Rahama Sadau

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Rahama Sadau
Born Kaduna,Nigeria
Citizenship Nigerian
Occupation Actress, Producer
Years active 2013–present

Rahama Sadau is a Nigerian professional hausa actress. She is the winner of Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014 and 2015.[1][2] She won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015 by African Voice. Rahama Sadau is the most followed female kannywood actress with over 600 thousand followers on Instagram and 90 thousand plus on Twitter. In 2017, she became the first Hausa speaking female celebrity to appear in the top ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities.[3]

Production Career

In 2017, Rahama Sadau produced a blockbuster movie Under her Production Banner known SADAU PICTURES. the Movie is titled as Rariya Stars Popular actors like Ali Nuhu, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Fati Washa, Usman Ycee, Rahama Sadau& Others.

Her next movie next movie which is said to be released in is titled Dan Iya which Stars Rahama Sadau, Sadiq sani sadiq and others


In early October 2016, Rahama Sadau was reportedly banned from the Hausa film industry (Kannywood) by the Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) due to her performance in a music video.[4] MOPPAN argued that the "hugging and cuddling" in the video was offensive.[4] Conservative Muslim clerics have accused the Kannywood film industry of corrupting people's values.[4] Rahama Sadau claimed not to know any other person who had been banned in Kannywood, except herself.[5]

However, on 8 October 2016, she was reported to be featuring in a movie series on EbonyLife TV.[6]


Rahama is studying Human Resource Management at school of Business and Finance of Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus. She had also applied to universities in Dubai and Florida.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Premium Times Nigeria. "Kannywood: Rahama Sadau, Adam Zango, others win at City People awards 2015 - Premium Times Nigeria". Mohammed Lere. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ AllAfrica.com. "Nigeria: Most Influential Northern Entertainers". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Premium Times Nigeria. "Ali Nuhu, Adam Zango, others win awards in London - Premium Times Nigeria". Mohammed Lere. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c BBC News. "Nigerian actress Rahama Sadau banned after on-screen hug - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "RAHAMA SADAU :FROM BAN TO LIMELIGHT". THISDAYLIVE. This Day. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Vanguard. "Banned Hausa actress, Rahama Sadau resurfaces in EbonyLife TV new drama series". Vanguard. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Famous Nigerian Actress Rahama Sadau Chooses EMU". Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus. Retrieved 2018-02-16. 
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