Ali Nuhu is a Nigerian actor, producer and director. He is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in Kannywood. He is an ambassador for Globacom and Royco. He won the Best Upcoming Actor award at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards. Read full biography below:

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Early Life

Ali Nuhu was born in Maiduguri town, Borno State on the 15th of March 1974. His father Senator Nuhu Poloma, was then a Customs Officer and his late mother Hajia Fatima Karderam Digema was a caterer.

He started his education in Riga Special Primary School, No Man’s Land, Kano from 1979-1985 and obtain his Junior Secondary School Leaving Certificate in Government Secondary Commercial School Airport Road Kano from 1986-1988.

He concluded his Secondary School Education in Science Secondary School Dawakin Tofa, Kano from 1989-1991. He moved on to acquire a Bsc in Geography from the University of Jos from 1992-1997.

He did his Youth Corp in Ibadan,Oyo State in the year 1998 where he participated actively in the Dance and Drama troupe finally representing the State in the NYSC National Dance and Drama Competition after some rigorous training of Bata Dance and the Stage Play titled AYOLE OLOKIKI.


In the year 1999 he entered the Hausa Movie Industry where he got a break with a movie titled “ABIN SIRRI NE” after that came other blockbusters like DIJANGALA, DANADAM BUTULU, WASILA, SANGAYA, MUJADALA etc which re established him as a force to reckon with in the Hausa Movie Industry (KANNYWOOD) where he is now a house hold name.

As the most celebrated Hausa Actor ever, ALI NUHU recently ventured into Nollywood with the Amstel Malta sponsored movie SITANDA which became such a huge success and earned him Africa’s most prestigious award, ‘The African Movie Academy Award’ (AMAA). Presently he is one of the most sought after Actors in Nollywood with about 30 unreleased movies to his credit.


Best Actor Fina finan Hausa @ yahoo groups award in the years:

  • 2002 with the movie YANAYI
  • 2003 with the movie SUTURA
  • 2004 with the movie RUHI
  • Best Actor AREWA FILMS AWARD 2005 with the movie RAZANI
  • Best Actor Hausa THE AFROHOLLYWOOD AWARD in London
  • Best Upcoming Actor AMAA 2007 with the movie SITANDA
  • Actor of the year Award THE FUTURE AWARD 2008
  • STARS in the movie Award 2008
  • ZAFAA AWARD coming Up in October this year in London

Presently ALI NUHU has 200 Hausa and 35 English movies to his credit and has featured in two widely acclaimed TV Series namely “WETIN DEY” and “FINDING AISHA”.

He has done a series of concerts in countries like Niger Republic, Gabon, Chad and some parts of Cameroun where he has a large fan following. He has participated in a couple Film festivals like The Zuma fil festival, Abuja international film festival and The Pyongyang FIM Festival in North Korea.

He has widely travelled to Niger, Benin Republic, Cameroun, Chad, Sudan, Gabon, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, China, North Korea, England and Congo Brazaville.

He speaks Hausa, English and Hindi Languages fluently.

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  1. rano June 21, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Gud yaya Aliiii

  2. nazeer maiyama June 20, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    hello my friends good morning to you all

    • Umar lawan May 3, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      Thank you nazeer god bless us.

  3. Abdulrashid bala musa June 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    The king of kanywoowood

  4. buharie Uba Inuwa Rano June 22, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

    May Allah protect you My oga

  5. mustapha haruna June 26, 2016 at 2:25 am - Reply

    allah ya gara lafiya ali nuhu mazan kwarai

  6. jubaina July 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Allah ya kara ma ilimi .saboda duk fina fina ka da ilimi ka kake yi

  7. Sirajo Abdullahi saho rami July 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Sarki Ali Nuhu Allah yasa a dace

  8. Awwal Asj July 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Allah ya taimaki “king of kannywood” Ali Nuhu.

  9. Awwal Asj July 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    The Best Actor

    • MAHAMMAD DANLAMI JAKUSKO November 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply


      • Marte December 5, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Baka San Abin Da Kake Cewa Ba ma,ba Zabe Ake Yi Ba

  10. Bana best August 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    He is absolutely genius (Ali nuhu)

  11. Alhassan Khalid August 17, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Ya Allah kaimai sutura duniya da lahira.
    Tareda masoya gaba daya .

    in allah yayarda saiya zama . Best actor in the would.

  12. uzairu aiyu arzika August 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    all thanks be to almighty GOD the most gracious the most merciful !
    you the one KING of kannywood asual you would never find any hardship in life
    DR. ALI NUHU you have no problem with fans from different tribe no mind ignorance people

  13. MUSA ISA September 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply


  14. abdullahu mustapha September 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    my best super star

  15. muhammed halimatu sadiya October 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    nice to meet u sir Ali nuhu I want to be a actress like Jamila nagudu if only u can help me please I nerd it and if u help me insha ALLAH I will be good to u please the poor little girl

  16. muhammed halimatu sadiya October 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I like ur actions in film keep it up may the Almighty Allah protected u

  17. H.Bebeji October 25, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Genius Ali Nuhu

  18. Abdulkadir Ibrahim October 25, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Love u yaya Ali am from taraba state under zing local government witches you long life

  19. JAMIL JIBSON DZM October 28, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply


  20. AHMAD OZIL GYADI GYADI November 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    jinjina ga yaya Ali

  21. AHMAD OZIL GYADI GYADI November 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    keep it up yaya ALI your enemies are your strenght

  22. Anonymous November 10, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

    My actor ali nuhu i need ur style also i want to see u physically, ugently my senior my almighty protected u.

  23. Mubarak Abdullahi umar November 10, 2016 at 8:05 am - Reply

    My actor ali nuhu i need ur style also i want to see u physically, ugently my senior my almighty protected u.

  24. Adam Alhassan November 10, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Allah yakareka dasherin makiyanaka Ali nuhu Ameen

  25. MAHAMMAD DANLAMI JAKUSKO November 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply


  26. Abdulhadi November 26, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply


  27. Marte December 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Keep It Up

  28. Usman duyi hadejia December 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Sai buhari

  29. MUHD BALA DOGO December 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm - Reply


  30. Anonymous December 21, 2016 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    allah kasa nima inzama celebrite kaman ali nuhu

  31. Bara'atu marafa December 27, 2016 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Allah ya karamaka basira

  32. Mustapha hassan adam December 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    God bless you king of kannywood my best actor ali nuhu

  33. Abdulhamid M sani December 30, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Sarki Ali Allah ya amince maka fatan alkairi amma shawarata a gareka shine DAN ALLAH ka kara rike masoyan ka responsible please na kasance me kallan fim dinka tin a baya

  34. Nuhu namarke January 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    My best actor in hausa film i great u

  35. Jamilu umar Jamalose January 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I seek’s allah to promote you to high level like best actor in the world. “HE WHO SEEK’S FIND” goodluck.

  36. Jamilu umar Jamalose January 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    I seek’s allah to promote you to high level as a best actor in the world. “HE WHO SEEK’S FIND” goodluck.

  37. AUWAL DANLADI February 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply


  38. Safiynu a usman taraba state March 4, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Allah yayi maka albarka sarki ali nuhu allah ya karre famile naka da yan uwa gaba day

  39. Saifullahi Seif script writer March 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Allah ya kara girma

  40. FATIMA IBRAHIM April 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply


  41. Muhammed Auwal Azbak April 23, 2017 at 7:30 am - Reply

    The King Of Kannywood,god Bless You And Your Family

  42. Abubakar umar May 2, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

    our king Ali nuhu may Allah protect you from you enemies iam Abubakar umar from Maiduguri

  43. Abubaka Sadiq Haruna July 11, 2017 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Aslm Just I Great King Of Kannywood And All Our Sportance

  44. Salim Ahmed salim from Taraba state mambilla plateau July 23, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Yaya Ali our best actor ever in kannywood

  45. Alaji sani dashen, jada, adamawa, state. July 26, 2017 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Senior man, ali nuhu ihop you, a god gaithers and protection, in your life, thank you! god bless you ameen.

  46. El'muhammad bn Usman July 30, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    SLM, the industry legend of not just Hausa firm but Nigerian firms in general the king of Nigerian movies, I remain humble self el’muhammad ur fan hu have been watching ur movies sinces stated,I thereby happen to observed some rumours that are going round concerning your human relationship with fans even thought is a rumours to me, but yet as actor u hv 2 learned how to behave itself with ur fans.meanwhile that is,if and when it’s necessary and again in wat ever u may be doing don’t ever forget ur origin,meaning hu you are,where u are and ofcouse wat den would b d repacaution to u if u do it,how den will b the importancy of d role u perform,hence meditate over and over so as to come up with d best idea that will last ur love with ur creator and ofcouse ppl.because as a celebrity u are now like mirror to ur fans,therefore do d best u can afford doing to make sure you that you establish a very good relationship with them.dea to cut d story,do good so as to see good here and thereafter.wish u d best of best thank

  47. gambo habu ajaura taura August 17, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    may Allah protect and help you in all what you are doing my best actor

  48. Anonymous August 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I Greet U The Best Actor (ALI NUHU )And I Want To Let People Know God Has Giuen U The Talent Nn One Temper With That U Are The Best There Will Be Nobody That Will Be Above U Among The Actors U Are Their King Unless If U Are Not Present And Know Ur Enemies Are Ur Strengt

  49. Adamu Makarfi September 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Best wishes to the Ki
    ng of Kannywood