It is interesting to know that actors and actresses who grew up on camera have a special connection with their fans in the entertainment sector. These individuals have sustained the tempo as they grow with the industry.
In the Kanyywood filmmaking industry, there are several of such artists that started as young stars in the industry and are presently doing well either as actors or actresses or playing other roles in the entertainment industry. These artists have special regard in the industry as they are able to relate well with the kids and see things from a point of view that actors can’t see.
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They are regarded as the future of the entertainment industry with a strong background of what the industry was and what it is today. No doubt in the over two decades history of Kannywood, there are such individuals who started as kid actors and are now making waves in the entertainment industry as well as contributing to the sector’s development.
Here are some of Kannywood’s artists who started their careers as kid actors.
Ahmed Booth started on as a young child actor and has now blossomed into an A-list actor. He is popularly known in the filmmaking industry as Hamudi, he was one of the pioneer kid actors that started acting at a young age.
Many believed that his involvement with the filmmaking industry was as a result of his family history. His late mother Zainab Booth was an actress and his sister Maryam Booth as well as some members of his family are at one point or the other a part of film making.
Fatima Ali Nuhu
Fatima Ali Nuhu is a young Kannywood actress who spent much of her childhood joggling between the screens and studying. She is the daughter of Kannywood legendary actor Ali Nuhu. She started acting at a very tender age under the guidance of her father, she acted in several Kannywood films before quitting to concentrate on her academics.
Born in 2004, the young actress is currently a social media influencer.
Ummi Rahab was born in Kaduna State. Her acting career started at a young age and she rose to prominence and stardom after appearing in the film “Takwara” alongside Jamila Nagudu and Adam A. Zango. The film was her best performance as a kid actress and had also won her awards.
However, the once young and naïve actress has grown to be an actress to reckon with in Kannywood.
Her outstanding acting skills have endeared her to the hearts of many Kannywood lovers.
Ahmad Ali Nuhu
Ahmad Ali Nuhu is a teen Kannywood actor who started out as a child actor. He is seen as one of the most successful actors that started as kids because his acting career has landed him several deals with multinational, international and local companies as their brand ambassador.
He was a Blue Boat Milk ambassador and friends with the likes of soccer superstar Ahmed Musa. He was born May 30th, 2006 and is also the son of the famed Kannywood star Ali Nuhu.
Ahmed notes that he wants to continue with his acting career as well as to become a producer and a director when he grows up; perhaps he wants to maintain his father’s legacies.
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His late sister, Hussaina Tsigai ushered him into the Kannywood industry and he has moved on from strength to strength.
He is a Kannywood actor shining in the industry at present. The young man never dreamed of joining the Industry, however, along the line his sister motivated him to join the film making industry in the year 2000.