Brief Biography of Maryam Bukar Hassan
Maryam Bukar Hassan, also known as Alhani Islam, is a celebrated poet acclaimed for her powerful spoken word performances. With a rich history of appearances at global festivals and conferences.
Maryam Bukar Hassan hails from Biu, Borno State, but was raised in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Growing up under the guidance of her mother, the renowned Hausa actress Hauwa Maina.
Maryam Bukar Hassan completed her secondary education at Uncle Bado Memorial College in Kaduna. She furthered her education by pursuing Information Technology studies at Radford University College of Science in Ghana, an institution affiliated with Kwame Nkrumah University.
Maryam Bukar Hassan currently resides in Abuja and is an influential speaker at various prominent events. Notably, she has graced stages like the Aké Arts and Book Festival, Books and Arts Festival, and TED Conferences, including TEDx Argungu and TEDx Murtala Square.
Her compelling presence extends to conferences like the Northern Youth Conference, NEXT Level USA, DARE Conference Africa. Also, the Humanitarian Conference organized by the US Embassy in honor of Daniel Pearl, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) conference.
Among her remarkable engagements, Alhani Islam participated in the 8th African Government Building Conference and the 8th African Union Summit in Kampala, Uganda.
She has also delivered impactful speeches at the Kaduna Economic and Budget Conference, Women in Government Meeting through the PERL Initiative DFID. Maryam Bukar Hassan also served as a keynote speaker at the Kaduna Education Fair, addressing crucial educational matters.
Alhani Islam Awards and Recognitions
In 2019, Maryam Bukar Hassan received the Motivational Speaker of the North Award from the Northern Pandora Awards. Arewa Kutashi 2019 recognized her as the most inspiring youth of the north.
Vlisco acknowledged her as one of five women shaping the creative industry in 2019. Pulse TV listed her among the Top 10 Most Influential Young Muslim Women Worldwide.
Croccity Magazine featured Alhani Islam as one of Kaduna State’s 10 Most Influential Women. The Democratic Youth Assembly of Nigeria (DYAN) honored her with a certificate of honor in 2019 for her remarkable contributions to societal development and humanitarian efforts.
On February 2020, Fresh Hausa Fulani Initiative awarded Alhani Islam for excellence as the best motivational speaker in Arewa.
The Fashmex Initiative recognized Maryam Bukar Hassan voluntary contributions to the fashion and beauty industry. On February 14, 2020, the Northern Youth Forum celebrated her as the “Youngest Motivational Speaker.”
Maryam Bukar Hassan Poetry
The heartbeat’s impact led her to become a vocalist at a French college. Commemorating Human Rights Day, she contributed a song that spurred African revitalization.
Invited as a guest lecturer, Alhani Islam empowered business strategies through storytelling. An advocate against violence, her YouTube video ‘Violence Has No Religion’ gained acclaim for addressing domestic violence.
In 2017, Maryam Bukar Hassan album “In the Heart of Silence” was released.
Maryam initiated the Center for Teaching Islam. It fosters life skills, counseling, speech mastery, and literary education.
Collaborating with Creative Kiddies Nigeria, she nurtured young talents in poetry, monologues, and public speaking. This include Islamic content creation.
Alhani Islam presently heads VARIETEA, a unique tea brand offering relaxation, stress relief, and hypertension reduction. Notably, she’s involved with the DG Juremi Foundation.
She’s also the visionary behind Alhani Islam news agency, a song-focused venture. Her videos, spanning five years, cover youth issues to domestic violence with wisdom and reality.
Maryam’s social media presence captivates her community. She shared insights on Arise TV, Daily Trust, Good Morning Show NTA, Farinwata TV, and featured on BBC Action Media Naija.
Recognized as a creative force, Maryam Bukar Hassan crafts SDG poems recommended to the President’s Special Assistant on the SDGs, Ignite Africa Initiative, and Kaduna State Literary Writers.
Maryam is wedded to Umar Ahmad Zuruq and they share the joy of parenthood with one child.