Nazir Ahmed Hausawa, a.k.a Ziriums, is the first son of eleven children. Hausa-Fulani by tribe, he was born in the conservative state of Kano in northern Nigeria. Nazir grew up in a society whose elite leaders felt they could do anything they wanted in the name of religion, while everyday people didn’t have access to good schools, hospitals, roads, and security. People who spoke up were often imprisoned.
He feels that Rap/Hip-Hop culture is the only weapon left to express himself freely and communicate the situation in Nigeria to the world. Nazir raps in Hausa and Fulfulde and wants to set an example to youth today so that they can wake up and preach against violence and enlighten society.”