Umar M. Sharif is a Nigerian singer and actor of Hausa descent, particularly Rigasa in Kaduna State. He is also a songwriter, music director, choreographer and stage performer. The creative prowess of the 34-year-old Umar M. Sharif has received notable recognition, especially in the Kannywood Industry. He is currently married to his wife, Maryam Umar Sharif, and they have two children together.
This is all you need to know about the wife of Kannywood actor and singer, Umar M. Sharif:
Early Childhood and Education
Maryam is from the Northern part of Nigeria where she was raised and received an education. She received her primary education in the Northern part of the country, obtaining the First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) on completion. She went further to get secondary education and enrolled for the West African Examination Council-conducted Senior Secondary School Examination as fulfillment for completing senior secondary school. Armed with her certificate obtained from completion of her secondary school education, Maryam went on to study in institutions of higher learning, where she gained tertiary education certification.
Marriage and Family Life
Maryam Umar Sharif is the only wife of the young Kannywood actor and singer, Umar M. Sharif. The union between the couple have produced two offsprings, namely, Aliyu Umar Sharif and Hafsat Umar Sharif. The couple and their kids reside in the Northern Central State of Kaduna State.
Who is Umar M. Sharif?
Early Life and Education
Umar M. Sharif was born in Rigasa Local Government Area of the Northern Central State of Kaduna. Umar M. Sharif was born is a native of Rigasa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He obtained his elementary and secondary education in Kaduna State before proceeding to a higher institution of learning where he achieved a diploma. He is currently pursuing a Higher National Diploma certification from Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.
Kannywood Musical Career
After completion of his tertiary education, Umar M. Sharif ventured into music in the competitive Kannywood industry. His debut song was Masoya, which he released in 2017. The song gained enormous success among the Hausa-speaking population. He sings in his native Hausa dialect, prominent in the Northern part of Nigeria. Several other songs of his of praiseworthy mention include Ta Kamani, Fanan, Odo, Kina Nesa, Maryana, Sarina, Babbar Rana, and a range of other songs. The Independent National Electoral Commission in 2019, collaborated with Umar M. Sharif and several other artists such as Tubaba, M.I. Abaga, Teni, Waje, Chidinma and Cobhams Asuquo combined to create a song, Not For Sale, aimed at sensitizing voters against selling their votes during the 2019 general elections. He is reputed to have sung and released over 500 songs.
Music Production and Directing Career
As a Chief Executive Officer of Shareef Production Studios, located on Nnamdi Azikiwe Express bye-pass, Tudun Wada, Kaduna State, Umar M. Sharif and his team of producers, directors, mixers and actors work to produce and direct music for movies, ceremonies, political jingles and other musical artists. To his credit, Umar M. Sharif has produced songs for Jinin Jikina, a film which he produced, Gazare Ga Wata and Sai Watarana.
Kannywood Acting Career
Umar M. Sharif is also a well-recognized actor in the Kannywood Industry with features in various movies of critical acclaim. He has featured in several movies, some of which include, Jinin Jikana, Tashar Hausa Tv, Sons of the Caliphate, Adam, Mariya, Ba Tabba, Tatu, Ratiya, Bazan Barki Ba, Nas, Mahafiyata, MTV Shuga Naija, and a host of other films.
Nominations and Awards
His numerous creative works in singing and acting have earned him recognition by various award-giving organizations as he received several nominations such as the 2016 City People Award for Best Kannywood Hip Hop Artist of the Year and the 2016 City People Award for the Face of Kannywood. In 2017, he received an award for City People Movie Award for Kannywood Best New Actor of the Year and City People Movie Award for Kannywood’s Most Promising Actor of the Year.
Umar M. Sharif’s siblings in Kannywood
In the Kannywood Industry, his siblings Abdul Sharif and Mustapha Sharif have also made worthwhile contributions with the former being an actor while the latter a director and marketer.