Top 10 Richest Kannywood Actors In 2023.

The Hausa Movie Industry which is popularly known as Kannywood is currently one of the best Filmmaking Cinema in Nigeria.

With over 1000 actors and actresses, Kannywood has so far established a wonderful legacy in the country today.

Richest Kannywood Actors

Most of the actors in the industry have made names for themselves in Nigeria, asides acting and appearing in movies.

Top actors like Naziru Sarkin Waka, Adam A Zango And Ali Nuhu are notable celebrities who have made huge income from their careers as actors in Kannywood.

Richest Kannywood Actors In 2023

1. Adam A Zango

Richest Kannywood Actors

With an estimated net worth of N100 Million Naira, Adam A Zango is now the richest Kannywood Actors In Nigeria. He is one of the most stylish Actor known for his excellent acting skills in Kannywood.

Adam A Zango was born and brought up in Kadana State, he grew up in the state were he completed his education before venturing into acting movies in 2001.

Upon joining the Kannywood industry in 2001, he made his first movie appearance in “Adon Gari” Featuring Zainab Indomie. This movie catapulted him to Fame in Nigeria.

Since then, Adam A Zango has become one among the most popular Hausa Celebrity from the northern part of the country.

Asides acting, Zango is also a renowned musician in Nigeria, he is amongst the richest Kannywood Actors with beautiful and Luxurious houses in Kano State.

2. Ali Nuhu

Richest Kannywood Actors

Ali Muhammad Nuhu is the King of Kannywood Actors. The talented actor is no doubt the second on the list of wealthy Kannywood Actors. His extraordinary acting skills and roles in movies has earned him awards and recognition in Both Kannywood And Nollywood industry.

Born into the family of Nuhu Paloma, an elderly man in Maiduguri, Ali Nuhu was raised by his lovely father who sponsor him through out his educational level before proceeding to the Kannywood industry in 1999.

3. Naziru Sarkin Waka

Sarkin Waka

Naziru Sarkin Waka is the third richest Kannywood Actors In Nigeria. He is one of the most famous Hausa Musician/Actor in the country today. Sarkin Waka is known for his acting roles in Labarina, A Movie he acted alongside Kannywood most beautiful actress, Nafisat Abdullahi.

4. Sani Musa Danja

Top 10 Richest Kannywood Actors

Sani Danja whose real name is Sani Musa Abdullahi is the number 4th richest and most famous Kannywood Actor in Nigeria. The actor who has a net worth of about N70 Million Naira have been in the industry for over 10 years now.

He started acting in 1999 after finalizing his education, Sani Danja rose to stardom following his outstanding performance in his debut movie “Daliba” since then, the actor has established a good reputation for himself as an actor in the industry.

5. Yakuba Mohammad

Yakuba Mohammad is a Renowned Kannywood Actor, Movie Producer And also a director in Nigeria. He is the fifth richest Kannywood Actors on this list.

He is amongst the Highest Paid actor in the Hausa industry due to his Talents in each of his movies. Yakuba Mohammad is also known in the Nigerian movie industry for his reputable roles, infact the actor is one of the top Kannywood Actors acting in Nollywood.

Some of his notable movies which has won him numerous awards and recognition includes, Lionheart, 4th Republic, Sons of the Caliphate and MTV Shuga. Yakuba Mohammad is fifth richest Kannywood Actors In 2022.

6. Sadiq Sani Sadiq

Sadiq Sani Sadiq is a veteran Nigerian Kannywood Actor from Jos, Plateau State. He is one of the most handsome Hausa actors in Kannywood. The actor has made nothing less than 150 appearance in Movies.

He rose to stardom immediately after showcasing his acting Talents in the movie “Mata Ta Ce” which later won him the award for the best Male Kannywood Actors at the City People entertainment awards in 2010.

Sadiq Sani Sadiq must be on this list, he has made cool cash from his acting career as an actor. He is the number 6 richest Kannywood Actors on the list.

7. Nuhu Abdullahi

Nuhu Abdullahi Balarebe is a famous Kannywood Actor, and director in Nigeria. He is the seventh richest Kannywood with over 100 Movies to his credit.

The actor was born in Kano State to Alhaji Abdullahi, his father was a business man in the state. Nuhu ventured into the Kannywood industry as an actor in 2009. His first movie was (Ashabul Kahfi) after his roles in that movie, Nuhu got another role in “Kanin Miji” which changed his acting career from grass to grace.

8. Umar M Shareef

Umar M Shareef Biography

The eighth richest Kannywood Actor is nobody other than Umar M Shareef. M Shareef is a famous Kannywood Singer, Songwriter, Director And Actor.

M Shareef hails from Kaduna State in a popular area called Rigasa. He became popular as a songwriter in 2017 when he dropped a Hausa love track titled (Masoya).

As 2023, M Shareef has released more than 300 Hausa Songs with about 100 appearance in Kannywood movies.

9. Musa Mai Sana’a

Mai Sana’a a popular Hausa comedian, Producer And Actor is the ninth richest Hausa actor in Kannywood. He his known in the industry for his hilarious and funny roles in movies.

Musa is currently one of the most famous comedians with huge fans in Nigeria.

10. Lilin Baba

Lilin Baba is a fasting rising Nigeria Kannywood Actor, Producer, Singer and songwriter. He is the only youngest actor in this list.

His lovely Musics and roles in WUFF shot him to Fame in Nigeria. Lilin Baba is the tenth richest Hausa actor in Nigeria.

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