Hadiza Aliyu, popularly known as Hadiza Gabon, is a Nigerian professional actress and filmmaker who acts in both Hausa (Kannywood) and English movies (Nollywood). Hadiza serves as an ambassador for MTN Nigeria and Indomie noodles company. Hadiza was named best actress at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards. She has also won the 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards in the year 2014. She presently serves as the founder of the HAG Foundation.
Hadiza Gabon is often referred to as the Queen of Kannywood.
Early life and family
Hadiza Aliyu was born on June 1, 1989, in Libreville, Gabon. She is the elder statesman's daughter, Malam Aliyu. Hadiza Aliyu is of Gabonese descent on her father's side and Fulani ancestry from Adamawa State, Nigerian on her mother's side. Hadiza Aliyu attended primary and secondary schools in her birth country, Gabon, where she took her A-Level exams intending to become a lawyer. She began her university year as a Law student but had to withdraw due to some issues that hampered her studies. Hadiza's education was halted at the time, allowing her to pursue a diploma program in French language and later work as a French-language teacher in a private school.
Hadiza Aliyu joined Kannywood after arriving in Nigeria from Gabon. She relocated from Adamawa to Kaduna after deciding to join the Kannywood film industry with her cousin. Hadiza Aliyu met Ali Nuhu a few days after arriving in Kaduna and asked for his help in becoming an actress. Hadiza made her debut in Artabu in 2009, and she quickly rose to prominence as one of the leading female stars in the Hausa film industry.
At 34 years old, Hadiza Gabon has achieved remarkable success in her acting career, captivating audiences with her talent and charm. Her journey began with aspirations of becoming a lawyer, but circumstances led her to drop out of university.
Hadiza Aliyu, like Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Yakubu Muhammed, Maryam Booth, and Rahama Sadau, decided to join Nollywood in 2017, She appeared in her first Nollywood film, Lagos Real Fake Life., alongside Mike Ezuruonye, Mark Angel, and Emmanuella.
She is a good Actress in the Gidan Badamasi Hausa Series.
Hadiza’s breakthrough came with a prominent role in the urban drama film, “Zaman Take.” Since then, she has been a shining star in Kannywood, captivating audiences with her natural beauty and magnetic performances. Whether as a lead actress or in supporting roles, Hadiza Gabon leaves a lasting impression on viewers.
In 2017, rumors circulated that she had secretly married Ali Nuhu, which she promptly denied. The rumors were based on a viral picture of them together, which was actually taken on the set of a film where she portrayed his wife.
As a recognized actress, in 2019 The chief magistrate court ordered the arrest of Aliyu over her failure to appear in court to clear allegations against her by her colleague Mustapha Naburaska.
In late 2022, Aliyu was also accused of breaking a promise she made to a man called Bala Musa, a civil servant in his late forties. He stated that they were in agreement to marry each other after spending N396,000 on her, but she refused after all. In the end, she confirmed not know the man at all.
Aliyu has never gotten married, the daughter that has been said to be hers, is confirmed to be her niece. The daughter of her sister, Maryam Gabon.
Hadiza has maintained her privacy and emphasized the importance of focusing on her work rather than her personal relationships.
List of movies Hadiza Aliyu has featured and acted in:
- Daina Kuka
- Farar Saka
- Fataken Dare
- Umarnin Uwa
- Umarnin Uwa
- Aisha Humaira
- A'Yar Maye
- Badi Ba Rai
- Dare Daya
- Wata Tafi Wata
- Da Kai Zan Gana
- Ban Sani Ba
- Mai Dalilin Aure
- Daga Ni Sai Ke
- Ali Yaga Ali
- Uba Da 'Da
- Indon Kauye
- Gida da waje
- Ciki Da Raino
- Hawwa Kulu
- Dan Birnin
- Gidan Badamasi
Honors and awards
List of awards received by Hadiza Aliyu
- 2013 She won the Kwankwasiyya Award
- 2013 Won the Best Hausa Actress at the Best of Nollywood Awards
- 2014 She was nominated for the Best Hausa Actress of the City People Entertainment Awards
- 2014 She won the Best Actress of the Year at the 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards
- 2015 She won the Best Supporting Actress of the Kannywood AWA 24 Film & Merit Award
- 2016 She won the Best Actress at the African Hollywood Awards
- 2017 Hadiza Gabon won a Recognition Award at the Arewa Night Award
- 2017 She was nominated as Best Actress (Hausa) for the Best of Kannywood Award
In 2016, Hadiza Aliyu was given an honorary Certificate of Appreciation by the Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board. She was also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation at the 2016 Startup Kano Empowerment Support program.
Haidza was given a Recognition Award for her Philanthropy by the Billycares Charity Foundation, and in 2019, the Hausa Students Association of Nigeria (BUK), gave a Recognition Award for her Educational Support also.
Brand ambassadorship deals
In December 2018, Hadiza Aliyu was unveiled by NASCON Allied Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group as Dangote Classic Seasoning's brand ambassador during the official launch of the seasoning product in Kano.
In 2016, Hadiza Aliyu founded a charitable organization called HAG Foundation Aimed at improving the lives of ordinary people by way of providing help in the educational and healthcare sectors as well as food security.
In March 2016, Hadiza Aliyu visited an internally displaced persons camp in Kano State where she donated food items, textile materials, and other tangible items needed by the camp's inhabitants displaced by the northern Nigerian violence.
Hadiza Gabon's Net worth
Regarding her financial success, Hadiza Gabon’s net worth is estimated to be around 2 million dollars.