Rahama Sadau

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Rahama Sadau
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Sadau as the NYSC Teacher in MTV Shuga[1]
Born (1993-12-07) 7 December 1993 (age 26)
EducationFirst degree
Alma materEastern Mediterranean University
Occupationfilm maker * singer * dancer
Years active2013–present
Notable credit(s)
Best known for her appearance in Son of the Caliphate
  • Fatima Sadau (sister)
  • Zainab Sadau (sister)
  • Aisha Sadau (sister)
  • Haruna Sadau (sibling)
AwardsSee below

Rahama Sadau (born 7 December 1993) is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and singer. Born and raised in Kaduna, Rahama performed in dancing competitions as a child and during her school years. She rose to fame in late 2013 after joining the Kannywood movie Industry with her first movie Gani ga Wane.

Rahama appears in many Nigerian movies in both Hausa and English and is been one of the few Nigerian actors that speaks Hindi fluently. She is the winner of Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014 and 2015.[2][3] She also won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015 by African Voice.[citation needed] In 2017, she became the first Hausa celebrity to appear in the top ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities.[4] Throughout her career, Sadau has been a busy actress, appearing in both movies and music videos.

Life and career[edit]

Rahama Ibrahim Sadau was born in Kaduna State, north-western Nigerian State which was the former capital of Nigeria's former Northern Region to Alhaji Ibrahim Sadau. She grew up with her parents in Kaduna alongside her three sisters.

Sadau joined the Kannywood movie industry in 2013. She played a few minor roles before gaining fame from her performance in Gani ga Wane alongside the Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu.[5]

By 2016 she was recognised as that years "Face of Kannywood. In October of the year,[6] Sadau featured in a movie series on EbonyLife TV.[7] In 2017, she formed a production company named Sadau Pictures were she produced her first movie, Rariya[8] starring Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and Fati Washa. She returned to acting to play the career teacher in MTV Shuga.[6] In 2019 MTV Shuga returned to be located in Nigeria for series 6, "Choices", and Sadau was one of returning actors for the new series which included Timini Egbuson, Yakubu Mohammed, Uzoamaka Aniunoh and Ruby Akabueze.[9]


Lawal Ahmad and Rahama Sadau

Sadau studied Human Resource Management at school of Business and Finance of Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus.[10]


Awards received by Rahama Sadau.

Year Award Category Film Result
2014 Best Actress (Kannywood) City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Won
2015 Best Actress (Kannywood) City People Entertainment Awards Kannywood Won
2017 Best African Actress African Voice Kannywood Won


Film Year
Zero Hour 2019
Up North 2018
Aljannar Duniya N/A
Adam 2017
Ba Tabbas 2017
MTV Shuga Naija 2017
Rariya 2017
TATU 2017
Rumana 2017
Sons Of The Caliphate 2016
The Other Side 2016
Kasa Ta 2015
Wutar Gaba 2015
Sallamar So 2015
Wata Tafiya 2015
Halacci 2015
Gidan Farko 2015
Ana Wata ga Wata 2015
Alkalin Kauye 2015
Jinin Jiki Na 2014
Hujja 2014
Garbati 2014
Kaddara Ko Fansa 2014
Kisan Gilla 2014
Mati da Lado 2014
Sabuwar Sangaya 2014
Sirrin Da Ke Raina 2014
So Aljannar Duniya 2014
Suma Mata Ne 2014
Farin Dare 2013
Gani Ga Wane 2013
Da Kai Zan Gana 2013
Mai Farin Jini 2013


See also[edit]


  1. ^ MTV Shuga Naija: Episode 1, retrieved 2020-02-09
  2. ^ Premium Times Nigeria. "Kannywood: Rahama Sadau, Adam Zango, others win at City People awards 2015 - Premium Times Nigeria". Mohammed Lere. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  3. ^ AllAfrica.com. "Nigeria: Most Influential Northern Entertainers". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. ^ Premium Times Nigeria. "Ali Nuhu, Adam Zango, others win awards in London - Premium Times Nigeria". Mohammed Lere. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Oguni, Anita. "Rahama Sadau Biography|Rahama Sadau Wikipedia|Rahama Sadau Profile | Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News". stargist.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Yasmin". Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  7. ^ Vanguard. "Banned Hausa actress, Rahama Sadau resurfaces in EbonyLife TV new drama series". Vanguard. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  8. ^ HausaFilms.TV. "Rariya [HausaFilms.TV - Kannywood, Fina-finai, Hausa Movies, TV and Celebrities]". HausaFilms.TV. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  9. ^ Kehinde, Opeyemi; Lagos (2019-10-19). "MTV Shuga Naija returns with 'Choices' this October". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  10. ^ "Famous Nigerian Actress Rahama Sadau Chooses EMU". Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  11. ^ "Rahama Sadau [HausaFilms.TV - Kannywood, Fina-finai, Hausa Movies, TV and Celebrities]". hausafilms.tv. Retrieved 20 January 2019.