Meet 7 famous people from Kaduna State

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria will work you through famous Nigerians who are natives of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State is among the 36 states of Nigeria, located the Northwest geopolitical zone.

Its capital city is its namesake, the city of Kaduna, which was the 8th largest city in the country as of 2006.

It was created in 1967 as North-Central State, which also encompassed the modern Katsina State, Kaduna State achieved its current borders in 1987.

Due to the existence of several significant educational institutions, including Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State which is the third most populous and fourth largest state in the nation is known as the Center of Learning.

Kadunna State provides the meeting point of the earliest histories of Nigeria, serving as home of Nok which gave its name to the oldest culture of Nigeria, the Nok culture.

The state houses major cities and people who have been instrumental in shaping Nigeria’s history such as Queen Amina who ruled a prominent town called Zaria.

Queen Amina of Zaria was renowned for her bravery and courage, she conquered many territories in war and built large walls where she conquered.

Following this historic path, the state still produces prominent people in Nigeria in different work spheres.

This article looks at Nigerian Celebrities who are indigenes of Kaduna State in Nigeria.

1. Tejudeen Abass

Tajudeen Abbas is a prominent Nigerian Politician who presently precides as the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria.

Born on 1st October, 1963, Abass is a native of Kwarbai in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He holds bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree both from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He also obtained his doctorate degree in business administration from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

He is happily married with children.

2. Rahama Sadau

Rahama Ibrahim Sadau is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and singer.

She was born on 7th December, 1993 in the city of Kaduna.

Sadau studied Human Resource Management at school of Business and Finance of Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus.

She was brought to the spotlight in 2013 after joining the Kannywood movie industry with her first movie “Gani ga Wane”.

She has appeared in many Nigerian movies in Hausa (KANYWOOD), English (NOLLYWOOD) and Hindi (BOLLYWOOD).

She was recognized as the Best Kannywood Actress at the 2014 and 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.

3. Umar Sadiq

Umar Sadiq Mesbah is a Nigerian footballer from Kaduna State

He was born 2nd February 1997 and he  plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Sociedad and the Nigeria national team.

Sadiq was a key member of the Nigerian national under-23 team that won a bronze medal from the 2016 Summer Olympics.

4. Hadiza Blell (Di’Ja)

Hadiza Blell-Olo, popularly known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer.

She is currently signed to Mavin Records where she released her first single “Rock Steady”, which was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards.

She was born on 14th August, 1984  to a Nigerian mother from Kaduna State and  a father from Sierra Leone.

She received the Best New Artist award at the 2008 Beat Music Awards.

5. Audu Maikori

Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, public speaker, and creative industry expert.

He is the co-founder and executive vice chairman of the Chocolate City Group, the mother company of the leading African record label Chocolate City Entertainment.

He is well known as the founder of Chocolate City, an entertainment lawyer, and is regarded as the “Simon Cowell” in Nigerian Idol’s first season.

He won multiple awards during his career, including the International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007.

Audu Maikori hails from Kwoi in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State, he was born on 13th August, 1975 and is an alumni of the University of Jos.

6. Haruna Abdullahi (DJ AB)

Haruna Abdullahi, popularly known as DJ AB, is a Nigerian rapper, record producer, singer and songwriter from Kaduna State.

He was born on 30th December 1993 and studied at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

In 2020, DJ AB released a song titled “Da so samu ne” which earned him artistic recognition in Nigeria and in 2021, he partnered with emPawa Africa, a talent incubator program that supports artists all over Africa.

7. Solomon Lange

Solomon Lange is a renowned Nigerian Hausa Gospel singer who hails from Kaduna state Nigeria.

He is an indigene of Wasa, a town in Kaduna state and was born on 23rd July, 1978.

Lange is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Kaduna state Polytechnic, he is happily married and has a family.

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