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Are There Nollywood Celebrities Of Hausa And Fulani Extraction?

I found myself asking this question and I cannot come up with a name. This is because the background of nearly most of the actors in Nollywood are an open secret and the strong Igbo mainstream in the performance and production of mainly English home videos cannot be denied. Which famous actors come from these communities?

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There are many names of Hausa actors and other professions, such as directors in Nollywood. Here are some of them. Ibrahim Daddy (actor), Baban Chinedu (actor), Dan Ibro (actor), t.y. Shaban (actor and musician), etc. Even though some believe Nollywood is occupied mostly by Igbos, who show tribalism, there are talented people from other tribes present in it as well.

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yeah,bt nt as much as d igbos sha, i remember 1 acted in this soap opera called wetin dey.cant really remember his name.

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^^^

when some people say "the igbo man means money" i believe it.

they cut down on the production of igbo language movies and increased the production of english movies.

they are selling to a world wide audience, not just igbo people. all over africa, as well as the carribean. america, europe.

thats why they went into making english movies.

well its true, igbos do dominate nollywood. but hausas seems to have their own (kannywood) and yorubas too (whatever they call it)

i see the yorubas and kannywood want to keep their culture. well i assume that most hausas would rather stay in their own industry.

i really dont see anything tribal here.

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ANY PERSON CLAMOURING FOR EQUAL REPRESETATION IN NOLLY WOOD IN NIGERIA IS NOT ONLY MAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME SHOULD SEEK DELIVERANCE , THE PEOPLE IN NOLLY WOOD ARE THEY ON MERIT, SOME TRIBE ARE SO SMALL THAT THEY CAN SHOW IN EVERY THING SOME ARE NOT CONCERNED , IT WAS DONE IN FOOT BALL WHAT IS THE OUTCOME THIS DEVILISH DOCTRINE OF equal representation is coming from where.IN U.S.A AND HOLLY WOOD NO BODY CLAMOURES FOR SUCH AND YOU CAN SEE ALL THE TRIBAL PEOPLE ARE NOT REPRESENTED . ALL THIS IS CLEAR INDICATION THAT NIGERIA SHOULD NOT BE ONE . SICE WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE EXCEPT IN SHARING RESOURCES FROM SOUTH-SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST.

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habaa you are asking the movie babangida acted its the bestseller of the northern extraction in 1993 titled WEEP NIGERIANS WEEP!

MKO OF THE SOUTH CHALLENGED IT AND NEVER SEE HIS BEDROOM TILL HIS MEETING WITH Allah,

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Has it ever occurred to most Nollywood lovers that the depiction of Nigerians from the North (who we sometimes erroneously consider to be Hausa/Fulani) in the Igbo dominated home video perspective is very demeaning. hardly do they speak coherently, always watchmen and gate boys, When they are depicted as rich, it is always in relation to political power and get this:- all the rich Northerners depicted in Nollywod are always susceptible to the treacherous charm of Igbo ladies.

These and many more lead me to ask whether or not any actor who may be representative of the northern lifestyle would stand for such stereotypical cardboard depiction of Northerners in Nollywood.

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In what movies has Babangida acted? Could you give a link?

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hmm didnt know babangida was hausa or fulani wtf

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we all know they dont want western education .stats have shown that most educated hausamen are of royal background and royalties aint that freaked with celebs lifestyle rather they do politics. just stop counting one ALI NUHU and face facts that if there are nothern actors they are biological amateurs

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Haba!!!! Why u dey Yab my phyfle,Ibrooo is very popular in the North

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What is the definition of Nollywood? I thought it include all movies/actors from Nigeria.

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Thanks you, i dint know why people discriminate too much, here in Nigeria we categorizes those English Movies producers,actors and actress as a God, why they categorize those Yoruba and Hausa as a illiterate people, and i don't think Nigeria movies industries can develop like this, expect they join hands together.

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Are they creative enough?

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We have more than 250 tribes in Nigeria but not all of them are in anyway represented in Nollywood.

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Robert Peters is half Fulani. I don't know if it from his mom or dad though

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Thanks for this name!. Its the only one that rings BELL for my side oooooooo

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@sleak

Guy you go dey wait forever. Nah jayz get beyonce for life. Go find your own girl, lol

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actually im pretty sure people know kannywood, they were saying NOLLYWOOD.

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im sure theres alot of mixed people with hausa and fulani but dont claim it.

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Ali Nuhu is very good in both acting and English, but the fact that he accepted to be featuring in NOLLYWOOD does not make him more educated (western) than the rest of the actors.

there are a lot of Hausa actors/actresses in Kaduna and even in Kano that are well exposed and educated (speaks better English) than Ali Nuhu but are not interested in joining Nollywood just because of the culture difference.

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Rukky Sanda

Fati Muhammed

Safiya Musa

Binta Sukai nko?

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Pls learn to change the source of your wonderful info.

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I'm not so much of a home video lover, except some extremely funny comedies, but  mixing with Hausa/Fulani folk in my one year stay in the north, and now back in Lagos, being close to my estate's Hausa security guys(they are actually from Borno and not real Hausa, neither are they Kanuri, but we call all of them Hausa), I can shed some light on the Hausa film industry.

-They call it Kannywood and style it after Bollywood(or is that not what Indian film industry is called?)

-It is strictly cultural- no touching of opposite sex, immorality at barest minimum

-Their biggest star is Ali Nuhu, a 1997 geography graduate of Unijos from Gombe state but grew up in Maiduguri and Kano. It seems he's the most educated of all Hausa actors, speaks English fluently, won Nigerian actor of the year(I think) in 2007, featured in some Nollywood movies. Sings as well. Quite handsome. Highly reverred in the north. He is a friend. We met on facebook a couple of months ago.

-Sani Danja is their second biggest star. He sings as well. Learnt his mother is Yoruba. Like someone mentioned up there, he's a local champion and highly reverred up there too.

-Other big names in Kannywood are Maryam Hiyana, Qubrah Dacko, Sadiya Gyale, Ibrahim Babale, Hafsah Sheu, Ahmed S. Nuhu(died in auto crash 3 years ago), and Ibroo(a comedian)

-Virtually all of them sing

-They are highly respected and sought-after among the youths, but equally loathed by many adults and religious scholars who believe they are agents of erosion to Hausa/Fulani culture

-Save Ali Nuhu, they don't feature in Nollywood, due, probably, to sharp difference in culture and communication barrier(ba Turenchi).

I hope this helps.

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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=76688&id=549062715

Ali Nuhu from Kannywood

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naliakar do you have to mention omotola on evry thread you walk into?

them use omotola swear for you?

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meanwhile i see they would probably most likely stay acting in kannywood. that is their film industry. it was designed for them as it is very much cultural. most of their movies is in their language. i mean why would you wanna act in nollywod when you have a better chance at landing a role in your own backyard?

i dont think its that they havent been able to join nollywood, they just choose not to.

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There's a certain Ali Nuhu, he's the biggest northern actor i know. Remember the AMBO(amstel malta reality show) flick titled 'Sitanda'? He was the lead actor which also featured Iretiola Doyle, and the winner for that year Azeezat. I've also seen him in some english/igbo flicks can't remember any particular one now but he's mainly in the hausa films.

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Anyway,the political dominance is not to their or our benefits.Just too much chop chop.

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Yes,

Mercy is from Kogi State.About the hausa/fulani,the culture is conservative and i dont think all those outlandish behaviours would go done well in their community and as a result only a tiny percent would even think of trying to act in nollywood films i.e. no open kissing,smoching,hugging and of course pretended sex.

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Sani Danja is a kano based musician and actor. He is a local champion in the north

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It is worth the effort and time to be wrapped up in Omo. But I am interested in the Hausa-Fulani issue because Nollywood bears the stamp on Nigeria and should be representative of the whole of Nigeria. This is more so because the Hausa- Fulani have been dominant politically for a long while and one would hope that the advantages they have had over time would produce at least one or two actors who can (for example) be compared to OMO in terms of acting excellence.

About Mercy, I honestly did not know that about her but the lady has something.

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mercy Johnson is Egbira with an Igbo mother.

Egbiraland isnt in the north though many Egbiras are there.

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hausas have their own.

i believe its called kannywood or khannywood.

they are very much cultural and stick to their own.

maybe if you werent so wrapped up in omotola 24/7 you would know this.

also mercy johnson isnt hausa or fulani or whatever but she is from somewhere in the north. well thats what i heard.

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