Sadau as the NYSC Teacher in MTV Shuga
|Alma mater||Eastern Mediterranean University|
|Occupation||film maker * singer * dancer|
|Best known for her appearance in Son of the Caliphate|
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. She also won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015 by African Voice. In 2017, she became the first Hausa celebrity to appear in the top ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities. Throughout her career, Sadau has been a busy actress, appearing in both movies and music videos.
Life and career
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.
By 2016 she was recognised as that years "Face of Kannywood. In October of the year, Sadau featured in a movie series on EbonyLife TV. In 2017, she formed a production company named Sadau Pictures were she produced her first movie, Rariya starring Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and Fati Washa. She returned to acting to play the career teacher in MTV Shuga. 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.
Awards received by Rahama Sadau.
|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|
|MTV Shuga Naija||2017|
|Sons Of The Caliphate||2016|
|The Other Side||2016|
|Ana Wata ga Wata||2015|
|Jinin Jiki Na||2014|
|Kaddara Ko Fansa||2014|
|Mati da Lado||2014|
|Sirrin Da Ke Raina||2014|
|So Aljannar Duniya||2014|
|Suma Mata Ne||2014|
|Gani Ga Wane||2013|
|Da Kai Zan Gana||2013|
|Mai Farin Jini||2013|
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