Our celebrity of the week is the slim, dark, talented and beautiful Kannywood actress Nafisat Abdullahi.
Nafisat Abdullahi was born 23rd January 2001, she jails from Jos, in Plateau State. Nafisat Abdullahi is the fourth daughter of Abdulrahman Abdullahi who is an automobile dealer and an elder statesman.
Nafisat attended Air Force Private School in Jos and moved to the Federal Capital Territory where she attended Government Girl’s Secondary School, Dutse Abuja.
As a teenage girl she joined the Kannywood movie industry where she began her career under FKD Production with Ali Nuhu as her first mentor. She began her movie career at the age of 19 with FKD Productions where she first appeared in ‘Sai Wata Rana’ in 2010 produced and directed by award winning actor, Ali Nuhu.
Nafisat’s appearances in Alhini and Marainiya in 2012 moved her career to new level as the two movies were one of the highest-grossing firms of all time.
In 2013, she attended Berlin International Film Festival as one of the only two attendees from Nigeria alongside a Nollywood Cinematographer. And 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 organising a banned event by the followers of the Hausa movie industry.
She was handed a 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.
Nafisat Abdullahi has innocent looks that makes her a delight of many. She won the 2013 Best Actress in City People Entertainment Awards and also in 2014 when she won the MTN Nigeria Best Kannywood Actress, popular choice Award.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU