About hag foundation

hag foundation  is a Nigerian based charity organization that help generous and caring people reach out to those in need. Hadza Aliyu Gabon is the founder of Hag Foundation

Hadiza Aliyu also known as Hadiza Gabon (born 1 June 1989),[1] is a Nigerian professional Actress and filmmaker, she acts in both Hausa and English movies. Hadiza serves as an ambassador for MTN Nigeria and Indomie noodles company, Hadiza was named best actress at 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards, she has also won the 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards in the year 2014. She presently serves as the founder of HAG Foundation.[citation needed]

Early life and family

Born in Libreville, Republic of Gabon,[2] Hadiza Aliyu is the daughter of Malam Aliyu who is an elder statesman. On her father’s side, Hadiza is of Gabonese descent, and on her mother’s side, she is of Fulani ancestry from Adamawa State, Nigeria.[3] Hadiza Aliyu attended primary and secondary schools in her birth country[4] where she wrote her A-Level examination with an aspiration to become a lawyer and later chose Law as her favourite degree course. She started her university year as a student, but had to drop out of school due to some issues that trailed her studies. Her education was halted then and that gave her the opportunity to attend a diploma programme in French Language and later became a French-language teacher in a private school.[citation needed]

Acting career

Gabon as a Kannywood actress

Hadiza Aliyu joined Kannywood not too long after she arrived in from Gabon to Adamawa State, Nigeria. She moved from Adamawa to Kaduna upon developing interest to join kannywood film industry with her cousin. She had a chance of encounter with Ali Nuhu and sought his assistance to launch her as an actress.[5] Hadiza made her debut in 2009, where she was cast in Artabu, she got break in to kannywood film industry as one of the leading female stars with the help and guidance of Ali Nuhu and later Aminu Shariff.[6]

Hadiza decided to joined Nollywood in 2017, following the footsteps of Ali Nuhu, Sani Musa Danja, Yakubu Muhammed, Maryam Booth and Rahama Sadau.[7] She was featured in her first Nollywood movie beside Mike Ezuruonye, Mike Angel and Emmanuella in film titled Lagos Real Fake Life.[8][9]

Hadiza Aliyu Gabon receiving award of the Best Supporting Actress at the African Films Award in London in 2016.



A mother of one beautiful daughter Maryam


Honors and awards to Hadiza Aliyu Gabon the founder of HAG Foundation

Hadiza Aliyu received several awards and honors including 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards and 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards in 2014. In recognition of her distinguished career as an actress, Hadiza was awarded an honor in 2013 by the former Governor of Kano State, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. She was also awarded by African Hollywood Awards as Best Actress[11]


List of awards received by Hadiza Aliyu[12]

Year Award Category Film Result
2013 Kwankwasiyya Award Recognition Award Kwankwasiyya Award Won
2013 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress (Hausa) Babban Zaure Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress (Hausa)[13] Babban Zaure Nominated
2014 2nd Kannywood/MTN Awards[14] Best Actress of the Year(Jury Choice)[15] Daga Ni Sai Ke Won
2015 Kannywood AWA 24 Film & Merit Award Best Supporting Actress Ali Yaga Ali Won
2016 African Hollywood Awards Best Actress[16] African Films in Hausa Language Won
2017 Arewa Night Award Recognition Award   Won
2017 2017 Best of Kannywood Award Best Actress (Hausa)[17]   Nominated


List of honors received by Hadiza Aliyu

Year Honor Category Section
2016 Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board Certificate of Appreciation[18] Educational Support
2016 Statup Kano Certificate of Appreciation[19] Empowerment Support
2016 Billycare Charity Fundation Recognition Award Philanthropy
2019 Hausa Students Association of Nigeria (BUK) Recognition Award Educational Support

Brand Ambassador

Gabon as a brand ambassador

In December 2018, Hadiza Aliyu was unveiled by NASCON Allied Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group as Dangote Classic Seasoning’s brand ambassador during the official launch of the seasoning product in Kano[20][21][22]

Charitable activities

In 2016, Hadiza founded a charitable organization called HAG Foundation[23] Aimed at improving the lives of ordinary people by way of providing help in the educational and healthcare sectors as well as food security. She became one of the first actress in the history of Kannywood to have offered such a humanitarian help.[citation needed]

In March 2016, she visited an internally displaced persons camps in Kano State where she donated food items, textile materials and other tangible items needed by the camp’s inhabitants displaced by the northern Nigerian violence.[24]



“Hadiza Gabon enlivens IDP camp”. Daily Trust. Ibrahim Musa Giginyu. Retrieved 19 March 2016.


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