Top 10 Richest Kannywood Actors 2023
The Hausa movie industry which is popularly referred to as Kannywood is the second largest film industry in Nigeria after Nollywood. Kannywood is known for producing outstanding movies which has no doubt catapulted the industry to fame.
Who are the top richest Actors in the industry? In this post, naijanetworth will be sharing with you the updated list of wealthy entertainers in the Hausa industry.
Below is a list of the top 10 richest Kannywood actors in Nigeria as of 2023.
1. Ali Nuhu
Ali Nuhu is an award winning Nigerian Kannywood actor, director, movie producer. He is popularly known as the King of kannywood due to the contribution he has made towards the development of the industry.
Nuhu who was born and brought in Maiduguri began his acting career after the completion of his education, he has so far appeared in more than 100 Hausa speaking movies which has won him several awards. Ali Nuhu is the richest Kannywood actor in Nigeria, with a net worth of $1 million.
2. Adam Zango
Adam A Zango is another wealthy actor in the industry today, his wealth is as a result of his wonderful acting skills. In fact, Zango is currently among the best movie director in Kannywood.
The Kaduna State Born actor, started his profession as an entertainer in 2000, his rose to stardom began after the release of his debut movie, Babban Yaro. This movie became a turning point in his life.
Adam Zango is the second richest Kannywood actor in Nigeria, with a net worth of $800,000. He is known for his flamboyant lifestyle and has starred in over 100 Hausa films. Talking of his awards, in 2015, he was given the best kannywood actor of the year by the city people entertainment award.
3. Sani Danja
Next on our list is Sani Musa Danja Whose name will never be forgotten in the history of Kannywood. He is a renowned Nigerian actor, movie director, producer and also a gifted songwriter.
Asides being an actor, his is a musician and has released numerous Hausa song which have been used in the industry.
Sani Danja is the third richest Kannywood actor in Nigeria, with a net worth of $750,000.
4. Naziru Sarkin Waka
Sarkin Waka is a popular Hausa musician and actor in Nigeria. He is regarded as the King of Hausa music in the Northern part of the country.
Naziru Hails from Kano State, he joined the industry around 2001 when there was no single music studio in the state before venturing into acting.
In 2018, he resumed fully into acting is currently among the lead actors in a popular Hausa series titled Labarina and love confession messages.Naziru Sarkin Waka is the number four richest kannywood actor on this list.
5. Lilin Baba
Shu’aibu Ahmed Abbas, known professionally as Lilin Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record executive, film actor and entrepreneur.
He started gaining recognition upon his appearance in Wuff, a movie which received accolades. Lilin Baba was born and raised in Kaduna State where he completed his education before moving to Kano State to kick-start his acting career.
His talents when it comes to acting is second to none and this has made him more popular in the industry today. Lilin Baba is one of the richest kannywood actors currently.
6. Yakubu Muhammad
Yakubu Muhammad is a famous Nigerian Kannywood actor with over 60 movies to his name. Asides acting in Kannywood, he is also one of the best actors in Nollywood.
The talented actors has made so much money in the cause of his acting career and is not regarded as one among the top wealthy actors in Kannywood.
7. Sadiq Sani Sadiq
Sadiq Sani Sadiq is a professional actor in the industry. He is from Jos, Plateau State. Sadiq is one actor whose name will never be forgotten on the list of richest kannywood actors.
With over 80 appearance in movies, it is safe to say Sadiq Sani Sadiq has established a very good name for himself in the Hausa movie industry.
8. Nuhu Abdullahi
Nuhu Abdullahi is a prominent actor, director, producer in Nigeria. He has won numerous awards and recognition for his outstanding performance when it comes to acting.
Nuhu rose to fame in 2016 when he appeared in Jinni Jikina, since then, he has been making different appearance in several kannywood movies. Due to his acting performance, he won the award for the best Hausa actor in 2019.
9. Umar M Shareef
M Shareef is a household name in the entertainment industry. He is a great and talented songwriter, actor, musician, and movie director who has been in the industry for about 10 years now.
His acting skills and music are top notch, the young actor is no doubt blessed in acting. Like many other actors, Umar M Shareef have taken over the industry is currently on the list of richest kannywood actors in Nigeria.
10. Garzali Miko
Garzali Miko comes last on this list. But who is Garzali Miko? he is famous actor and singer in the industry. He is widely known by people for his lovely Hausa music.
Garzali Miko is from Kano State, in fact, he was brought up there before he ventured into acting and singing where he made so much money from deals with other companies.
Above is the updated list of top wealthy actors in the Hausa movie industry. What do you have to say about this list? Drop your comments below.