Aminu Alan Waka
Aminu Ladan Abubakar was professionally known as Aminu Alan Waka born in Yakasai Quarters of Kano City in 1973. He Started academic quest with Islamic education, the ‘Muhammadan education’ as it is a tradition with most Hausas to first attend the Qur’anic or Arabic schools from the very beginning. Ala attended Tudun Murtala Primary School Kano, after which he was enrolled into Government Secondary School Kawaji Dakata also in Kano, finishing it in 1992. Upon completing my secondary education, Ala immediately engaged his self with creative writings and found a lot of pleasure in writing fiction stories also known as romantic literature, he has written and published nine books so far, the first being Jirgi Daya and the last one being Ceto Ko Cuta which was sponsored and published by A daidaita Sahu, the people reorientation agency of Kano State Government. Ala also delved into song writing at a stage in his life and as a result of that sort of came out of hiding and a lot of people got to know him. He later went back to School Of Technology Kano to obtain a National Diploma in Arts and Industrial Design.
Work and Archivement
Ala was an archive of Hausa literary works in his own right and a passionate proponent of the Hausa heritage . He uses his depth of eloquence in taking the new generation of Hausa music to the next level at a time when his contemporaries in the Hausa music industry are striving to copy the east (Bollywood) and west (Hollywood) singers . He is Aminu Ladan Abubakar aka ALA or Alan Waka. This suavy, tall and handsome young man is well known, not just in his home base which is Kano, but throughout the Hausa speaking world . His outstanding talent in singing songs in his mother tongue using contemporary music as background, has established him as an international star of repute, whose lyrics is studied by Hausa language literature students in tertiary institutions. Ala become an Icon and a bench mark respected by the Northern Hausa literary elites for his ability to use classical Hausa words, Idioms, Phrases, Proverbs etc in writing and passionately singing his songs in one of the most sonorous voice .