Top 10 Richest Kannywood Actors/Actresses

Nollywood industry is the third largest in the World (behind Hollywood and Bollywood). However, one of the largest indigenous film industries in Sub-Saharan Africa is the Kannywood industry. This is the Hausa language movie industry in Nigeria with Kano state as its capital. Kannywood movies are popular among Hausa speaking movie lovers in Nigeria and beyond, and with subtitles featured in most films produced in the industry, the fan base is growing to include numerous non-hausa speaking viewers. A lot of successful celebrities have emerged from the Kannywood industry. Here’s a list of top 10 richest Kannywood actors and actresses.

1. Ali Nuhu


At number one is Ali Nuhu. He is the richest Hausa Kannywood Actors in Nigeria. The kannywood star owns a huge mansion and a Hotel at Bauchi. Nuhu is also a brand ambassador to more than seven big companies in Nigeria. He is one of the oldest actors in the Kannywood industry and a talented actor indeed. Nuhu is not just a mega star in Kannywoood but also a popular actor in Bollywood. He has over 100 Kannywood Hausa films and over 60 Nollywood English movies to his credit and 15 awards with at least 10 from a competative category. As a household name in the Nigerian entertainment industry, he is presently one of the Ambassadors to Nigeria’s leading Indigienous Telecom Network Company, GLOBACOM NIGERIA.

Among several popular movies Nuhu starred in are Last Flight To Abuja, Memories of My Heart, Beautiful Soul, Hamza, Brothers Apart, Widow’s Tears, and Royal Treasure. Nuhu’s net worth reportedly runs into several millions of Naira. He is the biggest star in the Hausa movie industry, Kannywood, he is also a Nollywood and Gallywood actor. He also features in TvSeries. Nuhu is definitely A-list in Nigeria’s movie industry, whether Bollywood or Kannywood. He is the most featured and most sought after actor in Kannywood. He is also a brand ambassador to many big brands like; GlO, OMO, SAMSUNG and more, he is also the face of many big brands in the North and Nigeria as a whole. This man is definitely huge in Kannywood.

2. Adam A. Zango


At number two is Adam Zango. He is another kannywood talented actor who is famous among fans of the industry. Zango is an ambassador of MTN and he gets not less than five million naira a month. He owns a Mansion at Kaduna. Sometime in 2016, Zango wrote on his official Instagram page, @adam_a_zango, thay he was quitting acting to concentrate in singing and producing songs. A source close to him later said he was only suspending acting, not quitting entirely. That was a delightful story to his fans. Zango is a source of inspiration to upcoming actors.

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3. Dauda Kahutu Rarara

At number three is Dauda Kahutu Rarara. He is a talented political singer who is very familiar with many politicians from the Northern part of Nigeria. He formally appointed as the National Director of Music for the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee. The appointment was given to him by the Presidency, through as the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF. He is a popular face in Kannywood movies.

4. Nura M. Inuwa


A numbe four is Nura Inuwa. He is also a musician. Nura is one of the richest kannywood celebrities in Nigeria . He was said tinhave released two music albums in a year which fetched him about 25 million Naira. He is one of the most handsome Hausa celebrities in Nigeria today. His talent as an actor has endeared him to the fans.

5. Halima Atete


Halima Atete is a very successful Kannywiod actress who has is ranked among the richest actresses in the industry. She is believed to be richest actress from the Northern part of Nigeria. She is also one of the most beautiful actresses in kannywood and a household name among fans of the industry.

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6. Sani danja

Sani danja is another wealthy kannywood actor famous among movie lovers. He owns a mansion at Abuja. He is said to be worth more than most of his peers in the industry.

7. Sadik Sani Sadik

At number seven is Sadik Sani Sadik. He is one of the best dressed Nigerian celebrities and a multiple award wining actors. Sadik is a talented actor whose success is a source of inspiration to younger actors.

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8. Nafisa Abdullahi

Nafisa Abdullahi is another talented female on the list. She is an actress and producer whose movies have huge fans among Northern viewers.

9. Hadiza Gabon

Hadiza Gabon is another successful Kannywood actress. She is one of the most talented and philanthropist Kannywood actresses in the country.

10. Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya

Number 10 on the list is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya. The charming actress has been featured in a lot of kannywood movies and she is a popular face among Kannywood fans in Nigeria.

(with reports from Job Recruitment)

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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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