Full Name: Nafisat Abdulrahman Abdullahi
Born: 23 January 1991
Birth place: Jos, Plateau State
Residence: Kaduna, Nigeria
Famous as: Actress
Years active: 2010–present
Parents: Abdulrahman Abdullahi
Movies: Blood and Henna
Early childhood, family and education
Born in Jos, the capital city of Plateau State, Nigeria, Nafisat Abdullahi is the fourth daughter of Abdulrahman Abdullahi who is an automobile dealer and an elder statesman.
She attended Air Force Private School in Jos and upon moving to the Federal Capital Territory, she proceeded to Government Girl Secondary School, Dutse, Abuja.
As a teenager, Nafisat Abdullahi joined the Kannywood movie industry where she began her career under FKD Production with Ali Nuhu as her first ever mentor.
She began her movie career at the age of 19 with FKD Production as her first movie production company where he first appeared in Sai Wata Rana in 2010 produced and directed by award winning actor, Ali Nuhu.
Nafisat Abdullahi began her professional film career in early 2010, when she played her first leading role in Sai Wata Rana as a leading actress.
Her appearances in Alhini and Marainiya in 2012 moved Nafisat’s career to new level as the two movie were one the highest-grossing films of all time.
In 2013, Nafisat Abdullahi attended Berlin International Film Festival as one of the only two attendees from Nigeria alongside a Nollywood cinematographer.
In June 2013, she was suspended by a disciplinary committee of Arewa Filmmakers Association of Nigeria for failing to appear before the committee after being summoned for organizing a banned event by the followers of the Hausa movie industry.
Nafisat Abdullahi was handed two years suspension by the disciplinary committee which was lifted in August 2013 before she went on to star in Aminu Saira’s Kalamu Wahid
and ‘Ya Daga Allah in 2014.
Awards and recognitions
She won City People Entertainment Award in 2013 for Best Actress
Kannywood Award in 2014
for Best Kannywood Actress, Popular Choice Award.
She won City People Movie Award for Best Kannywood Actress of the Year
In 2012, Nafisat appeared in Blood and Henna, a Nigerian film directed by
Kenneth Gyang alongside Ali Nuhu and Sadiq Sani Sadiq and went on to receive 6 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards and won Best Costume Design.
She starred in the hit movie, Lamiraj
which won her Best Actress in 2013 and blog buster film, ‘Ya Daga Allah in 2014 both directed by Aminu Saira.
City People Movie Award for Face of Kannywood of the Year.