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Who is Rahama Sadau: Biography, Age, Career, Net worth, Awards, other Facts

Rahama Sadau is a famous Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and singer. In this article, we will be telling you about Rahama Sadau — her biography, birthday, career, movie, net worth, awards and other interesting facts.

Early life & education

Rahama Ibrahim Sadau was born in the north-western part of Nigeria in kaduna State.

She grew up with her parents and siblings; Zainab Sadau, Fatima Sadau, Aisha Sadau and brother Haruna Sadauin in Kaduna State.

Rahama attended Libayi International School for her primary school education and Kaduna Capital School for her junior secondary school education.

Credit: Rahama Sadau

She attended Misbau Islam for her senior secondary education.

She went further to joined Eastern Mediterranean University in Nothern Cyprus and pursued a course in Human Resource Management.

How old is Rahama Sadau? Birthday & age

Rahama was born on 7th December 1993. Therefore, she is currently 27 years old.

If you are one of her fans, you might want to create some time to send her some good wishes on her special day.

Is Rahama Sadau married? Any kids?

The beautiful actress is not yet married.

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 However, at the City People Entertainment awards, Rahama Sadau had a chat with popular journalist Morakinyo Olugbiji where she talked about Challenges faced by actresses in the Northern part of the country.

According to her, one of the challenges is that she is not allowed to get married as long as she is still practising the profession. She either quits or remain single.

Meanwhile, no news yet if she has decided to quit or still pursuing her acting career.

We promise to keep you posted if anything pops up.

Credit: Instagram


Being a dancer, she performed in dancing competitions as a child and during her school years. 

In 2013, Rahama joined the Kannywood movie industry in 2013 through her colleague, Ali Nuhu.

She starred in minor roles. She, however, gained fame after her performance in the movie ‘Gani ga Wane’ alongside the Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu.

Sadau was suspended from Kannywood for featuring in a romantic music video with a Jos born singer Classiq on the 3rd of October 2016.

She tendered an apology to MOPPAN one year after.

In January 2018, the ban was lifted following the intervention of the Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.

In the same year, 2016, she was recognized as the “Face of Kannywood”.

Also In October 2016,  Sadau featured in a movie series on EbonyLife TV.

In 2017, she formed a production company named Sadau Pictures there she produced her first movie, Rariya.

She returned to acting to play the career teacher in MTV Shuga.

Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau
Credit: Instagram


The actress has played several roles in various movies, both in Nollywood and Kannywood.

She has featured in both Hausa and English projects, and some of her movies include:

  • Zero Hour
  • Up North
  • If I Am President
  • Rumana
  • Sons of the Caliphate
  • The Other Side
  • Ana Wata ga Wata
  • Alkalin Kauye
  • Jinin Jiki Na
  • Hujja
  • Garbati
  • Kaddara Ko Fans
  • Kisan Gilla
  • Farin Dare
  • Gani Ga Wane
  • Da Kai Zan Gana
  • Mai Farin Jini

Her songs

Aside from acting, She is also a singer. Below are some of her songs:

  • Zubar Hawaye
  • Tuna Baya
  • Dan Sarkin gadax
  • Saboda Mazan Kwarai
  • Auren Jeka Nayi Ka

Awards & nomination; Awards Rahama Sadau has won

The actress has earned several awards through her hard work in the movie industry.

Here are some of her awards:

  • In 2014 and 2015, she won the Best Actress (Kannywood) award during the City People Entertainment Awards.
  • In 2017, she also won the Best Actress award by Africa Voice.

Net worth

According to Legit, the actress is reportedly worth an estimated $150,000.

Other interesting facts about Rahama Sadau

In 2016, Rahama launched her charity organization named Ray of Hope. The organization is aimed at helping women and young girls to achieve their dreams.

Credit: Rahama Sadua

The actress has claimed that Genevieve Nnaji and Tiwa Savage are her inspiration.

The actress is also a lover of Bollywood, especially Bollywood movies featuring Priyanka Chopra.

She said she learned how to speak Hindi just by watching lots of Bollywood movies. Because of her love for Bollywood, people nicknamed her Priyanka.

In 2015, she was among those who went out for the Cancer Day Walk.

The actress spoke on 13 years experience on how she almost got married off at 13 but her mother’s intervention saved the day. Since then she has been vocal about child marriage prevalent in the northern part of Nigeria.

Ever since, she has been waging war against the “sensitive issue”, which she claims is “like a norm”. Speaking to Broadway TV, she said,

“It’s like a norm for a girl to get married at a very early age. It’s becoming normal and usual. For me, I will always be grateful to my mom. She always wants us to achieve what we want in life.”

She further claimed that the issue has been difficult to handle because of religious extremism. Whenever such a sensitive topic is being deliberated, then religion will definitely come in.


In November 2020, Arewa youths on Twitter dragged Rahama to filth for putting on a backless dress.

The gorgeous actress, shared photos of herself rocking a “backless” champagne gold gown, which made her curves more pronounced than the usual attires her religion demands she wears.

While she received encomium and admiration from non-Arewa Nigerians on Twitter, the Arewa youths were extremely mad at her.

It was a massive stir on social media. The Arewa youths accused her of blasphemy. However, the non-Arewa youths were up again defending her.

She came out later on to debunk the false news of her arrest.

Rahama Sadau Backless dress scandal
Nollywood actress, Rahama Sadau

Here’s a summary of Rahama Saduau’s profile:

  • Full name: Rahama Ibrahim Sadua
  • Date of birth: 7th December 1993
  • Age: 27 years old.
  • State of Origin: Kaduna state
  • Marital status: Single
  • Years active: 2013 till present
  • Nationality: Nigerian
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