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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Ali Nuhu, a Kannywood actor, as the director of the Nigerian Film Corporation.

Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesman, confirmed this in a statement on Friday.

Ali Nuhu is a renowned actor, businessman, and philanthropist who has won several national and international awards.

Ali nuhu joined the Nollywood mainstream and has been relevant for about a decade. He appeared notably in several Nollywood blockbusters, including Banana Island Ghost, Diamonds in the Sky, and Shanty Town, where he played the Chief’s Lawyer.

Ali nuhu studied film production and cinematic arts at the University of California and received training at the Asian School of Media Studies in New Delhi. He also participated in various film festivals, such as the Zuma Film Festival and the Pyongyang International Film Festival.

Ali nuhu has appeared in a number of high-budget films in Kannywood, including Wasila, Mujadala, and Sangaja. These films helped him establish himself in Kannywood as a veteran.

Because of his amazing success in Kannywood, he has been recognised as the most promoted actor, with brands such as Globacom Nigeria, Royco, Pepsi, Blue Boat, Champions Milk, Cherie Noodles, and others using him as the face of their respective products. He also served as the Nigerian Communications Commission’s “Face of the Consumer” in 2017.

Mallam Nuhu Peloma and Fatima Kaderam gave birth to this gifted thespian on March 15, 1974. He spent his childhood and secondary education in Kano.

He graduated from the University of Jos with a bachelor’s degree in geography in 1997, and he served his mandated NYSC in Ibadan, Oyo State, in 1998.

During his undergraduate years, he had his first film audition and began acting professionally in the Hausa film business, often known as Kannywood by its fans, with the film Abin Sirri Ne.