies, both in Hausa and English and is rated one of the few Nollywood actors that speak Hindi fluently.
In 2016, Rahama emerged the “Face of Kannywood. In October of the year, Sadau featured in a movie series on EbonyLife TV.
In 2017, she formed a production company named Sadau Pictures where she produced her first movie, Rariya starring Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and Fati Washa.
She returned to acting to play the career teacher in MTV Shuga and in 2019, MTV Shuga returned to be located in Nigeria for series 6, “Choices”, and Sadau was one of returning actors for the new series which included Timini Egbuson, Yakubu Mohammed, Uzoamaka Aniunoh and Ruby Akabueze.
Her Role Model
Rahama Sadau who is fondly referred to as “Priyanka” after the famous Indian actress, cites Priyanka Chopra as her role model.
Her Humanitarian Work
Rahama is also involved in charity works through her NGO, ‘Ray of Hope’. The platform was designed to participate in 2015 Cancer Day Walk organized by Medicaid.
It was also aimed at empowering women, campaign for girl education and women’s right, gender equality among others.
Rahama Sadau has in the course of her acting career received a number of awards notably as:
• 2014 and 2015 Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Entertainment Awards respectively.
• 2017 Best African Actress by African Voice.
• Rahama Sadau was also honoured by the Women Illuminated Film Festival paralleled to the United Nation’s 62nd Annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), in New York.
In early October 2016, Rahama Sadau was reportedly banned from the Hausa film industry Kannywood, by the Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) due to her “hugging and cuddling” in a music video.
In 2017, Rahama emerged the first Hausa speaking female celebrity to appear in the Top Ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities.
Her Net Worth
Rahama Sadau is indeed a force to reckon with in the Nigerian Kannywood movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.