Author: Fatimah Isah Abubakar

Fatimah is a lifestyle content creator with over 8 years of experience. She has written trailblazing articles for prominent media platforms such as BellaNaija, PremiumTimes, Northern Hibiscus and more.

Mamman Shata, born Mamman Ibrahim Yaro in 1923, was an esteemed musician hailing from the northern part of Nigeria. He captivated audiences across West Africa for over half a century with his versatile music, which encompassed various themes such as politics, agriculture, culture, religion, and more. This comprehensive feature story delves into the life and legacy of Mamman Shata, highlighting his early years, musical career, political endeavors, and lasting impact on Nigerian society. Early Life and Education: Mamman Shata was born into a Fulani family in Musawa, a village in present-day Katsina State. His father, Ibrahim Yaro, hailed from the…

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Rahama Sadau – A Multifaceted Nigerian Actress Rahama Sadau, a prominent Nigerian actress, has garnered significant recognition and success in the entertainment industry. With her talent, beauty, and entrepreneurial skills, she has established herself as a prominent figure not only in the Kannywood industry but also on a global scale. Arewa House will delve into various aspects of Rahama Sadau’s life and career, showcasing her achievements, business ventures, and the impact she has made in the film industry. Sadau Early Life and Career Beginnings: Born on December 7, 1993, in Kaduna, Nigeria, Rahama Sadau is of Hausa and Fulani descent.…

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Christianity in Northern Nigeria Introduction In the intricate tapestry of northern Nigerian society, Christianity and its vibrant presence weave an integral thread, particularly in the region known as Arewa. This narrative aims to explore the extensive research conducted by Jibrin Ibrahim and esteemed colleagues (J. Ibrahim 2008a; Ojo 2008; Alubo 2008), along with relevant working papers from the Islam Research Programme (IRP). Their objective is to synthesize information on ‘Christianity and Democratic Governance in Nigeria’, shedding light on the diverse nature of Christian communities in Arewa. Through an analysis of the historical context, demographics, and typology of Christian denominations in…

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Hausa, Fulani, and Arewa people, who have become deeply intertwined for over a century. Through intermarriages, shared commerce, governance, and agricultural practices, these tribes have fostered a strong connection. However, this unity has affected the Hausa people’s cultural heritage and historical background, as the dominance of the Fulani in northern Nigeria has overshadowed their distinct identity. Unfortunately, recent events have strained the relationship between these tribes, particularly due to heinous crimes committed by certain elements within the Fulani community. Tragically, when these criminals are condemned, they are often mislabeled as Hausa, causing distress among the Hausa people who are the…

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Maryam Shetty, a renowned Nigerian social activist, and her tireless efforts to empower women and promote good governance in Nigeria. Discover how her impactful initiatives, including the #WeBelieve Movement, have made her a driving force behind societal transformation. This article delves into Maryam Shetty’s inspiring journey, influential campaigns, and significant contributions to women’s empowerment and social development in Nigeria. Background and Achievements: Maryam Shetty’s commitment to patriotism and social change led her to represent and showcase Arewa in high level fora, where she focused on accountability, transparency, and anti-corruption. This experience fueled her determination to create a positive impact in…

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Experience the awe-inspiring journey of Kande Gao, a remarkable Chinese woman who has seamlessly immersed herself in the captivating world of the Hausa language. From articulating with finesse to engaging in profound conversations and delivering impactful lectures, Kande Gao has truly become a linguistic prodigy. Witness the captivating images of this Chinese native, who adopted the name Kande Gao, blending her Chinese heritage with the rich traditions of the Hausa people. Having spent her formative years in China, Kande Gao fearlessly embarked on a voyage of language study at a prestigious university within her home country. Surprisingly, her voyage began…

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