Rahama Sadau (born 7 December 1993) is a Nigerian-Hausa Kannywood actress, filmmaker, Dancer and singer. Rahama was born in Kaduna State to Alhaji Ibrahim Sadau. She grew up with her parents in Kaduna alongside her three sisters Zainab Sadau, Fatima Sadau, Aisha Sadau and brother Haruna Sadau.
Sadau studied Human Resource Management at school of Business and Finance of Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus.
Sadau joined the Kannywood movie industry in 2013 through Ali Nuhu. She played a few minor roles before gaining fame from her performance in Gani ga Wane, Jinin Jikina alongside the Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu.
Rahama appears in many Nigerian movies in both Hausa and English and is one of the few Nigerian actors that speaks Hindi fluently. She is the winner of Best Actress (Kannywood) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014 and 2015. She also won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015 by African Voice. In 2017, she became the first Hausa celebrity to appear in the top ten Hottest Female Nigeria Celebrities. Throughout her career, Sadau has been a busy actress, appearing in both movies and music videos.
In 2016, the Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), which is the dominant association in Kannywood, suspended her from kannywood for appearing in a romantic music video with a Jos born singer Classiq Q. One year after in 2017, she wrote to apologize to MOPPAN. In January 2018, the ban placed on her was lifted following the intervention of the Kano State governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
By 2016 she was recognized as that years “Face of Kannywood. In October of the year, Sadau featured in a movie series on EbonyLife TV. In 2017, she formed a production company named Sadau Pictures where she produced her first movie, Rariya starring Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and Fati Washa. She returned to acting to play the career teacher in MTV Shuga. In 2019 MTV Shuga returned to be located in Nigeria for series 6, “Choices”, and Sadau was one of returning actors for the new series which included Timini Egbuson, Yakubu Mohammed, Uzoamaka Aniunoh and Ruby Akabueze.
Rahama Sadau as of June 2021 is not married. In March 2021, the actress said that she is not searching for a husband to marry amid fake rumors from critics.
Rahama Sadau’s net worth is estimated around $520, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).