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Hadiza Gabon Biography, Education, Movies and Awards

Hadiza Gabon Biography

Hadiza Aliyu, also known as Hadiza Gabon, is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker. She was born on 1 June 1989 in Libreville, Republic of Gabon. Hadiza Aliyu is the daughter of Malam Aliyu who is an elder statesman. On her father’s side, Hadiza is of Gabonese descent, and on her mother’s side, she is of Fulani ancestry from Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Hadiza Aliyu attended primary and secondary schools in her birth country where she wrote her A-Level examination with an aspiration to become a lawyer and later chose Law as her favourite degree course. She started her university year as a student, but had to drop out of school due to some issues that trailed her studies. Her education was halted then and that gave her the opportunity to attend a diploma programme in French Language and later became a French-language teacher in a private school.

Referred to as “Queen of Kannywood”, the Hausa language cinema of Nigeria. She is regarded as one of the most popular actress considered by many in Kannywood and a good role model as she appears to be highly cultured and well dressed. Hadiza serves as an ambassador for MTN Nigeria and Indomie and has won the Best Actress Jury Award at the 2nd Kannywood Award Supported by MTN Nigeria. She presently serves as founder of HAG Foundation.

Hadiza Gabon

Hadiza Gabon

Hadiza Aliyu moved to Kaduna from Adamawa all in Nigeria upon developing interest to join Kannywood with her cousin. She then met with Ali Nuhu and sought for his assistance in launching her acting career where she first featured in Artabu movie in 2009.

Hadiza Gabon Movies

  • Artabu
  • Daina Kuka
  • Farar Saka
  • Fataken Dare
  • Jinin Mijina
  • Kolo
  • Mukaddari
  • Sakayya
  • Umarnin Uwa
  • Ziyadat
  • Wasila
  • Umarnin Uwa
  • A’isha Humaira
  • Yar Maye
  • Badi Ba Rai
  • Akirizzaman
  • Dare Daya
  • Wata Tafi Wata
  • Da Kai Zan Gana
  • Haske
  • Ban Sani Ba
  • Mai Dalilin Aure
  • Daga Ni Sai Ke
  • Ali Yaga Ali
  • Basaja
  • Daga Ni Sai Ke
  • Uba da ‘Da
  • Indon Kauye
  • Ba’asi
  • Jarumta


  • Kwankwasiyya Award – Kwankwasiyya Award – 2013
  • 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards – Best Actress (Hausa) – 2013
  • 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards – Best Actress of the Year(Jury Choice) – 2014
  • Kannywood AWA 24 Film & Merit Award – Best Supporting Actress – 2015
  • African Hollywood Awards – Best Actress – 2016

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