He was born on March 25, 1973 in Bauchi in northern Nigeria. He had his up-bringing in Jos, Plateau State.
Yakubu Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at the University of Jos. He also studied at the Bayero University, Kano.
His Acting Career
Yakubu Mohammed kick-started his acting career with kannywood in 1998 writing scripts and working behind the scene, where he had the much of skills in acting.
Yakubu eventually got his first movie gig in ‘Gabar Cikin Gida’ in 2013, a movie he featured alongside his friend and co-actor, Sani Musa Danja.
The versatile, highly creative and talented Kannywood and Nollywood star starred in a popular movie, Sons of the Caliphate in 2016 alongside Rahama Sadau.
Yakubu has so far featured in several Nollywood and Kannywood movies, some of which are:
• Queen Amina
• 4th Republic
• Tenant of the House
• Dark Closet
• Walking Away
• My Village Bride
• Sani Nake So
• Romeo Da Jamila
• Bikin Yar Gata
• Duniya Nan
• Sai A Lahira
• Kayar Ruwa
• Son of Caliphate among numerous others.
Yakubu Mohammed is indeed a talented superstar known for good delivery of roles in movies. He has created a niche for himself whose style of acting has endeared the hearts of his numerous fans across Nigeria.
Yakubu Mohammed is a Globacom Ambassador, SDGs and former Ambassador for Nescafe Beverage.
Yakubu is the co-founder of a production company called “2ffect Empire”. He runs the production company with the multi-talented artiste, Sani Danja. The production company has since signed some movies including; DakaiZanGana, Romiyo, Gabarcikingida, Sisingwal, Mailaya Mai Zamani and Saninake so.
Yakubu has also produced a movie for Family Health International with funding by the USAID titled “Jankunne”. The movie earned a mention in the famous “Wall Street Journal”.
His Role Model
Yakubu Mohammed in an interview, cited his late father as his role model and his biggest source of inspiration.
Awards and Nominations
Yakubu’s brilliant performance in ‘Sons of the Caliphate’ and MTV Shuga earned him several nominations and awards at the City People Entertainment Awards and Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Yakubu is also a prolific music artist. He has recorded several songs in both Hausa and English.
His Net Worth
Yakubu Mohammed has indeed become a household name in Kannywood and Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of over $700,000 dollars.