Funkiest Mallam was born half-Fulani, half-Hausa. It was a name he derived from the notion that an Hausa man from the north, speaking English and wearing jeans, T-shirts, F-caps, and on trainers must be funky.
Funkiest Mallam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano.
Funky Mallam began his journey into the entertainment world in Agbor in Delta state at an early age of seven years when he and his friends used to watch Chinese films. After the films he would practice the Kungfu martial arts and with time, he became so good at it that they started calling him the Shaolin man.
Funkiest Mallam revealed was the beginning of his gradual movement into the movie world and he made up his mind to be part of it. He also said though it was movies that attracted him to entertainment but music was his first stint in the industry.
Funkiest used to sing in Clubs like Duala Hotel where he became popular and had some money for his University education.
Funkiest now sings Islamic contemporary songs and he revealed that the first album he put out five years ago sold about twenty thousand copies.
The Hausa-Fulani born actor interprets his Hausa roles in movies with discerning dexterity that has endeared him to the hearts of his numerous fans across Nigeria.
Funky Mallam is currently busy on the set of Glo’s sponsored ‘Professor Johnbull’ TV series and his Hausa talk show.
He is presently doing music, movie, comedy, among others and has won the biggest awards so far in industry, though many are made to believe that he takes only Mallam roles. Funkiest said things are changing and he now accepts different roles in recent time.
Funkiest Mallam has worked with top key players in the Nigerian movie industry like U.C.Ukeje ‘North East,’ among others. He has so far starred in over twenty Nollywood movies aside soaps.
His Personal Life
Funkiest Mallam was into a marriage that crashed the rock, the reason being problem of incompatibility. The woman was by name Aisha who hails from Adamawa state. The union lasted for three years and is blessed with a son.
Funky is currently into another relationship bearing the same name Aisha, a woman he met when he went to Abuja to MC an event.
His Net Worth
Funkiest Mallam has become a force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.