Early Life and Education
Aminu Suraj Bono was born in Kano State, Nigeria. He attended primary and secondary schools in Kano before proceeding to Bayero University Kano, where he studied Mass Communication. He developed an interest in acting and filmmaking from a young age and joined the Kannywood industry in the early 2000s.
Entertainment Career and Achievements
Aminu S Bono rose to fame as an actor and movie director in the Kannywood industry, which is the Hausa-language branch of the Nigerian film industry. He starred in and directed many popular movies, such as Manyan Mata, Nasamo Me Kahina, Dan Gwamna, Alaqa, and Daukaka. He also worked as a music director and collaborated with many Hausa singers and musicians.
Some of his movies won awards and recognition at various film festivals and events, such as the Kannywood Awards, the Africa Movie Academy Awards, and the Zuma Film Festival. He was also nominated for the Best Actor and Best Director categories at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Aminu S Bono was admired and respected by his colleagues and fans for his talent, professionalism, and dedication to his craft. He mentored and inspired many young and upcoming actors and filmmakers in the industry. He was also involved in social and humanitarian causes, such as raising awareness and funds for the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria.
Death and Tributes
Aminu S Bono died on the 20th of November, 2023, at the age of 45. He reportedly collapsed and died of a heart attack while attending a wedding ceremony in Kano. His death shocked and saddened the Kannywood industry and his fans, who mourned and paid tribute to him on social media and other platforms.
His funeral was held on the same day of his death, according to Islamic rites, and he was buried at the Tarauni Cemetery in Kano. He is survived by his wife, Maryam, and their four children.
Aminu S Bono will always be remembered as one of the most influential and prolific figures in the history of Kannywood. He left behind a legacy of excellence, innovation, and entertainment that will continue to inspire generations of actors and filmmakers. May his soul rest in peace.