Maryam Bukar Hassan

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Original short description: "Nigerian poet"

Maryam Bukar Hassan[1]
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Maryam Bukar Hassan at African Governance Architecture platform 2019
Born Maryam Bukar Hassan
(1996-12-25) 25 December 1996 (age 25)
Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Other names Alhanislam[2]
Alma mater Radford University College Accra Ghana[3]
Occupation Poet,[4] Spoken words,[5] Actress[6]
Years active 2009–present
Known for Founder and CEO of Alhanislam Tutoring Centre
Spouse(s) Umar Ahmad Zuruq (husband)
Children Ahmad Umar Zuruq
Parents
  • Hauwa Maina (mother)[7][8]
  • Bukar Muhammad Hassan (father)
Awards See below
Website
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Maryam Bukar Hassan (born 25 December 1996), also known as Alhanislam is a young Nigerian poet[9][10][11] and an exponent of the spoken word, who has performed at major festivals and events across the world.[12]

Biography

Early life and education

Maryam, an indegene of Biu, Borno state[13][14] was born and raised in Kaduna State,[15] Nigeria. She grew up with her biological mother, a popular Hausa actress, Hauwa Maina.[16][17] She did her secondary school at Uncle Bado Memorial College Kaduna and later studied Information Technology at Radford University College Ghana which is an affiliate of Kwame Nkrumah University.[18] She lives in Abuja.

Professional career and contributions

Maryam was a speaker[19] at various level of events including the Aké Arts and Book Festival,[20] the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival,[21][22] TED conferences; TEDx Argungu,[23] TEDx Murtala Square,[24] Northern Youth Summit, NEXT Level U.S.A, DARE Conference Africa,[25] The Harmony for Humanity concert organized by the U.S embassy in honour of Daniel Pearl, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) conferences.[26]


Maryam performed at the African governance architecture conference and the African Union 8th high-level dialogue conference 2019 which took place in Kampala, Uganda. She also performed at the Kaduna Economic and Budget summit, the Women in Government event by the PERL Initiative DFID, delivered a spoken word piece at the gubernatorial inaugural lecture in Kaduna and the green heart impact foundation events, she was a panellist at the French institute human rights day event where her intervention was poetry, at the 2019 ignite Africa accelerator she was a guest instructor where she was asked to take on “pitching a business idea through storytelling techniques”, she has performed at medic aid foundation events.

She is an activist on violence against women and children and has gained recognition for her video on domestic violence, titled: ‘Violence Has No Religion’, on YouTube.

In 2017 she released her spoken word album “In The Heart of Silence[27]”.

Working experience

Maryam founded the Alhanislam Tutoring Services, a life coaching, counselling, speech therapy, and poetry institute. She later co-founded the Creative Kiddies Nigeria; A platform where kids are taught poetry, monologues, public speaking and spoken word and Deen-at-heart Media; known for the production of Islamic contents.[28] She is the chief executive officer of VARIETEA; which is a hand-made healthy tea brand with a special formula that gives a relaxing sensation and alleviates depression and high blood pressures, she is recently the DG Juremi Foundation.[29]

She is also the founder and CEO of Alhanislam media which is focused on poetry. Her videos have repeatedly gone viral on social media platforms since last five years, she whacks lyrical on everything from youth alienation to domestic violence with wit, intelligence and realism that's become a clarion call for her generation. Maryam has been featured on interviews with Arise TV, Daily Trust,[30] Good Morning Show NTA, Farinwata TV and profiled on BBC Action Media Naija.[31]

Maryam is also known as a content creator, she has created poetry SDG advocacy jingles for the office of the senior special assistant on SDGs to the President, The Ignite Africa Initiative and a poetry documentary of Kaduna state amongst others.

Awards and recognitions

Maryam[32] was awarded as the Motivational Speaker of the north award by the Northern Pandora Awards in 2019, most inspiring youth of the north award by Arewa Kutashi 2019 and recognized as one of 5 women from the creative industry by Vlisco in 2019.[33] Maryam has been enlisted on Pulse TV as the 5th of the Top 10 Most Influential Young Muslim Women Around The World. She has also been featured on Croccity Magazine as a part of the 10 Most Influential Women in Kaduna state.

In 2019 she was awarded a certificate of honour by the Democratic Youth Assembly of Nigeria (DYAN) as an achiever par excellence in recognition of her immense contribution towards societal development, human upliftment and selfless service to humanity.

On the 2nd February 2020, Maryam was given an award of excellence as the best motivational speaker in Arewa by Fresh Hausa Fulani Initiative, she was also given an award of excellence by the Fashmex Initiative in recognition of her voluntary contribution supporting the entrepreneurial activities in the fashion and beauty industry, on 14 February 2020 she was awarded “Youngest Motivational Speaker” by the Northern Youth Forum.

Personal life

Maryam is married to Umar Ahmad Zuruq. The couple have a son.[34]

External links

See also

References

  1. "Torrents of tributes as artistes mourn passage of Kannywood icon, Hauwa Maina » Latest News » Tribune Online". Tribune Online. 6 May 2018. https://tribuneonlineng.com/torrents-of-tributes-as-artistes-mourn-passage-of-kannywood-icon-hauwa-maina/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  2. Post, K. P. (19 August 2018). "#WarOfTheVlogQueens Jaruma Empire meets Maryam Bukar" (in Hausa). Knotted Post. https://www.knottedpost.org/gulmagossip/warofthevlogqueens-jaruma-empire-meets-maryam-bukar/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  3. "Kannywood actress, Hauwa Maina, is dead". The Sun Nigeria. 3 May 2018. https://www.sunnewsonline.com/208093-2/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  4. Ikande, Mary (3 May 2018). "Nigeria mourns! Talented actress Hauwa Maina passed away" (in en). www.legit.ng. https://www.legit.ng/amp/1167258-famous-actress-hauwa-maina-dies.html. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  5. "Last Planet | Spoken Word by Alhanislam". 17 October 2019. https://gatefield.tv/last-planet-spoken-word-by-alhanislam-2/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  6. "Torrents of tributes as artistes mourn passage of Kannywood icon, Hauwa Maina » Latest News » Tribune Online". Tribune Online. 6 May 2018. https://tribuneonlineng.com/torrents-of-tributes-as-artistes-mourn-passage-of-kannywood-icon-hauwa-maina/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  7. Matazu, Hafsah Abubakar (26 August 2017). "Hauwa Maina's daughter reveals: 'My mum once wanted to be a soldier'". Daily Trust. https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/hauwa-mainas-daughter-reveals-my-mum-once-wanted-to-be-a-soldier.html. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  8. "CEOAfrica :: Actress Hauwa Maina is dead :: Africa Online News Portal". ceoafrica.com. https://ceoafrica.com/viewnews.php?tabnews=47391. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  9. "Fidelis Duker, others mourn Hauwa Maina". Punch Newspapers. https://punchng.com/fidelis-duker-others-mourn-hauwa-maina/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  10. "Arewaworld Podcast – Maryam Bukar | Being a female poet in arewa – 6:00" (in en). https://radiopublic.com/arewaworld-podcast-Wx0nvE/s1!affdd. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
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  12. "Nigerian Actress, Hauwa Maina Dies, Ali Nuhu Confirms". 102.3 Max FM. 3 May 2018. https://max1023.fm/2018/05/03/nigerian-actress-hauwa-maina-dies-ali-nuhu-confirms/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
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  14. "Borno-style - African Fashion lookbook | African styles". https://www.vlisco.com/look/borno-style/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  15. Muhammad, Abba. "Hauwa Maina ta aurar da 'yar ta" (in Hausa). mail.fimmagazine.com. https://mail.fimmagazine.com/index.php/tattaunawa/15-labarai/101-hauwa-maina-ta-aurar-da-yar-ta. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  16. Machunga, Saminu (3 May 2018). "Kannywood actress Hauwa Maina is dead". TheCable Lifestyle. https://lifestyle.thecable.ng/kannywood-actress-hauwa-maina-dies/. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
  17. Matazu, Hafsah Abubakar (26 August 2017). "Hauwa Maina's daughter reveals: 'My mum once wanted to be a soldier'". Daily Trust. https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/hauwa-mainas-daughter-reveals-my-mum-once-wanted-to-be-a-soldier.html. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 
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