Unveiling Deezell: Talent or Showmanship?

Unveiling Deezell: Talent or Showmanship?

Ahmad Ibrahim Rufa'i, better known by his stage name Deezell, is an American-Nigerian singer with a unique cross-cultural background. Born on June 4, 1988, in the United States, Deezell spent his early years in America before moving to Nigeria at the age of five to...

Where is Audu Maikori of Chocolate City?

Where is Audu Maikori of Chocolate City?

Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, public speaker, and creative industry expert. He is most recognized as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Chocolate City Group, the mother Company of the leading African record label Chocolate City...

Hausa Wedding Rites: A Guide to Marrying a Hausa Girl

Hausa Wedding Rites: A Guide to Marrying a Hausa Girl

To all the Hausa people and the rest of the world, marrying a Hausa girl is quite a rollercoaster. For those unfamiliar with the process, here is a detailed step-by-step guide to a Hausa wedding. Although a large number of people in this region speak the Hausa...

Longest Serving Emirs in Northern Nigeria

Longest Serving Emirs in Northern Nigeria

Northern Nigeria has many Emirs, some of who have been on the throne for a long. Emirs are an important link to the people, a great source of preservation of the history and culture of the people as well as play their roles in peacebuilding, peace and serving as...

Amazing Books Written by Northern Nigerians

Amazing Books Written by Northern Nigerians

Literature in northern Nigeria dates back to the 1900s, though, not wildly popular, a number of quite amazing works were published back then. Over the decades, northern Nigerian literature has shown immense improvements in style, genre, and a wide range of topics, but...

Hausa Traditional Titles and Their Meanings In English

Hausa Traditional Titles and Their Meanings In English

Before the advent of colonialism and British rule in Nigeria, Hausa society is an organized one with each individual having specific roles and functions. Take, for example, the emirate system of governance. While the Emir—who can be likened to a President in a...

Fulani Names and Their English Meanings

Fulani Names and Their English Meanings

Fulani names in Nigeria are very unique. From the female Fulani names to the Fulani male names, each has its own meaning. The Fulani are one of the cultures that have not abandoned their traditions just like the Hausas have their traditional Hausa names hence still...

Romantic Hausa Names to Call Your Partner and Soulmate

Romantic Hausa Names to Call Your Partner and Soulmate

These romantic Hausa names are the best way to show your spouse how important they are to you in an endearing way. These names make your spouse know they matter and are very special to you. As a Northerner, how do you develop romantic Hausa names for your significant...

Eid Kabir Celebration and Activities in Northern Nigeria

Eid Kabir Celebration and Activities in Northern Nigeria

Eid Kabir, also known as “Eid ul-Adha” or “Eid Qurban”, is the most important festival among the three grand festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide annually, including in northern Nigeria. The other two are “Eid Fitr” and “Eid Maulud.”  Eid Kabir is also...

The Rise and Fall of the Famous Groundnut Pyramids in Kano

The Rise and Fall of the Famous Groundnut Pyramids in Kano

Egypt usually flashes people’s minds whenever they think about the word pyramid. But then, it will baffle you to learn that it wasn’t only Egyptians who were skilled when it comes to constructing pyramids. Countries like Sudan, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Rome, China et al,...

Shantu The Ancient Hausa Musical Instrument

Shantu The Ancient Hausa Musical Instrument

The Hausas have been performing Kidan shantu since before they even come into contact with other people, making it an ancient tradition. The connection to people, however, has caused some alterations to the structure and flow of the Kidan shantu. Kidan shantu is...

The Chronicles of The Forgotten Kabo Air

The Chronicles of The Forgotten Kabo Air

Kabo air was one of the Nigerian charter airline companies popular in the 90s to 2000s. The Kano-based airline which provided Hajj charter services is now largely forgotten. What happened? Here is the genesis. Origin of Kabo Air Kabo Air was established in February...

Karin Magana Guda 100 in Hausa Language

Karin Magana Guda 100 in Hausa Language

"Karin Magana Guda 100" is a phrase in Hausa Language that translates to "100 Proverbs". Here are 100 Proverbs straight from Hausa land and their meanings in English 100 Hausa Proverbs (Karin Magana Guda 100) 1.Abin ba dadi, mahaukaci ya tauna kasa. Translation:...

Who is Sani Danja?

Who is Sani Danja?

In the dynamic realms of Kannywood and Nollywood, Sani Danja, also known as Sani Musa Abdullahi, stands out as a multifaceted talent. Born on April 20, 1973, in Kano State, Fagge LGA, Sani Danja has made a significant impact as a singer, director, actor, producer, and...

Who is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya (actress)

Who is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya (actress)

Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya, born in 1992 and hailing from Kano, Nigeria, is a talented and prominent figure in the Kannywood film industry. Known by her stage name, Aisha Tsamiya, she has made a significant impact as an actress, producer, model, and businesswoman. Biography...

Unveiling Deezell: Talent or Showmanship?

Unveiling Deezell: Talent or Showmanship?

Ahmad Ibrahim Rufa'i, better known by his stage name Deezell, is an American-Nigerian singer with a unique cross-cultural background. Born on June 4, 1988, in the United States, Deezell spent his early years in America before moving to Nigeria at the age of five to...

Where is Audu Maikori of Chocolate City?

Where is Audu Maikori of Chocolate City?

Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, public speaker, and creative industry expert. He is most recognized as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Chocolate City Group, the mother Company of the leading African record label Chocolate City...

Hausa Wedding Rites: A Guide to Marrying a Hausa Girl

Hausa Wedding Rites: A Guide to Marrying a Hausa Girl

To all the Hausa people and the rest of the world, marrying a Hausa girl is quite a rollercoaster. For those unfamiliar with the process, here is a detailed step-by-step guide to a Hausa wedding. Although a large number of people in this region speak the Hausa...

Longest Serving Emirs in Northern Nigeria

Longest Serving Emirs in Northern Nigeria

Northern Nigeria has many Emirs, some of who have been on the throne for a long. Emirs are an important link to the people, a great source of preservation of the history and culture of the people as well as play their roles in peacebuilding, peace and serving as...

Amazing Books Written by Northern Nigerians

Amazing Books Written by Northern Nigerians

Literature in northern Nigeria dates back to the 1900s, though, not wildly popular, a number of quite amazing works were published back then. Over the decades, northern Nigerian literature has shown immense improvements in style, genre, and a wide range of topics, but...

Hausa Traditional Titles and Their Meanings In English

Hausa Traditional Titles and Their Meanings In English

Before the advent of colonialism and British rule in Nigeria, Hausa society is an organized one with each individual having specific roles and functions. Take, for example, the emirate system of governance. While the Emir—who can be likened to a President in a...

Fulani Names and Their English Meanings

Fulani Names and Their English Meanings

Fulani names in Nigeria are very unique. From the female Fulani names to the Fulani male names, each has its own meaning. The Fulani are one of the cultures that have not abandoned their traditions just like the Hausas have their traditional Hausa names hence still...

Romantic Hausa Names to Call Your Partner and Soulmate

Romantic Hausa Names to Call Your Partner and Soulmate

These romantic Hausa names are the best way to show your spouse how important they are to you in an endearing way. These names make your spouse know they matter and are very special to you. As a Northerner, how do you develop romantic Hausa names for your significant...

Eid Kabir Celebration and Activities in Northern Nigeria

Eid Kabir Celebration and Activities in Northern Nigeria

Eid Kabir, also known as “Eid ul-Adha” or “Eid Qurban”, is the most important festival among the three grand festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide annually, including in northern Nigeria. The other two are “Eid Fitr” and “Eid Maulud.”  Eid Kabir is also...

The Rise and Fall of the Famous Groundnut Pyramids in Kano

The Rise and Fall of the Famous Groundnut Pyramids in Kano

Egypt usually flashes people’s minds whenever they think about the word pyramid. But then, it will baffle you to learn that it wasn’t only Egyptians who were skilled when it comes to constructing pyramids. Countries like Sudan, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Rome, China et al,...

Shantu The Ancient Hausa Musical Instrument

Shantu The Ancient Hausa Musical Instrument

The Hausas have been performing Kidan shantu since before they even come into contact with other people, making it an ancient tradition. The connection to people, however, has caused some alterations to the structure and flow of the Kidan shantu. Kidan shantu is...

The Chronicles of The Forgotten Kabo Air

The Chronicles of The Forgotten Kabo Air

Kabo air was one of the Nigerian charter airline companies popular in the 90s to 2000s. The Kano-based airline which provided Hajj charter services is now largely forgotten. What happened? Here is the genesis. Origin of Kabo Air Kabo Air was established in February...

Karin Magana Guda 100 in Hausa Language

Karin Magana Guda 100 in Hausa Language

"Karin Magana Guda 100" is a phrase in Hausa Language that translates to "100 Proverbs". Here are 100 Proverbs straight from Hausa land and their meanings in English 100 Hausa Proverbs (Karin Magana Guda 100) 1.Abin ba dadi, mahaukaci ya tauna kasa. Translation:...

Who is Sani Danja?

Who is Sani Danja?

In the dynamic realms of Kannywood and Nollywood, Sani Danja, also known as Sani Musa Abdullahi, stands out as a multifaceted talent. Born on April 20, 1973, in Kano State, Fagge LGA, Sani Danja has made a significant impact as a singer, director, actor, producer, and...

Who is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya (actress)

Who is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya (actress)

Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya, born in 1992 and hailing from Kano, Nigeria, is a talented and prominent figure in the Kannywood film industry. Known by her stage name, Aisha Tsamiya, she has made a significant impact as an actress, producer, model, and businesswoman. Biography...

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Who is Sani Danja?

Who is Sani Danja?

In the dynamic realms of Kannywood and Nollywood, Sani Danja, also known as Sani Musa Abdullahi, stands out as a multifaceted talent. Born on April 20, 1973, in Kano State, Fagge LGA, Sani Danja has made a significant impact as a singer, director, actor, producer, and...

Who is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya (actress)

Who is Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya (actress)

Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya, born in 1992 and hailing from Kano, Nigeria, is a talented and prominent figure in the Kannywood film industry. Known by her stage name, Aisha Tsamiya, she has made a significant impact as an actress, producer, model, and businesswoman. Biography...

Who is Uzee Usman (actor, producer, host)

Who is Uzee Usman (actor, producer, host)

Uzee Usman Adeyemi, born on November 11, 1986, is amongst the favourites in the Nigerian film industry, excelling as both an actor and director in both Nollywood and Kannywood. His remarkable talent and cinematic prowess are focused on films such as "Voiceless,"...

Who is Fati Washa (actress)

In the dazzling world of Nigerian cinema, one name that also sparkles like a gem is Fatima Abdullahi, popularly known as Fati Washa. Born into the vibrant world of Kannywood and Nollywood, Fati Washa is not just an actress but a social media influencer and a fashion...

Who is Rahama Hassan (Actress)

Rahama Hassan, the remarkable and captivating Kannywood actress, garnered widespread attention following her union with Alhaji Usman El-Kudan on January 4, 2017. Her journey in the cinematic realm has been adorned with numerous accolades, notably clinching the...

Who is Zahraddeen Sani (actor)

Zahraddeen Sani, a remarkable and generous Kannywood actor, has become a household name in less than three years, earning widespread recognition for portraying villainous roles in Kannywood films. Known as Kannywood's "bad boy," Zahraddeen Sani's impact in the...

Who is Al-Amin Buhari (actor)

Al-Amin Buhari, a living legend in the Kannywood industry, stands as both an old and revered actor, playing a pivotal role in shaping the Hausa film landscape. As one of the seasoned veterans in the industry, he is affectionately regarded as one of the fathers of...

Who is Ali Nuhu Mohammed (King of Kannywood)?

Ali Nuhu Mohammed, born on March 15, 1974, is a prominent figure in the Nigerian film industry. Known for his versatile roles as an actor and director, he has significantly contributed to both Hausa and English movies, earning him the title of the "king of Kannywood"...

Who is Aminu Shariff (actor/TV show host)

Aminu Shariff, also known as Aminu Momoh, is a dynamic force in the Kannywood industry, showcasing his talents as a filmmaker, director, story writer, TV personality, and magazine editor. Biography Early Life and Family Born on February 17, 1977, in Galadanci, Kano,...

Who is Abba M Yusuf (Actor, Producer)

Let me introduce you to Abba M Yusuf, a seriously talented actor who's just brilliant at what he does. Seriously, he has got this amazing talent for acting that makes you go, "Wow!" Biography Early Life and Family Abba M Yusuf was born on 23rd of June in Maiduguri. He...

Who is Abdul M. Shariff(Actor)

Meet Abdul M. Shariff, a real go-getter in the acting world. This actor isn't just talented; he is a champ when it comes to being competitive and ambitious. It's like he is always aiming for the stars. Biography Early Life and Family Abdul M. Shariff was born on...

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20 Less Known Facts About Sir Ahmadu Bello

Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, the first and only premier Northern Nigeria ever had, was a visionary leader who revolutionized ideas and plans for Northern Nigeria. Sir Ahmadu Bello was the leader of the Northern People's Congress (NPC), which meant he was...

Biography of the Most Popular Female Hausa Musician, Barmani Choge

Hajiya Barmani Sa’adatu Ahmad Choge, popularly called Barmani Choge, is a popular northern Nigerian musician, majorly known for her rather blunt lyrics is with almost no doubt the most popular Female Hausa musician of modern times before her death in 2013. While some...

Biography of Bayajidda, the Founder of Hausa States

Bayajidda is arguably the most unique story of the Hausa people, despite it being considered a legend by most historians. It takes a lot of weight knowing that this single individual has shaped the way the Hausa people view themselves as well as their common origin,...

Biography of Aminu Kano’s Mentor, Sa’adu Zungur

The history of Sa’adu Zungur is indeed one of complete fascination and absolute motivation as it depicts the versatility of Sa’adu Zungur, showing what an ingenious polymath, he was. Challenging whoever and whatever was evidently wrong, this man stood up against...

Biography of the Great Queen Amina of Zazzau

It all began in the middle of the 16th century when a  young, fearful, puissant and skilful woman was born into the royal family of King Nikatau, the 22nd ruler of Zazzau, and Queen Bakwa Turunku. Her name was Amina, also known as Queen Amina of Zazzau. Her younger...

Biography of the Famous Hausa Author, Alhaji Abubakar Imam

As far as Hausa literature and northern Nigerian literature is concerned, Alhaji Abubakar Imam is one of the pioneer writers whose writings have reflected the northern customs and traditions. However, it is no surprise that he comes from Niger State, a state with a...

Biography of Alhaji Mamman Shata

Alhaji Mamman Shata is a revered musician from the northern part of Nigeria. He was well known by the Hausa and non-Hausa speakers. He is considered amongst the most iconic and well-versed musicians as his music had spread well across the Hausa speaking individuals of...

Biography of the Legendary Gambo Sawaba

The North remembers the fabled heroine, Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, as a voice of unheard women who, right from her infancy, cast fear into the pride of men. A fearless woman leader with adamantine nerves of steel, who bravely thumped her way in pursuit of justice, gender...

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Kings and Queens of Arewa TikTok

Kings and Queens of Arewa TikTok

Since its emergence five years ago, TikTok has become widely popular globally. There is nowhere where the fever is more pronounced than in northern Nigeria. With over 2 Billion views and millions of videos, ArewaTik Tok is a phenomenon. And it’s all because of these...

The Absolute Best Female Polo Players in Northern Nigeria

The Absolute Best Female Polo Players in Northern Nigeria

Polo is a trendy sport in northern Nigeria, dominated by mostly male players. However, this has started to change recently, as more female players are now playing the game of kings. In this list, I bring you the top female polo players in northern Nigeria. Blackeesh...

Three Golden Rules to Learn From A.A Rano

Three Golden Rules to Learn From A.A Rano

Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano, known as A.A Rano is a Kano-born and bred silent billionaire, with his company valued at over $6 billion, almost 2 trillion in Nigerian currency. AA Rano has become a household name within the Nigerian business space, mostly because of...

Maryam Booth’s Sugar Daddy Revealed

Actress Maryam Booths had come out online to reveal her new 'Sugar Zady.' The actress revealed so on her Instagram page, including the picture of Abba Bichi, former Golden Eaglets player and son of the DSS boss. The actress captioned it with "Alert Sugar Zaddy in the...

How to Become a Party Delegate in Nigeria

Let’s face it. Everybody wants to be one of the party delegates in Nigeria. It has become one of the most sought-after jobs in Nigeria overnight, and it is a no-brainer why. Allegedly, political party delegates in Nigeria have and are receiving huge sums of money in...

How Borno Based Engineer, Mustapha Gajibo Designs Electric Vehicles

His name is Mustapha Abubakar Gajibo, a 29-year-old Kanuri talented man from Gajibo town in the Dikwa Local Government of Borno State. He is a Borno-based vehicle engineer, He was once a mechanical engineering student at the University of Maiduguri but dropped out at...

“Arewa 24 is Funded by The US”

…As social media users accuse the Channel of" cultural & religious insensitivity."The 7th Season of the hit TV series is set to debut on the 1st Day of Ramadan by 8 pm… Channel back down to repeat the show by 9–10 pm after airing 8-9 The popular TV station in...

TEDx Bayero University 2022

This year, the second TEDx Bayero University event in Kano was hosted at Bayero University where mind-blowing ideas were shared like ice cream in a cone to a junk craving child. The topic: Reveal, Rethink, Relearn, brought small, medium, and great minds to decorum as...

The roaring Wave of #SecureNorth Protests in Northern Nigeria 2021

11500 Nigerians have fled to Niger for safety from the banditry in northern Nigeria. From a country full of mineral resources and with over 200 million citizens, people have fled to a country with much fewer opportunities in hopes of securing their lives. The citizens...

Katsina State Was Shut Down for TEDx Kangiwa Event

What are you doing to change the narrative? Have you taken any step towards building your society and inspiring young minds and talents? Naufal Ahmad has done it again. The first TED Talk in Katsina State was hosted by Naufal and his team on the 15th day of February...

Our Name Has Changed!

Good day, We have some exciting news. messagearewa.com, a blog about northern Nigeria has been at the forefront in providing unique information about the region. Part of our vision is to further provide unique and insightful content to the people of northern Nigeria...

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Maryam Yahaya’s Net Worth

Maryam Yahaya is a talented, well known Kannywood actress. Maryam Yahaya net worth is estimated to be between 70 million naira to 150 naira. She was born in Goron Dutse, Kano state Nigeria and started her acting career in 2017. She is also amongst the most beautiful,...

Fati Washa’s Net Worth

Fatima Washa Abdullahi, popularly referred to as Fati Washa, is a well-known Kannywood actress. She was born in Bauchi state of Nigeria and started her acting career around 2014. As of 2023, Fati Washa net worth is estimated to be around 150 to 300 million Naira....

Is Adam A Zango Getting Married to Meerah Shuaib?

Renowned actor and TV personality Adam A Zango is said to be on his way to another marriage. You heard that right; the actor is marrying fellow actress Amira Shuaib, popular as Junaidiya in Gidan Badamasi. At least according to the photos, the two shared on their...

Rahama Sadau’s Evolution Through The Years

Rahama Sadau is one of the most popular Kannywood actresses in Nigeria. She is one of the few Kannywood actresses who have gone international, appearing in numerous Nollywood movies, including Sons of the Caliphate, Chief Daddy 2, Hakkunde, and more. Since her debut...

Maryam Booth’s Net Worth Finally Revealed

What is the net worth of Maryam Booth? Maryam Ado Mohammed, popularly referred to as Maryam Booth, is an outstanding, well-known Kannywood actress. She was born in Kano, Nigeria and started her acting career at the early age of 8. She is one of the most popular...

The Dying Tradition of Toshi in Hausa Land

Toshi in Hausa means gifts given to a girl by the man courting her. It is a Hausa custom that has lasted some time among the Hausa people, which is now gradually fading. Kyauta na ƙara danƙon ƙauna (Gifts increases love) Popular Hausa Saying Suitors who did Toshi were...

How to Tie the Zahra Buhari Turban in 5 Minutes

Is there an upcoming event you want to attend, perhaps, a special ceremonial event like a wedding, naming ceremony, birthday party, or festival? As a woman, you certainly want to look gorgeous at that event. But, somehow, amid your preparation, it dawns on you that...

10 Sexual Abuse Counselling Services in Northern Nigeria

Sexual abuse counselling services in Nigeria play a vital role in guiding victims of sexual abuse in recovering from the ugly experiences of the abuse. In addition to their therapy services, they also go as far as providing Justice for the victims. If you know a...

Nafisa Abdullahi Net Worth

Nafisa Abdullahi is a Nigerian actress originally from Kano but born in Jos, Plateau state. She is one of the most talented and popular actresses in Kannywood. Nafisa Abdullahi's net worth is a topic of discussion, considering her success in the industry and her other...

Sani Danja Net Worth (In Naira)

Sani Musa Danja is an actor and singer born in Kano state. He was born in April 1973 and is one of the oldest and most influential entertainers in Kannywood. With all his achievements over the years, it is no surprise that Sani Danja net worth is 750 million Naira....

How I Began Advocating for Girls’ Education: Rabi’s Story

My name is Rabi Abdullahi, I am 17 years old. I grew up in Tsibiri, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.My father had a millet farm, and my mother didn't work. She cared for our home and all the children- I have six brothers and four sisters. Our village's...

Adam Zango’s Net Worth

Adam A Zango is a Nigerian actor, singer, director, producer, scriptwriter, and Philanthropist. He was born on the 1st of August, 1985, in Zangon Kataf of Kaduna state. His estimated net worth is about 300 million Naira. NameAdam A ZangoDate of birth1st August...

Why Many Kanywood Stars Are Migrating to Tiktok

Tiktok. The platform has it all. From Music stars, athletes, comedians, and actors. And Kannywood stars too. Between 2014 to 2019, one could say Instagram was the status symbol for Kannywood Stars. There, they interact with their fans and compete with each other...

Kannywood Actress Momee Gombe’s Biggest Secret Exposed

Momee Gombe is well-loved by many. The heartthrob who appeared in Hamisu Breakers hit song, Jarumar Mata. Elegant, beautiful, what's there not to like? To some 'haters', however, she is despised. At least, that's what her followers termed him. In a Tiktok video since...

The Story Behind Safa’s Depression

The music, dances, and performances. All in a bid to mask away the pain. This best describes the situation of Safeeya Yusuf, now turned Safa. But what does one expect anyways? She has had her nude video leaked, was fired from her job, and couldn't go out for three...

The Return of The Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans have been all the rage since 2008. It became part of men's clothes and has remained popular and one of the defining fashion pieces for both men and women in the past decades before it faded. Until recently. Skinny jeans are not just confined to ‘jeans’ it...

Naziru Ahmad’s Caps

Naziru Ahmad, more commonly known as ‘Naziru Sarkin waka’ or simply ‘Sarkin Waka’ is known in the North for his songs. He is a songwriter who also sings for the Kannywood industry; he also sings a lot of political songs. He constantly flashes his riches on Instagram....

The Real Godfathers of Kannywood

What does Ali Nuhu, Adam Zango, Abubakar Bashir Maishadda, Aminu Saira, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Feige (President of Marvel), and Bob Iger (CEO of Walt Disney) have in common? Power. Like their counterparts in Hollywood, the former group wields enormous powers in the...

The Horrible Experiences Northerners Undergo During NYSC

NYSC is a nationwide exercise that is designed with the thought of one Nigeria in mind. Graduates from all over the country are sent to other states, not their states of origin or residence. This is meant for them to experience different cultures within the country....

The Hottest Rap Beef in Northern Nigeria

Tupac Shakur vs. The Notorious B.I.G. Nas vs. Jay-Z. 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule and The Game. Drake vs Meek Mill. These are some of the greatest hip-hop feuds in history. Now, we have one in northern Nigeria. DJ AB vs. G Fresh. Who? You probably think DJ AB and Teeswag or...

Why Ali Nuhu Prefers Suits in Movies

Ali Nuhu is a Nigerian actor that acts in both Hausa and English movies. He has acted in hundreds of movies in both Kannywood and Nollywood. He is also a producer and directs movies as well. He won the award of the best Indigenous actor in 2011. He is known as the...

Yes, They Do Proms in Northern Nigeria Too!

Prom. The beautiful event signifies graduation from High school or secondary school as we call it. If you're familiar with American movies, you must have seen quite a several proms. The dates, the dance, the prom king and queen, the kiss, and the usual stuff you see...

What to Expect in Labarina Season 5

Labarina season 5 aired on 2nd September 2022. The series has been well received by viewers and critics alike, with the acting of the lead actress Nafisa Abdullahi particularly praised. Labarina is a Kannywood series centered around a girl named Sumayya, played by...

Ali Nuhu’s Net Worth Revealed

What is Ali Nuhu's worth? Ali Nuhu is one of the oldest actors in Kannywood. He has been in the industry since 1999 and is still active to date; though he is more into producing than acting these days, he still dabbles occasionally. One can't have a career in any...

Rahama Sadau Net Worth

What is Rahama Sadau's net worth? The actress is a big star who has appeared in numerous movies. She made her debut in the movie ‘Gani Ga Wane' in 2013. Since then, she has steadily moved up in the food by appearing in some music videos and starring in some Nollywood...

50 Common Hausa Names for Plants and Trees

If you've just found a plant or tree on the TV and want to know, look up the Hausa names for plants and trees to know the meaning in English and don't want to ask everyone what they are called, there is hope! Many Hausa names for plants and trees are easy to...

Ebira Pet Names That Will Gladden Your Partners Heart

Ebira pet names are for people whose partner is an Ebira person. Are you in a relationship and want to express romantic feelings for your significant other? You need to name your love. You want to be able to call them by name, and you want to be able to express your...

30+ Southern Kaduna Names That Are Easy to Remember

Southern Kaduna names are easy and simple to recall. Even though some names are just too complicated and difficult to pronounce, here are a few southern Kaduna names that are easy to remember. Kato AchigabaJanet DuniyaYohanna GagarauBintu MutuwaBala BwachatBakam Allah...

Kannywood Stars Who Left The Industry

Kannywood, like all movie industries, has a diverse range of actors, producers, and musicians, you name it. Naturally, some last longer than others. Many actors that leave the industry, especially the ladies, do so to get married and start a new phase of their life....

When Dubai Calls, Kannywood Actresses Answer

For actress Minal Ahmad, the star of 'Izzar So,' this was her first trip to Dubai. She seemed visibly excited and couldn’t control her joy as she flaunted her pictures on the plane. To others like Maryam Yahaya, Dubai is just another routine trip for her. She has been...

The Vile That Arewa Twitter Is

Catfishing. Trolling. Cyberbullying. Those are the stuff that makes Arewa Twitter. And recently, we have new ones. Pornography and sexting. And no, not the sexting and sharing of nudes in the DMs. That is a story for another day. Full grown-up talks about sex, style...

30+ Christian Hausa Names You Should Know About

Christian Hausa names are mostly names of prophets or their companions or Arabic-derived names pronounced and written in Hausa. There are also infrequent names that are from original Hebrew that are written in Hausa. Christians bear Muslim names that don’t have...

Where is Fati Washa?

Fati Washa is a renowned Kannywood actress who has acted in several movies and even some series. Fati Washa started her acting career in 2014 with the movie Raliya. Her first breakthrough was in the movie 'Ya Daga Allah' which made her popular. Since then, she has...

Should Married Couples Post their Pictures Online?

Should couples continue to post their pictures online after marriage? In this age of technology, it has become normal for couples to post their pictures online. Others even go as far as posting every single detail of their lives. Even with everyone genuinely wishing...

Why Black Kaftan Is on The Rise in Northern Nigeria

Black has always been a colour associated with negativity, as seen in books and movies where witches wear black and even pirates also use black clothes. Even in real life, black is used for funerals. Widows in some cultures are meant to wear black for a certain period...

Naziru Sarkin Waka’s Net Worth: How Rich The Singer Really Is

Naziru Sarkin Waka is a well-recognized musician who sings for the Kannywood industry, politicians, and even at weddings. The artiste came into the limelight in 2011 and has since become one of the top musicians in northern Nigeria. Naturally, he has amassed quite a...

How Many Cars Does Nazir Ahmad Sarkin Waka Has?

Naziru Sarkin Waka is a well-known musician in the Kannywood industry. He has written and sung over 300 songs. He has gotten several awards and has been titled “Sarkin Waka,” roughly translated to ‘King of Music.'  Apart from music, the artiste also loves one more...

Rahama Sadau’s Expensive Gold Leg Chain

A leg chain, also known as an anklet, is jewelry worn around the ankle by ladies, much like a bracelet on the wrist. The leg chain is usually worn for adornment purposes. Still, there are a lot of misconceptions attached to it in Northern Nigeria, as many believe it...

15+ Unisex Hausa Names You Can Name Your Child

Have you ever wondered how to find a gender-neutral name for your baby? One of the many ways you can do that is to name your baby with unisex Hausa names. Some people might want to consider a unisex name for their baby. This does not necessarily mean that the name has...

Top 5 Most Controversial Fashion Items in Northern Nigeria

Fashion is always a controversial topic. People either love or hate fashion. Whether you love or hate fashion, you can agree that it can often be controversial. From clothing with messages to how designers and celebrities dress, fashion can be a source of how people...

What Do Nail Colours Mean? The Meanings Will Shock You

Did you know that the colour of nails reveals something about the person wearing them? Like how you can take care of your lips naturally, nail polish. which comes in different colours also takes care of your nails. They could be bright red or a baby blue, but what do...

How to Take Care of Your Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails are a beauty, and it took me so long to realize that I have been missing a lot. But not anymore. I recently just got myself one, and I love them! In this article, I’ll share with you how to take care of acrylic nails, exactly like mine. What are acrylic...

How NASA Space Station in Kano Helped Put the First Man on The Moon

Did you know that a NASA space station in Kano state in Nigeria was crucial to the success of the Apollo mission, the first mission which landed a human on the moon? Let me tell you how it happened. How NASA Space Station in Kano Helped the Apollo Mission In 1958 at...

Back Dimple Piercing is The Latest Fashion Trend in Town

Back dimple piercing also called “Dermal piercings” are indentations on the lower back just above your butt and hip region. These piercings are extremely beautiful and tempting, but before you go ahead to have this piercing, there are a few things you need to know....

Top 10 Cattle Markets in Northern Nigeria

It is a fact that Africa is known for its rearing of animals, be it wild or domestic. Some people even say that Africa is the home to all animals, which is a very good thing. In the Sub-Saharan part of Africa, much livestock farming occurs, especially in countries...

Should Parents Join Snapchat? Here is What the Experts Say

Social media has evolved to provide many intriguing features. One great platform that offers these features and more is Snapchat. Therefore, you're not the only parent worried about their teen's activities on Snapchat and who desires to monitor it. Should parents join...

The Prevelance of Forced Marriages in Northern Nigeria

Forced marriage is an issue majorly affecting people in northern Nigeria. For this write-up, I had to consult with a few people who did not want their identities disclosed, and I spent countless hours conducting research. What is Forced Marriage? One is being forced...

Kings and Queens of Arewa TikTok

Since its emergence five years ago, TikTok has become widely popular globally. There is nowhere where the fever is more pronounced than in northern Nigeria. With over 2 Billion views and millions of videos, ArewaTik Tok is a phenomenon. And it’s all because of these...

The Absolute Best Female Polo Players in Northern Nigeria

Polo is a trendy sport in northern Nigeria, dominated by mostly male players. However, this has started to change recently, as more female players are now playing the game of kings. In this list, I bring you the top female polo players in northern Nigeria. Blackeesh...

Top 5 Female Hip Hop Artists to Watch Out for in Northern Nigeria

While rapping is not a new phenomenon in Arewa, seeing females rapping is undoubtedly unique. The hip-hop industry mainly dominates males like DJ AB, Morell, Classiq, Deezell, and more. How about female rappers in northern Nigeria? Worry not. Here is a list of female...

Safarau’s Dressing Style Evolution

Safeeya Yusuf, also known as Safara’u Kwana Casa'in A.K.A Safa, needs no introduction. She is an artist, entertainer, actress, and businesswoman. Nothing much has changed about the actress. Well, nothing except her dressing style. Recently, Safara’u has preferred...

The Cost of Ummi Rahab’s Bridal Gowns Revealed

Recently, Ummi Rahab got married to her longtime boyfriend Lilin Baba on the 18th of June, 2022. The marriage has been the most trending event in Kannywood and northern Nigeria. Apart from the glamorous wedding, another thing that caught the attention of people was...

The Identity Behind Ameerah’s Boyfriend Revealed

It is now no news, Ameerah Sufyan faked her kidnap. The 300 Level Student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Abu Zaria on June 14th tweeted that she was abducted along with 17 other people in Abuja. The story immediately trended, with the Hashtag #Ameerah trending on...

Kannywood’s Most Eligible Bachelor

Actor Gives Reason for Not MarryingOther Contemporaries Have Children Enough to MarryA Case of Broken Heart or Sorcery? Numerous weddings have been done in Kannywood in the past few months. From the controversial Maishadda wedding to the new power couple, Lilin Baba...

The Meaning of Ado Gwanja’s Song, ‘Warr’

The Meaning of the Viral SongIs the Artiste Referring to Others?What the Fans Think ‘Bana an gama komai, Bori ya kasha boka. Warr’ The above lyrics are from the now-viral Ado Gwanja song 'Warr.’ And with good reason too. The self-styled ‘direban mata' is no stranger...

The Interesting History of Gidan Makama Museum in Kano

The history of Northern Nigeria is strewn with tales of wars, robust culture, strivings of an unrelenting people and every saga in between theorem fight for a place in the world. Such a vibrant past has fortunately been well preserved through stories, traditions and...

Myths and Misconceptions About Leg Chain in Northern Nigeria

Before we go into this questionable topic, this accessory has a lot of names. It has been called anklet, ankle chain, ankle bracelet, ankle string, and leg chain in northern Nigeria. The most acceptable English name is anklet, while leg chain is layman's language of...

Three Golden Rules to Learn From A.A Rano

Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano, known as A.A Rano is a Kano-born and bred silent billionaire, with his company valued at over $6 billion, almost 2 trillion in Nigerian currency. AA Rano has become a household name within the Nigerian business space, mostly because of...

5 Thing You Didn’t Know About Billionaire Abdulsamad BUA

Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu, CON is a Kano-born billionaire who according to Forbes magazine, has estimated over 6.8 billion dollars, making him the fifth richest man in Africa and the 380th in the world as of the 4th of April 2023. Abdulsamad Rabiu is known as a sturdy...

Alaqa Series Review

Starring: Ramadan Booth, Shamsu Daniya, Bilkisu Abdullahi, Sadiq Ahmad, Zikrullah Abubakar, Ali Nuhu, Jamilu Sani, Auwal Isa West, Hadiza Ahmad, Tahir Mohd Fagge, Habiba Aliyu, Fa'iza Abdullahi, Fatima Isa Makamashi and Others. Produced by: Khalid Yusuf Kherlydo, Ali...

Potiskum Town, Where Everyone is Involved In Trailer Business

The trailer business surprisingly is a very profitable business to start. I never knew this was possible here in Nigeria considering bad roads, lack of spare parts for these trailers, and so on until I stumbled upon the Potiskum trailer business in Yobe state,...

What in The World Are Waist Beads ‘Jigida’ Used For?

Jigida, Ileke, Maji, Giri giri, or whatever you call waist beads in your respective languages, comes in various sizes, lengths, and shapes and is suited for all body types. These beads have been essential in African tradition since the beginning of time. It is...

How to Deal With a Controlling Husband

Do you think your husband is controlling? Being in a marriage where your husband is controlling can be very trying, controlling husbands often try to limit and manage the activities of their spouses. This controlling behavior could really put a strain on a marriage,...

Alhaji Dahiru Mangal Net Worth

Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal is a popular entrepreneur, business tycoon, and political godfather in Katsina state. He founded max air in 2008 and to date remains the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dahiru Mangal net worth is estimated to be about 1.5 billion dollars...

The Identity Behind Arewa GistLover Revealed

Arewa Gistlover is the latest gossip blog to burst into the scene. The gossip blog burst into the limelight in May 2022 but has since done it all. From revealing cheating men and women and sexual escapades to sensitive information about politics. It has now poised...

100 Kanuri Names and Their Meanings in English

Kanuri people are one of the ethnic groups in North-East Nigeria, with a lot of cultural heritage and rich history. With an estimated 3 Million speakers in Nigeria alone, mostly in Borno and Yobe states, the Kanuri people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the...

Maryam Booth’s Sugar Daddy Revealed

Actress Maryam Booths had come out online to reveal her new 'Sugar Zady.' The actress revealed so on her Instagram page, including the picture of Abba Bichi, former Golden Eaglets player and son of the DSS boss. The actress captioned it with "Alert Sugar Zaddy in the...

Lilin Baba and Ummi Rahab, The New Kannywood Power Couple

Kannywood has had many power couples throughout the years. From Ahmad S Nuhu and Hafsat Shehu to Sani Danja and Mansura, the industry had it all. But not anymore. However, this is about to change as musician Lilin Baba is also set to wed long-time girlfriend Ummi...

The Rise Of Aphrodisiac Sale In Arewa

Kayan Mata translates as "women's property." This category, Kayan Mata Hausa encompasses all of the products used by women.  However, aphrodisiacs are more commonly referred to by this term. Aphrodisiacs are substances that arouse or are thought to arouse sexual...

Nafisa Abdullahi’s Most Controversial Dressing…Yet

Nafisa Abdullahi is one of the most popular Kannywood actresses. Apart from appearing in more than 70 movies, she is also a producer, director, and businesswoman. But that hasn't been without its fair share of controversies. For example, in 2013, the actress was...

How to Reform Street Hawking in Northern Nigeria

As you move in the streets of northern Nigeria or you stop for a refuel at a filling station, wait for your car to fill up in a motor park, wait to pick up your kids in front of school premises or make your way in the market place, you are bound to encounter street...

How to Become a Party Delegate in Nigeria

Let’s face it. Everybody wants to be one of the party delegates in Nigeria. It has become one of the most sought-after jobs in Nigeria overnight, and it is a no-brainer why. Allegedly, political party delegates in Nigeria have and are receiving huge sums of money in...

The Richest Men in Northern Nigeria

Take a peek at the richest men in northern Nigeria and their net worth. These personalities have over the years built business empires that contributed to the growth of Nigeria and Africa at large. 6. Umaru Abdul Mutallab Net Worth — $500 Million  Umaru Mutallab...

Sababbin Karin Magana You Should Definitely Check

Karing Magana in Hausa are wise sayings created by intelligent people. While some karin magana are full of wisdom, others are in the form of funny and rib-cracking proverbs There are also karin magana na soyayya (karin magana on love) In this article, we will look at...

The Unique and Interesting Idoma Funeral Rites

Idoma is a significant tribe in Benue State, Nigeria. It is Benue's second most widely spoken language. It is also the second-largest ethnic community in Benue state. Benue State is divided into three (3) zones: A, B, and C. The Tiv control Zone A and B, while Zone C...

The Interesting Rites of the Idoma Naming Ceremony You Should Know

The Idoma naming ceremony is a ceremony performed to usher in a new baby to the world. Idoma is one of the languages in Benue State, Nigeria. It is the second majority language spoken in Benue in north-central Nigeria. Also, the second-largest ethnic group in Benue...

Biography of Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu, Owner of BUA

Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu CON is a Kano-born billionaire who, according to Forbes magazine, is estimated to have over 6.8 billion dollars, making him the fifth richest man in Africa and the 380th in the world as of 4 April 2023. He played a significant role in stopping...

How to Get A Restraining Order in Nigeria

You may become afraid of someone due to that person pestering you, endangering your life, or simply being a nuisance, and you will need to defend yourself against that person. One of the things you'll need to protect yourself is a restraining order. The following...

10 Incredible Honeymoon Destinations in Northern Nigeria

Northern Nigeria is more than just farmlands, settlements, and herds of grazing cows. It is rich culture buried in sceneries of beauty portrayed by nature at its best. Contrary to popular belief, Arewa is blessed with destination sites that will make your vacation...

Signs That a Child is Being Abused

Children who are victims of abuse struggle to cope in life mentally, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Oftentimes, they have to live with the scars forever. Therefore, due to the increasing rate of child abuse and the stigmas attached, parents, guidance,...

10 Business Schools in Northern Nigeria

A business school is a tertiary-level institution that awards degrees in business administration or management. Business school is sometimes called the school of management, school of business management, or school of business administration. The Gen-Z and late...

Everything You Need to Know About Igala Weddings

Weddings are one of those events common to all cultures and tribes. It's a time when a man and a woman are legally joined as one and declared husband and wife amid witnesses. However, wedding procedures and requirements vary from one tribe to another, this is what...