Emirs of Kano (999AD Till Date)

Emir of Kano

Below is a comprehensive list of Emirs of Kano from 999AD till date.

Kings/Sarki/Emirs of Kano | (Reign)

Bagaudawa Period

* Bagauda Dan Bawo (999-1063)

* Warisi Dan Bagauda (1063-1095)

* Gajimasu Dan Warisi (1095-1134)

* Nawata and Gawata (1134-1136)

* Dariki (Tsaraki/Yusa) (1136-1194)

* Naguji (1194-1247)

* Guguwa (1247-1290)

* Shekarau (1290-1307)

* Umaru Tsamiya (1307-1343)

* Usman Zamnagawa (1343-1349)

* Ali Yaji (1349-1385)

* Bugaya (1385-1390)

* Kanajeji (1390-1410)

* Umaru (1410-1421)

* Daud (1421-1438)

* Abdullahi Burja (1438-1452)

* Dakauta (1452)

* Atuma (1452)

* Yakubu (1452-1463)

* Muhammadu Rumfa (1463-1499)

* Abdullah (1499-1509)

* Muhammad Kisoki (1509-1565)

* Dauda Abasama (1565)

* Abubakar Kado (1565-1573)

* Muhammad Shashere (1573-1582)

* Muhammad Zaki (1582-1618)

* Muhammad Nazaki (1618-1623)

* Kutumbi (1623-1648)

* Alhaji (1648-1649)

* Shekarau (1649-1651)

* Muhammad Kunkuna (1651-1652)

* Soyaki (1652)

* Muhammad Kunkuna (Reinstated 1652-1660)

* Bawa (1660-1670)

* Dadi (1670-1703)

* Muhammad Sharafa (1703-1731)

* Kumbari (1731-1743)

* Alhaji Kabe (1743-1753)

* Yaji II (1753-1768)

* Baba Zaki (1768-1776)

* Dauda Abasama II (1776-1781)

* Muhammad Alwali Kutumbi (1781-1807)

* Sulaiman (1807-1819)

II Sullubawan Dabo Dynasty

* Ibrahim Dabo (1819-1846)

* Usman Maje Ringim (1846-1855)

* Abdullahi Maje Karofi (1855-1883)

* Muhammad Bello (1883-1893)

* Muhammad Tukur (1893-1894)

* Aliyu Babba (Alu) (1894-1903)

* Muhammad Abbas (1903-1919)

* Shehu Usman (1919-1926)

* Abdullahi Bayero (1926-1953)

* Sir Muhammad Sanusi (Khalifa) (1953-1963)

* Muhammad Inuwa (March-October 1963)

* Ado Bayero (1963-2014)

* Muhammadu Sanusi II (2014 till date)

References:

* ‘Kano Chronicle’; translated by Sir Richmond Palmer (1915) from the Arabic manuscript Tarikh Arbab Kano

* Ibn Salih, Muahhamad Zangi. Taqyid al-Akhbar Jama’at al-Shaykh alladhin bi-Kanu wa ma jara baynahum wa bayn al-taghut min al-hurub.

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