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Yakubu Mohammed: Biography, Age, Wife, Career, Net Worth, and Controversy



Who is Yakubu Mohammed? Wikipedia, Biography

Yakubu Mohammed is a Nigerian film actor, producer, director, singer, and scriptwriter. He acts in movies produced in Kannywood and Nollywood industries.


He was born on March 25, 1973. From his date of birth, Yakubu Mohammed is currently 50 years old and will be 51-year-old by March 25, 2023.


He was born in Bauchi, but his family moved to Jos when his was a little boy after the death of his father.


He was a science student in Secondary school but enrolled in the department of Mass Communication at the University of Jos where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree.

He joined the movie industry while still at the university.

Wife and Children

Yakubu Mohammed is married.


Yakubu Mohammed started his career in Kannywood in 1998 as a script writer while working behind the scene.

He featured in the movie Gabar Cikin Gida in 2013 alongside his friend, Sani Musa Danja.

Mohammed has over 1000 Hausa songs and albums to his name.

Yakubu moved to Lagos to produce his first English movie in 2014.

in 2016, he was featured in Sons of the Caliphate, a Nollywood movie along with his colleague Rahama Sadau.

Yakubu also got featured in MTV’s Shuga and Lionheart.


  • The Plan – 2023
  • Rising: City of Dreams – 2022
  • Invaders – 2022
  • Wedding in Nigeria – 2022
  • Aisha – 2022
  • Ikemba – 2022
  • Amina – 2021
  • Fanan – 2021
  • Badamasi (Portrait of a General) – 2021
  • Tsakaninmu – 2021
  • Eagle Wings – 2021
  • Voiceless – 2020
  • Jalil – 2020
  • Maimuna – 2020
  • Halimatus Sadiya – 2019
  • Sons of Caliphate – 2016


In 2020, the Kannywood actor expressed regret for participating in a movie titled ‘Fatal Arrogance’, which depicts members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shiites as terrorists.

The big-budget movie sponsored by the Nigerian Army, drew criticism from some Nigerians.

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It was gathered that Muhammed has asked the producer of the movie, Anosike Kingsley Orji, to entirely remove his part from the film and that he was ready to pay damages for that.

Yakubu’s most embarrassing moment with a female fan

In an interview with The Punch, Yakubu Mohammed narrated; “The incident happened at the airport and I was in the company of my elder brother who I have so much respect for. A female fan sighted me and started calling my name. She then pulled me from the back and gave me a peck in front of my elder brother. I’m from an extended family and that my brother is 20 years older than me, so it was very awkward and I became so embarrassed. My brother then looked at me and asked if that was how I lived but I explained that I couldn’t always help times like that.”

Fun facts about Yakubu Mohammed Kannywood actor

  • He was a science student in secondary school but always wanted to be in the TV
  • Yakubu initially thought he would become a journalist.
  • Marketers once paid him to produce films for them.
  • Mohammed is not his surname. He used Mohammed when behind the camera because he didn’t want his family to know he was the one when they gave him credit on the screen.
  • He gets paid peanuts from his musical career.
  • Within one week, after deciding to become an actor, he got about 20 scripts lined up for him.

He intends to retire at the age of 50. According to him; “I feel I have paid my dues and it’s about time to take up another challenge. I really want to pursue my journalism dream because acting has helped me to a great extent. However, some unforeseen things can change my plan to retire. I have committed it to God”.


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