Instagram is fast becoming a good avenue for entertainers to engage their fans.
With video and photographs on their productions and activities, they keep their fans updated on their activities even as the stars smile to the bank due to huge following.
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Rahama Sadau takes the lead as the most followed Kannywood actress on Instagram. With 2.5 million followers she tops other stars in the Hausa movie industry on her verified Instagram profile @rahamasadau. The awarding winning actress and singer began her acting career in 2013 and is popularly known for her roles in Ebony Life’s Sons of the Caliphate, Up North, If I am the president, Garbati, Kaddara Ko Fans. Rahama is also known for her charity works as she launched an organization that aims to help young girls and women achieve their dreams. She is also active with 1,600 posts on Instagram.
Ali Nuhu has 2.2 million followers on Instagram. The A-list actor has featured in several home videos even outside Kannywood. With 13,479 posts on his verified Instagram handle @realalinuhu, the northern actor, producer, director, dancer and scriptwriter has several laurels for his exemplary roles in the industry.
Nuhu is an actor, producer, director and scriptwriter and dancer. His stunning performance over the years has gained him both local and international recognitions. He is known for his roles in movies like Sitanda, Banana Island Ghost, Merry Men, Hadhafi, Prince of the Niger.
Hadiza Aliyu Gabon has the same number of followers on Instagram with Ali Nuhu but with fewer posts. She has only posted nine times on her verified Instagram handle @adizatou. Hadiza has dual nationality. Her father is a Gabonese while her mother is a Nigerian from Adamawa State. She joined Kannywood in 2009 and has been active till date. In 2014, she received the Best Actress of the year (Jury’s choice) at the 2014 Kannywood / MTN awards. Hadiza is popularly known for her appearance in Ali Yaga Ali. She has also appeared in Daina Kuka, Kolo, Farar Saka, Mukaddari and Ziyadat.
Nafissa Abdullahi follows through with 1.9 million Instagram followers. Nafissa is a Kannywood actress and has starred in over 30 movies in the industry. She joined the industry at 19 and had Ali Nuhu as a mentor. In 2010, she made her first appearance in the movie called “Sai Wata Rana”. Nafissa has been recognized in the industry and has received awards such as: Best Actress Kannywood Award 2014, Best Actress of the year by AMAA awards 2016.
Maryam Booth is another top Kannywood actress with a total number of 1.8 million followers on verified Instagram account, @officialmaryambooth. The Kannywood star is of mixed heritage and is the daughter of Veteran Kannywood actress, Zainab Booth. Her brother Ahmed Booth, is also a popular figure in the entertainment industry. Maryam joined the industry at very young age and rose to prominence in 2007 after starring in the Ali Nuhu movie “Dijangala”. Maryam has gone on to appear in other movies such as: ‘Yar Aljanna Ce, Bayan Rai, ‘Yan Mata, Bani Bake, Akwatin Kudi. Apart from acting, Maryam Booth is also a successful fashion designer, makeup artist and entrepreneur. She successfully runs the MBooths Collections and MBooths Beauty Parlours.
Fatima Abdullahi fondly called Fati Washa by her fans is another Kannywood star who over time has gained 1.6 million followers on her Instagram page. Fati rose to prominence in the year 2014 after her appearance in Hanyar Kano and Halacci in 2015. Fati is one of Kannywood’s most desired actress and has appeared in other movies such as Hisabi, Farida, Jaraba, Next, Daughter Tasha and amongst others. Maryam Yahaya is another kannywood star who has gained huge recognition on her social media account. The star actress has gained about 1.6 million followers on her Instagram profile. She rose to fame after appearing in the movie “Taraddadi”. For her role in the movie, the actress was nominated for 2017 Best promising actress and 2018 Best Actress by the City people entertainment awards. Maryam also starred in Ali Nuhu’s “Mansoor” which put her in the spotlight.